In June 2011, CM Punk identified himself as a “Paul Heyman guy” – a phrase that has since spawned a WWE t-shirt. During his career, Heyman has wrestled various superstars who can all lay claim to having been a ‘Heyman guy (and gal). Today we look at some of the less well remembered, or known, superstars that performed under the tutelage of the former ECW owner. Continue reading
There is little doubt that, for many, wrestling is a family affair. History is full of families that have left a mark on the industry including the Von Erichs and the Harts. Today Brian looks at another wrestling family that’s left a larger legacy than most on the world of wrestling: the Anoa’i family.
In tag team wrestling, many fans often wonder who in the team will rise and become a great singles star. They also wonder at times, who will end up being “the Marty Jannetty” of the team. What exactly does that mean? Look at the Rockers, a solid tag team for years throughout the territories, the AWA and WWE. When Vince McMahon decided to split the duo up…the two went down separate paths with much different results. Continue reading
Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.
In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.