Sunday Sermon: The Montreal Screwjob 20 Years on

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Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Amerigo Diehl, Russ Morgan and Benjamin Trecroci

This month marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in WWE, if not wrestling, history: The Montreal Screw job. In today’s Sunday Sermon, we take a look back at those events with the benefit of hindsight and look at the long-term impact of that night in Montreal on 9 November 1997. Continue reading

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Remember When…Vince McMahon Ushered in the Attitude Era

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Twenty years ago this year, on the 15 December 1997 of Raw is War, to start the second hour, Vince McMahon cut a charged promo in which he outlined the changes ahead for his company. In this ‘Remember When?‘ we look back at a promo widely regarded as the birth of the Attitude Era. Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of The Rock

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Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow and Brian Damage

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook The Rock as an in-ring competitor.
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Book or Cook? The Booking Of Mark Henry

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Brian Damage & Craig Wilson

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Mark Henry.
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Attitude Adjustment: Wrestlers Who Thrived In That Era

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.– Winston Churchill

Brian Damage

We can say what we want about the WWF’s ‘Attitude Era,’ some loved it…some hated it. Each person has valid points as to why that particular era in wrestling history was both good and bad. One of the positives of that era was the success it generated for certain wrestlers who may not have succeeded otherwise.

It’s not to say these wrestlers were awful…just that the opportunities might not have been there without that era in place. It allowed these men and women to go above and beyond normal restrictions and become mega stars…even if it was for a brief time period. Continue reading