Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

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’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading

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The Legion of Gloom: The WWF’s Tinkering of Monsters to Mannequins

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Brian Damage

When you talk about the greatest tag teams of all time…you’d be hard pressed not to mention the Road Warriors in that discussion. Hawk and Animal dominated the tag team ranks consistently wherever they traveled to. They won several regional titles, a Crockett Cup as well as the only team to win the AWA, WCW and WWF tag team belts in pro wrestling history.
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Almost Famous: The Ring Names That Could Have Been

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Professional wrestling is a creative business, and ring names are no exception. A good wrestling name has to come from somewhere, and it’s this magical place we shall visit today as we discover the names that were almost handed to some of wrestling’s biggest stars. It’s safe to say that the landscape of professional wrestling might be slightly different today had the following names made it past the drawing board… Continue reading

Rejected! Gimmicks and Storylines That Never Happened (WWE Version)

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Brian Damage

Dave Bautista was recently a guest of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast and on it, he revealed some startling revelations about his gimmick. According to Bautista, before he debuted as Deacon Batista in 2002, WWE creative proposed a storyline where Batista would be a child conceived out of rape. He was going to be a very angry, hateful character because he didn’t know his father and his mother was a victim of rape. The gimmick was eventually scrapped before he debuted. Continue reading