Hot Rod Does Hollywood: Roddy Piper’s Two Year Odyssey to Become a Hollywood Star

Brian Damage

“I will remove all doubt, yes I am retiring….Yeah, Yeah…Yes I am retiring. Now I’ve made some mistakes friends, I ain’t apologizing for none of them.” – Roddy Piper (February 23, 1987)

And with those words, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper made it official…he was ending his wrestling career after what was at that point…17 years in professional wrestling. The announcement obviously shocked many WWF fans, who at that point, did not have access to information that we have today. The question remained was why? Roddy Piper seemed to be getting red hot as a babyface wrestler and to just be hitting his prime. Little did we know that Piper had stars in his eyes and was on his way to Hollywood. Continue reading

The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of…Yet. Volume 5

Brian Damage

Professional wrestling has been filled with second, third and even fourth generation wrestlers. Some have made it bigger than their family members, while others have flopped badly. We have already covered three installments of this in past with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3 and Volume 4. Some made it, while others faltered. These up and coming generational wrestlers are for the most part lesser known than say the more established ones like The Rock, Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. Who will rise and who will fall in the latest list of pro wrestlers with a legacy to uphold? Continue reading

Top Five Greatest Heels

Padraic Toolan, Lowlife Louie Ramos, Amerigo Diehl, Tom Casola and Brian Damage

These are the top five wrestling heels/villains/bad guys that you absolutely hated watching, but couldn’t look away from. Wrestlers who played the part of the evil doers brilliantly. Guys and or girls that you loved to hate or even hated to hate. Continue reading

Top Five Wrestling Catchphrases

Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci and Amerigo Diehl

There are certain boxes a top wrestler has to tick, certain attributes they must possess; in-ring talent, charisma, ‘the right look’, flashy finishing move and of course; a cool catchphrase. Today the team discuss their favourite one-liners with their Top Five wrestling catchphrases.

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Wrestling With Sin: 173

Brian Damage

This is the 173rd 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