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

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Wrestling with Sin: 166

Brian Damage

This is the 166th 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

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The WWE’s Juniors Division

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’ and today we look at the WWE Juniors Division. Continue reading

Remembering the WWF’s Blue Steel Cage from the 1980’s

Brian Damage

When you think of steel cage matches in pro wrestling, you think of the violent, bloody and barbaric nature of them. You may immediately think of the mesh fence type structures that have been synonymous with cage matches. Whether it was Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka leaping off the top of the cage at Madison Square Garden or the violent confrontation between Harley Race and Ric Flair at Starrcade. That’s what many fans old school and new school see and remember. Continue reading

Sunday Sermon: The Anniversary of the Death of WCW

Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci, ‘Lowlife’ Louie Ramos, Amerigo Diehl and Jamie Lithgow

Tomorrow will mark the 17th anniversary of the end of World Championship Wrestling. It really is hard to believe that the company that once had the WWF and Vince McMahon against the ropes is no longer with us. In today’s Sunday Sermon, we look back at that fateful day. What were your reactions? How did you feel when Shane McMahon appeared on WCW Nitro? What went wrong and what could they have done better to survive. Continue reading