Born: December 12, 1964 (Terry Brunk) | Birthplace: Staten Island, New YorkBilled Hometown: Bombay, Michigan / Saudi Arabia | Billed Weight: 235 lbsOther Aliases: Sabu the Elephant Boy, Terry SR, Terry Brunk, Samu The future Sabu was trained by his uncle The Sheik, one of the most notorious rulebreakers in professional wrestling. After a long process of training and refereeing, […]
No I’m not talking about El Desperado, or Separados. This week’s entry in the Roadtrip Music series is Desperado by the Eagles. And this song was used by Terry Funk in ECW. By 1993, Terry Funk was a seasoned veteran. He had a 424 day NWA World Heavyweight title reign under his belt as well as numerous tag and regional […]
The Roadshow heads to Philly for an extreme episode. Wait, it’s 1993? Well we go Eastern anyway. We take a look at one of the early ECW events as they tangle with WWA for Battle of the Belts.
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. […]
Twenty five years ago saw the debut of a gimmick that Joey Styles said at One Night Stand 2005, ‘If any gimmick never deserved to make a dime and made a boatload of cash, this is it!’ He also added wryly and no doubt with more than a hint of relish, ‘…And the best part is that they (WCW) couldn’t […]
This week we turn to the dark side and take a look at Dark Side of the Ring’s documentary episode on Atsushi Onita and Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW). We also give our thoughts on the portrayals of Hayabusa and Shoichi Arai.
Born: January 12, 1962 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GeorgiaDied: August 27, 2010Billed Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada/The Other Side of DarknessOther Aliases: Trudy Herd, Princess Luna, Angel Baby The future Luna Vachon was adopted by Paul “Butcher” Vachon as a young girl, when he married her mother Rebecca Pierce – his second wife – in 1966. Gertrude wished to carry on the […]
Born: August 14, 1958 | Birthplace: Huntsville, AlabamaDied: August 4, 2021Billed Hometown: The Dark Side/Stoke-on-Trent, England | Billed Weight: 233 lbsOther Aliases: Beautiful Bobby, Earl Robert Eaton Bobby Eaton was a big fan of professional wrestling from a young age, and watched the local promotion, Nick Gulas’ NWA Mid-America. At thirteen, he began setting up the ring in his hometown […]