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

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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

Wrestling with Sin: 103

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Brian Damage

This is the 103rd installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves 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

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone: The Story of a Vanishing Valet

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Brian Damage

It is not uncommon in the business of professional wrestling to be hot one minute and gone the the next. It has happened and has continued to happen for years. While that certain wrestler will just simply travel from one territory to the next to keep visible, the subject of this particular piece almost vanished without a trace for over 30 years: Sunshine. Continue reading