The Dream Match Turned Into a Nightmare: The Battle of the Midnight Express

Brian Damage

Dream matches in pro wrestling rarely turn out to be the “dream” we as fans imagined them to be. Over the years, dream match ups pitting stars like Ric Flair versus Hulk Hogan and Demolition versus The Road Warriors initially fell flat for whatever reason when finally presented to wrestling fans. Another example of a dream feud gone wrong took place in the National Wrestling Alliance between The Midnight Express (‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane) versus The Original Midnight Express (‘Lover boy’ Dennis Condrey and ‘Ravishing’ Randy Rose) Continue reading

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Wrestling With Sin: 235

Brian Damage

This is the 235th 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

The FACTory: Churning Out Useless Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia Since Whenever

Brian Damage

It’s back by not so popular demand, Useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia! These little nuggets of truth won’t help you win anything, but perhaps will further your knowledge by expanding your mind. Some of these facts you may already know and there are some you may have no idea were true. Either way, they are all in good fun. So without any further adieu, let’s a learn some stuff. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 217

Brian Damage

This is the 217th 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

Brian Damage

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