Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Arn Anderson

Brian Damage

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

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Vita-Horse-Men: Remembering The Four Horsemen Vitamins.

Brian Damage

There is no question that during the mid to late 1980’s, the Four Horsemen were the premiere attraction for Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and manager J. J. Dillon were the cornerstones of that beloved heel faction. It also saw a rotating door of other wrestlers like Ole Anderson, Lex Luger and Barry Windham among others joining and then leaving the group. Promoter Jim Crockett Jr knew where his “bread was buttered” and wanted to market the Four Horsemen as much as possible.

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

Brian Damage

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