Wrestling With A Grin The Brighter Side Of The Squared Circle Part VIII

Brian Damage

Make no mistake about it, pro wrestling does have a dark side to it. There are hundreds upon hundreds of stories about the dark and sometimes sinister side as chronicled in my ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. This piece is a direct opposite of that. With every bad story I have shared…there are also positive stories. Stories of wrestlers making it above and beyond the ring. Positive stories to inspire. Pro wrestlers aren’t all drug addicts, scam artists and carny sideshows. They all don’t die at an early age, or are broke and need to wrestle till they die. They don’t necessarily have to get into acting like The Rock or Batista. They don’t have to necessarily switch over to MMA like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk. Some of these stories are just about hard work, dreaming big and doing whatever it takes to succeed. We’ve already covered some stories as chronicled in part 1part 2 , part 3   part 4  part 5 , part 6 and part 7. With that said, let’s look at some positives…

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On Newsstands Now: Wrestling Magazines and the Portal to A Whole New World

Brian Damage

Being a young wrestling fan nowadays, seems to offer them every imaginable aspect of the wrestling business like never before. From the “dirt sheets” to websites, to streaming services and everything in between…a fan can access anything and everything. Growing up in the 1980’s, it was a much different era. The internet was in its infancy and cable TV was a luxury that most couldn’t afford. To be a wrestling fan back then, meant you usually watched just one promotion and really weren’t familiar with much else. It was the wrestling magazines that invited the reader into a whole other world outside of their one territory.

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Remembering WWE 24/7 On Demand: The WWE Network Before the WWE Network

Brian Damage

Over the years, the WWF…now WWE… steamrolled over all of their competition in the various territories and organizations, on their way to national and eventually, global expansion. In that time, while killing off smaller wrestling promotions, the company amassed a very impressive number of video libraries. From World Class Championship Wrestling to the American Wrestling Association to Extreme Championship Wrestling and a number of other promotions in between, WWE had themselves a treasure trove of wrestling history at their disposal.

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Chew the FACT: Gorging on More Useless Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia

Brian Damage

It’s time to once again dig in to more useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia. Some of these facts may be common knowledge to some and may be completely new and unheard of to others. In either case, they are all meant to entertain and maybe learn a little something about nothing. So here are pro wrestling facts for all of us to chew on for a bit.

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Wrestling With Sin: 393

Brian Damage

This is the 393rd 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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Spittin’ Facts: Hitting You in the Face with Completely Useless Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia

Brian Damage

It is time for yet another round of useless wrestling facts, stats, trivia and miscellaneous nonsense. You may learn a thing or two after reading this post…or you may lose some valuable brain cells. Some of these you might have heard of already or maybe not. In either case, it is time to regurgitate these facts for your reading pleasure. Let us learn a little….hopefully.

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Wrestling With Sin: 387

Brian Damage

This is the 387th 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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Wrestling With Sin: 385

Brian Damage

This is the 385th 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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