Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

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’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading

Yesterday And Today: A Look At Some of the NWA/WCW’s Past

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Brian Damage

Every fan has their own idea of when the “Golden Age” of professional wrestling was and or is. Some say the 70’s…others say the Rock N Wrestling era…some may even say the Monday Night Wars era. For me personally, it was the late 80’s when you could see the WWF one day…the NWA/WCW another day and turn to see the AWA or WCCW on ESPN. There was such a variety and it hardly disappointed me.
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Diamonds Are Forever….But Sometimes You Get A Lump Of Coal

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“Diamonds are Forever, and so are the Four Horsemen”

Brian Damage

When the elite faction known as the 4 Horsemen formed in 1986…nobody could fathom just how influential the group would be. When you think about the truly great Horsemen, we immediately think of the names Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn and Ole Anderson and Barry Windham. Along with James J. Dillon as their manager…the Four Horsemen dominated the competition in the National Wrestling Alliance. Continue reading