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.
Music has been a massive part of the wrestling industry for nearly 40 years. From WWE teaming up with MTV during the Rock n’ Wrestling era to the The Fabulous Freebirds popularising the use of entrance music in WCCW. In today’s Top Five we take a look at one area where licensed music is still widespread, even in WWE; pay per view theme songs.
Weight: 300 lbs
Hometown: Somewhere in Germany
Glory Days: 1998
Fun Fact: Brakus was named after the baddie from the 1993 martial arts movie Best of The Best II.
In part one of this series we got introduced to New Japan by looking at its similarities and differences from WWE. Part two ran through the wrestlers and factions you can expect to see. In the final part of our Beginner’s Guide , Jamie casts his eye on the shows, tournaments and titles hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Continue reading
So, you’ve decided to watch a New Japan show, you kind of know what to expect when the bell rings but just who are the guys who will be wrestling? Today Jamie continues his Beginner’s Guide to NJPW by looking at the promotion’s top stars and factions. Continue reading