Oh You Didn’t Know? More Facts, Stats and Stuff in the World of Pro Wrestling

Brian Damage

Welcome back to yet another edition of pro wrestling’s useless facts, stats and stuff like that. Some of these facts you may have heard about, maybe some you haven’t. All in all, however, it’s just a fun piece to do. So sit back, relax and let’s learn a little about nothing. Continue reading

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Justice is Swerved: The Failed Run of Sid Justice in 1991-1992

Brian Damage

The year was 1991 and the World Wrestling Federation was beginning a tailspin due to various scandals involving sex and steroid abuse. Hulkamania was starting to fizzle out and Vince McMahon was beginning his search for the WWF’s next big thing. He seemingly found it when McMahon was able to snatch Sid Vicious away from his rival in WCW. Continue reading

Remembering The Very First WCW Monday Nitro and some of its Backstage Stories

Brian Damage

We are all aware that WCW’s Monday Nitro telecast helped shape the way we currently view professional wrestling on television. It was a show that almost pushed the rival WWF on the brink and sparked the infamous Monday Night Wars. The show itself wasn’t years in the making, but a split second decision by WCW owner Ted Turner over an idea by Eric Bischoff. The birth, the planning and the stories of that first Monday Nitro are all interesting, to say the least, and is the focus of today’s piece. Continue reading

Wrestling With Sin: 171

Brian Damage

This is the 171st 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

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

Brian Damage

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

What Happened in Vegas…Stayed in Vegas: The WWF’s Hotel and Casino

Brian Damage

There are many people in and out of the world of professional wrestling or “sports entertainment” who would consider Vincent Kennedy McMahon somewhat crazy. They felt that way when McMahon wanted to to nationally expand the then World Wrestling Federation in the 1980’s. Vince McMahon proved them wrong. Not only did he expand nationally, but he went global. People thought Vince was crazy when he wanted to take the WWE public on the stock exchange. McMahon proved them wrong and is now a billionaire. Continue reading