A Marriage Made in Hell: The Road Warriors Tumultuous Tenure in the AWA

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The Road Warriors of Hawk and Animal are widely considered one if not the greatest tag teams in the history of professional wrestling. While beloved by countless fans, the same could not be said by many wrestlers and bookers during their era. Perhaps the team’s most rocky relationship occurred in the one place Hawk and Animal always dreamed being in, the American Wrestling Association (AWA). Today, we take a look back at the Road Warriors stop in that promotion. What went wrong and how did it all end? Continue reading

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Magnum Force: The Career Demise of Magnum TA

Brian Damage

In the 1980s, there was a wrestler in NWA that was seen as a potential rival to Hulk Hogan in terms of popularity. His name, Magnum TA. That all changed on 14 October 1986, a night that would have long-term ramifications for the future of the promotion and on the life of Magnum. Continue reading

The Night ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper “Killed” Another Wrestler

Brian Damage

This story comes to us in an age where there was no internet, no social media sites, no TMZ or any other super fast means to get news. There were no television taping spoilers to ruin the illusion of a seemingly live event. The year was 1985, the then World Wrestling Federation was just starting to get its feet wet as a national promotion. Everything wasn’t out there for fans to become smart to they way pro wrestling was run.
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Wrestling with Sin: 118

Brian Damage

This is the 118th 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

Houston We Have A Problem: The Deal Between Paul Boesch and the WWF

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Brian Damage

As Vince McMahon rode roughshod over the old territories during the eighties as he made the WWF the global sensation it is today, he unsurprisingly made a number of enemies along the way, even when he went into business with a promoter. In this piece we look at one of those business relationships, one that some believe inspired the creation of SummerSlam. Continue reading