A Moment In Time: The One Man Gang Transforms into Akeem

Brian Damage

In this latest ‘A Moment In Time‘ we look at when the WWF took a monster who had been tearing it up on the territories prior to joining the company and, turning him, well, into a dancing ‘African Dream’. Yeah, we know… Continue reading

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A Wrestling With Sin Mystery: The Disappearance of ‘The Singing Wrestler’ Frankie Townsend

Brian Damage

Today on the blog we have a special standalone piece associated with our hugely popular ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. Today we take a look at Frankie Townsend and a mysterious boating incident that cut his life short, aged just 32, in 1965. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 185

Brian Damage

This is the 185th 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

Well That Didn’t Work: NWA Invades WWF

Bombastic Bob Holly and Bodacious Bart Gunn, the New Midnight Express, sort of summed up the whole angle (image courtesy of wfigs.proboards.com)

Craig Wilson

One of the most used gimmicks in wrestling is an invasion angle. We’ve been treated to some that were spectacularly successful such as the nWo in WCW.  On the flipside, others have been less successful: the WCW/ECW invasion of WWE in the early 00s, anyone? One invasion angle is rarely discussed and that’s Jim Cornette’s NWA invading the WWF in late 1997/early 1998 and that will be the focus of this ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ piece. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Jimmy Hart Takes Control of WCW Saturday Night

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. Continue reading