“Black Saturday” (WWF, July 14, 1984)

It will forever be known as one of the darkest days in professional wrestling’s history. A date that sounded alarm bells as the reality for promoters sunk in, that Vince McMahon was serious about taking his company national, and he would do anything to make that happen. While it would become common for McMahon to take syndicated television deals from […]

Trashing the Competition (WWF, 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 […]

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 […]

Nailz Assaults Vince ​(WWF, December 14, 1992)

Kevin Walcholz (Nailz) first arrived in the World Wrestling Federation in May 1992, and immediately went after the Big Bossman. The backstory of his character was that he was an ex-convict, who served time in Cobb County, Georgia, where Bossman was a prison guard. He claimed he was wrongly convicted and that Bossman beat him regularly. In his debut on […]

Austin 3:16 is Born (June 23, 1996)

The King of the Ring was one of the most prestigious pay-per-views on the WWF calendar. The purpose of the tournament was to crown a new star for the company, and there is arguably been no more memorable winner of King of the Ring than “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. His meteoric rise, which had been simmering for some time after casting […]