The Lazarus Effect: How A Wrestling Company’s Death Can Spawn A Rebirth

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Professional wrestling organizations fold seemingly every day. Bad business decisions, lack of money and audience interest can all play a part in a promotion going under. As fans, we have all seen it numerous times. Pro wrestling is a very cyclical industry however and what was old can be new again. Continue reading

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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: WCW’s Repackaging of Raven

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Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded but flourished. Others were DOA from the get-go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. This latest piece focuses in on the rebirth of Raven in WCW. Continue reading