This Week in Wrestling 2015 week 19

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Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage

In ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jamie shares what Raw taught him this week and Brian shares with us the best wrestling related images he’s come across this week.

All that and more in this edition of This Week in Wrestling

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The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of….Yet

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Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.

In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.

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Top Five: Superstars of the 80s

Brian Damage, Russ Morgan & Kenneth Richardson

Whilst the WWE had Hogan the NWA had the equally larger than life Ric Flair (Image courtesy of marzdailymedia.com)

Whilst the WWE had Hogan the NWA had the equally larger than life Ric Flair (Image courtesy of marzdailymedia.com)

The 1980s saw wrestling reach audiences previously out with its grasp. Gone were the days where matches took place in dimly lit halls in front of small crowds. In its place were pay per views that sold out arenas and stadiums while also reaching fans across the globe. At the forefront was the then WWF with Hulk Hogan front and centre as the promotion went from a regional promotion to a global brand.

Of course, there were other promotions out there for those that disliked the WWF’s brand of ‘sports entertainment’. Amongst those the NWA was a breeding ground for future stars such as Sting and Lex Lugar as Ric Flair carried the promotion whilst Texas saw the Von Erichs front and centre with the Memphis Territory and the AWA also in the mix. Wrestling fans were blessed with great talent and, perhaps most importantly, genuine competition.

This week the team jump back in time to revisit that decade and assess the stars of that time. Without further a do; Brian, Russ and Kenneth list their Top Five Superstars of the 80s

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Top Five Best Feuds

Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage

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(Image courtesy of http://www.ringsidenews.com)

Every era in wrestling history is best remembered for those at the top. And generally those at the top are engaged in feuds that are timeless. Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat engaged in a red hot feud for the NWA title that saw then go toe to toe for sixty minute matches. The WCW took the lead in the Monday Night Wars when the nWo waged war against the rest of the promotion and WWF regained control when a certain Stone Cold Steve Austin played the anti-hero against the villainous Mr. McMahon.

In this week’s Top Five Craig and Brian share their favourite five feuds in the history of wrestling.

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