“Diamonds are Forever, and so are the Four Horsemen”
When the elite faction known as the 4 Horsemen formed in 1986…nobody could fathom just how influential the group would be. When you think about the truly great Horsemen, we immediately think of the names Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn and Ole Anderson and Barry Windham. Along with James J. Dillon as their manager…the Four Horsemen dominated the competition in the National Wrestling Alliance. Continue reading
When people talk about the greatest tag teams of all time, names like the Road Warriors, the Midnight Express and Rock N Roll Express are quickly mentioned. Another team that should be mentioned as one of the greatest of all time consisted of Davey Boy Smith and ‘The Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington….The British Bulldogs.
The duo wrestled all over the world including…Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Granted, they didn’t hold many tag titles as a team…only 1 WWF tag title reign and a couple of reigns as a team in Calgary Stampede. Despite the lack of championships, they consistently stole the show with their unique blend of power and finesse. Davey Boy was usually the powerhouse and Billington was the high flyer. Continue reading
Pro wrestling has usually been considered pop culture’s dirty little secret. There are of course, its die hard fans….but some would be embarrassed to admit their passion and love affair with this scripted fare. Why? People who are not fans or no longer fans look down on it as being fake or not as good as it once was. Add to that, mainstream media hardly ever covers it as they would a movie or sporting event. Continue reading
In the summer of 1999, WCW was trying hard to regain its past glory. The Monday Night Wars weren’t even considered a war anymore as the WWE’s Raw was decisively beating WCW’s Nitro in the ratings. An angle was drawn up to recapture fans imaginations. A sort of Who Dunnit? Continue reading
Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
‘Monday Night Wars’ continues with the episodes of Raw and Nitro from 17 August 1998. On Raw, Val Venis can get his hands on Yamaguchi-san if he can beat Kai-En-Tai in a gauntlet match. Over on Nitro the ratings battle swings WCW’s way with the return of a ghost from Hollywood Hogan’s past.
All this and more as Monday Night Wars continues… Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage and Craig Wilson
Tonight WWE present SummerSlam 2014. An epic main event is promised with WWE Champion John Cena putting the gold on the line against the man that ended the Undertaker’s undefeated streak, Brock Lesnar. A solid undercard is also on offer with Randy Orton battling Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins taking on his former Shield partner Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack match, Dolph Ziggler challenges Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Stephie McMahon faces Brie Bella and we even have a flag match.
Today Jamie, Brian and Craig share their thoughts and give their predictions for SummerSlam 2014 Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
In the latest installment of ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jame shares what wrestling taught him this week and Brian finds the best images and videos on the web.
All that and more in the latest ‘This Week in Wrestling’
It is something that is not uncommon in pro wrestling. A booker or promoter feels that a certain gimmick is getting old and decides to repackage a wrestler with a brand new gimmick. The wrestler may or may not be taken off TV for a few months to make fans try and forget the initial gimmick. Sometimes it works…like in the case of Glenn Jacobs who went from Isaac Yankem to Fake Diesel to finally Kane. It also worked for guys like Windham Rotunda who went from Husky Harris to Bray Wyatt. Don’t forget, before he was the party man Adam Rose…he was a psychotic hunter named Leo Kruger. Continue reading
Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Craig Wilson
On Sunday the WWE will host SummerSlam. It’s the third of the year’s ‘Big Four’ PPVs and has hosted many memorably moments in WWE history. From Miss Elizabeth’s strip at the inuagural event through to the British Bulldog winning the IC title in front of a home country crowd way back in 1992 via the HBK v HHH street fight a decade to the clash of two legends as Shawn Michaels faced Hulk Hogan in 2005.
In this week’s Top Five the team share their top five favourite moments from SummerSlam history Continue reading