Whatever Happened to Scott Putski?

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He was a second generation wrestler that was trained by his legendary hall of fame father. He competed for a few high profile wrestling organizations including the Global Wrestling Federation, The World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Today on the blog…we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Scott Putski?

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Remembering ‘The Patriot’ Del Wilkes

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First of all, if you are reading this and live within the United States…Happy Independence Day! Secondly, while I usually take a small breather from the blog on Sundays, I did feel the need to talk about the untimely passing of Del Wilkes…the wrestler most known as ‘The Patriot.’ Del Wilkes passed away on July 1st of 2021 of a massive heart attack. I was going to include this little write up on This Week in Wrestling, but since it is July 4th…what better time to honor a true patriot in Del Wilkes than today.

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Memoriam of the Dallas Sportatorium

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Growing up on the east coast of the United States, I was only relegated to watching the WWF on television. It wasn’t until the mid 1980’s when I got cable TV, that a whole new world of professional wrestling was opened up to me. I was able to watch the NWA on the Superstation TBS and of course World Class Championship Wrestling on ESPN. It was WCCW that really piqued my interest seeing stars like the Von Erichs, the Freebirds, Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Iceman King Parsons. The fans were red hot from the beginning of the show until the end. It all hailed from….as WCCW announcer Bill Mercer said…”The World famous Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas.”

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Wrestling With Sin: 230

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This is the 230th 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

What Could Have Been, But Never Really Was….’The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez

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In the business of professional wrestling, there are some guys that you look at and think that they have “it.” Whether it is a certain look or a certain move set…you watch them and think that they are going to go far in pro wrestling. The Ring the Damn Bell crew even did a top five article on guys we thought would have much bigger careers than they actually did. While not making the cut, this particular wrestler was to me in that discussion. He was none other than ‘The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez. Continue reading