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Ring the Damn Bell 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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Brian Damage

As the Monday Night Wars were heating up between bitter rivals in WCW and the WWF…it was WCW who was getting the better of Vince McMahon’s once untouchable wrestling empire. World Championship Wrestling decided to go head to head with the World Wrestling Federation on Monday night’s by creating the Monday Nitro program. They also swooped in and signed away two of the WWF’s top talents in Kevin Nash (Diesel) and Scott Hall (Razor Ramon). With his back against the wall, Vince McMahon decided to fight fire with fire and in June of 1996…he did just that by signing then wrestling’s hottest commodity in Brian Pillman.

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Brian Damage

It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 26th of 2020. Today Brian talks about speaking out in pro wrestling and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.

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Ring the Damn Bell Toolan and Brian Damage

With the announcement that he is retiring from pro wrestling, this week’s top five looks at the top five moments of the Dead Man, the American Bad Ass, The Phenom…Mark ‘The Undertaker’ Calaway. He’s had a very long and illustrious career. It could be for any promotion that he wrestled for under any gimmick. What are your top five Undertaker/Mark Calaway matches/moments?

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A Space For Me

I have a lot of dreams. A lot of them. I want to be a writer, traveling the world and writing scripts that are turned into films. I want to be a director, bringing a group of people together to create stunning images that people will run to see. I want to show run my own television show, have something on the air that marginalized people will look forward to seeing. I want to write several books that will range from fiction and fantasy to poetry and essays. I want to one day soon, write a story that’s turned into a movie, a tv show, a book, something that others will be able to get their hands on. And I want that story to center around a black asexual woman.

Representation is a hotly debated and long withstanding argument in nearly every part of the world. Everyone wants representation, and…

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A Space For Me

As Snowpiercer digs its heels deeper into the deep dive of class structure, racism and capitalism, the train itself starts to show signs that maybe it’s not ready to run forever as Melanie claims it is. When a bad engine gives out, only Melanie can fix it and she’s determined to do so before the train derails and everyone on board dies. However, Layton, who is freshly out of the drawers and barely able to stand is enraged by the information he’s learned about Melanie. The two of them have to collide and of course, it’s at the moment when everyone’s life is in the most danger.

Episode six titled “Trouble Comes Sideways” manages to find humanity in all its passengers. In the face of certain death, each class section grapples with the fact they’re all kidding themselves into thinking life on the train is anything but normal. Something is…

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Brian Damage

He was the nephew of Hulk Hogan and was the cousin to Mike Awesome. He wrestled all over the world, but his biggest recognition came from his time in World Championship Wrestling. Today on the blog we ask…’Whatever Happened To’ Horace Hogan?

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Brian Damage

Most times, it takes a village to develop and create a WWE ‘Superstar.’ From their gimmick, to their wardrobe, entrance music and scripted promos….a lot of work goes into making a seemingly bland wrestler to a larger than life star. In the case of the Road Dogg and ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn, it didn’t exactly go down like that. It was more of a last ditch effort to salvage a couple of failed Vince McMahon projects. What developed, however, made sports entertainment magic for the World Wrestling Federation.

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Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage & Padraic Toolan

We’ve touched on the topic of All Elite Wrestling in a couple of recent Sunday Sermons. Looking from the perspective of WWE, we discussed if AEW is what they need and if Vince McMahon’s Juggernaut should be concerned. A week on from AEW’s inaugural show, Double or Nothing, we revisit those questions in this Sunday Sermon but from the perspective of AEW this time.

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If you were a teenager in Canada in the 1990s, your after school routine probably looked something like mine – arrive home from school, grab a snack, and turn the TV on to MuchMusic.  You may have even put a blank tape into your VCR to record your favourite videos as they came on (or was that just me?)

MuchMusic’s slogan was “the nation’s music station,” and for those who grew up in MuchMusic’s heyday, it was that and so much more.  It was Big Shiny Tunes and Dance Mix CDs. It was Video Dance Parties at high school dances.  It was highly anticipated events such as the Video Music Awards that everyone watched and discussed the next day.  And if you were a teenager from a small town visiting Toronto, the coolest thing you could do was visit the MuchMusic building.

muchbuilding Me reliving the teenage wonder of visiting the…

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