Ring the Damn Bell’s Not the Slammys 2018 Pt.2

Slammy

Padraic Toolan, Jamie Lithgow and Brian Damage

It’s time for part two of our end of the year awards, our version of the Slammys. Similar to last year, it’s divided into two parts. Part one was earlier this month and today we’ll put forward our nominations for the following awards:

  • Superstar of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Tag team of the year
  • Best angle
  • Feel Good Moment of the Year
  • Worst Character

So, without further ado.

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The Five Count: Matches to Watch Before Wrestle Kingdom 13

Jamie Lithgow

Today we start a new series on the blog. Our Top Five posts are usually collaborative efforts by several members of the team. However, The Five Count will see an individual writer cover five aspects of a chosen topic, in no particular order. Jamie kicks things off by looking at some matches from New Japan in 2018 to watch before Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Straight Edge Society

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’.
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Wrestling With Sin: 205

Brian Damage

This is the 205th 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