“I’m sorry. I love you” (March 30, 2008)

“I’m sorry, I love you”. The metaphorical gun was cocked, the trigger pulled. An old dog, finally able to find peace. The gun – a super kick. The shooter – Shawn Michaels. And the old dog – one of the greatest careers in the history of professional wrestling, that of Ric Flair. It cannot be overstated how important Ric Flair […]

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. […]

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 […]

Roadtrip Music: New Kind of Power by Jim Johnston (Jeff Jarrett)

It was Greg’s birthday this past week and we’ll celebrate on the Roadtrip Music series with one of his favourite themes. You may have expected something else when you clicked Jeff Jarrett theme. In 1997, the WWF licensed the National Wrestling Alliance trademarks and brought a presence into the company from the once-opposition group. The angle started when Jim Cornette […]

Sting Profile

Born: March 20, 1959 | Birthplace: Omaha, NebraskaBilled Hometown: Venice Beach, California | Billed Weight: 250 lbsOther Aliases: Flash Born in Nebraska but raised in Southern California, Steve Borden played football and basketball in high school, before embarking on a bodybuilding career. Not initially a fan of professional wrestling, he was inspired to enter the business after attending a live […]

Franchise throws down NWA title (August 27, 1994)

On August 27, 1994, one of the most controversial and talked about moments in professional wrestling took place, when ECW Heavyweight champion Shane Douglas threw down the NWA World Heavyweight Title, moments after winning it in a tournament final. Tod Gordon was a Philadelphia jewelry store owner who started NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling in 1992. Not far away from ECW’s home-base of Philadelphia […]