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

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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

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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

World Championship Wrestling: A Tale of Two Owners

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March 26th, 2001 was one of the darkest days in pro wrestling history. On that date, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) folded and was sold to Vince McMahon and the WWE, its main rival. What could have been, what should have been? Those are questions that sadly, we really never got the opportunity to find out. Oh sure, we as fans got to see a very watered down version of WCW in the WWE, but it wasn’t the original plan. Continue reading

Remembering The 1999 Terri Invitational Tournament

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In 1999, the World Wrestling Federation was hotter than it had ever been. With superstars like ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Rock, Mick Foley and Triple H…the main event scene was jam-packed. While the singles division was on fire….the tag team division was about to get even hotter. Within the tag team ranks were two young and hungry teams…Edge and Christian and the Hardy Boyz. Continue reading