Wrestling With Sin: 354

Brian Damage

This is the 354th 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.

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The Question Is Muta: The Rejected Plan to Turn The Great Muta Babyface

Brian Damage

When you hear the name of ‘The Great Muta,’ many fans will recall how he took a large portion of the wrestling world by storm here in the United States in the late 1980’s. Not many wrestlers could do the things Muta was able to do in the ring. From his speed, quickness and agility…to his unique look with face paint…Keiji ‘The Great Muta’ Mutoh quickly became a bonafide star for the NWA/WCW in 1989. So much so, some within the promotion wanted to make Muta the face of the company. It never happened…

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The Mount Rushmore of Wrestling: The Managers

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For the next few weeks we are going to do something a little different. We are going to do a Mount Rushmore of top wrestlers, tag teams, managers etc. This week, we are going to do a Mount Rushmore of top managers in pro wrestling. Remember, Mount Rushmore only has FOUR faces…so you have to really narrow down your choices. Who were the top wrestling managers that deserve their face of Mount Rushmore of Managers? There are no wrong answers. These are all personal choices. Continue reading

Grappling With Tragedy: The First Edition

Brian Damage

Today on the blog, we introduce a new series that focuses on some of the tragic incidents that occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. Unlike the Wrestling with Sin series which deals more with incidents involving drugs, arrests and suicides…’Grappling with Tragedy’ will focus more with unfortunate things like accidents that happened through the years. Incidents that in many ways, tragically altered the wrestling business. Continue reading

Hands On Loan: The Story of the Ronnie Garvin Heel Turn

On July 10th, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland at the National Wrestling Alliance’s ‘Great American Bash’ pay per view…Dusty Rhodes challenged Barry Windham for the United States title. Dusty had the upper hand most of the match. When senior referee Tommy Young was knocked out during the course of the match, Rhodes had Windham pinned for several seconds. Rhodes got up from his pin attempt to see where the referee was. Continue reading

What Could Have Been, But Never Really Was….’The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez

Brian Damage

In the business of professional wrestling, there are some guys that you look at and think that they have “it.” Whether it is a certain look or a certain move set…you watch them and think that they are going to go far in pro wrestling. The Ring the Damn Bell crew even did a top five article on guys we thought would have much bigger careers than they actually did. While not making the cut, this particular wrestler was to me in that discussion. He was none other than ‘The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 189

Brian Damage

This is the 189th 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

Wrestling with Sin: 128

Brian Damage

This is the 128th 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

The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Know About Yet. Volume 2

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Brian Damage

A couple of years ago, I wrote about some 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation wrestlers you may or may not have heard of. Some made it, while others faded away into obscurity. I know that you heard of the Charlotte Flair’s, the Cody Rhodes and the Harry Smith’s of the world. This piece will continue to look at generational wrestlers who are still scratching and crawling to “make it big!” Continue reading