Crossing Enemy Lines: The WWF’s ‘Minnesota Massacre’ in 1984

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Stories regarding Vince McMahon’s aggressive expansion in the mid-80s are legendary – whether it was leaving bags of money on promoters’ desks through to buying TV deals out from under them, nothing got in his way. In today’s piece, Brian takes a look at McMahon jr’s moves into Minnesota and onto the home-turf of American Wrestling Association. Continue reading


Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: ECW on TNN

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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’. Continue reading

Remembering The Short lived Ultimate Warrior’s Wrestling School (Warrior University)

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We are all painfully aware about the love hate relationship that both the WWE and the Ultimate Warrior had with one another for many years. It led the Warrior to leave and come back to the company a few times. It also caused a litany of court battles and lawsuits between the two sides. After their bad break up in 1992, Warrior decided to spend the next few years marketing himself and his character. He had his own line of Warrior merchandise including tee shirts, posters and a comic book. Continue reading