Remembering “The Armstrong Curse” in WCW

Brian Damage

The history of wrestling is littered with families who have collectively achieved a deal of success, at one level or another – with many almost exclusively linked to one promotion. One family who was heavily linked with one promotion, in this case World Championship Wrestling, was the Armstrong family. Today we take a look at that family curse. Continue reading

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Remembering WWF’s ‘The Blonde Bytch Project’

Brian Damage

An idea cooked up to take an immature shot at a performer who had just left the WWE, you’d think that Vince McMahon would love it. Today we look at the ‘Blair Witch Project’ parody cooked up by Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara: ‘The Blonde Bytch Project’ Continue reading

The McMahon Effect: What is it and Why it is Here to Stay

Brian Damage

It use to be that when a promoter designates a certain wrestler to be “the man” for his/her wrestling promotion…the fans would follow along. Whether it was somebody like Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, The Von Erich boys, Bruno Sammartino etc…if they were the hand picked “chosen one”…fans would get in line and cheer for them. This was the case for so many years in professional wrestling. Continue reading

Remembering the WWF’s ‘GTV’

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In early 1999, a series of grainy, black and white hidden camera videos began airing on WWF television. The videos would capture both heels and babyfaces in compromising positions. The videos were originally labeled GD TV, but it was later shortened to simply G TV. Fans began to speculate who was behind this voyeuristic look at the WWF locker room. Continue reading

War What is it Good For? Is Wrestling Headed for another War?

Brian Damage

I think we all remember the infamous Monday Night Wrestling War between WWE and WCW in the mid to late 1990’s. Two of the biggest companies going at it for television rating and pay per view buy rate dominance. In the process, the wrestlers were jumping from promotion to promotion making millions in guaranteed money contracts. It was a good time to be both a fan and a wrestler as the industry was simply booming. Continue reading

Road Rash: WCW’s Failed Idea to Bring a Pay Per View to New York City

Brian Damage

Long before the WWE’s dual broadcast of Monday Night Raw’s 25th anniversary special that emanated from both Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Center in New York City, WCW had a similar idea. First off, the Manhattan Center has held its fair share of wrestling shows through the years. Not only WWF/E shows, but shows from Ring of Honor, ECW, TNA and even the ill fated World Wrestling Network run by both Paul Heyman and Jim Crockett Jr. Continue reading