Archive for March, 2021

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Padraic Toolan and Brian Damage

Last week, we covered our thoughts on who the top five best authority figures in wrestling were. You can read about them here. This week, we ask who are your top five WORST authority figures from any promotion in any era?


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Brian Damage

Growing up on the east coast of the United States, I was only relegated to watching the WWF on television. It wasn’t until the mid 1980’s when I got cable TV, that a whole new world of professional wrestling was opened up to me. I was able to watch the NWA on the Superstation TBS and of course World Class Championship Wrestling on ESPN. It was WCCW that really piqued my interest seeing stars like the Von Erichs, the Freebirds, Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Iceman King Parsons. The fans were red hot from the beginning of the show until the end. It all hailed from….as WCCW announcer Bill Mercer said…”The World famous Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas.”


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Brian Damage

We all know about Ted Turner…the media mogul who founded the Superstation WTBS and CNN among other ventures. It was Turner who bought out Jim Crockett Promotions in 1988 and formed World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Did you know that he also had ambitions to buy the American Wrestling Association and merge it with WCW? This is the story of how Ted Turner almost expanded his wrestling empire to go head to head against Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation.


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Lowlife Louie Ramos and Brian Damage

This week’s top five will be top five best authority figures in wrestling of all time. Who (male or female) were your personal favorite authority figures from any and all promotions? It doesn’t matter if they were a heel or face.


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Brian Damage

The WWE date the start of their ‘Women’s Evolution’ as starting on July 13th, 2015. While that might be when women’s wrestling was more accepted in that company….the reality is the evolution began a few years earlier. A huge credit doesn’t go to the McMahon family, but an Irishman we all know as David ‘Fit’ Finlay.


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Brian Damage

He was a former fashion model turned professional wrestler. He auditioned for WWE’s Tough Enough reality show in both season 1 and 2, but was not selected. Eventually, he would sign with WWE and become a four time co holder of the tag team titles. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to Sylvan Grenier?’


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Brian Damage

In the world of Lucha Libre, a luchador’s mask is something that is very sacred. It is a part of their identity and how they make their money and become stars. For a luchador to lose their mask becomes a very big deal. It usually happens in a highly publicized match and event. When a luchador loses their mask, it is usually towards the end of their career or they will transition to a new persona without the mask. Masks are extremely vital to the ways of Lucha Libre….then there was WCW.


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Lesley's Anime and Manga Corner

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the license for Kamen Rider – The Classic Manga Collection by Shotaro Ishinomori, the complete four-volume original run of the genre-defining Kamen Rider manga, now in English in a special 50th anniversary hardcover omnibus.

Fans the world over have long been enthralled by tales of Kamen Rider, the masked, motorcycle-riding superhero who protects the world from injustice. Kidnapped and experimented upon by the evil terrorist organization known as Shocker, Takeshi Hongo manages to escape their clutches and use his newfound strength to fight against their schemes. The adventures of Kamen Rider span dozens of television series and films, but in these pages are collected his very first adventures in manga print, drawn and written by original creator and manga superstar Shotaro Ishinomori. This beautiful hardcover edition, over 800 pages long, contains the entirety of Volumes 1-4 of Kamen Rider in an…

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