This is the 418th 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.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 49th entry of 2022. Today Brian crunches the numbers of pro wrestling on TV and wonders if the business has once again plateaued and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
There are a few wrestlers in the world of pro wrestling, that have the innate talent of being able to constantly evolve and reinvent themselves. While guys like Chris Jericho are well known for constantly evolving and staying relevant…Matt Hardy must also be put in that conversation. One of Hardy’s very first gimmick changes may arguably be one of his finest. Today on the blog, we look at the character known as ‘Matt Hardy: Version 1.’
For years, WWE has signed countless independent wrestlers to developmental contracts. Some thrived in developmental and then became stars on the main roster, while others faded into obscurity. The story of Scott ‘Colt Cabana’ Colton’s WWE journey was really neither of those examples. While he never had the WWE career he envisioned, Cabana certainly did not just fade away.
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’.
Imagine being an up and coming wrestler getting a big break in WWE. Just being a part of the largest promotion in the world and dealing with the bright spotlight should be pressure enough. Now add the company’s CEO Vince McMahon to that mix and him wanting to put you over as a future main event superstar. You would think having Mr. McMahon giving his seal of approval publicly is a good thing for one’s career. Historically, however, that hasn’t been the case at all.
The latest subject of ‘Whatever Happened to’ might get you scratching your heads a bit. She didn’t last all that very long in WWE as a backstage interviewer. Less than three months to be exact. Her story is a bit of an interesting one. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Anastacia Rose?