Kamala Profile

Born: May 28, 1950 (James Arthur Harris) | Birthplace: Senatobia, MississippiDied: August 9, 2020 (Cardiac Arrest/Covid-19)Billed Hometown: Uganda | Billed Weight: 380 lbsOther Aliases: Numerous James Harris was born in Senatobia, but grew up in Coldwater, Mississippi. When he was four years old, his father was shot dead during a dice game. Leaving high school in ninth grade, he got in […]

The Slap Heard Around The World (July 29, 1982)

Carl Reiner, an American actor, stand-up comedian, director, screenwriter, and author whose career spanned seven decades, said of the late Andy Kaufman: “Nobody can see past the edges, where the character begins and he ends.” Kaufman was a highly eccentric entertainer, who enjoyed coming up with elaborate hoaxes for publicity. His range of characters included Foreign Man – later to be […]

Roadtrip Music: Los Boricuas

Usually Mr. Chris Man handles the Roadtrip Music posts on the website, but I wanted to show I’m just as hip and happening with what the young people are rapping to on the streets. So, I give you a personal favourite WWF theme from the Attitude era, Los Boricuas. I’m uncertain as to the actual name of the theme, but […]

The Real World Champion Proves It (January 19, 1992)

As Hulk Hogan was to the WWF, Ric Flair was to Jim Crockett Promotions, later World Championship Wrestling under Ted Turner. The penultimate NWA or WCW World Heavyweight champion, “The Nature Boy” was the glue that held the promotion together. But that wasn’t the opinion of a certain Jim Herd, who took over as Executive Vice President in January, 1989. […]

Raven Profile

Born: September 8, 1964 (Scott Levy) | Birthplace: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBilled Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida / The Bowery | Billed Weight: 235 lbsOther Aliases: Scotty the Body, Scott Anthony, Scotty Flamingo, Johnny Polo The future Raven was trained by Larry Sharpe at the famous Monster Factory in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and made his debut on February 22, 1988 against Jimmy Jack Funk. […]

Rockers Kick Off (January 12, 1992)

The year 1992 kicked off in sensational fashion in the World Wrestling Federation when tag team specialists The Rockers – Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty – split up on The Barber Shop. In the lead up to the Barber Shop segment – taped December 2, 1991 and aired January 12, 1992 – there had been clear dissension after a series […]

Jim Duggan Profile

Born: January 14, 1954 (James Edward Duggan Jr) | Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York​Billed Weight: 280 lbs | ​Other Aliases: “Big” Jim Duggan, The Convict, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, King Duggan James Edward Duggan Jr. was born and grew up in Glens Falls, New York, where his father was chief of police. In high school, he participated in a number of sports, including […]

Roadtrip Music: Trans Magic (The Great Muta)

We could probably have a month of Roadtrip Music posts each week discussing the various memorable themes Keiji Mutoh has had over the years. It took a little while to decide, but we have gone with “Trans Magic,” one of the killer tunes he used in All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was also his 59th birthday recently (December 23), so […]

Trashing the Competition (December 18, 1995)

Right from the start of the Monday Night War – which began on September 4, 1995 with the debut of Nitro – Eric Bischoff made his intentions felt. He knew he had to be aggressive in order to compete with the well established WWF and their flagship programme, Monday Night Raw. If Lex Luger’s unexpected return to the company on […]