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.
‘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 →
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 →
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 4th of 2020. Today Brian discusses the importance of this year’s Royal Rumble event for WWE moving forward and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.Continue reading →
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 →
Here we are back by popular demand, well maybe not so much, with useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia. Some of these are probably well known, while others…not so much. All in all, they are just an assortment of factual titbits that are for fun. Nothing more, nothing less. So without any further adieu, let’s learn!Continue reading →
She once went on a reality show to lose weight to get a chance to become a professional wrestler. She also appeared on WWE’s Tough Enough and trained in Japan. She quickly became one of the most feared female wrestlers in the world. Today on the blog, we ask ‘Whatever Happened To‘ Kia Stevens?Continue reading →
It was a title that lasted with the WWF for less than six years and just four teams held the gold but it is a history mired in innuendo and controversy. Today we take a look at the short-lived run of the WWF Women’s Tag Team titles.Continue reading →