Remembering “The Milan Miracle” in WWE

Brian Damage

Just imagine being a fan at a wrestling event in your hometown and none other than Vince McMahon chooses you at of a crowd of thousands. Vince picks you to get inside a WWE ring and meet him face to face. His challenge, if you choose to accept it, is wrestle ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ Umaga. Not only will you wrestle the 6ft 4 in…350 pound monster…you will challenge him for his WWE Intercontinental title.Now, imagine pinning Umaga and becoming the new IC champion! Continue reading

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Top Five Most Influential Wrestlers and Wrestling Personalities

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Brian Damage, Tom Casola, Lowlife Louie Ramos

This week’s is about Top 5 most influential wrestlers and wrestling personalities. Men or women who helped change the way we watch wrestling. A wrestler so influential that others tried to copy their style etc. Continue reading

2001: The Dark Era of Professional Wrestling

Brian Damage

Professional wrestling is a very cyclical business. There are years when the industry is red hot and everybody wants to be associated with it and then there are years where it is ice cold and nobody would touch it. One year in particular stands out as perhaps one of the very worst in the history of pro wrestling. At least on the business side of things. Today, we take a look back at the year that was 2001. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: ‘The Narcissist’ Lex Luger

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. The latest piece focuses on ‘The Narcissist’ Lex Luger
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Stay in Your Lane: The Brief WWF Career of ‘Sweet’ Stan Lane

‘Sweet’ Stan Lane was known throughout his pro wrestling career as a tag team specialist. He was a part of some of the greatest tag teams in the history of this business including the Fabulous Ones with Steve Keirn, the Midnight Express with Bobby Eaton and The Heavenly Bodies with Tom Prichard. Lane had wrestled for various territories all over the world with a tremendous amount of success. It seemed only natural that Stan would eventually jump ship to the biggest promotion of them all…the World Wrestling Federation.

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A Wrestling With Sin Special: The Main Event Championship Wrestling Scandal

Brian Damage

The year is 2001 and the landscape of professional wrestling wrestling has drastically changed. In that year, two major promotions went belly up and folded. Those two promotions were none other than Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling respectively. Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation became the only major game in town and now had a monopoly on the wrestling business. Continue reading

Making Waves in the WWF: Tugboat Becomes Typhoon

Brian Damage

In the Summer of 1989, Fred Ottman was a highly sought after free agent on the independent circuit. After wrestling in territories like Florida, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee…the 6 ft 3 in and close to 400 lbs Ottman was being courted by both WCW and the WWF. He was about to sign with WCW, however, a few WCW wrestlers convinced him to sign with the World Wrestling Federation instead. The spotlight was brighter and the money was better….so Ottman joined the WWF. Continue reading