Remembering The WWF’s Funkin’ Dojo

Brian Damage

Most wrestling fans are well aware of WWE’s Performance Center which was founded in Central Florida in 2013. It’s a modern, high tech facility that trains the next generation of “WWE superstars” of tomorrow. While the Performance Center is the place every newly signed WWE wrestler goes to learn the WWE way of performing….it wasn’t the first place that the McMahon family conjured up. Long before the Performance Center broke ground, there was the WWF Funkin’ Dojo. Continue reading

The Clown Prince: The Rise and Fall of Doink the Clown

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of the WWF/WWE, there have been a plethora of goofy, cartoonish gimmicks and characters that flooded our airwaves. There has been a plumber, a garbage man, an IRS agent, a Repo man, a hockey goon and countless others that had jobs other than pro wrestlers. You could say that the WWF at times was like a three ring circus. So if that was the case, why not add a clown to the mix. The things was, this wasn’t any ordinary clown….this was Doink and he was one of the WWF’s greatest creations. Continue reading

A Moment in Time: Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Declares War on ECW

The year was 1997, and the WWF were in the middle of a ratings war with WCW. In the cross fires of this war, was a small, but resilient promotion called Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Many of ECW’s talent and ideas were being plucked bu both the larger, more prominent promotions. Despite ECW’s lack of money and exposure, hardcore wrestling fans knew all about it.

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Wrestling With Sin: 241

Brian Damage

This is the 241st 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

Wrestling With Sin: 204

Brian Damage

This is the 204th 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