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

Wrestling with Sin: Back to the 90’s…

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Brian Damage

This is the 90th 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

Wrestling With Sin: Position 77

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Brian Damage

This is the 77th 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

On Your Mark: The AWF Experiment

Brian Damage

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Money Mark// noun// Definition: Someone who invests money into a promotion or starts a promotion to rub shoulders with pro wrestlers.

There have been quite a few “money marks” in the business of pro wrestling since the dawn of time. Some would even go as far as to say that Dixie Carter of TNA is a classic example of one. If a photo was needed to illustrate the definition however, then you may see a picture of Paul Alperstein next to it.

Who was Paul Alperstein? He was a very successful Chicago business man who in 1994, led a group of investors to start a brand new wrestling organization….the AWF. No, it didn’t stand for “Another Wrestling Failure” or was short for AWFul….although both would be quite fitting. It stood for American Wrestling Federation and they were going to revolutionize professional wrestling. Continue reading