Celebrities and WWE go together like rhubarb and custard. Almost every Wrestlemania since the very first one has been littered with famous faces, to varying levels of appreciation from fans. In today’s 5 Count Jamie looks outside of the known WWE universe and discusses five famous people he would like to see in a WWE ring. Continue reading
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
T’is the season. No, not Christmas, it’s Wrestle Kingdom season! We are still a couple of weeks out from January 4th but with the card for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year now final, today Jamie provides a preview for the Japanese version of Wrestlemania; Wrestle Kingdom 13. Continue reading
Weight: 305 lb
Hometown: Dunno but somewhere in South Africa, surely?
Glory Days: 1997-1999
Fun Fact: Like fellow Icon of Wrestling, Brakus, Kurrgan also trained at the famous Hart Family Dungeon with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. Hey, you can’t hit a home run every time…
The world of wrestling is often bereft of logic: Why would co-workers conduct personal or professional discussions in the middle of a large arena full of strangers? Why are supposedly skilled referees so easily distracted from their job? Why are performers capable of breath-taking athletic displays so bad at climbing ladders? These gaps in logic will, for now at least, remain unfilled. However, today we shine the spotlight on an entire pay per view full of nonsensical moments; Survivor Series 2001. Continue reading
Weight: 270 lb
Hometown: Somewhere in Italy
Glory Days: 1996-1998
Fun Fact: Tom ‘Salvatore Sincere’ Brandi previously wrestled as Johnny Gunn. As Gunn, he tagged with Tom Zenk in WCW and won the ECW Tag Titles alongside Tommy Dreamer.
Weight: 275 lb
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Glory Days: June 19 1994
Fun Fact: Not only is Art Donovan in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, he’s also in the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame having served his country during World War II.