Here we go again! Another round of completely useless pro wrestling facts to entertain and educate. Sure, some of these facts are well known and some may not be so much. In any case, they are all in good fun. So let’s start learning…or not.
With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be as good a time as ever to look back on this year and reflect on some of the good things to come out of pro wrestling in 2021. Things that were certainly gifts to wrestling fans all around the world. Here are my top five gifts wrestling gave us in 2021.
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 and part 4. With that said, let’s look at some positives…
With the news that Ring of Honor will be going on hiatus and their future in some question….who are your top five stars that came out of Ring of Honor? Wrestlers who didn’t have much of a name when they started with ROH, but developed into established stars whether it was still with ROH or some place else?
Most fans today know about how Triple H transformed WWE’s developmental promotion NXT, by bringing in and pushing top indie talent starting in 2014. Years before Triple H’s version of NXT emerged, there was Ohio Valley Wrestling. Paul Heyman would attempt the same type of philosophy in OVW starting in 2005. This is the story about how Heyman transformed a southern based WWE developmental territory into something much different.
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This week’s Top Five is inspired by the unbelievable return and AEW debut of CM Punk coupled with the returns of both Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar to WWE. What are your top five debuts and or returns in pro wrestling all time?
This week’s top five is inspired by the recent success of Matt (Don’t call me Zack Ryder) Cardona and his venture into the world of death matches. We look at wrestlers who may or may not have had great success under a certain gimmick or character…but have had a long career with the ability to reinvent themselves and adapt to the ever changing world of professional wrestling.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 29th of 2021. Today Brian examines the potential AEW signings of both CM Punk and Bryan Danielson and how they stack up to when WCW signed Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.Continue reading →