Remembering WCW’s SnowBrawl 1999 on MTV

Brian Damage

It was January of 1999 and World Championship Wrestling was coming off the most profitable year in its history. In 1998, WCW pocketed over 30 million dollars for that year. So when the new year rolled in, WCW naturally tried to piggy back on 1998’s success. They partnered up with MTV to be a part of their “Snowed In” project. Continue reading

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Book or Cook? The Booking of the Authors of Pain

Brian Damage, Padraic Toolan and Craig Wilson

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook the Authors of Pain Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 236

Brian Damage

This is the 236th 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

Justice Swerved: The Tragic Tale of Wrestling Super fan and Journalist Terry Justice

Brian Damage

Before we ever heard of pro-wrestling journalists like Dave Meltzer, Wade Keller and Ryan Satin, there was Terry Robert Justice. Throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s, there weren’t “dirt sheets” like the Wrestling Observer or Pro Wrestling Torch. Pro wrestling was regional and fans mostly followed the business from their respective territory. Terry Justice changed all of that. Continue reading

The Dream Match Turned Into a Nightmare: The Battle of the Midnight Express

Brian Damage

Dream matches in pro wrestling rarely turn out to be the “dream” we as fans imagined them to be. Over the years, dream match ups pitting stars like Ric Flair versus Hulk Hogan and Demolition versus The Road Warriors initially fell flat for whatever reason when finally presented to wrestling fans. Another example of a dream feud gone wrong took place in the National Wrestling Alliance between The Midnight Express (‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane) versus The Original Midnight Express (‘Lover boy’ Dennis Condrey and ‘Ravishing’ Randy Rose) Continue reading