In the summer of 1985, things were really heating up in the World Wrestling Federation. Vince McMahon’s national expansion was well underway, Hulkamania was running wild and a wrestler deemed the ‘top free agent in all of professional wrestling’ had his sights on the WWF. The free agent in question was none other than the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage. After his father’s ICW promotion folded and fresh off a big run in the Memphis territory where he faced the likes of Jerry Lawler and the Rock N Roll Express….Savage was lured to the big spotlight of the WWF. Continue reading
This is the 281st 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
Tony Atlas was known by many nicknames, ‘Mr. USA,’ ‘The Black Superman,’ ‘Black Atlas’ but there was no denying that during the 1970’s and 80’s, he was a pro wrestling superstar. Atlas had a physique that seemed it was chiseled out of granite. He was one half of the first ever African American WWF tag team champions along with Rocky Johnson in the Soul Patrol. Tony wrestled all over the world and in countless territories…winning championships along the way. Continue reading
This is the 160th 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
Taking a break from his hugely popular ‘Alternative Wrestling History‘ series, John takes the time to ponder something else entirely. With so many wrestling promotions, all across the world describing their main champion as the world heavyweight champion then who exactly is the world champion? John takes a look… Continue reading
This is the 95th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker side of professional wrestling. Many of these stories involve such topics as sex, greed, drugs, arrests and sometimes even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, we do not condone or condemn the alleged involved. We are simply retelling these stories that have been told throughout the years. Continue reading
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
It’s that time again as we look back at This Week in Wrestling. In this edition, Craig talks Insane Championship Wrestling’s ‘Fear & Loathing IX’ from last Saturday while Brian shares some of the most interesting pictures and videos he’s stumbled upon over the last seven days. Continue reading
ICW: Show Me Your Lizard!
27/04/2014 – The Garage, Glasgow
Right, since this is the first review of ICW I’ve done and I’m guessing a lot of you wont be familiar with the talents or the general feel of the show, ill give nice big full descriptions of our combatants and what the fuck all of it means. Basically ICW is a bit like ECW its heyday. An underground promotion that made its name by being hardcore and x-rated, doing stupid shite that included – but wasn’t limited to – a guy stapling a womans vaginal lips, Paul London getting his balls out and hitting someone with a ‘Flying Teabag Senton’ and, well, GRADO.
I don’t like hardcore wrestling that much, so thankfully ICW has evolved a bit now to boast the best of Scottish wrestling inside the ring, while still maintaining a bit of madness outside it. There’s a bit of everything on this show (except GRADO, who was on holiday with his girlfriend), so I’ll dive in; Continue reading
For my Scottish Sun column this week I caught up with Scottish comedian Billy Kirkwood who doubles as the commentator for hotter than hot Scottish wrestling promotion Insane Championship Wrestling. This Sunday the group will host their final event of the year at the Garage in Glasgow and look back on what has been an incredible year for the promotion.
2013 started brightly for them winning Fighting Spirit Magazine’s ‘UK Promotion of the Year’ award with 55% of the vote – twice what the second placed company received and they’ve gone from strength to strength since. A sold out show at the Edinburgh Picturehoue featured Colt Cabana and Sabu with Rhyno appearing for the group at one of their Glasgow dates. Here, Craig catches up with Billy and discuses ICW and the Scottish wrestling scene generally. Continue reading