‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes was one of the old familiar faces of the old WCW. Whether he was wrestling, booking or acting as a color commentator…Rhodes was a constant on WCW programming. When the New World Order formed in 1996, Dusty represented the tradition and history of the company. He was extremely vocal against the nWo and a staunch supporter of WCW. Just two years later, all that would change and not necessarily for the better.
‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri was a very integral part of WWE’s cruiserweight division in the early 2000’s, holding the title three times. It was on his third and final reign in 2003, where Tajiri was given a very specific gimmick that quickly fizzled out, just as quickly as it came. This is the story of Kyo Dai.
We return this week with the Top Five and look at wrestling factions that had a lot of promise in WWE and were ruined by poor booking decisions. It has been said in the past that Vince McMahon isn’t the biggest fan of factions in his company. What are your personal top five factions that could have been more successful than they ended up being in WWE?
You take three unused wrestlers and have them form a faction. You make them wear leather pants, guyliner and play air guitar. It might not seem like something that would “get over” with fans…but that’s exactly what this gimmick did. This is the true story of three men thrown together and somehow made it stick. This is the story of the Three Man Band.
There is no question that during the mid to late 1980’s, the Four Horsemen were the premiere attraction for Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and manager J. J. Dillon were the cornerstones of that beloved heel faction. It also saw a rotating door of other wrestlers like Ole Anderson, Lex Luger and Barry Windham among others joining and then leaving the group. Promoter Jim Crockett Jr knew where his “bread was buttered” and wanted to market the Four Horsemen as much as possible.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 8th of 2021. Today Brian talks about the unfortunate circumstances that has led to the disintegration of the friendship of Arn Anderson and Ric Flair and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 42nd of 2020. Today Brian discusses the break up of WWE’s longest tenured team…The New Day and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.