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 …

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 …

King Haku – Celebrating 30 Years

This article celebrates the 30th anniversary of King Haku’s royal coronation. This event was televised on the 9th of July edition of WWE’s flagship show, Superstars of Wrestling. I can imagine that some people may not see the importance of this event; they may even find it foolish, so I will explain in detail the 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 …