Last week we debuted a new series looking at the history of Clash of Champions, starting with the inaugural event from March 1988. Today we follow that up by looking at Clash of Champions II: Miami Mayhem which took place on June 8, 1988, at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. There were 2400 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.8 rating on TBS.
This is the 107th 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
Remember being of an age when you found Jim Carey funny? Remember his film Liar Liar? Well, that was 20 years ago. Yes, we are once again living in the past to bring you up to speed with a very busy week in WCW from 1997 in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow, John Carbery and Brian Damage
With Wrestlemania XXXIII fast approaching today we pause for breath to reflect on the fact that it has been 30 years since Wrestlemania III; regarded as the pinnacle of the 1980s boom period in wrestling. Mixing new school with old school, in today’s Sunday Sermon we try to recast the performers on this seminal show with modern-day WWE Superstars. Can anyone on the current roster do justice to the roles of Hogan, Andre, Savage and Steamboat? Or, has the product evolved so much that such comparisons are no longer even possible?
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
In part eleven of This Week in Wrestling in 2017, Craig looks at the pairing of AJ Styles and Shane McMahon for WrestleMania 33, we cast our eyes back 20 years to WrestleMania 13 and Brian shares all the best viral content he’s stumbled upon this week.
Although previously a jobber, Scott Garland rose to prominence during the Attitude Era as Scotty 2 Hotty, one-half of ‘Too Cool’ with the son of Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher. Other that fleeting cameos, he’s been out of the wrestling limelight for many a year. Today we ask ‘Whatever Happened to‘ Scotty 2 Hotty. Continue reading
Earl Marx, Brian Damage, John Carbery & Jamie Lithgow
Today we continue our run of WrestleMania themed Top 5 posts, however this week we shall cast our eye over the more regrettable moments from ‘The Showcase of The Immortals’. Yes, it’s our Top 5 WrestleMania mistakes.
In a new series from Benjamin, the blog’s newest writer, we’ll take a trip back to a time when NWA/WCW put on Clash of Champions cards free of charge on the Superstation TBS about four times year. Beginning in 1988 and ending in 1997, Benjamin begins his odyssey some 29 years ago with the original Clash of The Champions. Continue reading
This is the 106th 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