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.
…Or so they say! Professional wrestling is entertainment….but it is also a business. Over the years, promoters would find out that there was more to this business than just filling seats in an arena. There was money to be made in other ventures related to their product in a wrestling ring. Whether it was shirts, hats, video games or even those little circular cardboard pictures called pogs….money could be made elsewhere. Today we look at some of the more random pieces of wrestling merch.Continue reading →
When you talk about the greatest tag teams of all time…you’d be hard pressed not to mention the Road Warriors in that discussion. Hawk and Animal dominated the tag team ranks consistently wherever they traveled to. They won several regional titles, a Crockett Cup as well as the only team to win the AWA, WCW and WWF tag team belts in pro wrestling history. Continue reading →
Who can forget watching wrestling as a youth and seeing “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes down a Mellow Yellow? How about watching a Clash of the Champions telecast and hearing Jim Ross wishing he had an ice cold Coors Light to drink? “The Macho Man” Randy Savage or The Ultimate Warrior snap into a Slim Jim? Continue reading →