Top Five Vehicle Spots in Wrestling

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Jamie Lithgow and John Carbery

From the Four Horsemen breaking Dusty Rhodes’ arm whilst he was tied to a truck to Stone Cold destroying Vince McMahon’s corvette with cement, vehicle spots have featured heavily in wrestling history. In this latest Top Five we list our favourite of those spots. Continue reading

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The Book According to Eddie Gilbert

Brian Damage

Are you an Eddie Gilbert guy? (Image courtesy of kentuckyfriedwrestling.com)

Are you an Eddie Gilbert guy? (Image courtesy of kentuckyfriedwrestling.com)

One question that is extremely relevant in today’s wrestling landscape is….Are You A Paul Heyman Guy? Many of you are and for good reason…he is considered a wrestling “genius” or “guru.” He has helped revolutionize the sport of professional wrestling and has taken it to new heights with the tremendous, yet brief success of ECW. He exposed fans to untapped, unseen talent. Seeing money when others saw trash.

All the praise bestowed upon Paul Heyman is well earned and deserved….but the value of Heyman wouldn’t have been as high if not for a 5 ft 10 inch 220 pound wrestler/manager/booker named Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr. AKA Eddie Gilbert. Nicknamed “Hot Stuff,” Eddie Gilbert was considered by many as one of the greatest heel wrestlers of all time. This piece isn’t about Eddie the wrestler….rather…Eddie the Booker. An underrated one at that. Continue reading

Top Five Best Feuds

Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage

(Image courtesy of www.ringsidenews.com)

(Image courtesy of http://www.ringsidenews.com)

Every era in wrestling history is best remembered for those at the top. And generally those at the top are engaged in feuds that are timeless. Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat engaged in a red hot feud for the NWA title that saw then go toe to toe for sixty minute matches. The WCW took the lead in the Monday Night Wars when the nWo waged war against the rest of the promotion and WWF regained control when a certain Stone Cold Steve Austin played the anti-hero against the villainous Mr. McMahon.

In this week’s Top Five Craig and Brian share their favourite five feuds in the history of wrestling.

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Wrestling With Sin: The Dark Side of the Squared Circle

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30 years after the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino, the case is being looked into once again (Image courtesy of mma-roundup.blogspot.com)

30 years after the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino, the case is being looked into once again (Image courtesy of mma-roundup.blogspot.com)

I decided to write this article because two things happened this week, the death of Matthew Osbourne AKA Matt Borne and the reopening of the 30 year old cold case involving Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.

Now, a few years ago, a friend and myself were approached to write a book on this subject, but for various reasons, fell through. As great and as lighthearted pro wrestling can be…there is also another side…a much darker side. An underbelly if you will, that involves sex, lies, drugs, murder and cover-ups. There are many tales that I have heard or witnessed throughout the years and today, I will share just a few. Continue reading