Top Five Wrestlers Who Should Not Have Gotten Over, But Did

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Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow, Padraic Toolan & Benjamin Trecroci

As wrestling fans we are hard-wired to expect the unexpected, after all; ‘anything can happen in the WWE!’ Today the team cast their eyes over the wrestlers who caught them by surprise, connected with the audience and defied the odds as they list their Top Five wrestlers who should not have gotten over, but did.

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What Could Have Been: Wrestlers Who Were Almost Added to Certain Factions but Weren’t

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Factions in professional wrestling have been around for years and years. Fans have their favorites and not so favorite groups. The key to a certain faction’s success is getting the right wrestlers to be added to the group. Wrestlers who gel together can make a faction look unbeatable. When faction’s just add wrestlers without giving any thought to their purpose, it can spell disaster. This piece focuses in on factions who almost had members added but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Continue reading

The Best Laid Plans: Wrestling Gimmicks and Angles Changed at the Last Minute

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Brian Damage

Throughout wrestling history we’ve seen a host of fantastic and memorable gimmicks and storylines that will undoubtedly stand the test of time due to their greatness. Others, however, will be remembered for offering a lot but delivering very little. Today we look at a series of gimmicks and storylines that changed at the very last minute.
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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Ministry of Darkness

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Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’.

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Well That Didn’t Work: The Brood Break Their Silence

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Jamie Lithgow

While few would rank The Brood alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin, Degeneration-X or The Rock as pillars of the Attitude Era, it is probably fair to say that the trio are still fondly remembered as a popular low/mid-card act.

Given that they never had a prolonged feud, were never clearly defined as babyfaces or heels and never spoke, it is remarkable that anyone remembers them at all. But remember them some people, including myself, do… and fondly. However, one thing probably best forgotten by Brood fans is the pilot episode of Smackdown! on which they cut their first, and last, promo. Continue reading