OVW! OVW! OVW!: When Paul Heyman Took Over WWE Developmental

Brian Damage

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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Top Five Reinvented Wrestlers

Lowlife Louie Ramos, B Dangerous and Brian Damage

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. 

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Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 10

Brian Damage

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

Compound FACTure: Breaking In With All The Useless Wrestling Facts and Stats You Can Handle

Brian Damage

Yep, we are back with another fun filled piece on useless pro wrestling facts, stats and whatever else comes to mind. Some of these factoids are painfully obvious to some of you, while others not so much. Regardless, they are all meant in fun and will not win you any awards by hearing about them. So let’s get cracking and learn some stuff. Continue reading

FACTulty: Going to School With Wrestling Facts, Stats and Trivia

Okay boys and girls, it is back to school time and what better way to return to an institution of higher learning than with useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia? Oh sure, reading, writing and arithmetic might be more important, but these pro wrestling gems will do nothing but kill time. The bell has rung and now it is time to learn something new…or old…or nothing at all. Continue reading