Top Five Promotions Not Named WWF/WWE

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Tom Casola and Brian Damage

Other than the WWWF/WWF/WWE, what were your top five favorite promotions or territories back in the day? We are not speaking of the current day promotions like AEW. Continue reading

How the West Was Lost: The NWA Western States Heritage Title

Brian Damage

Some championship titles stand the test of time, while others simply fade away. This piece focuses on a title that faded away years ago….but the memories remain. Today on the blog, we look at the creation and the downfall of the National Wrestling Alliance’s Western States Heritage championship. Why was it created? Who held it? Why did it disappear? Continue reading

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

Wrestling With Sin: 215

Brian Damage

This is the 215th 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