This is the 345th 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.
Andre the Giant was many things…he was big, strong, lovable and fearsome. He truly was larger than life in many aspects. No doubt about it, at Andre’s size…he was a very intimidating wrestler. One of the many things that helped make Andre look so imposing…was his famous long curly locks of hair. It certainly added to Andre’s look and in one night, it was all stripped away. Continue reading →
On April 6th, 1984 in Waukesha, Wisconsin pro wrestlers Masa Saito and Ken Patera went to a local McDonald’s restaurant and tried to get something to eat. After being refused service because it was after hours…Patera allegedly threw a large rock at the glass of the restaurant…shattering it. Ken Patera claimed a teenage disgruntled employee was responsible for throwing the rock. Either way, the incident did not end there as both Patera and Saito got into a physical confrontation with the two police officers responding to the situation. Because Patera and Saito were pro wrestlers and because pro wrestling was becoming a national phenomenon, the incident made national headlines. Continue reading →
Today we have part 2 of our look at the history of the Intercontinental title. In part 1, we looked at the background of the title, the fictional tournament to crown the inaugural champion as well as Ken Patera’s reign with the gold. We pick up today with Pantera as champion but the returning Pedro Morales set to challenge him and run through to the end of 1982.Continue reading →
Today we have part 1 of our look at the history of the Intercontinental Title. Along the way, we’ll look at the stars that carried the gold and the matches that helped define the belt as the “worker’s title”. In this first piece, we take a look at the infamous, yet entirely fictional, title tournament in Rio De Janeiro.Continue reading →
This is the 47th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker…seedier…side of professional wrestling. Many of these stories involve sex, backstage politics, assaults and sometimes even murder! As with every single story we cover in the Sin series…we never look to criticize or applaud any of the alleged incidents or the participants. We are simply retelling these stories.
In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.