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

Xanta Klaus is Coming To And Then Leaving Town….

Brian Damage

Who doesn’t love a really good ‘bad gimmick?’ It’s sorta like passing by a car crash and admiring it from a far. I am not sure this gimmick was so bad that it was good, but looking back on Xanta Klaus (The evil wrestling version of Santa Claus) it certainly was bad. Today on the blog, we examine how the gimmick came to be and why it didn’t last all that long. Continue reading

WWF Superstars and Challenge: The Original A and B Shows

Brian Damage

As wrestling fans, we are all aware of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown. They are WWE’s “A” and “B” shows respectively. While the two shows have seemingly flip flopped on importance in recent months, they are still the two main shows that set up angles, introduce new stars and hype upcoming pay per views. Before the inception of Raw and Smackdown, there were two other shows considered their A and B programs. Today, we look at the original A and B shows for the company…The Superstars of Wrestling and Wrestling Challenge. Continue reading

The Wedding of the Century: Andrew ‘Test’ Martin and Stephanie McMahon

Brian Damage

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? In the World Wrestling Federation there were a plenty. Some good, some bad and some just plain memorable. On November 29th, 1999, we were all “blessed” with an invitation to witness the holy matrimony of WWF superstar Test and Vincent Kennedy McMahon’s only daughter…Stephanie. It was a match made in heaven, or so we thought.In other words, just another typical WWF style wedding. Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of Vincent Kennedy McMahon

Brian Damage and Lowlife Louie Ramos

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Vince McMahon. Continue reading

The Mid West Is Running Wild: Hulkamania is Born…in the AWA

Brian Damage

Love him or hate him, Hulk Hogan was one of the biggest attractions in the history of professional wrestling. Hulkamania was much more than just a catchy slogan to sell merchandise. It was a groundswell movement that captured the imagination of millions of wrestling fans world wide. While many associate Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania with the WWF/WWE, the fact is…it started in the mid west of the country for an organization called the American Wrestling Association or AWA for short. Continue reading