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

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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

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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