There is no question that Hulk Hogan will go down as one if not the most successful box office attractions in the history of professional wrestling. Hulkamania was a legitimate movement that brought fans to the arenas, tune into on television and buy all of his merchandise. As big of a star that Hulk Hogan was, he certainly hit some bumps in the road to superstardom. His very first stint in the then WWF is proof of that.
This is the 411th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves 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.
Independence Day is all about celebrating the United States of America and the birth of the country. Sure, it involves hot dogs, apple pie, beaches, fireworks and a whole lot of stars and stripes. Today’s top five looks at my all time favorite patriotic wrestlers in history!
If the name Emily Feinberg doesn’t ring a bell, you are probably not alone. The thing is, she was the woman who came very close to helping nearly take down Vince McMahon Jr and the then World Wrestling Federation in 1994. Who was she and how important was her intimate knowledge of Vince and the WWF? Very important if you were with the FBI.
A good way to start a feud or even add a layer of excitement to an existing rivalry is a good old fashioned one sided beatdown of an opponent. Today on the blog, we take a look at some of our personal favorites throughout the years.
Make no mistake about it, pro wrestling does have a dark side to it. There are hundreds upon hundreds of stories about the dark and sometimes sinister side as chronicled in my ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. This piece is a direct opposite of that. With every bad story I have shared…there are also positive stories. Stories of wrestlers making it above and beyond the ring. Positive stories to inspire. Pro wrestlers aren’t all drug addicts, scam artists and carny sideshows. They all don’t die at an early age, or are broke and need to wrestle till they die. They don’t necessarily have to get into acting like The Rock or Batista. They don’t have to necessarily switch over to MMA like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk. Some of these stories are just about hard work, dreaming big and doing whatever it takes to succeed. We’ve already covered some stories as chronicled in part 1, part 2 , part 3 part 4part 5 and part 6 With that said, let’s look at some positives…
It is time for yet another round of useless wrestling facts, stats, trivia and miscellaneous nonsense. You may learn a thing or two after reading this post…or you may lose some valuable brain cells. Some of these you might have heard of already or maybe not. In either case, it is time to regurgitate these facts for your reading pleasure. Let us learn a little….hopefully.
Here we go again! Another round of completely useless pro wrestling facts to entertain and educate. Sure, some of these facts are well known and some may not be so much. In any case, they are all in good fun. So let’s start learning…or not.