Weight: 305 lb
Hometown: Dunno but somewhere in South Africa, surely?
Glory Days: 1997-1999
Fun Fact: Like fellow Icon of Wrestling, Brakus, Kurrgan also trained at the famous Hart Family Dungeon with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. Hey, you can’t hit a home run every time…
Weight: 270 lb
Hometown: Somewhere in Italy
Glory Days: 1996-1998
Fun Fact: Tom ‘Salvatore Sincere’ Brandi previously wrestled as Johnny Gunn. As Gunn, he tagged with Tom Zenk in WCW and won the ECW Tag Titles alongside Tommy Dreamer.
Jamie Lithgow, Benjamin Trecroci, Brian Damage and Amerigo Diehl
“I used to be over” is one of the many catchphrases from a certain popular wrestling podcast, but it perfectly sums up today’s Top Five. Today we shall be looking at those superstars from wrestling’s past that were over, who did have good runs and maybe even won a few titles. However, for one reason or another, these performers have largely been overlooked or even forgotten about in the shuffle of wrestling nostalgia.
This is the 174th 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
For a wrestler being world champion is the pinnacle of their profession. Many were destined for the role and many more given the push to the top. There are others that were supposed to get the nod in various promotions but it never transpired for one reason or another. It is those superstars that are the focus of this piece.
If you sit and read a bunch of pro wrestler bios, you may find a few of them have something in common. Some of them, attended the same high school. The school in question is Robbinsdale High School located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. It was the home of the Robins and also home to many future professional wrestlers. Continue reading
There are two sides to every story. One side may be more truthful than the other, it all depends who you believe. Such is the case with a rising tag team in the WWF known as the Can-Am Connection. One minute they are being positioned to be the next WWF tag team champions and the next minute…they no longer exist. What happened? Depends on which story you believe. Continue reading