ICW: Show Me Your Lizard! review

posterGary Henderson

ICW: Show Me Your Lizard!
27/04/2014 – The Garage, Glasgow

Right, since this is the first review of ICW I’ve done and I’m guessing a lot of you wont be familiar with the talents or the general feel of the show, ill give nice big full descriptions of our combatants and what the fuck all of it means. Basically ICW is a bit like ECW its heyday. An underground promotion that made its name by being hardcore and x-rated, doing stupid shite that included – but wasn’t limited to – a guy stapling a womans vaginal lips, Paul London getting his balls out and hitting someone with a ‘Flying Teabag Senton’ and, well, GRADO.

I don’t like hardcore wrestling that much, so thankfully ICW has evolved a bit now to boast the best of Scottish wrestling inside the ring, while still maintaining a bit of madness outside it. There’s a bit of everything on this show (except GRADO, who was on holiday with his girlfriend), so I’ll dive in; Continue reading

The WCW That Almost Was…But Never Came to Be


Brian Damage

“Wrestling fans can rest assured that we will give the WCW the adrenaline shot it needs to once again become the most exciting brand of wrestling in the world.”-Eric Bischoff.

The picture above was an advertisement in the next to last edition of the WCW magazine. It was a teaser for a new and exciting WCW brand…a rebirth if you will. A rebirth that became still born in a very short amount of time. Continue reading

Sunday Sermon: Predicting Wrestlemania 31

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Craig Wilson & Russ Morgan

Last year, after the anticlimax of Wrestlemania 29, Jamie took it upon himself to look towards the future and predict Wrestlemania 30 a full year in advance. The big event has been and gone and Jamie’s predictions proved to be somewhat wide of the mark. However this year’s installment of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ has undoubtedly left us wrestling fans more enthusiastic and hopefully more inspired.

So for this week’s Sunday Sermon Jamie is joined by Brian, Craig and Russ in attempting to predict Wrestlemania 31, hopefully with a higher degree of accuracy. Continue reading

WWE: Best of Raw After the Show Review


Craig Wilson

People were always going to wonder what would happen to the traditional DVD set from the WWE now that the Network has arrived on the scene.

After all, when it comes to these sets few do it better than the WWE. Whether it’s chronicling a superstar’s career or a series of matches from a particular event, it has always been something that the WWE has gotten spot on. But now so much is available to watch at the touch of a button on the Network

Will people still look to buy WWE DVDs and will the company make the effort in creating unique unmissible titles? Thankfully the answer to the latter is ‘yes’ if this ‘Best of Raw After the Show’ 3 disc set is anything to go by. Continue reading

Top Five Most Extreme WWE Matches


Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow

The WWE may be in the midst of a PG era but it wasn’t always that way. Blood and weapons used to be a hallmark of the WWE product, particularly during the Attitude era. The company still host a PPV dedicated to “extreme” matches but it’s largely in name only.

With Extreme Rules on the horizon it seems apt that this week’s Top Five is dedicated to some of the more extreme matches in WWE history. Continue reading

Scorned: Vince McMahon’s Women Troubles

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(Image courtesy of http://www.shakadula.com)

Brian Damage

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”-William Congreve

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is no stranger to controversy. He’s battled his fair share of accusations and lawsuits. For the most part, he’s come out on top…but the self proclaimed…”Genetic Jackhammer,” has a recurring theme to his troubles….women.

Mr. McMahon has been accused of several things such as…extra marital affairs, rape and sexual harassment. Are they all true? Are they all fabrications? Nobody but Vince and his accusers know for certain…what we do know is that McMahon has had his problems with the opposite sex in and out of the ring. Continue reading

The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of….Yet

von-erics-1394964188Brian Damage

Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.

In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.

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