Immortalized: Professional Wrestling Monuments Around the World

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Statues and monuments are erected to honor an individual and educate people about who they are or were. They are usually only reserved for military, political and religious figures in global history. You may be surprised to know that professional wrestling has several statues and monuments that stand tall all over the world. Wrestlers who not only made their mark inside the squared circle, but outside of it as well. I am not talking about the statues that WWE created, like the one above that only gets dusted off and used during Wrestlemania weekends…but actual statues that honor and showcase true wrestling heroes everyday.

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Grunts: Professional Wrestling During World War II

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Professional wrestling has been around in some which way, shape or form since the 19th Century. World War II aka ‘The Big One’ took place from 1939 until 1945. Today on the blog, we take a historical look at pro wrestling and WWII and how they were intertwined during that era. From smoke filled arenas to smoke filled battlefields, how did pro wrestling connect with the second World War.

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Grappling With Tragedy: Chick Garibaldi

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Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way. Continue reading

A Moment In Time: Bruno Sammartino Attacks ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

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In November of 1986, during a taping of WWF Superstars…The Macho Man Randy Savage defended his Intercontinental Title against Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat. During the course of the match, Savage snapped and brutally attacked Steamboat. First, Savage dropped a double ax handle from the top rope onto the back of Steamboat’s head while draped over the metal barricade. Then Savage dragged an obviously injured Steamboat into the ring and grabbed the time keepers bell. Savage then climbed the top rope and drove the bell into Steamboat’s throat. Continue reading