Atlas Falls: The Story of a Wrestling Superstar Going From Riches to Rags

Brian Damage

Tony Atlas was known by many nicknames, ‘Mr. USA,’ ‘The Black Superman,’ ‘Black Atlas’ but there was no denying that during the 1970’s and 80’s, he was a pro wrestling superstar. Atlas had a physique that seemed it was chiseled out of granite. He was one half of the first ever African American WWF tag team champions along with Rocky Johnson in the Soul Patrol. Tony wrestled all over the world and in countless territories…winning championships along the way. Continue reading

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E-C-Dud! E-C-Dud! The Match ECW Never Wanted You To See (And Probably Never Will)

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There is a long line of pro wrestling matches that were booked that seemed great on paper, but never delivered when executed. I immediately think back to such “classics” as the Dog Kennel match in the WWE or how about WCW’s Chamber of Horrors match. There are several others that we could easily name from the big promotions, but what about ECW? Continue reading

Frenemies: The Up And Down Relationship Between Eric Bischoff And Rick Rude

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“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” – Michael Corleone ‘The Godfather Part 2’

Pro wrestling has been filled with wrestlers, managers, valets and promoters who were friends outside of the ring. It has also seen its fair share of enemies throughout the business. One relationship in particular, captured both the love and hate within a time frame. The relationship I speak of is between former head of World Championship Wrestling Eric Bischoff and the late ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude. Continue reading

FACTS A Lot: All The Pro Wrestling Facts You Can Use…Or Don’t…Either Way is Fine

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Here is another piece on pro wrestling facts, stats, trivia answers and all that other good stuff. These little nuggets of truth won’t win you any prizes or anything like that. It’s just all in good fun. You may know some or all or you may not know any at all. Any way you slice it, let’s go and try and learn something new or not… Continue reading

Crossing Enemy Lines: The WWF’s ‘Minnesota Massacre’ in 1984

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Stories regarding Vince McMahon’s aggressive expansion in the mid-80s are legendary – whether it was leaving bags of money on promoters’ desks through to buying TV deals out from under them, nothing got in his way. In today’s piece, Brian takes a look at McMahon jr’s moves into Minnesota and onto the home-turf of American Wrestling Association. Continue reading