Sunday Sermon: 20 Years on from WrestleMania 13

Craig Wilson, John Carbery, Jamie Lithgow

This past week marked the twentieth anniversary of the 13th instalment of WrestleMania. In today’s Sunday Sermon we cast our eyes back to that event and judge how important, in the grand scheme of things, that show was to the future of the WWE. Continue reading


This Week in Wrestling 2017 week 11

Craig Wilson and Brian Damage

In part eleven of This Week in Wrestling in 2017, Craig looks at the pairing of AJ Styles and Shane McMahon for WrestleMania 33, we cast our eyes back 20 years to WrestleMania 13 and Brian shares all the best viral content he’s stumbled upon this week.

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A Moment in Time: The Night Shawn Michaels Lost His Smile


Brian Damage

“Over the last few months, Ive lost a lot of things and one of the things Ive lost is my smile, and I know it doesnt mean a lot to everyone else, but it means a lot to me and I have to go and fix myself and take care of myself and find my smile because somewhere along the lines I lost it and i dont care if its unpopular and people want to make fun of me because Im an emotional guy.” Continue reading

Matches from History: Sycho Sid v Bret Hart from Raw is War 17 March 1997

Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow

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Later this year – or early next for UK readers – the WWE will release the 20th anniversary boxset of Raw. In this set will be 20 unedited memorable episodes of Raw. Debate will rage from now until the official announcement as to what shows deserve to be on the set as well as if the “uncut and unedited” description means that Chris Benoit will feature – as Jamie covered last Saturday.

Naturally, all of us at Ringthedamnbell are excited by the prospect of the set and today we following last week’s Top Five Raw Moments article with this ‘Matches from History’ where Craig and Jamie in the steel cage match between then WWF Champion Sid and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart which took place on the Raw just before Wrestlemania 13. Continue reading