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

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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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From Hero to Zero: The Take Down of A WWF Champion

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Vince McMahon is renowned for the ruthlessness he displayed during the expansion of the WWF during the 80s. Much of that was directed at other territories as he hoovered up all the brightest and best talents. However, it wasn’t solely reserved for opponents as Bob Backlund, a man that was champion under his late father, would find out. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: Pro Wrestling USA

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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 succeed but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but for various reasons faded away. This latest ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’ takes a look at the brief union of Jim Crockett Jr. and Verne Gagne to form a national promotion called Pro Wrestling USA. Continue reading