Remembering The WWE’s Two Man Power Trip

Brian Damage

On April 1st, 2001 at Wrestlemania X-Seven, Stone Cold Steve Austin shocked the wrestling world when he turned heel during his match with the Rock. After the match, we saw the unthinkable, when once bitter rivals in Austin and Mr. McMahon shake hands to close out the show. It was suppose to be a shocking, earth shattering heel turn. One that would top any and all great heel turns. If Hulk Hogan turning heel and forming the New World Order skyrocketed World Championship Wrestling to new and greater heights that the company has never seen…imagine what a Stone Cold heel turn could do? Continue reading

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Remembering The Very First WCW Monday Nitro and some of its Backstage Stories

Brian Damage

We are all aware that WCW’s Monday Nitro telecast helped shape the way we currently view professional wrestling on television. It was a show that almost pushed the rival WWF on the brink and sparked the infamous Monday Night Wars. The show itself wasn’t years in the making, but a split second decision by WCW owner Ted Turner over an idea by Eric Bischoff. The birth, the planning and the stories of that first Monday Nitro are all interesting, to say the least, and is the focus of today’s piece. Continue reading

Remembering the WWF’s Blue Steel Cage from the 1980’s

Brian Damage

When you think of steel cage matches in pro wrestling, you think of the violent, bloody and barbaric nature of them. You may immediately think of the mesh fence type structures that have been synonymous with cage matches. Whether it was Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka leaping off the top of the cage at Madison Square Garden or the violent confrontation between Harley Race and Ric Flair at Starrcade. That’s what many fans old school and new school see and remember. Continue reading