The Clown Prince: The Rise and Fall of Doink the Clown

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of the WWF/WWE, there have been a plethora of goofy, cartoonish gimmicks and characters that flooded our airwaves. There has been a plumber, a garbage man, an IRS agent, a Repo man, a hockey goon and countless others that had jobs other than pro wrestlers. You could say that the WWF at times was like a three ring circus. So if that was the case, why not add a clown to the mix. The things was, this wasn’t any ordinary clown….this was Doink and he was one of the WWF’s greatest creations. Continue reading

How the West Was Lost: The NWA Western States Heritage Title

Brian Damage

Some championship titles stand the test of time, while others simply fade away. This piece focuses on a title that faded away years ago….but the memories remain. Today on the blog, we look at the creation and the downfall of the National Wrestling Alliance’s Western States Heritage championship. Why was it created? Who held it? Why did it disappear? Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 251

Brian Damage

This is the 251st 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

The Five Count: Overrated Tag Teams

Tom Casola

Tom: Nothing is more disappointing when a federation has a great single wrestler and teams them up with another great single wrestler, and instead of getting that “explosion of greatness” you are left pondering “why”. That is my feelings towards these teams. For the most part, each individual are standouts and had successful single careers. However when put in a tag-team, they become lack luster. Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey

Brian Damage and Lowlife Louie Ramos

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 Ronda Rousey. Continue reading

Hailing From Parts Unknown: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Ring Announcers

Brian Damage

Almost every week here on the blog, we try to appreciate the very best and sometimes even the very worst wrestlers, managers, valets, announcers and matches in our Top Five pieces. I think someone who often gets overlooked in these discussions and lists, are the men and women who are the MC’s of the evening….the ring announcers. They are (in my own opinion) some of the most overlooked and underappreciated performers on a wrestling show. Continue reading