Wrestling With Sin: 384

Brian Damage

This is the 384th 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.

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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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Grappling With Tragedy: Ilio DiPaolo

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Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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Wrestling With Sin: 377

Brian Damage

This is the 377th 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.

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Ring The Damn Bell: The 10th Anniversary

Brian Damage, Craig Wilson and Jamie Lithgow

It’s February and that means our blog Ring the Damn Bell is celebrating a very special milestone. This month marks the 10 year anniversary of the blog’s existence. We thought it would be a treat, to bring back a couple of the OG’s who started this thing way back in February of 2012! Let’s hear from the creator…none other than Craig Wilson about the origins of Ring the Damn Bell. Also, Jamie Lithgow who created some fantastic graphics for us to use week in and week out. So without any further ado….let’s take that wrestling trip down memory lane.

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Grappling With Tragedy: Murray ‘The Little Bruiser’ Downs

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Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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Grappling With Tragedy: Billy McGuire

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Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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