Jailbreak: Ken Patera Returns to the WWF

Brian Damage

On April 6th, 1984 in Waukesha, Wisconsin pro wrestlers Masa Saito and Ken Patera went to a local McDonald’s restaurant and tried to get something to eat. After being refused service because it was after hours…Patera allegedly threw a large rock at the glass of the restaurant…shattering it. Ken Patera claimed a teenage disgruntled employee was responsible for throwing the rock. Either way, the incident did not end there as both Patera and Saito got into a physical confrontation with the two police officers responding to the situation. Because Patera and Saito were pro wrestlers and because pro wrestling was becoming a national phenomenon, the incident made national headlines. Continue reading

Remembering WCW’s Last Big Idea….The Magnificent Seven

Throughout the years that World Championship Wrestling had been in business, there had been many storylines revolving around powerful factions. We can start with the Four Horsemen and work our way down to the likes of the Dangerous Alliance, The Dungeon of Doom, the New World Order, the Natural Born Thrillers and the New Blood. All had varying amounts of success and failures. It seems that most of the history of WCW involved an evil group of wrestlers wanting to take control of the company. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 254

Brian Damage

This is the 254th 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

Book or Cook? The Booking of Vincent Kennedy McMahon

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 Vince McMahon. Continue reading

The Killer Bees: The Buzz About Their Dropped Heel Turn

Brian Damage

The World Wrestling Federation had several good to great tag teams on their roster back in the late 1980’s. From the Hart Foundation to The Rougeau Brothers, The Islanders and the Rockers…they were all extremely talented teams. Another tag team that doesn’t quite get a lot of talk is the team called the Killer Bees. The Killer Bees consisted of B. Brian Blair and Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell (Their names had B’s in them….get it?) Continue reading