Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant: The Greatest Wrestling Contract Signing There Ever Was

Brian Damage

Watching pro wrestling/sports entertainment for the majority of my life, there are a few things that are almost guaranteed to occur during specific segments of a storyline. If a couple gets “married” on a wrestling show, they are certain for it to end up badly for the bride and groom. Someone will interrupt the service and some sort of truth will be spilled and a fight will almost certainly break out. When a pay per view event is happening, you can bet your last dollar that someone is going through the Spanish Announce Table Lastly, no contract signing on a wrestling show ever ends up with the wrestlers signing the contract and just simply walking away. Continue reading

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Making Waves in the WWF: Tugboat Becomes Typhoon

Brian Damage

In the Summer of 1989, Fred Ottman was a highly sought after free agent on the independent circuit. After wrestling in territories like Florida, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee…the 6 ft 3 in and close to 400 lbs Ottman was being courted by both WCW and the WWF. He was about to sign with WCW, however, a few WCW wrestlers convinced him to sign with the World Wrestling Federation instead. The spotlight was brighter and the money was better….so Ottman joined the WWF. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 214

Brian Damage

This is the 214th 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

Crossing Enemy Lines: The WWF’s ‘Minnesota Massacre’ in 1984

Brian Damage

Stories regarding Vince McMahon’s aggressive expansion in the mid-80s are legendary – whether it was leaving bags of money on promoters’ desks through to buying TV deals out from under them, nothing got in his way. In today’s piece, Brian takes a look at McMahon jr’s moves into Minnesota and onto the home-turf of American Wrestling Association. Continue reading