Wrestling With Sin: 240

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This is the 240th 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. Continue reading

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The WWF KroniKles: The WWF’s 2 Week Experiment with KroniK

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Vince McMahon and the WWF/WWE have a well known history of bringing in wrestlers that perhaps they shouldn’t have. Sometimes it’s a wrestler they are giving a second chance to, sometimes it’s a wrestler with a bad reputation and other times it’s simply wrestler with name value. Some pan out and some do not. Nobody can really say that Vince won’t try things for the betterment of his business. A perfect case in point, is the WWF’s signing of the tag team known as ‘Kronik.’ Continue reading

The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of…Yet. Volume 4

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Professional wrestling has been filled with second, third and even fourth generation wrestlers. Some have made it bigger than their family members, while others have flopped badly. We have already covered three installments of this in past with Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3. Some made it, while others faltered. These up and coming generational wrestlers are for the most part lesser known than say the more established ones like Natalya Neidhart, Harry Smith and Curtis Axel. Who will rise and who will fall in the latest list of pro wrestlers with a legacy to uphold? Continue reading

The Dream Match Turned Into a Nightmare: The Battle of the Midnight Express

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Dream matches in pro wrestling rarely turn out to be the “dream” we as fans imagined them to be. Over the years, dream match ups pitting stars like Ric Flair versus Hulk Hogan and Demolition versus The Road Warriors initially fell flat for whatever reason when finally presented to wrestling fans. Another example of a dream feud gone wrong took place in the National Wrestling Alliance between The Midnight Express (‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane) versus The Original Midnight Express (‘Lover boy’ Dennis Condrey and ‘Ravishing’ Randy Rose) Continue reading

Answering The 10 Count: Paul Diamond

We recently had the honor and privilege to chat with a former co holder of the AWA world tag team championship and former WWF, ECW and WCW star Paul Diamond. Diamond talks about his early days in pro wrestling, how he got his wrestling name, his time in the AWA, ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page, his venture into the WWF and how he got his gimmicks. He also talks about the affair that got him let go from the WWF and working with Shawn Michaels and his wrestling school. Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Cryme Tyme?

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One was a finalist on WWE’s reality show Tough Enough. The other was a non WWE contracted wrestler who was just trying to break into the business. Together, they formed a tag team while both competing for WWE’s developmental organization Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) They would work their way up to the main roster. Today on the blog we ask, ‘Whatever Happened to‘ Cryme Tyme? Continue reading