Grappling With Tragedy: Hercules Cortez

Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 280

Brian Damage

This is the 280th 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

Top Five Worst World Champions

Lowlife Louie Ramos and Brian Damage

Who in your opinion are the top five worst world champions in pro wrestling history? Whatever the reason…these have to be champions with organizations that have a recognized world title such as WWE, WCW, AWA, ECW etc. Let’s keep it to just wrestlers and not celebrities or promoters who held the title. Continue reading

Under The Mat-tress: A Look Back At Playboy Magazine and Pro Wrestling

Brian Damage

Playboy magazine…one of the most iconic of all gentlemen’s magazines has announced it is shutting down in March of 2020. The Hugh Hefner periodical started in 1953 and was the worst kept secret for many men both young and old for generations. Who didn’t have a Playboy mag hidden under a mattress or stowed away in a closet at one point or another in their lifetime? With the advent of the internet…sales of the nudie mag fell drastically throughout the years. At one point, Playboy got rid of their nude pictorials and tried to be a magazine of articles. When that failed, it returned to its wheelhouse of showing naked women…but it was all for not. And now, after 67 years in business it is all over. Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Nailz?

Brian Damage

He was trained by an Olympic amateur wrestler and competed in some of the biggest wrestling promotions of his day including the AWA, WWF and WCW. He is perhaps best remembered as the man who allegedly physically assaulted Vince McMahon behind the scenes. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Kevin ‘Nailz’ Wacholz? Continue reading