Riding Off Into The Sunset: The Final Days of The Midnight Express

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One of the greatest tag teams in the history of the wrestling business was the Midnight Express. It didn’t matter if it was the tandem of ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton and ‘Lover boy’ Dennis Condrey or the combination of Eaton and ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane….The Midnight Express were an extremely successful team. Not only could the team work a great scientific match, they could brawl and adapt to any type of match they were thrust into. Add to that, having one of the greatest talkers managing them in Jim Cornette…you had a tag team that was both hated and beloved. Continue reading

A Moment in Time: Dusty Rhodes Gets Suspended

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For weeks, former pro wrestler Magnum TA was serving as a color commentator for NWA wrestling. During a world tag team title match that pitted the tag champions Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard versus Lex Luger and Barry Windham…the members of the Four Horsemen were continually getting outside interference from their manager JJ Dillon. Fed up, Magnum left the broadcast position and went to ringside with a baseball bat. Magnum wound up using the bat on Dillon and Blanchard causing Luger and Windham to get disqualified. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 254

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This is the 254th 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

No Brainer: Arn Anderson And Tully Blanchard Quit the NWA to Join the WWF

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Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson were two of the cornerstones of the infamous Four Horsemen faction that dominated the National Wrestling Alliance throughout the 1980’s. When Arn and Tully abruptly quit the NWA and joined the WWF in 1988, it was huge news at the time. This is the story of how it all happened and why a little over a year later…the tag team was no more. Continue reading