Wrestling With Sin: 261

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This is the 261st 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

Top Five Best Repackaged Wrestlers

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Lowlife Louie Ramos, Tom Casola and Brian Damage

Every New Year, many people proclaim a New Year and a New Me! In wrestling, wrestlers have been repackaged after a failed gimmick or two and become something of greater success. This week’s top five is the Best Repackaged Wrestlers of All Time. Continue reading

Top Five Worst Members of the nWo

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Tom Casola, Padraic Toolan and Brian Damage

WWE announced that the New World Order will be inducted into the its Hall of Fame in 2020. While Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash were the top members of the nWo…who were the top five WORST members of the faction? Considering there were about half of WCW’s roster that were NWO members at one time or another…there are plenty to choose from. Continue reading

What Could Have Been, But Never Really Was….’The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez

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In the business of professional wrestling, there are some guys that you look at and think that they have “it.” Whether it is a certain look or a certain move set…you watch them and think that they are going to go far in pro wrestling. The Ring the Damn Bell crew even did a top five article on guys we thought would have much bigger careers than they actually did. While not making the cut, this particular wrestler was to me in that discussion. He was none other than ‘The Latin Heartthrob’ Al Perez. Continue reading

Remembering The Very First WCW Monday Nitro and some of its Backstage Stories

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We are all aware that WCW’s Monday Nitro telecast helped shape the way we currently view professional wrestling on television. It was a show that almost pushed the rival WWF on the brink and sparked the infamous Monday Night Wars. The show itself wasn’t years in the making, but a split second decision by WCW owner Ted Turner over an idea by Eric Bischoff. The birth, the planning and the stories of that first Monday Nitro are all interesting, to say the least, and is the focus of today’s piece. Continue reading