This is the 100th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media. Continue reading
It was a busy week back in 1997, not least due to Superbowl XXXI. The Green Bay Packers triumphed over the New England Patriots while James Brown and ZZ Top provided the half time entertainment. It was an even busier weekend for WCW though, as they – via the New World Order – held their first pay per view of the year. Let’s get down to business with this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading
Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow, John Carbery and Earl Marx
Tonight the road to WrestleMania officially kicks off with Royal Rumble, the event which will decide who goes to the grandest stage of them all to challenge for the title. As well as the 30-man battle royal, AJ Styles defends the WWE title against John Cena, Charlotte faces Bayley, Roman Reigns vies to win the Universal title from Kevin Owens and more. Today on the blog the team share their predictions for tonight’s event.
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
Welcome to the fourth edition of This Week in Wrestling in 2017. Today, Craig previews tonight’s ‘NXT TakeOver: San Antonio’ while Brian shares some of the most interesting pictures and videos he’s stumbled upon over the last seven days.
A couple of years ago, I wrote about some 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation wrestlers you may or may not have heard of. Some made it, while others faded away into obscurity. I know that you heard of the Charlotte Flair’s, the Cody Rhodes and the Harry Smith’s of the world. This piece will continue to look at generational wrestlers who are still scratching and crawling to “make it big!” Continue reading
John Carbery and Jamie Lithgow
All wrestling fans have a guilty pleasure – for many of us it’s wrestling itself! In this week’s Top Five we take a look at some of the wrestling events for us that defy all odds and are some of favourite shows, despite their relative lack of quality. Continue reading
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’ and today we take a look at TNA concept: the World X Cup. Continue reading