Craig Wilson and John Carbery
Ah the cutting of a promo, a vital skill needed for a wrestler if he hopes to reach the very top of his profession. Whether it is discussing hard times, telling fat out of shape residents in that particular city to keep the noise down or threatening to check opponents into Smackdown Hotel, these are comments that live long in the memory of wrestling fans. That said, so are the remarks of those less talented on the mic and it is those superstars, who forget they are live or mumble something incoherent, that are the focus of this Top Five. Continue reading
Earl Marx, Brian Damage and John Carbery
Now one of the most popular aspects of the WrestleMania weekend, the Hall of Fame is a cause of much debate – much of it centred on whether or not it deserves to be considered as a real Hall of Fame. Either way, in today’s Top Five we look at superstars who currently are not part of it.
Craig Wilson, John Carbery, Brian Damage and Russ Morgan
After a lengthy, and enjoyable, Sunday Sermon recently looking at the best babyfaces in the history of the business, there’s only one logical follow up and that is looking at some of the guys that have went face to face with those very babyfaces. So today’s Sunday Sermon will look at some of the best heat generating heels ever. Continue reading
Excluding WrestleMania 1, where everyone made their ‘mania debut, in WWE history six men have made their debut at the showcase of the imortals in the show’s main event bout. Today, we look back at all of those stars, their debut matches and their subsequent success – if applicable, a spoiler as to who one of the entrants is… Continue reading
Inspired by our own Jamie Lithgow suggesting that this match featuring both Sid and Ahmed Johnson was good, I felt it had to be the latest bout given the ‘Matches from History‘ treatment. Continue reading
Superstars that were larger than life, often literally, have long been part of wrestling. Acts like Andre the Giant, Kamala and King Kong Bundy were huge stars during the 80s and wowed wrestling fans the length and breadth of America and further afield.
It is the focus of those stars, and their more modern contemporaries like Big Show, Mark Henry and The Great Khali that are the focus of the latest DVD set released by the WWE. Today on the blog, Craig reviews that set: ‘WWE Presents: True Giants’. Continue reading
It is not uncommon for a promoter or someone from creative to amuse him or herself and their cohorts by bestowing an “inside joke” on one of their wrestlers. Some jokes are blatantly obvious while others may make you stop and think for a split second. Some wrestlers have even made a career for themselves being the pawn of such jokes. This piece will examine such parodies and why some were done.
Vince McMahon for years had a thing for ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. Dusty was the booker for the WWF’s main competition in the 1980’s…the NWA. Vince never missed an opportunity to stick it to Rhodes every chance he got. Continue reading