A Bad Dream: The Failure of the “New” Dream Team in the WWF

Brian Damage

The word “NEW” usually is meant to be a good thing. A new car, a new home a new girlfriend/boyfriend etc…it is something that is most likely improved from the older version. In some cases, however, new isn’t always improved. New is just something different than the older version with no real improvements to it. This was the case with The new Dream Team of the World Wrestling Federation. It was certainly new and different….just not better than the original. Continue reading

Riding Off Into The Sunset: The Final Days of The Midnight Express

Brian Damage

One of the greatest tag teams in the history of the wrestling business was the Midnight Express. It didn’t matter if it was the tandem of ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton and ‘Lover boy’ Dennis Condrey or the combination of Eaton and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane….The Midnight Express were an extremely successful team. Not only could the team work a great scientific match, they could brawl and adapt to any type of match they were thrust into. Add to that, having one of the greatest talkers managing them in Jim Cornette…you had a tag team that was both hated and beloved. Continue reading

Remembering the Pat O’Connor International Memorial Tag Team Tournament

Brian Damage

WCW Starrcade 1990 pay per view was remembered for a couple of things. First, it was the final event that was co produced under the National Wrestling Alliance. Secondly, it was the ending of the infamous Sting versus The Black Scorpion feud. Last but certainly not least, it was the event that held the first and only Pat O’Connor International Memorial Tag Team Tournament. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The WWF Debut of The Arabian Butchers

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’. The latest piece focuses on debut and re debut of The Squat Team or the Arabian Butchers.
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The Five Count: Overrated Tag Teams

Tom Casola

Tom: Nothing is more disappointing when a federation has a great single wrestler and teams them up with another great single wrestler, and instead of getting that “explosion of greatness” you are left pondering “why”. That is my feelings towards these teams. For the most part, each individual are standouts and had successful single careers. However when put in a tag-team, they become lack luster. Continue reading

No Brainer: Arn Anderson And Tully Blanchard Quit the NWA to Join the WWF

Brian Damage

Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson were two of the cornerstones of the infamous Four Horsemen faction that dominated the National Wrestling Alliance throughout the 1980’s. When Arn and Tully abruptly quit the NWA and joined the WWF in 1988, it was huge news at the time. This is the story of how it all happened and why a little over a year later…the tag team was no more. Continue reading