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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Top Five Underrated Tag Teams

Padraic Toolan, Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damage and Tom Casola

We all know about the greatest tag teams of all time like the Road Warriors, Rock N Roll Express and The Dudley Boyz. What about teams that were very good, but not mentioned as much as those? Tag teams that may have had success, but aren’t mentioned in the same breath as those previously mentioned. Today’s Top Five looks at some of the most underrated tag teams in pro wrestling. Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Billy and Chuck: The WWE Storyline That Can Never Be Done Again

Brian Damage

The WWE has been known to push the envelope from time to time with some of their gimmicks and storylines. While some have been crude and at times downright offensive, Vince McMahon was never fearful of taking chances. Heck, as the old saying goes, bad publicity is just as good as good publicity….or something like that. There was one particular gimmick and storyline that started in 2001 and became the talk of the wrestling world and beyond. This is the story of Billy and Chuck. Continue reading