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.
Promos are an integral part of professional wrestling. They can help sell fans on a particular match or feud. Great promos can engage fans and make them feel what the wrestler delivering a promo is feeling at that moment. Most promos are forgotten over the course of time, and then there are those ones that fans never forget. It may not be the best, but unforgettable none the less…
During the famous ‘Monday Night War’ between rival wrestling companies WCW and the WWF, it was very common to see wrestlers and personalities from one organization, suddenly appear on the other. It was a “war” after all, so all bets were off. Millions upon millions of dollars were at stake, as well as wrestling/sports entertainment supremacy. So when Rena Mero aka Sable in the WWF, showed up ringside on WCW Monday Nitro…it was another shot fired in the ongoing battle between companies.
‘Hey Yo!’ The wrestling world recently lost a truly huge personality with the death of Scott Hall. He had gone by many different names and gimmicks over his 26 year hall of fame career, but Scott Hall will forever be known as ‘The Bad Guy.’ Hall’s career has had its fair share of ups and downs, but make no mistake about it…he left an indelible mark on the business.
This is the 346th 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.
Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damage, B. Dangerous and Amerigo Diehl
This week we look at top five shocking moments in pro wrestling. Whether it was a surprising debut, heel/face turn, winning a title that you thought would never happen or retirement outta nowhere. We pick our personal top five moments that truly shocked us.
Sometimes in professional wrestling, a wrestler needs to get “freshened up” and receive a new look or be completely overhauled to take the next big step in their career. Being repackaged under a new gimmick can really help elevate a performer, but it can also backfire and fail miserably. It all depends on the gimmick, how they are presented and how much support they receive from the bookers and other talent. In the case of Alex Wright, he got his repackaging and given the ball to run with. The only thing was, nobody wanted to play ball with him.
Good day everyone! It’s time for another round of useless wrestling facts and stats. Some are obvious and well known, while others not so much. In either case, they are all meant to educate and just be fun. So kick back, relax and learn a little something…..or nothing.