During the Monday Night War between the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling, there were quite a few wrestlers who jumped from one promotion to another. Money and guaranteed contracts were given out like candy. It was certainly a ‘wrestler’s market’ where they could dictate where they wanted to be and pretty much for how much. While we all know of wrestlers like Hall and Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Rick Rude and Brian Pillman all jumping from one place to another…one that isn’t talked about much is the WWF defection of ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig to WCW. It involved backstabbing, deception, legal threats and a lot of personal bitterness.
It’s time to once again dig in to more useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia. Some of these facts may be common knowledge to some and may be completely new and unheard of to others. In either case, they are all meant to entertain and maybe learn a little something about nothing. So here are pro wrestling facts for all of us to chew on for a bit.
He was Humongous, Vicious, Justice and a psycho. A former WWF and WCW world champion. And of course…the master and the ruler of the world. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Sycho’ Sid Vicious?
At Survivor Series 1994, Jerry ‘the King’ Lawler challenged Doink the Clown to a traditional Survivor Series match. It would be the ‘Royal Family’ captained by Lawler with his partners “midget” wrestlers Cheesy, Queasy and Sleazy versus ‘Clowns R Us’ Captained by Doink teaming with Dink, Pink and our guest today…the yellow haired Wink. We talk with the wrestler who portrayed Wink aka Roger Calvert and find out how he got the gig in the WWF, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon and what he’s up to today.
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.
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?
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.
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.
‘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 →