King Haku – Celebrating 30 Years

This article celebrates 30 plus years of King Haku’s royal coronation. This event was televised on the 9th of July edition of  the World Wrestling Federation’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 Read More …

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), the Read More …

Remembering the Dynamite Kid

Thomas Billington, known famously as the Dynamite Kid, was one half of the tag team, the British Bulldogs along with Davey Boy Smith. Dynamite was also an integral part of the Junior Heavyweight division. This style of wrestling was commonly suited for wrestlers smaller in stature than those of the heavyweight division. The Junior Heavyweight genre 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 American Wrestling Association (AWA), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) 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 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 …

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 WWF 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 World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1990 and soon after in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 1994. The idea of this piece really captured my interest; it explores the types of Read More …