Truly The Greatest Night In The History Of Our Sport: The Tony Schiavone Heel Turn in TNA

Brian Damage

Wrestling fans are or should be, very familiar with the name Tony Schiavone. Tony has been a backstage interviewer and play by play commentator for Jim Crockett Promotions, WCW and even briefly for the WWF. He (as of this writing) now is a major part of All Elite Wrestling’s broadcast team and behind the scenes executive. While Schiavone holds an impressive resume in the professional wrestling industry, there are those who might not remember his extremely brief stint in TNA wrestling in 2003. Some would like to forget this happened, including Tony Schiavone himself.

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On Newsstands Now: Wrestling Magazines and the Portal to A Whole New World

Brian Damage

Being a young wrestling fan nowadays, seems to offer them every imaginable aspect of the wrestling business like never before. From the “dirt sheets” to websites, to streaming services and everything in between…a fan can access anything and everything. Growing up in the 1980’s, it was a much different era. The internet was in its infancy and cable TV was a luxury that most couldn’t afford. To be a wrestling fan back then, meant you usually watched just one promotion and really weren’t familiar with much else. It was the wrestling magazines that invited the reader into a whole other world outside of their one territory.

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Remembering WWE 24/7 On Demand: The WWE Network Before the WWE Network

Brian Damage

Over the years, the WWF…now WWE… steamrolled over all of their competition in the various territories and organizations, on their way to national and eventually, global expansion. In that time, while killing off smaller wrestling promotions, the company amassed a very impressive number of video libraries. From World Class Championship Wrestling to the American Wrestling Association to Extreme Championship Wrestling and a number of other promotions in between, WWE had themselves a treasure trove of wrestling history at their disposal.

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Wrestling With Sin: 396

Brian Damage

This is the 396th 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.

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