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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Podcast: WWF Summerslam 1992 (August 29, 1992)

As we can see winter on the horizon here in Australia we take a look back to summer. The summer of 1992 over in England. It’s the British Bulldog’s finest hour as he battles Bret Hart for the gold. It’s intrigue and mystery between Randy Savage, the Ultimate Warrior and Ric Flair. It’s the second-largest crowd in history (at that […]

Podcast: WWF This Tuesday in Texas 1991 (Dec 3, 1991)

This Tuesday the Roadshow stops in Texas! It’s 1991 and The Undertaker is WWF Champion after a controversial Survivor Series. Can Hulk Hogan regain what he’ll argue he never lost? Macho Man Randy Savage returns to action to tackle Jake The Snake Roberts. Featuring the 12th Man references, hot takes on modern wrestling and random joshi tangents you’ve come to […]

Bret Hart Profile

Born: July 2, 1957 (Bret Sergeant Hart) | Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada​Billed Weight: 234 lbs Bret Hart was the eighth child of Stu and Helen in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He became an amateur wrestler in high school and won a number of tournaments, including the 1974 city championship in Calgary.  Bret became collegiate champion at Mount Royal College in 1977, and […]