This is the 381st 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.
Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.
This week’s Top Five is a bit different and may require some serious thought. In many organizational sports, there are logos that identify their brand. For instance, the NBA logo has a silhouette of Jerry West dribbling a basketball or Major League Baseball has a silhouette of Harmon Killebrew at bat. If professional wrestling was organized under one umbrella and they wanted a silhouette of a wrestler on a logo to represent the business…what top five wrestlers would you suggest as the choice to be the so called “face of the wrestling business?”
Good day everyone! It’s time for another round of useless wrestling facts and stats. Some are obvious and well known, while others not so much. In either case, they are all meant to educate and just be fun. So kick back, relax and learn a little something…..or nothing.
The New Age Outlaws of ‘The Road Dogg’ Jesse James and the ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn were one of the most popular and successful tag teams in the World Wrestling Federation during the Attitude Era of the late 1990’s. By the turn of the century and into the 2000’s the Outlaws became exactly like their name in the WWF with drug use and being unreliable. Both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were ultimately fired by the company at separate times….but it wasn’t the end of their story.
This week’s top five is the opposite from a previous week. It is all about wrestlers we personally thought wouldn’t become as successful as they did. Whether it was their look, a dumb gimmick or wrestling skill set…these were wrestlers we totally got wrong and went on to have great careers.
You wanted the useless wrestling facts, you got the useless wrestling facts. The most useless wrestling facts in the world…FACTS! Okay everybody, it is another edition of useless wrestling facts (As if you didn’t know) coming your way. Some of these you may already be aware of and others…perhaps not as much. In either case, they are all meant for fun, so let’s get crackin’ and let’s learn!Continue reading →
Welcome to yet another edition of useless wrestling facts, stats and other stuff to entertain you and perhaps enrich your lives. Some of these informational nuggets of truth may be well known by the masses, while others…not so much. In either case, they are simply meant for fun and enjoyment. They won’t help you graduate or get a good job, but they will give you useless knowledge on a business we all love and cherish…professional wrestling. So sit back or stand up and let’s learn a thing or two about a thing or two. Continue reading →