The McMahon Effect: What is it and Why it is Here to Stay

Brian Damage

It use to be that when a promoter designates a certain wrestler to be “the man” for his/her wrestling promotion…the fans would follow along. Whether it was somebody like Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, The Von Erich boys, Bruno Sammartino etc…if they were the hand picked “chosen one”…fans would get in line and cheer for them. This was the case for so many years in professional wrestling. Continue reading

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Top Five Worst Wrestling Catchphrases

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Jamie Lithgow and Padraic Toolan

Last week we looked at our favourite wrestling catchphrases. This week we shall try to balance the universe by doing the exact opposite and discussing our Top Five worst wrestling catchphrases instead. Prepare yourself, there are some real stinkers on these lists!

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Top Five Wrestling Catchphrases

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Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci and Amerigo Diehl

There are certain boxes a top wrestler has to tick, certain attributes they must possess; in-ring talent, charisma, ‘the right look’, flashy finishing move and of course; a cool catchphrase. Today the team discuss their favourite one-liners with their Top Five wrestling catchphrases.

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The End of An (Attitude) Era

Brian Damage

The Attitude Era was considered by some as the single greatest era in WWF/E history. The television ratings were astronomical, buy rates were skyrocketing and the content, well, it wasn’t exactly for the faint of heart. The language was foul, the lines between heels and babyfaces were completely blurred and the nudity was in your face. We all know when the Attitude Era was ushered in, as covered by my colleague Craig, but when did it all end? Continue reading