Today we return with a ‘Many Faces Of‘ piece, the first in a while, looking at the in-ring career of WWE Hall of Famer Ray Traylor, better known to WWE fans as the Big Boss Man through a nearly two-decade-long wrestling career. Continue reading
Weight: 305 lb
Hometown: Dunno but somewhere in South Africa, surely?
Glory Days: 1997-1999
Fun Fact: Like fellow Icon of Wrestling, Brakus, Kurrgan also trained at the famous Hart Family Dungeon with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. Hey, you can’t hit a home run every time…
Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow & Padraic Toolan
Today we flip the script from last week and instead of looking at wrestling’s surprising success stories, we consider it’s unexpected failures. Yes, today’s Top Five looks at those wrestlers who seemed to have it all but for some reason they just did not get over.
Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow, Padraic Toolan & Benjamin Trecroci
As wrestling fans we are hard-wired to expect the unexpected, after all; ‘anything can happen in the WWE!’ Today the team cast their eyes over the wrestlers who caught them by surprise, connected with the audience and defied the odds as they list their Top Five wrestlers who should not have gotten over, but did.
The world of wrestling is often bereft of logic: Why would co-workers conduct personal or professional discussions in the middle of a large arena full of strangers? Why are supposedly skilled referees so easily distracted from their job? Why are performers capable of breath-taking athletic displays so bad at climbing ladders? These gaps in logic will, for now at least, remain unfilled. However, today we shine the spotlight on an entire pay per view full of nonsensical moments; Survivor Series 2001. Continue reading
Padraic Toolan, Jamie Lithgow, Benjamin Trecroci & Brian Damage
It has been quite a fortnight in wrestling. The highs of the first ever Women’s only WWE pay per view contrasting with the low of Roman Reigns announcing that he has leukaemia. Even the most stoic of fans must have taken a hit to the feels at some point recently, which leads us to this week’s Top Five. Get the tissues ready, it’s our top five emotional moments in wrestling.
Weight: 270 lb
Hometown: Somewhere in Italy
Glory Days: 1996-1998
Fun Fact: Tom ‘Salvatore Sincere’ Brandi previously wrestled as Johnny Gunn. As Gunn, he tagged with Tom Zenk in WCW and won the ECW Tag Titles alongside Tommy Dreamer.