Top Five Unsung Stars of the Attitude Era

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John Carberry, Benjamin Trecroci, Craig Wilson and Brian Damage

One of the most popular topics on this blog is, unsurprisingly, the Attitude Era. While the heroics of the likes of The Rock, Stone Cold, The Undertaker and co are well documented. In today’s Top Five we wanted to take a look at some of the more unsung performers from that time period. Continue reading

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Matches from History: ‘In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede’ Main Event

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Craig Wilson

With Owen Hart being one of this blog’s favourite wrestlers and the impending release of a WWE DVD set on him, we’ve turned this week into a sort of ‘Owen Hart week’ on here. On the back of last week’s ‘Top Five Owen Hart Moments’ pieces, we look at one of the best matches he was involved in: the main event of the 16th In Your House event, The Canadian Stampede. Continue reading

Entering The Lion’s Den: The Ultimate Fighting Gimmick Match

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Jamie Lithgow

Before the days of themed pay per views like Extreme Rules, Money in The Bank and Hell in a Cell, the so–called “Big 4” PPVs tried to cement recurring gimmick matches of their own. The Royal Rumble obviously hosts the Royal Rumble match; the Survivor Series’ staple has always been elimination tag team matches; while Wrestlemania has dabbled with multi-person ladder matches and battle royals. What about Summerslam though? Well on 8 separate occasions a cage of some description has housed a match at the ‘hottest event of the summer’. However today we shall remember the cage used for two consecutive years, at the 1998 and 1999 instalments of the August PPV; The Lion’s Den. Continue reading