When Wrestling Fans Become Elitists

The wrestling world is buzzing over the arrival of All Elite Wrestling. This new promotion was founded by Shahid Khan and his son Tony, and envisioned by Cody Rhodes and Matt and Nick Jackson – the Young Bucks, after the success of the ‘All In’ event in September 2018. ‘All In’ was created by Rhodes Read More …

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Remembering ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

“Well you know something, Mean Gene!” This phrase, made famous by Hulk Hogan is just one of many lines that are associated with ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund. The legendary wrestling broadcaster was an active part of the wrestling profession for almost 50 years, having worked as the lead interviewer with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), WWE, and Read More …

Interview with Veteran Wrestling Broadcaster Ken Resnick – His Return to Television

Ken Resnick is a veteran broadcaster. He is remembered for his roles as an interviewer with the AWA, and the WWE during the 1980s. Resnick continued into the ‘90s, lending his credibility to help launch smaller promotions which included the Ladies Professional Wrestling Alliance, the American Wrestling Federation, and Traditional Championship Wrestling. Resnick became inactive Read More …

Remembering Gorilla Monsoon – 19 Years On

Gorilla Monsoon, the voice of my generation, passed away 19 years ago today. I wasn’t born when Monsoon was an active wrestler, but I always remember hearing Monsoon’s voice on commentary throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Gorilla Monsoon made the transition from the ring to the announce booth in the early 1980s.  Monsoon was the premier Read More …

Remembering Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

    A piece of my childhood passed away today.  Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart was known best as half of the 1980s tag team, the Hart Foundation.  Along with his tag team partner and brother-in-law, Bret Hart, the Hart Foundation were active between 1985 and 1991, and won the WWE Tag Team Titles in ’87 Read More …

Wrestling is a Metaphor 4 LIFE – Diamond Dallas Page vs. the New World Order

The year is 1996, a lot has changed in wrestling since the Hulkamania/Million Dollar Man rivalry, a decade earlier. A shift in power has occurred as the WWE’s competition, World Championship Wrestling, (formerly Jim Crockett Promotions, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance) has taken over as the top wrestling organisation in the United States. Read More …

Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life – Hulkamania vs. the Million Dollar Man

As a young wrestling fan, I picked up some interesting knowledge I had yet to learn about in primary school; such as the names of American cities and states: As a formality before the matches, the ring announcer would introduce the wrestlers names, weight and their hometown (and country, depending on nationality). I also gained Read More …

Interview with IMPACT! Wrestling star, Fallah Bahh

Professional wrestling star, Fallah Bahh made his first international appearance on an episode of IMPACT! Wrestling in January 2017. His build and wrestling style reminded me so much of the late great Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoa’i. Fallah was introduced as part of a menacing ‘foreign’ tag team, Fallah soon broke away into singles competition and became Read More …

Simplicity is Success in Music and Wrestling

This article talks about understanding professional wrestling from a musician’s perspective. I have been a wrestling fan since the age of nine, and at an earlier age; I was blessed with a gift of playing the piano by ear. A certain feature that drew me to wrestling was music. Specifically, the different musical themes that Read More …

Rude Awakening – Ravishing Rick Rude, From WWE Player to WCW Leading Man

This article will discuss the wrestling career of the late Ravishing Rick Rude, focusing on the years when Rick Rude wrestled in the WWE from 1987 to 1990 and soon after in WCW from 1991 to 1994. The idea of this piece really captured my interest; it explores the types of success that Rick Rude Read More …