Memphis Blues: Paul Heyman’s Wrestling Career Down South

Brian Damage

Paul Heyman is one of the most polarizing figures in pro wrestling today. Some people love him, while others hate him. There is no question, however, that he has had an unbelievable career. Certainly one that can be considered hall of fame worthy. Whether Heyman was a manager, a booker, promoter or simply an “advocate,” he has certainly seen and done it all. Today, we will focus early on in Heyman’s career, when this young, brash New Yorker ventured to the Memphis, Tennessee territory. Continue reading

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A Marriage Made in Hell: The Road Warriors Tumultuous Tenure in the AWA

Brian Damage

The Road Warriors of Hawk and Animal are widely considered one if not the greatest tag teams in the history of professional wrestling. While beloved by countless fans, the same could not be said by many wrestlers and bookers during their era. Perhaps the team’s most rocky relationship occurred in the one place Hawk and Animal always dreamed being in, the American Wrestling Association (AWA). Today, we take a look back at the Road Warriors stop in that promotion. What went wrong and how did it all end? Continue reading

Remembering the original AWA ‘Heenan Family’

Craig Wilson

This past week, the wrestling world lost the iconic Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. This Sunday, in our Sunday Sermon, we’ll have a fulsome tribute to ‘The Brain’. Remembered fondly as a commentator, Heenan was also a top manager leading the ‘Heenan Family’ through various promotions. In this latest ‘Remembering‘ piece, we look at the first incarnation of that grouping in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association. Continue reading

Wrestling with Sin: 129

Brian Damage

This is the 129th 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

The Greatest Wrestling Angle Time Forgot

Heel turns are a normal part of the business of professional wrestling. Think back to some of the greatest heel turns of all time. Which ones stand out to you? Was it Hulk Hogan joining the New World Order? Rocky Maivia joining the Nation of Domination? Barry Windham joining the Four Horsemen? All solid heel turns indeed, but what about one that took place in the WWWF back in 1980 and that’s today’s topic. Continue reading