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 past week the superstar shakeup saw both the raw and smackdown rosters altered significantly. In today’s Sunday Sermon, we cast our eyes over those changes and see which brand benefited and wonder which of the newbies will benefit most in their new surroundings.Continue reading →
The world of wrestling is a place often bereft of logic: Why would two (or more) performers conduct business or personal discussions in the middle of a large arena full of strangers? Why are supposedly skilled referees so easily distracted from their job? Why are wrestlers that are capable of breath-taking athletic displays so bad at climbing ladders? These gaps in logic will, for now at least, remain unfilled. However, today we shine the spotlight on one such gap that has since been closed as we take a look at The Outlaw Rule.Continue reading →
It is one of the biggest matches in the history of the WCW. A match that could have sold out any venue and headlined virtually any PPV. Yet, in their wisdom, the company gave it away for free on TV. In this latest ‘A Moment in Time‘, we look at the moment Goldberg won the WCW title.Continue reading →
Brian Damage, Craig Wilson, Benjamin Trecroci and Earl Marx
The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Sami Zayn.Continue reading →
It’s Saturday so time for the latest instalment of ’This Week in Wrestling’. Today, in part 38, Craig and Brian predict ‘No Mercy 2017’ while Brian shares all the best viral content he’s stumbled upon this week.
This past weekend the WWE hosted Battleground, a Smackdown Live exclusive show. As the, largely dismissive,
fallout continues, we take a look at the rights and wrongs of the show – *spoiler* it’s largely in the latter category.Continue reading →
It’s Saturday so time for the latest instalment of ’This Week in Wrestling’. Today, in part 29, Craig and Earl preview tomorrow’s Battleground while Brian shares all the best viral content he’s stumbled upon this week.