In All FACTuality: All The Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia You Love to Hate

As the seasons change, there is one constant that never does….FACTS. Here we go with yet another round of pro wrestling facts, stats and trivia to exercise your mind, body and soul. Well sort of. Some you may already know, while others maybe not so much. Either way, they are all just in good fun. So let’s go out there and learn a little….or not. Continue reading

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Wrestling With Sin: 245

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This is the 245th 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

2001: The Dark Era of Professional Wrestling

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Professional wrestling is a very cyclical business. There are years when the industry is red hot and everybody wants to be associated with it and then there are years where it is ice cold and nobody would touch it. One year in particular stands out as perhaps one of the very worst in the history of pro wrestling. At least on the business side of things. Today, we take a look back at the year that was 2001. Continue reading

A Fractured Fairy Tale: WCW’s Oz

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1991 was a very weird year for the company known as World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The company, now owned by billionaire Ted Turner, was feverishly trying to compete with its main rival the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). To do that, Turner hired an executive named Jim Herd to run the day to day operations of the promotion. ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes was the head booker in charge of creating the matches and storylines. Together, Herd and Rhodes created what was thought to be a winning gimmick that would put the company over the top. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 242

Brian Damage

This is the 242nd 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

I KENTA Believe What I Just Saw! New Japan’s Version of Bash At The Beach ’96

 

After several rather disappointing, injury plagued years in both NXT and WWE, KENTA formerly known as Hideo Itami…emerged in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He was introduced to New Japan fans by his best friend Katsuyori Shibata in June of this year. Despite being put over by the much beloved Shibata, KENTA was exactly the most well received new star in NJPW. According to announcer Kevin Kelly, KENTA was seen as an outsider from all his years of success carrying the Pro Wrestling Noah banner…a sort of rival to New Japan.

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