The Lost Art of The Wrestling Vignette: How to Properly Build A Superstar

Brian Damage

Many things in professional wrestling come and go. What was once the standard, soon becomes passé and disappears for a few years or never returns at all. One thing that seems to be a lost art, is the well produced vignette. A vignette in pro wrestling is a series of short videos that help promote a new gimmick or character to a promotion. They usually ran these vignette for a few weeks to get fans interest piqued.

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Wrestling With Sin: 293

Brian Damage

This is the 293rd 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

Remembering The WWF’s Funkin’ Dojo

Brian Damage

Most wrestling fans are well aware of WWE’s Performance Center which was founded in Central Florida in 2013. It’s a modern, high tech facility that trains the next generation of “WWE superstars” of tomorrow. While the Performance Center is the place every newly signed WWE wrestler goes to learn the WWE way of performing….it wasn’t the first place that the McMahon family conjured up. Long before the Performance Center broke ground, there was the WWF Funkin’ Dojo. Continue reading

FACT Check: All The Pro Wrestling Facts, Stats, Trivia and Tidbits in One Convenient Post.

Brian Damage

Here we are with the latest round of pro wrestling facts, stats, trivia and tidbits. Some of these facts may be common knowledge to some of you, while to others it is all new and fresh. either way, enjoy as we look at some facts about the business we all love or love to hate. So let’s get this party started and let’s learn…. Continue reading

Top Five Wrestlers Who Should Not Have Gotten Over, But Did

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Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow, Padraic Toolan & Benjamin Trecroci

As wrestling fans we are hard-wired to expect the unexpected, after all; ‘anything can happen in the WWE!’ Today the team cast their eyes over the wrestlers who caught them by surprise, connected with the audience and defied the odds as they list their Top Five wrestlers who should not have gotten over, but did.

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Wrestling With Sin: 176

Brian Damage

This is the 176th 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

U-Turn: The Brief, Unmemorable Heel Turn of WWE’s Eugene

Brian Damage

Nick ‘Eugene’ Dinsmore debuted in the WWE in 2004. He portrayed a lovable, innocent character that was supposedly a wrestling savant inside the ring. Eugene never really became a huge star during his run with the company….but was a mid card mainstay. Some within WWE creative wanted to add another wrinkle into the Eugene character. According to Dinsmore, WWE creative proposed a heel turn for Eugene a couple of times. Continue reading