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

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

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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

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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

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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

Whatever Happened to Mrs. Yamaguchi?

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Brian Damage

Ah Yes….’The Attitude Era’…an era where characters came and went within a blink of an eye in the WWE. It was an era where one week a certain character had a seemingly major role and the next they disappeared never to be seen or heard from again. Such is the the case with the latest subject of ‘Whatever Happened to?‘ Today’s edition features a woman known simply as Mrs. Yamaguchi-san. Continue reading