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

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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

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

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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

A Marriage Made in Hell: The Road Warriors Tumultuous Tenure in the AWA

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The Road Warriors of Hawk and Animal are widely considered one if not the greatest tag teams in the history of professional wrestling. While beloved by countless fans, the same could not be said by many wrestlers and bookers during their era. Perhaps the team’s most rocky relationship occurred in the one place Hawk and Animal always dreamed being in, the American Wrestling Association (AWA). Today, we take a look back at the Road Warriors stop in that promotion. What went wrong and how did it all end? Continue reading