The Forbidden Door Opened: The 1990 Wrestling Summit

Brian Damage

The fictional term of “The Forbidden Door” is used when a wrestling promotion that normally doesn’t do business with other companies, allows their contracted wrestlers to work with another promotion’s contracted talent. While WWE might be arguably the most forbidden of doors in all of wrestling…it has opened its door on occasion to work with other companies. In the past, they have had working agreements with ECW, USWA, New Japan Pro Wrestling and AAA based in Mexico. It has been accomplished, but more times than not…the WWF/WWE lives in its own bubble. On April 13th, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation cracked open their forbidden door to hold a super show with both New Japan and All Japan Pro Wrestling.

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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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I Want My MTV…and Wrestling: A Pop Culture Tag Team

Brian Damage

August 1st, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking channel known as Music Television or more affectionately known as MTV. A network that was a very big part of many young lives growing up. The network has certainly changed over the years and for many, it devolved into a channel of horrible reality shows and no longer focuses on music videos. Many Generation Xers will say that MTV’s greatest years were from 1981 until 1999. Regardless of how we may personally feel about the channel, it definitely has a very rich history of helping promote professional wrestling.

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Top Five Greatest Entrance Themes

B. Dangerous and Brian Damage

This week’s Top Five is all about music. What are your favorite entrance themes of all time? Music that helped get you pumped up for a wrestler’s arrival. Sometimes the music was better than the actual wrestler. What are your top five entrance themes? It doesn’t matter if it is from a well known artist/band or composed by the likes of Jim Johnston or Jimmy Hart.

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