Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

Brian Damage

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 WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: TNA’s World X Cup Tournaments

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Brian Damage

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’ and today we take a look at TNA concept: the World X Cup. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Aces & Eights

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Brian Damage

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’ and today we look at the TNA gang ‘The Aces & Eights’. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Pro Wrestling USA

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Brian Damage

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 succeed but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons faded away. This latest ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ takes a look at the brief union of Jim Crockett Jr. and Verne Gagne to form a national promotion called Pro Wrestling USA. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The WWE Return of Matt Hardy

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Brian Damage

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 succeed but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons faded away. This latest ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ looks at one of those. Namely the WWE return of Matt Hardy. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Bobby Heenan Show

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Brian Damage

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. Those are the focus of the series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ which today looks at the short-lived Bobby Heenan show. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Kharma

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Brian Damage

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’. Continue reading