What? This week we return with the top five best catchphrases from a pro wrestler. What? Phrases that fans loved to chant with a particular wrestler. What? And no…the WHAT catchphrase should not be listed…ever.
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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This week’s Top Five is inspired by the unbelievable return and AEW debut of CM Punk coupled with the returns of both Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar to WWE. What are your top five debuts and or returns in pro wrestling all time?
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.
The next category of the Ring the Damn Bell Olympics is the top three most influential wrestlers of all time. You can only pick one from a particular country. Remember Gold is first, Silver is second and Bronze is third.
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.
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.
This week’s Top Five is a bit different and may require some serious thought. In many organizational sports, there are logos that identify their brand. For instance, the NBA logo has a silhouette of Jerry West dribbling a basketball or Major League Baseball has a silhouette of Harmon Killebrew at bat. If professional wrestling was organized under one umbrella and they wanted a silhouette of a wrestler on a logo to represent the business…what top five wrestlers would you suggest as the choice to be the so called “face of the wrestling business?”
Remember the Time will take a nostalgic and opinionated look at ill-fated gimmicks, poorly conceived storylines, and forgettable moments in wrestling history. Now join me as we take a few moments to unearth that which should remain buried forever and do our best to Remember the Time…