Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage & Craig Wilson
Tonight we get the WWE Network only ‘Elimination Chamber 2015’. Headlined by former Shield comrades Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, this show has plenty to interest viewers elsewhere. There’s a 6 team Elimination Chamber match for the tag titles, Kevin Owens get his match with John Cena while the vacant Intercontinental title is on stake in the event’s second elimination chamber. Jamie, Brian and Craig discuss those matches and the rest of the card in this predictions post. Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
In ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jamie shares what Raw taught him this week and Brian shares with us the best wrestling related images he’s come across this week.
All that and more in this edition of This Week in Wrestling…
The bank holiday weekend just past and having the WWE Network inspired me to delve back into the WWE’s archive yet I ended up watching an event I own on DVD: SummerSlam 1991. The main inspiration for that was the excellent IC title match which saw Mr. Perfect defend against Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart which is the latest match to feature in ‘Matches from History.’
Pro wrestling is filled with characters of all different looks and sizes. If they’ve been in the business long enough, it is almost guaranteed that a their look, gimmick and even their name will change a few times. This piece will look at famous wrestlers who looked one way….then radically or not so radically changed their name and/or appearances. Continue reading
Weight: 403 lbs
Glory Days: 1991-92
Fun Fact: Paul ‘P.N. News’ Neu is the cousin of fellow ‘Icon of Wrestling’ Mike ‘Mantaur‘ Halac.
Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’.
Ever since the WWE went into a national and then a global expansion beginning in the 1980’s, we have seen professional wrestling go through many cataclysmic changes. We’ve seen the territorial system get wiped out, we’ve seen Jim Crockett Promotions wave the white flag and sell to Ted Turner. We have witnessed the once proud AWA fall…as well as ECW and eventually WCW.