The ‘If Factor’ are a series of articles that takes a look at real scenarios in pro wrestling that at one point or another were suggested, planned, considered…but did not get the green light to continue. What would the landscape of professional wrestling look like if these ideas came to fruition?
The Monday Night Wars that took place in wrestling in the 1990’s brought about many great things. Ratings, attendance and pay per view buy rates went through the roof. It made superstars out of the likes of Steve Austin, the Rock and many others. Many wrestlers made more money during this period of time than any other point in their careers. With all that said, today on the blog, we look at the top five things that were not so great about the Monday Night Wars between WWF and WCW.
Stars from other forms of entertainment have traditionally been involved with pro wrestling in some way for many years. From Hollywood, to the grid iron, to the boxing ring, from the music industry have all dabbled in the wrestling business. Today’s top five are my personal choices for the best celebrity appearances in pro wrestling.
During the famous ‘Monday Night War’ between rival wrestling companies WCW and the WWF, it was very common to see wrestlers and personalities from one organization, suddenly appear on the other. It was a “war” after all, so all bets were off. Millions upon millions of dollars were at stake, as well as wrestling/sports entertainment supremacy. So when Rena Mero aka Sable in the WWF, showed up ringside on WCW Monday Nitro…it was another shot fired in the ongoing battle between companies.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 23rd of 2021. Today Brian talks about the state of pro wrestling today and how things may not be as good as they seem and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
Nobody is going to confuse WWE with a Shakespearean masterpiece…a soap opera perhaps, but nothing above that. In all the years that the promotion has been around, there have been many love storylines. Whether it was George ‘The Animal’ Steele pining for Miss Elizabeth, Stephanie McMahon and Test or even something as bizarre as Kane and Lita…the WWF/WWE has had no shortage of superstars falling in love with each other.
This is the 313th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.Continue reading →
This week’s selection is the top five underrated stars of the WWF’s Attitude Era. Who were stars in the WWF’s Attitude Era that didn’t get the credit they deserved for being over in a time when Stone Cold, The Rock, Sable, DX and Mr. McMahon ruled that period of time? They were not necessarily main event stars, but stars nonetheless.Continue reading →
Most times, it takes a village to develop and create a WWE ‘Superstar.’ From their gimmick, to their wardrobe, entrance music and scripted promos….a lot of work goes into making a seemingly bland wrestler to a larger than life star. In the case of the Road Dogg and ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn, it didn’t exactly go down like that. It was more of a last ditch effort to salvage a couple of failed Vince McMahon projects. What developed, however, made sports entertainment magic for the World Wrestling Federation. Continue reading →