Remembering WCW’s Last Big Idea….The Magnificent Seven

Throughout the years that World Championship Wrestling had been in business, there had been many storylines revolving around powerful factions. We can start with the Four Horsemen and work our way down to the likes of the Dangerous Alliance, The Dungeon of Doom, the New World Order, the Natural Born Thrillers and the New Blood. All had varying amounts of success and failures. It seems that most of the history of WCW involved an evil group of wrestlers wanting to take control of the company. Continue reading

How the West Was Lost: The NWA Western States Heritage Title

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Some championship titles stand the test of time, while others simply fade away. This piece focuses on a title that faded away years ago….but the memories remain. Today on the blog, we look at the creation and the downfall of the National Wrestling Alliance’s Western States Heritage championship. Why was it created? Who held it? Why did it disappear? Continue reading

Welcome to the Freak Show: Remembering The Oddities in the WWF

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“Everyone come see the greatest show, Invite everybody that you know…” – Insane Clown Posse

Today on the blog, we look at the faction known as ‘The Oddities’ in the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1990’s. How did they come together? Whose idea was it? What was the original idea for the group? Ladies and gentlemen, let’s all gather around and read about the freak show that came to town… Continue reading

The Geeks Come Out At Night: Remembering the WCW All Nighter Specials

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After Ted Turner purchased Jim Crockett’s promotion and rechristened it World Championship Wrestling, the company looked for new and different ways to garner interest into the promotion. One of those ideas was to air a bunch of old matches from both the NWA and WCW late at night. Add a few hosts like Tony Schiavone, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan and ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund and you’ve got a show. It was an insomniac wrestling fan’s ultimate dream. The show was called ‘WCW All Nighter.’ Continue reading

Farewell to a Super Hero: The Origins of The Blue Blazer

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May 23rd, 1999 is to this day, one of the darkest days in not only WWE history, but in the entire business of professional wrestling. At WWE’s pay per view chillingly titled ‘Over the Edge,’ ‘The Blue Blazer’ Owen Hart plunged seventy eight feet from the top of the rafters at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. It was supposed to be a grand entrance for The Blue Blazer character as he was to descend down from the rafters using a safety harness. Instead, the harness gave way and Owen tragically died at the young age of 34. Continue reading