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 …

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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 …

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 …

Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero, 1997 – How the WCW Cruiserweight Division Changed Wrestling

Hi, my name is Ite Lemalu, I am from Auckland, New Zealand, and I grew up watching wrestling from the late 1980s. My favourite wrestlers growing up were Greg Valentine, Bret Hart, and Jake Roberts. When I first started watching wrestling (WWF Superstars of Wrestling); I was drawn to the gimmicks and the interviews where Read More …