Wrestling With Sin: 350

Brian Damage

This is the 350th 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.

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The Ring The Damn Bell Olympics: The Best Wrestlers

B. Dangerous, Brian Damage and Lowlife Louie Ramos

With the Summer Olympics now in full swing over in Tokyo, Japan…I thought we would try something a bit different the next couple of weeks.  In place of the usual top Five we do…we will replace it temporarily with the Ring the Damn Bell Olympics. Basically, we will give a subject and the crew must choose our top three (Gold, Silver and Bronze with Gold being the best, silver second best and Bronze the third best) and why we chose each. For instance, This week’s contest is what country produces the best wrestlers? In the history of pro wrestling, which top three countries produced the very best wrestlers overall?

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The Question Is Muta: The Rejected Plan to Turn The Great Muta Babyface

Brian Damage

When you hear the name of ‘The Great Muta,’ many fans will recall how he took a large portion of the wrestling world by storm here in the United States in the late 1980’s. Not many wrestlers could do the things Muta was able to do in the ring. From his speed, quickness and agility…to his unique look with face paint…Keiji ‘The Great Muta’ Mutoh quickly became a bonafide star for the NWA/WCW in 1989. So much so, some within the promotion wanted to make Muta the face of the company. It never happened…

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FACTS 5th Avenue: Your One Stop Shop For All Your Useless Wrestling Facts And Stat Needs

Brian Damage

Are you in the market for some rather useless pro wrestling facts? How about some gaudy wrestling stats? Can I show you something in the form of wrestling trivia? If you said yes to any or all of the above…then this is the place for you! No need to go shopping elsewhere for wrestling facts and such…I think we have what you need right here. So let’s do a little learning shall we?

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Grappling With Tragedy: Mitsuharu Misawa

Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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The Dark Side of The Rising Sun: Chyna Takes Japan

Brian Damage

It has been called both an historic time in New Japan Pro Wrestling history and one of the darkest times in New Japan history. In the fall of 2002, former WWE superstar Chyna traveled overseas to the Land of the Rising Sun to compete for the promotion. Today on the blog, we look at the time that Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer wrestled for New Japan and the fall out from it.

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Wrestling With Sin: 312

Brian Damage

This is the 312th 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