Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Divas Of Doom

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. Continue reading

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Wrestling With Sin: 188

Brian Damage

This is the 188th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media. Continue reading

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

Sunday Sermon: Smackdown Gets Smacked Down By NBC

Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow and Benjamin Trecroci

This past week, it was revealed that NBC wants to renew their television deal with Monday Night Raw and are willing to pay three times what it is worth. The catch is, however, NBC wants to get rid of Smackdown Live. If WWE agrees to renew RAW with NBC Universal, that means that WWE can start shopping Smackdown on other networks. Is this a good or bad thing for the WWE? Will a network or cable outlet be willing to buy television rights to Smackdown and not Raw? If yes, would Smackdown remain a live show or go back to being taped? All this and more in this week’s Sunday Sermon. Continue reading

WWE Backlash 2018 Preview and Predictions

Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Earl Marx

Tonight WWE hosts Backlash 2018, headlined by a rematch from Wrestlemania as AJ Styles defends his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, only this time it will be fought under no disqualification rules. Today, the team discuss that match and the rest of the card in the traditional preview and predictions post on the day of a PPV. Continue reading