Remembering “The Armstrong Curse” in WCW

Brian Damage

The history of wrestling is littered with families who have collectively achieved a deal of success, at one level or another – with many almost exclusively linked to one promotion. One family who was heavily linked with one promotion, in this case World Championship Wrestling, was the Armstrong family. Today we take a look at that family curse. Continue reading

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Styles Clash: Clash of The Champions 2 Miami Mayhem

Benjamin Trecroci

Last week we debuted a new series looking at the history of Clash of Champions, starting with the inaugural event from March 1988. Today we follow that up by looking at Clash of Champions II: Miami Mayhem which took place on June 8, 1988, at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. There were 2400 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.8 rating on TBS.
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Wrestling with Sin: The 85th Jamboree

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Brian Damage

This is the 85th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involves 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

The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of….Yet

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Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.

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.

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Top Five WCW Matches

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Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow and Brian Damage

The promotion may be gone but thanks to it’s PPVs being available on the WWE Network it’s not forgotten. It’s no surprise also that the WWE are tapping in to their enormous tape library to release another WCW boxset – this time the best WCW PPV matches.

To commemorate that release Craig, Jamie and Brian list their Top Five favourite NWA/WCW matches. Continue reading