There have been many within the history of pro wrestling that have been either very innovative and or influential. Names like Eddie Gilbert, Jake Roberts, the Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes are just a few names that have changed the business in a positive way. Even rarer are wrestlers that are both innovative and influential. One team that checks both boxes is the tag team called The S.A.T also known as The Maximo Brothers which consist of Jose, Joel and Will Maximo. Most may not know who they are and what they have contributed to the wrestling business, but rest assured, they have helped pave the way to the style of wrestling we see today.
Great tag teams come in all different shapes and sizes. Today on the blog, we take a look at the top five best “Big Men” tag teams in pro wrestling. Two individuals that combined were extra large either by height and weight. For argument purposes, the Road Warriors have been excluded from this list. Who are your personal top five larger than life tag teams?
There is no question that Hulk Hogan will go down as one if not the most successful box office attractions in the history of professional wrestling. Hulkamania was a legitimate movement that brought fans to the arenas, tune into on television and buy all of his merchandise. As big of a star that Hulk Hogan was, he certainly hit some bumps in the road to superstardom. His very first stint in the then WWF is proof of that.
This is the 412th 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.
The WWF’s Attitude Era in the late 1990’s certainly was a wild and crazy time for the company. Outrageous gimmicks, scantily clad women, vulgar language and a whole lot of violence. Most fans loved this era in WWE history by the astounding TV ratings and big pay per view buy rates. It was a wild and crazy time in the company and it almost got a bit wilder.
This is the 411th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves 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.
There are a few wrestlers in the world of pro wrestling, that have the innate talent of being able to constantly evolve and reinvent themselves. While guys like Chris Jericho are well known for constantly evolving and staying relevant…Matt Hardy must also be put in that conversation. One of Hardy’s very first gimmick changes may arguably be one of his finest. Today on the blog, we look at the character known as ‘Matt Hardy: Version 1.’
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 1, part 2 , part 3 part 4part 5 , part 6 and part 7. With that said, let’s look at some positives…
Stars from other forms of entertainment have traditionally been involved with pro wrestling in some way for many years. From Hollywood, to the grid iron, to the boxing ring, from the music industry have all dabbled in the wrestling business. Today’s top five are my personal choices for the best celebrity appearances in pro wrestling.