Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Jim Duggan

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Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

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Big Dud: The ‘Big’ John Studd WWF Babyface Run of 1989

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‘Big’ John Studd was literally and figuratively one of the biggest heels the World Wrestling Federation had in the 1980’s. He stood over 6 feet 10 inches tall (although the WWF claimed he was over 7 feet tall) and weighed 365 pounds. Studd challenged the likes of Bob Backlund and then later Hulk Hogan for the WWF world title. Of course, Studd’s biggest rivalry was against the beloved ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ Andre the Giant. The two behemoths battled it out through the 80’s to prove who was the true giant in professional wrestling. Continue reading

Harley and Haku: The Coronation of a New King of Wrestling

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In 1986, many wrestling fans were surprised to see the eight time NWA world heavyweight champion Harley Race jump ship to the World Wrestling Federation. After all, Race was a staple of the National Wrestling Alliance for several years. To see him go to a promotion widely known for its more cartoonish take on professional wrestling seemed out of place. The fact was, Race was nearing the end of his active wrestling career. He saw the WWF as a good pay day with a lot less emphasis on a stiff working style. Continue reading

FACTSimile: More of the Wrestling Facts You Want and Less of the Wrestling Facts You Don’t….

Welcome back one and all to another wonderful edition of useless wrestling facts! We here on the blog strive to give you more facts than ever before. Regardless if you need them or not. You may know some of the facts or even all of them. Either way they are just for fun and to perhaps enlighten a few that may not know these gems. So without any further adieu….Let’s Learn! Continue reading