Renowned as one of the top tag teams of all time, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, as the Rock n Roll Express, were one of the most popular acts of the 80s. In fact, Morton came very close to being NWA champion. Today, Brian takes a look at what led to that and why Morton said no to being world champion. Continue reading →
20 years ago this week the updated version of The Empire Strikes Back hit cinema screens. Elsewhere, the Tennessee Volunteers’ young quarterback said he wants to play one more season of college football before heading to the NFL. Whatever happened to Peyton Manning anyway? Pop culture; done. Let’s take a look at an eventful few days in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading →
Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage and Earl Marx
While WrestleMania is the big one, generally one of the hottest nights of the wrestling calendar, certainly in terms of crowd reaction, is Raw the night after. Following on from last week’s Sunday Sermon looking ahead to WrestleMania, today we turn our eyes towards that episode of Raw. Continue reading →
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
Welcome to the eighth edition of This Week in Wrestling in 2017. Today, Craig talks about the respective women’s divisions while Brian shares some of the most interesting pictures and videos he’s stumbled upon over the last seven days.
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This week it was announced that before WrestleMania 33 that Diamond Dallas Page would, rightly, make his way into the WWE Hall of Fame. Ahead of then, in this latest ‘Missed Wrestling Opportunities‘, we take a look at his run with the WWE which promised so much but ultimately delivered so little. Continue reading →
John Carberry, Jamie Lithgow and Craig Wilson
The countdown to WrestleMania is firmly on. With that in mind, we felt we were long overdue a WrestleMania Top Five. Today we take a look at the best matches which took place on the Hulkamania era events, covering WrestleManias 1 through to 9.
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‘Whatever Happened to?‘ returns today as it looks at one of the high-flyers who featured in WCW’s cruiserweight division during the Monday Night, albeit predominantly on the wrong side of the referee’s decision. Today we ask, Whatever Happened to WCW’s Blitzkrieg? Continue reading →
This is the 103rd installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves 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 →
On this week back in 1997 Scottish scientists announced that they have successfully cloned, of all things, a sheep. Dolly was created using cells from a donor sheep’s mammary glands. The name ‘Dolly’ is a reference to Dolly Parton and her rather prominent mammary glands. Elsewhere, Eric Clapton and Celine Dion collected most of the Grammy Awards on offer. That’s enough pop culture references for now; let’s get down to business in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading →