Wrestling With Sin: 338

Brian Damage

This is the 338th 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.

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Wrestling With Sin: 322

Brian Damage

This is the 322nd 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.

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Bromance: Remember When Vince Russo Returned to WWE in 2002?

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In 2002, WWE had hit a major lull both creatively and financially. The Monday Night Wars were all over as their main rival in World Championship Wrestling was bought by Vince McMahon and WWE. With no competition, fans tuned out in droves with ratings, attendance and pay per view buy rates dropping precipitously. Desperate times called for desperate measures and in June of 2002…Vince McMahon did the “unthinkable.” Continue reading

Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 3

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The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar. Continue reading

The Wedding of the Century: Andrew ‘Test’ Martin and Stephanie McMahon

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Who doesn’t love a good wedding? In the World Wrestling Federation there were a plenty. Some good, some bad and some just plain memorable. On November 29th, 1999, we were all “blessed” with an invitation to witness the holy matrimony of WWF superstar Test and Vincent Kennedy McMahon’s only daughter…Stephanie. It was a match made in heaven, or so we thought.In other words, just another typical WWF style wedding. Continue reading

Remembering The WWE’s Two Man Power Trip

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On April 1st, 2001 at Wrestlemania X-Seven, Stone Cold Steve Austin shocked the wrestling world when he turned heel during his match with the Rock. After the match, we saw the unthinkable, when once bitter rivals in Austin and Mr. McMahon shake hands to close out the show. It was suppose to be a shocking, earth shattering heel turn. One that would top any and all great heel turns. If Hulk Hogan turning heel and forming the New World Order skyrocketed World Championship Wrestling to new and greater heights that the company has never seen…imagine what a Stone Cold heel turn could do? Continue reading