The Push Into Nowhere: Virgil’s Million Dollar Victory

Brian Damage

For years, Virgil aka Mike Jones was used as a personal bodyguard to top WWF heel ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted Dibiase. Virgil was supposedly used as an ‘inside joke’ by Vince McMahon to take a few jabs at the NWA/WCW head booker Dusty Rhodes whose real name was Virgil Runnels. Bruce Prichard has since denied those rumors…although those rumors remain. In any case, Virgil was always in the corner of Dibiase…often helping the Million Dollar Man win matches via his interference. In late 1990 and early 1991…the WWF was slowly turning Virgil against his employer.

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Wrestling With Sin: 390

Brian Damage

This is the 390th 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.

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Top Five Worst Wrestling Storyline Payoffs

Brian Damage

A really good storyline or angle can grip fans to continue to tune in to a wrestling program each and every week. The end result of a storyline/angle is the “payoff” which ties loose ends and usually results in a big reveal or explanation to why things started in the first place. This week’s top five centers on payoffs that really didn’t do its job and pay off.

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Harlem’s Heat: The Infamous Booker T Promo

Brian Damage

Promos are an integral part of professional wrestling. They can help sell fans on a particular match or feud. Great promos can engage fans and make them feel what the wrestler delivering a promo is feeling at that moment. Most promos are forgotten over the course of time, and then there are those ones that fans never forget. It may not be the best, but unforgettable none the less…

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Wrestling With Sin: 389

Brian Damage

This is the 389th 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.

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Grappling With Tragedy: Pasión Kristal

Brian Damage

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.

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