Flyin’ Off the Handle: The Planned Brian Pillman Programs that Never Happened

Brian Damage

Injuries prevented WWE fans from getting to see the real Brian Pillman when he joined the company in the mid-90s. It was in the WCW that Pillman really hit the heights of his wrestling career. Today on the blog, we look at several planned storylines that never materialised. Continue reading

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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: WCW’s Repackaging of Raven

Brian Damage

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 the rebirth of Raven in WCW. Continue reading

Remembering the original AWA ‘Heenan Family’

Craig Wilson

This past week, the wrestling world lost the iconic Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. This Sunday, in our Sunday Sermon, we’ll have a fulsome tribute to ‘The Brain’. Remembered fondly as a commentator, Heenan was also a top manager leading the ‘Heenan Family’ through various promotions. In this latest ‘Remembering‘ piece, we look at the first incarnation of that grouping in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association. Continue reading