This past week, the wrestling world lost the iconic Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. This Sunday, in our Sunday Sermon, we’ll have a fulsome tribute to ‘The Brain’. Remembered fondly as a commentator, Heenan was also a top manager leading the ‘Heenan Family’ through various promotions. In this latest ‘Remembering‘ piece, we look at the first incarnation of that grouping in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association. Continue reading
One of the most famous families in the history of wrestling is the Von Erichs. It’s a story filled with tragedy, however, with all but one of the sons taken too early. Today we look at another Von Erich tale, specifically one involving Kerry and his foot. Continue reading
Craig Wilson and Brian Damage
Welcome to the fourth edition of This Week in Wrestling in 2017. Today, Craig previews tonight’s ‘NXT TakeOver: San Antonio’ while Brian shares some of the most interesting pictures and videos he’s stumbled upon over the last seven days.
As we continue our countdown to WrestleMania, we go back in time ten years and check in on the happenings at WrestleMania 22. Plenty of action, big spots and memorably moments on this one. So strap yourself in and get ready for WrestleMania 22… Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
Thanks to the WWE Network and YouTube it’s easier than ever to watch some of the greatest moments in wrestling history that maybe passed you by or took place before you were even born. However, seeing those matches and the superstars in them online isn’t the same as living through those times and in this Top Five, the team share the superstars that they wish they’d been able to see wrestling – in their prime – live.
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow
Premise is simple. There’s a Mount Rushmore dedicated to wrestling, featuring sculptures of heads of the four superstars that have had the biggest impact on wrestling – or sports entertainment. Last week we discussed the first two entrants and today we decide the other two heads to join them.
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