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

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

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

What Could Have Been: Wrestlers Who Were Almost Added to Certain Factions but Weren’t

Brian Damage

Factions in professional wrestling have been around for years and years. Fans have their favorites and not so favorite groups. The key to a certain faction’s success is getting the right wrestlers to be added to the group. Wrestlers who gel together can make a faction look unbeatable. When faction’s just add wrestlers without giving any thought to their purpose, it can spell disaster. This piece focuses in on factions who almost had members added but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Continue reading