Archive for July, 2020

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Brian Damage

Normally, I reserve this blog to talk about all the greats from wrestling’s past. The subject in this piece wasn’t a wrestler, a manager or promoter…but a huge fan. His name was Regis Philbin…a TV personality often deemed ‘The hardest working man in show business.’ He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for appearing in the most hours on television. While Philbin never wrestled a single match nor booked a card…he was a great believer in the business and would often have pro wrestlers on his various shows.

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Brian Damage

The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.

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Wrestling With Sin: 290

Posted: July 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Brian Damage

This is the 290th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.

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You  cannot  be  afraid  to  speak  up  and  speak  out  for  what  you  believe.  You  have  to  have  courage,  raw  courage.

–  John  Lewis

(February  21,  1940-Friday,  July  17,  2020)

Civil  Rights  Legend,  Georgia  State  Congressman

 

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Brian Damage

Grappling with Tragedy is a series of articles that deal with unfortunate, tragic incidents that have occurred throughout the history of professional wrestling. It is unlike the ‘Wrestling with Sin’ series that deals more with the seedier side of wrestling like arrests, murders and suicides. Grappling looks more at particular tragic incidents that have in some instances altered pro wrestling in some way.

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Brian Damage

It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 27th of 2020. Today Brian talks about who the most sought after free agent in wrestling might be and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.

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http://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damage and Amerigo Diehl

This past Wednesday was Canada Day and I thought it would be cool to list our personal top five Canadian wrestlers of all time.

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