The King And Sigh: The Failed Attempt to Get Jerry Lawer in WCW

Brian Damage

In 1991, World Championship Wrestling was in a serious state of change. Ric Flair had turned his back and walked away from the company…taking the world title (aka The Big Gold Belt) with him to the WWF. With Flair and the title gone, WCW executive Jim Herd made Lex Luger “the chosen one” and crowned him the new WCW world champion at the Great American Bash that year. With a new champion and new title belt to go along with it….Herd wasn’t satisfied. He wanted to make sure wrestling fans knew he had THE world champion in all of pro wrestling.

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Wrestling With Sin: 280

Brian Damage

This is the 280th 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

Great American Trash: Lex Luger Wins His First World Title

Brian Damage

In 1991, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was in a state of flux. Their reigning world champion ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair had just been fired/quit/resigned/let go from the company. WCW management had requested that Flair take a pay cut and in turn, would make less than some of the other talent on the roster. In response, Ric Flair went to the rival WWF and took the world title belt with him. Continue reading

Remembering WCW’s Last Big Idea….The Magnificent Seven

Throughout the years that World Championship Wrestling had been in business, there had been many storylines revolving around powerful factions. We can start with the Four Horsemen and work our way down to the likes of the Dangerous Alliance, The Dungeon of Doom, the New World Order, the Natural Born Thrillers and the New Blood. All had varying amounts of success and failures. It seems that most of the history of WCW involved an evil group of wrestlers wanting to take control of the company. Continue reading