Wrestling With Sin: 345

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This is the 345th 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.

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FACTS 5th Avenue: Your One Stop Shop For All Your Useless Wrestling Facts And Stat Needs

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Are you in the market for some rather useless pro wrestling facts? How about some gaudy wrestling stats? Can I show you something in the form of wrestling trivia? If you said yes to any or all of the above…then this is the place for you! No need to go shopping elsewhere for wrestling facts and such…I think we have what you need right here. So let’s do a little learning shall we?

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Ultimatums: The Heel Turn of the Ultimate Warrior

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After reading the title, some of you may be asking…’When did the Ultimate Warrior turn heel?’ The truth is, he never did. Sure, Warrior was a heel back in his days wrestling in World Class Championship Wrestling as ‘The Dingo Warrior’….but never played a heel after joining the WWF/WWE. So what’s the deal with the title of this piece? There was an actual plan in place to have The Ultimate Warrior go bad.

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Seeing Double: The Double Turn of Demolition and The Powers of Pain

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In the Summer of 1988, the WWF acquired the services of the Warlord and the Barbarian better known as The Powers of Pain. At the time, it was a huge coup for Vince McMahon who always had his sights set of bringing in the Road Warriors. While the Powers of Pain were not in the same class as Hawk and Animal…they had a very similar look with the mohawks, physiques and face paint. If Vince couldn’t get the Road Warriors…this was surely the next best thing.

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15 Minutes of Shame: Jimmy Garvin Briefly Joins the WWF

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‘Gorgeous’ Jimmy Garvin wrestled for nearly 30 years and competed all over the world for various promotions including World Class, the AWA, NWA and WCW. Garvin is considered by most as the unofficial “official” fourth member of the Fabulous Freebird faction with Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy. Garvin spent the majority of his career as a cocky heel who was accompanied to the ring by a valet whether that be Sunshine or his real life wife Patti aka ‘Precious.’ Continue reading

Trouble in Paradise: Remembering Kofi Kingston’s Mega Push in 2009

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When we look at Kofi Kingston, we see a happy, go lucky superstar who is a founding member of New Day. Throughout the existence of the New Day, Kofi along with Big E and Xavier Woods have delighted fans with their sparkling charisma and success in the tag team ranks. Kofi and the gang have been known to fling a few pancakes into the crowds as well. While New Day is arguably a Hall of Fame worthy faction in WWE and have generated a great deal of success, it wasn’t always meant to be this way. Continue reading