Brian Damage, Tom Casola, Lowlife Louie Ramos and Amerigo Diehl
First and foremost, Ring the Damn Bell would like to welcome and introduce Tom Casola to our readers. Tom is not only a fan of old school wrestling, he was also pro wrestler himself who traveled the world. Tom’s vast knowledge of the business inside and out is extraordinary. We would also like to reintroduce ‘Lowlife’ Louie Ramos to the blog. Louie (like Tom) is also a pro wrestler and hardcore icon. We are fortunate to have both on board and I am proud to call both men friends.
Today’s top five category is about favorite movies featuring professional wrestlers. They do not necessarily have to be the stars of the movie, but have somewhat of a role. The movies themselves do not have to be about pro wrestling either. What wrestlers stood out in a particular movie you love? Continue reading
Today we head back to December 1987 and to the WWF’s Slammy Awards. Billed as the 37th, it wasn’t, it was a show that lives long in the memory. A classic it was not but certainly an entertaining romp of an evening. Continue reading
Professional wrestling is filled with odd facts and stats. Some you may know, while others you may have forgotten about or just plain never heard of. That is what this piece is all about. So here we go, with even more facts, stats and potential trivia questions. Let’s learn Continue reading
Who doesn’t love facts, stats and trivia questions revolving around
pro wrestling…..errr I mean Sports Entertainment. Well if you do hate them, then this piece isn’t for you…at all. For everybody else, here is yet another round of this stuff. So sit back, relax and let’s learn! Continue reading
For many wrestling fans, Honky Tonk Man wasn’t just the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history but also one of the biggest heels of the 1980s. But there was an attempt, at one point, to turn him babyface. It is that which is the focus of today’s piece.
In the course of doing their job, they spend hours together on our screens describing and opinioning on the action taking place within the ring. That doesn’t, however, mean announcers get along away from the squared circle. Today we look at some of those behind the scenes rivalries. Continue reading
For many years there have been discussions over a wrestlers union, with Jesse Ventura being a long-time advocate for it. In today’s piece we take a look at these calls for wrestling to become unionized and the difference that it would make to the in-ring performers. Continue reading