Remembering The York Foundation in WCW

Brian Damage

It all started after a lunch meeting with WCW announcer Tony Schiavone at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Turner make up artist, Terri Boatright, grew up a wrestling fan. She was doing make up for the likes of CNN news anchors and guests when she caught the eye of WCW booker Ole Anderson. Anderson came up with a gimmick he thought would be perfect for Boatright. Anderson arranged a meeting between Terri and Schiavone to talk things over. Continue reading

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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get-go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Pro Wrestling USA

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Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeed but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons faded away. This latest ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ takes a look at the brief union of Jim Crockett Jr. and Verne Gagne to form a national promotion called Pro Wrestling USA. Continue reading

30 Years Later: Black Saturday

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Brian Damage

Imagine if you will…you’re ready to turn on Monday Night Raw and without warning Dixie Carter appears on your screen announcing that TNA wrestling has taken over the WWE’s time slot. Instead of seeing your favorite WWE superstars like Daniel Bryan, John Cena, The Wyatt Family, etc…you were now getting wrestlers like Ethan Carter III, Magnus, Eric Young and the Menagerie. The show you were accustomed to watching for years was replaced with a different style or brand that you just weren’t anticipating.
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Diamonds Are Forever….But Sometimes You Get A Lump Of Coal

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“Diamonds are Forever, and so are the Four Horsemen”

Brian Damage

When the elite faction known as the 4 Horsemen formed in 1986…nobody could fathom just how influential the group would be. When you think about the truly great Horsemen, we immediately think of the names Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn and Ole Anderson and Barry Windham. Along with James J. Dillon as their manager…the Four Horsemen dominated the competition in the National Wrestling Alliance. Continue reading