The McMahon Effect: What is it and Why it is Here to Stay

Brian Damage

It use to be that when a promoter designates a certain wrestler to be “the man” for his/her wrestling promotion…the fans would follow along. Whether it was somebody like Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, The Von Erich boys, Bruno Sammartino etc…if they were the hand picked “chosen one”…fans would get in line and cheer for them. This was the case for so many years in professional wrestling. Continue reading

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Striving to Survive: The History of a WWE Thanksgiving Tradition Part 2

Craig Wilson

Following on from part one of Craig’s history of the Survivor Series, which you can read here, he picks up today from 2002 onwards – WWF is no more and it’s WWE Survivor Series. He takes us from the 2002 event all the way through to the 2018 instalment. Continue reading

Remembering the Short lived WWF Run of Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon

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Brian Damage

Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon aka ‘The Can Am Express’ were a red hot international tag team for several years before getting the call to the WWF. They were legends in Japan, winning All Japan’s tag team titles 5 times. They had one of the greatest tag team matches you will ever see when they wrestled Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi in 1992. Today, Brian takes a look at the duo’s stint in WWE, and why it was cut short. Continue reading