Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded but flourished. Others were DOA from the get-go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. This latest piece focuses in on ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page and his mysterious benefactor. Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow and Padraic Toolan
Last week we looked at our favourite wrestling catchphrases. This week we shall try to balance the universe by doing the exact opposite and discussing our Top Five worst wrestling catchphrases instead. Prepare yourself, there are some real stinkers on these lists!
This is the 190th 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
Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci and Amerigo Diehl
There are certain boxes a top wrestler has to tick, certain attributes they must possess; in-ring talent, charisma, ‘the right look’, flashy finishing move and of course; a cool catchphrase. Today the team discuss their favourite one-liners with their Top Five wrestling catchphrases.
She started out her wrestling career as a naive teenager. She wound up in major storylines with the WWF/E. From there, she also appeared in WCW, TNA wrestling and in Mexico. Today on the blog, we ask ‘Whatever Happened to‘ Ryan Shamrock? Continue reading
Weight: 275 lb
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Glory Days: June 19 1994
Fun Fact: Not only is Art Donovan in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, he’s also in the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame having served his country during World War II.
I think we all remember the infamous Monday Night Wrestling War between WWE and WCW in the mid to late 1990’s. Two of the biggest companies going at it for television rating and pay per view buy rate dominance. In the process, the wrestlers were jumping from promotion to promotion making millions in guaranteed money contracts. It was a good time to be both a fan and a wrestler as the industry was simply booming. Continue reading