Top Five Underrated Tag Teams

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Padraic Toolan, Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damage and Tom Casola

We all know about the greatest tag teams of all time like the Road Warriors, Rock N Roll Express and The Dudley Boyz. What about teams that were very good, but not mentioned as much as those? Tag teams that may have had success, but aren’t mentioned in the same breath as those previously mentioned. Today’s Top Five looks at some of the most underrated tag teams in pro wrestling. Continue reading

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International Intrigue: The Story of the International Wrestling Association

You take a very wealthy investor with strong connections to the legitimate sports world and have him start a wrestling promotion. Have that wealthy investor offer guaranteed contracts to wrestlers regardless of how good or bad a show does at the gate. Offer to fully pay those wrestlers all of their food and lodging expenses. Now take that promotion and expand it nationally to compete with the status quo. Does any of this sound familiar? Continue reading

The Geeks Come Out At Night: Remembering the WCW All Nighter Specials

Brian Damage

After Ted Turner purchased Jim Crockett’s promotion and rechristened it World Championship Wrestling, the company looked for new and different ways to garner interest into the promotion. One of those ideas was to air a bunch of old matches from both the NWA and WCW late at night. Add a few hosts like Tony Schiavone, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan and ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund and you’ve got a show. It was an insomniac wrestling fan’s ultimate dream. The show was called ‘WCW All Nighter.’ Continue reading

Curb Your Dog: The Brief WWF Tenure of Buzz Sawyer

Brian Damage

We have all heard stories about the wrestler that was known as ‘Mad Dog’ Buzz Sawyer. He was a drug addict, a con man, unstable, unreliable etc, etc. Buzz was also a tremendous talent inside the ring and on the microphone when he wanted to be. The wild, party life that Sawyer lived daily finally caught up to him on February 7th, 1992…when he was found dead from a drug overdose. Continue reading

Hands On Loan: The Story of the Ronnie Garvin Heel Turn

On July 10th, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland at the National Wrestling Alliance’s ‘Great American Bash’ pay per view…Dusty Rhodes challenged Barry Windham for the United States title. Dusty had the upper hand most of the match. When senior referee Tommy Young was knocked out during the course of the match, Rhodes had Windham pinned for several seconds. Rhodes got up from his pin attempt to see where the referee was. Continue reading