International Intrigue: The Story of the International Wrestling Association

You take a very wealthy investor with strong connections to the legitimate sports world and have him start a wrestling promotion. Have that wealthy investor offer guaranteed contracts to wrestlers regardless of how good or bad a show does at the gate. Offer to fully pay those wrestlers all of their food and lodging expenses. Now take that promotion and expand it nationally to compete with the status quo. Does any of this sound familiar? Continue reading

Top Five Most Memorable Moments From Wrestlers on Television Shows

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Brian Damage, Tom Casola, Lowlife Louie Ramos and Amerigo Diehl

Originally, I was just going to keep this solely for pro wrestlers who made appearances on television shows like sitcoms and dramas. The thing is, there have been so many memorable appearances by wrestlers on other forms of TV like talk shows, game shows etc…I have decided to expand it a bit. I’ll leave it up to each contributor to decide what particular TV shows helped a wrestler stand out. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Global Force Wrestling

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 the rise, the fall and then the rise and yet another fall for Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling (GFW). Continue reading

The Greatest Wrestling Angle Time Forgot

Heel turns are a normal part of the business of professional wrestling. Think back to some of the greatest heel turns of all time. Which ones stand out to you? Was it Hulk Hogan joining the New World Order? Rocky Maivia joining the Nation of Domination? Barry Windham joining the Four Horsemen? All solid heel turns indeed, but what about one that took place in the WWWF back in 1980 and that’s today’s topic. Continue reading

Wrestling with Sin: 125

Brian Damage

This is the 125th 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