Jamie Lithgow and Brian Damage
The Attitude Era is one of WWE’s most celebrated time periods. Stone Cold Steve Austin was at the peak of his powers, The Rock began his ascent to greatness and D-Generation X wreaked havoc all over the place. However, Today’s Top Five celebrates their supporting cast as we discuss who think are the Attitude Era’s most underrated stars.
Jamie Lithgow, Benjamin Trecroci, Brian Damage and Amerigo Diehl
“I used to be over” is one of the many catchphrases from a certain popular wrestling podcast, but it perfectly sums up today’s Top Five. Today we shall be looking at those superstars from wrestling’s past that were over, who did have good runs and maybe even won a few titles. However, for one reason or another, these performers have largely been overlooked or even forgotten about in the shuffle of wrestling nostalgia.
This is the 175th 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
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
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
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
‘Monday Night Wars’ continues with the episode of Raw from 4 January 1999. It’s the first broadcast of Raw from ’99 – although taped in ’98 – and it’s a bit memorable…
All this and more as Monday Night Wars continues…