Roadtrip Music: Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top (The Fantastics, Gedo & Jado)

Rock ‘n’ wrestling was the driving force behind Vince McMahon’s expansion (and world domination plans) of the World Wrestling Federation. However, he by no means had any exclusivity in the idea. Throughout the 80s around the territories wrestlers were embracing the idea of entrance music and quite often this was rock and roll. Some territories shot promotional videos of their […]

Vader Profile

Born: May 14, 1955 (Leon White) | Birthplace: Lynwood, CaliforniaDied: June 18, 2018 (Heart Failure)Billed Hometown: The Rocky Mountains | Billed Weight: 450 lbsOther Aliases: Baby Bull, Bull Power, Big Van Vader, Super Vader, Vader Leon White started his pro wrestling career in 1985 with Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association, after his NFL career (1978-79 with the Los Angeles Rams) […]

Beginnings of a World Class Feud (December 25, 1982)

It may have been a festive time of year, but at WCCW’s Star Wars show at Reunion Arena on December 25, 1982, one of the greatest feuds in professional wrestling history was launched. In 1966, Jack Adkisson – better known as Fritz Von Erich – teamed up with promoter Ed McLemore (owner of the Dallas Sportatorium) to form NWA Big […]

Roadtrip Music: Brooklyn the Hole by Maki Itoh (Maki Itoh)

Sekai chi kawaii no wa? [Who is the cutest in the world?] Itoh-chan! Last week I wrote about the uniqueness of Rina Yamashita. This week we take a look at another extremely unique character in professional wrestling and somebody who just celebrated a birthday (July 22). Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Maki Itoh. Itoh was an idol singer (a type of […]

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 2007 – Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata

Note: This article was written in 2017 2007: Minoru Suzuki © vs Yuji Nagata – Triple Crown titleWrestle Kingdom (attendance: 28,000 / 18,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00168_1_7 It’s the first appearance of the Wrestle Kingdom name. New Japan celebrate their 35th anniversary by inviting All Japan to compete in a joint celebration (AJPW was founded in the same year) with the intention to recapture […]

New World Order Profile

​In September 1995, World Championship Wrestling launched their new flagship television programme Nitro, in direct competition with the WWF’s Monday Night RAW. Eric Bischoff – in his role as President and play-by-play commentator – aggressively went after the WWF. For the first year and a half of Nitro, he repeatedly took potshots at his competition, even going so far as […]