How WWE and TNA’s Trash Became New Japan’s Treasure

Brian Damage

Being released by a promotion can sometimes be the end for a wrestler. For others, they turn it around. Today we take a look at a series of performers discarded by WWE and TNA but who managed to make a name for themselves in Japan. Continue reading


Wrestling with Sin: 130

Brian Damage

This is the 130th 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

On the Brink of Redoing History: The Story of the WWE’s First Ever Female Referee

Brian Damage

The role of women in the WWE has changed dramatically over the last few years, thanks in no small part to the women’s revolution led by the likes of Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch. It’s also now not that far away from having a female referee. However, instead of breaking a glass ceiling, it is, in fact, a retread. Today we look at the first female referee in the WWE. Continue reading

What Could Have Been: Wrestlers Who Were Almost Added to Certain Factions but Weren’t

Brian Damage

Factions in professional wrestling have been around for years and years. Fans have their favorites and not so favorite groups. The key to a certain faction’s success is getting the right wrestlers to be added to the group. Wrestlers who gel together can make a faction look unbeatable. When faction’s just add wrestlers without giving any thought to their purpose, it can spell disaster. This piece focuses in on factions who almost had members added but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Continue reading

Book or Cook: The Booking of American Alpha

Craig Wilson, Brian Damage,
Earl Marx and Benjamin Trecroci

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook American Alpha. Continue reading