Remember When…The Honkytonk Man Went to WCW Briefly

Brian Damage

A recent inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Wayne ‘The Honky Tonk Man’ Farris was a top heel for the company in the 80s, including a lengthy run as Intercontinental Champion. But in 1994 he had a cup of coffee run with WCW – it’s that run that we look at in this latest piece. Continue reading

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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

Wrestling With Sin: 207

Brian Damage

This is the 207th 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 McMahon Effect: What is it and Why it is Here to Stay

Brian Damage

It use to be that when a promoter designates a certain wrestler to be “the man” for his/her wrestling promotion…the fans would follow along. Whether it was somebody like Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, The Von Erich boys, Bruno Sammartino etc…if they were the hand picked “chosen one”…fans would get in line and cheer for them. This was the case for so many years in professional wrestling. Continue reading