On June 17th, 2013 on an edition of Monday Night Raw…’The World’s Strongest Man’ Mark Henry entered the ring to give what was believed to be his retirement speech and walk away from his active WWE career. What we heard was raw (no pun intended) real emotion as Henry said his goodbyes to the WWE fans. What we saw was both Mark Henry and then WWE champion John Cena teary eyed as Henry spoke his words. What happened, was something not many expected to actually go down.
It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 29th of 2021. Today Brian examines the potential AEW signings of both CM Punk and Bryan Danielson and how they stack up to when WCW signed Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
Here we go again ladies and gentlemen, another edition of useless wrestling facts, stats, trivia and a little bit of history all rolled into one big wreck. Some of these useless wrestling facts you may be well aware of, while others perhaps not so much. In any case, buckle up and enjoy the ride as we take a look at pro wrestling facts for no reason at all…
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 and part 2. With that said, let’s look at some positives…
This is the 326th 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.
This week’s top five is the opposite from a previous week. It is all about wrestlers we personally thought wouldn’t become as successful as they did. Whether it was their look, a dumb gimmick or wrestling skill set…these were wrestlers we totally got wrong and went on to have great careers.
Welcome to yet another edition of useless wrestling facts, stats and other stuff to entertain you and perhaps enrich your lives. Some of these informational nuggets of truth may be well known by the masses, while others…not so much. In either case, they are simply meant for fun and enjoyment. They won’t help you graduate or get a good job, but they will give you useless knowledge on a business we all love and cherish…professional wrestling. So sit back or stand up and let’s learn a thing or two about a thing or two. Continue reading →
Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damage and Amerigo Diehl
Who are your Top Five Greatest World Champions of all time? Like last week’s subject, the wrestler must be holding or held a championship recognized as a world title. There is no particular criteria, just opinion based.Continue reading →