Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Mick Foley

Brian Damage

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

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FANdemonium Is Breaking Loose! Spotting Fans Who Would Later Get Into Pro Wrestling

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Brian Damage

If there is one definitive lesson that we can all take away from the “great” pandemic of 2020, it’s that pro wrestling (As great as it can be) desperately needs fans in attendance to make the product work. A good match can be made great with fans cheering and going crazy for it. Wrestling fans are just as much a part of the show as the wrestlers themselves in many ways. It is their fandom, their passion, their excitement that creates an inexplicable energy that the wrestlers feed off of. Continue reading

The Cup Runneth Over: Remembering WCW’s European Cup

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There is no question, that the European market is very important to a global wrestling company.The great turnouts at arenas and the passion European wrestling fans exude during shows is second to none. Europeans love their professional wrestling/Sports Entertainment. The only really unfortunate side note to that statement is usually global brands like WWE and formerly WCW and even TNA have only made it their mission to travel to Europe, when business in the United States is slow and/or hurting. That’s when you’ll most likely see a promotion venture out of the country. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 194

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This is the 194th 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