The year was 1997, and the WWF were in the middle of a ratings war with WCW. In the cross fires of this war, was a small, but resilient promotion called Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Many of ECW’s talent and ideas were being plucked bu both the larger, more prominent promotions. Despite ECW’s lack of money and exposure, hardcore wrestling fans knew all about it.
Here we are with some more pro wrestling facts, stats and trivia. Read them in bed, at work or even on the toilet. It’s totally up to your discretion. Some you may already know about, while others not so much. Either way, they are all in good fun so sit back (or stand) and enjoy. Now, without any further adieu….let’s learn!
He stood 6ft 5in tall and weighed 245 pounds of pure muscle. He was signed by the WWE and had an up and down career for over four years before retiring. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Tyler Reks?
This is the 234th 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
We recently had the honor and privilege to chat with a former co holder of the AWA world tag team championship and former WWF, ECW and WCW star Paul Diamond. Diamond talks about his early days in pro wrestling, how he got his wrestling name, his time in the AWA, ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page, his venture into the WWF and how he got his gimmicks. He also talks about the affair that got him let go from the WWF and working with Shawn Michaels and his wrestling school. Continue reading
The year is 2001 and the landscape of professional wrestling wrestling has drastically changed. In that year, two major promotions went belly up and folded. Those two promotions were none other than Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling respectively. Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation became the only major game in town and now had a monopoly on the wrestling business. Continue reading