The Iron Claw – Movie Review

When one thinks about the great families that have dominated professional wrestling, few can compare with The Von Erichs. Starting with the patriarch Fritz, his sons dutifully followed in his footsteps, with varying degrees of success. The arrival of Kevin, followed by David and Kerry set Fritz’s World Class Championship Wrestling on fire, especially when they began their legendary feud […]

The Rise, Near Fall, And Rise – The WWF in the 90s – 1991

The start of a new decade saw the WWF attempt to move on from Hulkamania, the driving force that had largely made the WWF the undisputed leader in “sports entertainment.” As explained in part one of our on-going series, the first whisperings that ‘The Hulkster’ may be moving on to pursue other endeavours caused Vince McMahon to move up another […]

The Rise, Near Fall, And Rise – The WWF in the 90s – 1990

Vince McMahon knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish when he took over the family business in the middle of 1982. To many, it was a grandiose and over-ambitious plan that would see the young upstart go down in ruin. The plan was to take the already strong North-Eastern promotion national, which meant stepping on plenty of toes. However, with […]

WWF Summerslam 1992 (29/8/92) – Review

By the end of the 1980s, the WWF were the undisputed kings of professional wrestling in the United States. At the time of the new decade, WCW was barely two years into their existence, and far from serious competition; the AWA was on their last legs. Since the national expansion had been so successful, why not go further afield? In […]

720 Days – Kazuchika Okada’s 4th IWGP Title Reign (NJPW, 2016-2018)

On June 19, 2016 at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion 6.19 event in Osaka-jo Hall Kazuchika Okada defeated Tetsuya Naito to capture his fourth IWGP Heavyweight Championship. What followed was a reign that cemented Okada’s position at the top of the company, one of the greatest title reigns of the modern era, both for longevity and match quality. Star ratings […]

WCW Superbrawl VIII (22/2/98) – Review

Ever since the debacle that occurred at December 1997’s Starrcade (which we covered in our “Starrcade Shutdown” article), the status of who should be the rightful World Heavyweight champion had been up for debate. More screwiness ensued with no clear-cut result, and then at the January pay-per-view Souled Out, new commissioner Roddy Piper announced the Superbrawl main event to be […]

Anatomy of a Faction – Dungeon of Doom (WCW)

There’s just been one vital component missing from The Wrestling Roadshow website, and quick as a flash it came to me – not enough Dungeon of Doom! This is an older article I’ve revamped showing a timeline of when every Dungeon member joined the group. Enjoy! As might be expected, the arrival of Hulk Hogan to World Championship Wrestling in […]

WWF Royal Rumble 1991 (19/1/91) – Review

Wrestling promoters have often used ‘foreigners’ to build heat and tension, which originated from past conflicts. For example, Rikidozan – who despite being Korean was presented as Japanese – built his legacy and the foundation of Japanese pro wrestling by defeating American heels in the 1950s and 1960s. Conversely, in the United States, German and Japanese heels flooded promotions across […]