The ‘If Factor’ are a series of articles that takes a look at real scenarios in pro wrestling that at one point or another were suggested, planned, considered…but did not get the green light to continue. What would the landscape of professional wrestling look like if these ideas came to fruition?
There are many moments in professional wrestling where a particular match or moment changes a mid card wrestler into a bonafide star. Today’s Top Five looks at moments and/or matches that completely changed a wrestler’s status in a promotion for the better.
This is the 418th 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.
There have been many within the history of pro wrestling that have been either very innovative and or influential. Names like Eddie Gilbert, Jake Roberts, the Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes are just a few names that have changed the business in a positive way. Even rarer are wrestlers that are both innovative and influential. One team that checks both boxes is the tag team called The S.A.T also known as The Maximo Brothers which consist of Jose, Joel and Will Maximo. Most may not know who they are and what they have contributed to the wrestling business, but rest assured, they have helped pave the way to the style of wrestling we see today.
Great tag teams come in all different shapes and sizes. Today on the blog, we take a look at the top five best “Big Men” tag teams in pro wrestling. Two individuals that combined were extra large either by height and weight. For argument purposes, the Road Warriors have been excluded from this list. Who are your personal top five larger than life tag teams?
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 46th entry of 2022. Today Brian weighs in on where the Usos rank as far as great WWE tag teams go and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
There have been numerous times when established tag teams split up…not due to booking or creative plans…but for unforeseen incidents like sickness, injury or even death. Today, we look at the top five tag teams that were formed out of real life necessity.
We all remember how Scott Steiner turned heel on his brother Rick at SuperBrawl VIII in 1998 and joined the New World Order. As shocking as that turn was, it was even more shocking seeing Steiner transform himself into the future ‘Big Poppa Pump’ by dying his hair and beard blonde. While Scott’s heel turn was surprising and ultimately very successful, it wasn’t the first time he had turned to the dark side in WCW.
Years before Bradshaw and Ron Simmons opened up the Acolyte Protection Agency in the WWF, there was the Hardline Collection Agency or Hardliners for short in WCW. They consisted of the “Dirty Dicks” of Dick Murdoch and Dick Slater. The gimmick was very similar to the APA’s in that they went out and hurt people for a price. The only difference was, that the APA lasted a whole lot longer than the Hardliners ever did.