AWA Superclash 1985 (28/9/85) – Review

Podcast (July 9, 2022) : AWA Superclash 1985 By 1985, it was do-or-die time for companies like the American Wrestling Association. Vince McMahon made several big moves throughout 1984, and then on March 31, 1985, produced the first Wrestlemania. It was a commercial success for the company, with its combination of in-ring action and a bevy of celebrity involvement from […]

Shooting From Ringside (AWA, January 25, 1975)

We sometimes hear – especially in the early days of professional wrestling – about ‘shoots’ taking place inside the ring. This was all before it became ‘sports entertainment.’ But there was a time when the wrestlers took the business very seriously, and as a result, so did the fans. There’s been tales of the public trying to get at the […]

Road Warriors Profile

Hawk Born: January 26, 1957 (Michael Hegstrand) | Died: October 19, 2003 Billed Hometown: Chicago, IL | Billed Weight: 270 lbs Animal Born: September 12, 1960 (Joe Laurinaitis) | Died: September 22, 2020Billed Hometown: Chicago, IL | Billed Weight: 305 lbs Michael Hegstrand (Hawk) and Joe Laurinaitis (Animal) were childhood friends with a passion for weight-lifting. They became bouncers at […]

Hulk Hogan Profile

Born: August 11, 1953 (Terry Gene Bollea) | Birthplace: Augusta, GeorgiaBilled Hometown: Venice Beach, CA  |  ​Billed Weight: 302 lbsOther Aliases: Super Destroyer, Sterling Golden, Terry Boulder, Hollywood Hogan Terry Gene Bollea was born on August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. The family moved when he was an infant to Florida, where at sixteen he became a fan of professional […]