Welcome to the Freak Show: Remembering The Oddities in the WWF

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“Everyone come see the greatest show, Invite everybody that you know…” – Insane Clown Posse

Today on the blog, we look at the faction known as ‘The Oddities’ in the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1990’s. How did they come together? Whose idea was it? What was the original idea for the group? Ladies and gentlemen, let’s all gather around and read about the freak show that came to town… Continue reading

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Remembering The 1999 Terri Invitational Tournament

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In 1999, the World Wrestling Federation was hotter than it had ever been. With superstars like ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Rock, Mick Foley and Triple H…the main event scene was jam-packed. While the singles division was on fire….the tag team division was about to get even hotter. Within the tag team ranks were two young and hungry teams…Edge and Christian and the Hardy Boyz. Continue reading

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

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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?

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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