The McMahon Effect: What is it and Why it is Here to Stay

Brian Damage

It use to be that when a promoter designates a certain wrestler to be “the man” for his/her wrestling promotion…the fans would follow along. Whether it was somebody like Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, The Von Erich boys, Bruno Sammartino etc…if they were the hand picked “chosen one”…fans would get in line and cheer for them. This was the case for so many years in professional wrestling. Continue reading

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Heads Up: The Rise of Al Snow in ECW

Brian Damage

In 1995, Al Snow was one of the hottest free agents in all of professional wrestling. WCW was just starting to try and legitimately compete with the World Wrestling Federation. Each promotion was signing top wrestling talent from all over the country. One of those wrestlers was Al Snow, who had made a name for himself in various territories including Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Snow had great charisma and could flat out wrestle. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 201

Brian Damage

This is the 201st 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

Sunday Sermon: Predicting Wrestlemania XXXV

Jamie Lithgow, Craig Wilson, Padraic Toolan and Brian Damage

With Survivor Series in the can and tickets now on sale for WWE’s showpiece event on April 7th 2019, it is perhaps safe to assume that the WWE creative team will now have more than half an eye on WrestleMania 35. Therefore, in today’s Sunday Sermon, the team also consider this show in an annual tradition on the blog; predicting the WrestleMania card months in advance. Continue reading