Our ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ series returns to the blog today. Previously we’ve looked at The Undertaker v Undertaker feud, the NWA invasion of the WWE and The Brawl for All and many more. In this edition, Craig looks at the return to the WWF in 1991 of Tony Atlas, but now renamed Saba Simba…
Hometown: Mount Trashmore, Florida
Glory Days: 1994-1996
Fun Fact: Before signing for the WWF, Mike ‘Duke The Dumpster’ Droese wrestled on the Florida independent scene as Garbage Man. He even made it onto the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 Wrestlers of 1993. Granted he was number 500, but it still counts.
The world of wrestling is a place often bereft of logic: Why would two (or more) performers conduct business or personal discussions in the middle of a large arena full of strangers? Why are supposedly skilled referees so easily distracted from their job? Why are wrestlers that are 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 one such gap that has since been closed as we take a look at The Outlaw Rule. Continue reading
Often turning a superstar heel or babyface is thrown about as the easiest option to change their fortunes. But sometimes a turn can really make a superstar. In today’s Top Five, we look at some of the most important heel turns in wrestling history. Continue reading