Brian Damage, Tom Casola, Lowlife Louie Ramos and Amerigo Diehl
First and foremost, Ring the Damn Bell would like to welcome and introduce Tom Casola to our readers. Tom is not only a fan of old school wrestling, he was also pro wrestler himself who traveled the world. Tom’s vast knowledge of the business inside and out is extraordinary. We would also like to reintroduce ‘Lowlife’ Louie Ramos to the blog. Louie (like Tom) is also a pro wrestler and hardcore icon. We are fortunate to have both on board and I am proud to call both men friends.
Today’s top five category is about favorite movies featuring professional wrestlers. They do not necessarily have to be the stars of the movie, but have somewhat of a role. The movies themselves do not have to be about pro wrestling either. What wrestlers stood out in a particular movie you love? Continue reading
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
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!
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.
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
Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci, Amerigo Diehl and John Carbery
Often turning a superstar heel or babyface is thrown about as the easiest option to change their fortunes. But sometimes a turn can really make a superstar. In today’s Top Five, we look at some of the most important heel turns in wrestling history. Continue reading
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
It’s Saturday so part for the latest instalment of ’This Week in Wrestling’. Today, in part 17, Craig discusses the announcement of a Vince McMahon movie and looks at the results of this week’s blog polls while Brian shares all the best viral content he’s stumbled upon this week.