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

And That’s A Fact Jack! Pro Wrestling Facts, Stats So On and So Forth…

Brian Damage

Professional wrestling is filled with odd facts and stats. Some you may know, while others you may have forgotten about or just plain never heard of. That is what this piece is all about. So here we go, with even more facts, stats and potential trivia questions. Let’s learn 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

Whatever Happened to Muhammed Hassan?

Brian Damage

He was called up to the main roster and given a monster push right out of the gates. It was reported that he was scheduled to win the WWE world title from Batista at Summerslam 2005. If it had happened, Muhammed Hassan would’ve become the youngest world champion at just 23 years old. Then, a controversial angle led to Hassan being pulled off TV and ultimately released from the company. Today, we ask ‘Whatever Happened to’ Muhammed Hassan? Continue reading

The End of An (Attitude) Era

Brian Damage

The Attitude Era was considered by some as the single greatest era in WWF/E history. The television ratings were astronomical, buy rates were skyrocketing and the content, well, it wasn’t exactly for the faint of heart. The language was foul, the lines between heels and babyfaces were completely blurred and the nudity was in your face. We all know when the Attitude Era was ushered in, as covered by my colleague Craig, but when did it all end? Continue reading