Wrestling With Sin: 165

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This is the 165th 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

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Sunday Sermon: What Else Do We Want to See on the WWE Network?

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Jamie Lithgow, Craig Wilson and Brian Damage

Last week saw the debut of ‘Something Else To Wrestle’ on the WWE Network. For those unaware, this is a spin-off from the ‘Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard’ podcast which is probably the most popular wrestling podcast around right now. On the heels of this, today the team put WWE’s extensive archive to one side and consider WWE’s original content created specifically for their Network. What do we like? What do we dislike? What would we like to see more of and do we have any ideas for shows ourselves, that’s the discussion in today’s Sunday Sermon? Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The WWE’s Juniors Division

Brian Damage

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 look at the WWE Juniors Division. Continue reading

The WWF’s Forgotten Show: ‘The Brawl To End It All’ Actually Started it All…

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On a plane ride from Puerto Rico to New York City, an up and coming singer named Cyndi Lauper met WWF manager Captain Lou Albano. It was a chance meeting that would soon launch the WWF’s “Rock N Wrestling Connection,” a brief snippet of a Women’s wrestling revolution, a venture into closed circuit television and ultimately a move to national expansion. While Lauper was not a pro wrestling fan, her manager David Wolff was a huge fan. Continue reading