On the Brink of Redoing History: The Story of the WWE’s First Ever Female Referee

Brian Damage

The role of women in the WWE has changed dramatically over the last few years, thanks in no small part to the women’s revolution led by the likes of Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch. It’s also now not that far away from having a female referee. However, instead of breaking a glass ceiling, it is, in fact, a retread. Today we look at the first female referee in the WWE. Continue reading

The Night ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper “Killed” Another Wrestler

Brian Damage

This story comes to us in an age where there was no internet, no social media sites, no TMZ or any other super fast means to get news. There were no television taping spoilers to ruin the illusion of a seemingly live event. The year was 1985, the then World Wrestling Federation was just starting to get its feet wet as a national promotion. Everything wasn’t out there for fans to become smart to they way pro wrestling was run.
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Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

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’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading