Grappling With Tragedy: Hercules Cortez

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Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way. Continue reading

OMEGA: The Alpha Independent Promotion of the 1990’s

Brian Damage

The 1990’s were an era where pro wrestling was red hot. With promotions like WWF, WCW and ECW selling out venues and television ratings skyrocketing, no doubt that the business was on fire. In the shadows of all these flourishing wrestling companies was a small, independent promotion based in North Carolina. While not as well known during that time period, it was revolutionary and became a breeding ground for many future stars. The promotion in question, was known as OMEGA. Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Bill DeMott?

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He wrestled all over the world in places like Europe, Japan and Puerto Rico. After a failed tryout with the then WWF….he was signed to a WCW contract. When WCW was sold to WWE….he had a brief career there, but was more known as becoming the company’s head trainer for developmental talents. He was released from the company under controversial circumstances. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Bill DeMott? Continue reading