Icons of Wrestling #44 – The Disciple

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Jamie Lithgow

Height: 6’4″
Weight: 272 lb
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Glory Days: 1998-1999
Fun Fact: Despite dressing like a biker and his WCW bio stating that he likes to ride Harleys, The Disciple never once rode or was even seen near a bike on WCW TV, not even at the Road Wild pay per view.

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Icons of Wrestling #43 – Master P

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Jamie Lithgow

Name: Percy Robert Miller aka Master P
Occupation: Rapper, actor, businessman, record executive extraordinaire
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Glory Days: A couple of weeks in June of 1999
Fun Fact: One of the cited reasons for Master P’s direct involvement in WCW being so brief was his apparent unhappiness that the fans in Washington D.C. and New Orleans (his home town) did not react to him as expected i.e. loads of them booed the shit out of him.

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The Five Count: Needlessly Specific Gimmicks

Jamie Lithgow

An intricate backstory is a feature of many wrestling gimmicks. For example, as a child Kane was accused of starting the fire which killed his and The Undertaker’s parents, only it was actually started by a young Undertaker. This incident was the central focus of their initial feud and also facilitated Taker’s subsequent heel turn. However, in today’s Five Count, Jamie looks at wrestlers to have been afforded similarly specific details in their backstories but for no apparent reason or payoff. Continue reading

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