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

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

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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