For a wrestler being world champion is the pinnacle of their profession. Many were destined for the role and many more given the push to the top. There are others that were supposed to get the nod in various promotions but it never transpired for one reason or another. It is those superstars that are the focus of this piece.
Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
By the 1990s the WWE had changed wrestling from its stuff image of old into something akin to showbiz with oversized superstars and over the top gimmicks – some better than others. In this latest Top Five we look at the worst gimmicks during the 90s in the WWE.
Combined Weight: 465 lbs
Real Names: José Estrada (Uno), José Luis Rivera (Dos)
Hometown: Somewhere in Latin America
Glory Days: 1987 – 1990
Fun Fact: Edge and Christian’s accomplices – or ‘hired goons’ – during their Conquistador run in 2000 were Christopher Daniels and Aaron ‘Jesús’ Aguilera. Other wrestlers to have worn the gold outfits include Eugene, Rob Conway and Johnny from The Spirit Squad.
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a Missed Wrestling Opportunities on the blog. So it makes a welcome return today as a follow up to the recent piece on ‘In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks‘ by looking at the 1995 WWF tag team of Lex Luger and The British Bulldog known as ‘The Allied Powers.’ Continue reading
This is the 44th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that often delves into the darker, seedier side of pro wrestling. Many of these stories involve allegations of sex, drugs, greed and sometimes even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series…We do not condone nor do we condemn the alleged participants and/or victims. We are simply retelling these stories. Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow.
Following on from last Sunday’s discussion on the divas division, it seemed apt to look at another title division in the WWE in need of a revolution. Namely the Intercontinental Title division and with current champ Ryback on the shelf, it seemed every more topical. Without further ado.
Jamie Lithgow, Craig Wilson & Brian Damage
In ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jamie shares what Raw taught him this week, Craig talks about New Day while Brian shares with us the best wrestling related images he’s come across this week. All that and much much more in the latest edition of This Week in Wrestling…
Ah, 1995, what a year that was in wrestling. 20 years ago yesterday the WWF held the second ‘In Your House’ titled the Lumberjacks. Ahead of that anniversary, and as part of the Wrestling 20 Years Ago podcast, Craig reviews the show. Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage
The rise to stardom of many of wrestling’s top stars can be pinpointed to one specific moment. Whether it was a promo or a match that showed they were ready to hang with the main eventers, these are some of the most memorable moments in wrestling and the focus of this latest Top Five. Continue reading