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

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

Breaking The Monopoly: Are We Witnessing A Wrestling Resurgence?

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Brian Damage

Ever since the WWE went into a national and then a global expansion beginning in the 1980’s, we have seen professional wrestling go through many cataclysmic changes. We’ve seen the territorial system get wiped out, we’ve seen Jim Crockett Promotions wave the white flag and sell to Ted Turner. We have witnessed the once proud AWA fall…as well as ECW and eventually WCW.
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Give That Man A Pat On The Back: Being Barry Horowitz

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“There’s Gotta be a winner and there’s gotta be a loser….I put people over!” – Barry Horowitz

What if I told you that there was a man who was trained to wrestle by the late, great Boris Malenko. (Dean’s Dad) He learned to cut promos from another legend in Gordon Solie. A true mat technician who could sell every move or go a solid 30 minutes or longer in a catch as catch can style. Would you think he would be a main event star? Continue reading