Wrestling With Sin: 257

Brian Damage

This is the 257th 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

Book or Cook? The Booking of Vincent Kennedy McMahon

Brian Damage and Lowlife Louie Ramos

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Vince McMahon. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 251

Brian Damage

This is the 251st 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

Hailing From Parts Unknown: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Ring Announcers

Brian Damage

Almost every week here on the blog, we try to appreciate the very best and sometimes even the very worst wrestlers, managers, valets, announcers and matches in our Top Five pieces. I think someone who often gets overlooked in these discussions and lists, are the men and women who are the MC’s of the evening….the ring announcers. They are (in my own opinion) some of the most overlooked and underappreciated performers on a wrestling show. Continue reading

Top Five Greatest Heels

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Padraic Toolan, Lowlife Louie Ramos, Amerigo Diehl, Tom Casola and Brian Damage

These are the top five wrestling heels/villains/bad guys that you absolutely hated watching, but couldn’t look away from. Wrestlers who played the part of the evil doers brilliantly. Guys and or girls that you loved to hate or even hated to hate. Continue reading

International Intrigue: The Story of the International Wrestling Association

You take a very wealthy investor with strong connections to the legitimate sports world and have him start a wrestling promotion. Have that wealthy investor offer guaranteed contracts to wrestlers regardless of how good or bad a show does at the gate. Offer to fully pay those wrestlers all of their food and lodging expenses. Now take that promotion and expand it nationally to compete with the status quo. Does any of this sound familiar? Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 247

Brian Damage

This is the 247th 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