Styles Clash: Clash of The Champions Revisited

Benjamin Trecroci

In a new series from Benjamin, the blog’s newest writer, we’ll take a trip back to a time when NWA/WCW put on Clash of Champions cards free of charge on the Superstation TBS about four times year. Beginning in 1988 and ending in 1997, Benjamin begins his odyssey some 29 years ago with the original Clash of The Champions. Continue reading

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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

The Wrestling War Before The Monday Night Wars

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Brian Damage

Many reading this blog will have gotten the wrestling bug during the infamous ‘Monday Night Wars’ in the late 90s. It was a time that saw millions tune in week in, week out to catch WWF and WCW. But by no means was it the first wrestling war between the two. Today we head back to the 80s and see what kicked off the battle between Jim Crockett jr. and Vince McMahon. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Pro Wrestling USA

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Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeed but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons faded away. This latest ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ takes a look at the brief union of Jim Crockett Jr. and Verne Gagne to form a national promotion called Pro Wrestling USA. Continue reading

Lesser Known Paul Heyman Guys (and Gal)

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Craig Wilson

In June 2011, CM Punk identified himself as a “Paul Heyman guy” – a phrase that has since spawned a WWE t-shirt. During his career, Heyman has wrestled various superstars who can all lay claim to having been a ‘Heyman guy (and gal). Today we look at some of the less well remembered, or known, superstars that performed under the tutelage of the former ECW owner. Continue reading