The Five Count: Needlessly Specific Gimmicks

Jamie Lithgow

An intricate backstory is a feature of many wrestling gimmicks. For example, as a child Kane was accused of starting the fire which killed his and The Undertaker’s parents, only it was actually started by a young Undertaker. This incident was the central focus of their initial feud and also facilitated Taker’s subsequent heel turn. However, in today’s Five Count, Jamie looks at wrestlers to have been afforded similarly specific details in their backstories but for no apparent reason or payoff. Continue reading

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The Way We Was: Halloween Havoc 1996

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Jamie Lithgow

Today we are heading back to 1996 because, not unlike in 2016, this week played host to All Hallows’ Eve and a wrestling pay per view. In today’s bonus edition of The Way We Was we take a look at the best name ever given to a wrestling PPV held in October; it’s Halloween Havoc ’96. Continue reading

The Way We Was: 1996 Week 42

Jamie Lithgow

We’re heading back to 1996 again where Donald Trump has silenced rumours of sexism by purchasing the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen beauty pageants. Nobody associated with those contests could possibly be sexist, right?! One place where sexism was rife in the 1990s was in wrestling, so let’s see what happened on this week’s Raw and Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 41

 

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Jamie Lithgow

We’re heading back to 1996 to a world where Crash Bandicoot is the top selling video game for the Sony Playstation and computer firm Apple surprised everyone by actually making a profit in the last quarter. To make you feel more at home in this crazy world of change, a member of the Clinton family was also involved in a presidential debate. Let’s see what was open for debate on Monday’s episodes of Raw and Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 38

Jamie Lithgow

The 1996 fall season has begun and Michael J Fox has returned to television with a sitcom on ABC called Spin City. Elsewhere, CBS are telling us that Everybody Loves Raymond. If they are referring to Raymond Rougeau then they are sadly mistaken. Let’s see if Sting was still feeling the love after the events of Fall Brawl and if JR had an update on the Razor Ramon/Diesel situation in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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