Legendary Promoter Jim Crockett Jr. Passes Away

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Jim Crockett Jr., the first man to take on Vince McMahon head-to-head in the 1980s, by building his own National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) army of territories, creating the foundation for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), passed away on Wednesday night from organ failure. He was 76 years old. Earlier this week, he was placed in hospice […] READ MORE


25 Years Later: Ric Flair Battles Randy Savage at WCW SuperBrawl VI

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When chronicling the most colorful, outspoken characters in professional wrestling, conversation must be made for “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Between Flair’s elegant robes in tandem with his displays of wealth and Savage’s colorful attires juxtaposed with his raspy promo style, few men in wrestling can boast the personalities they […] READ MORE


A Real Wrestler’s Wrestler: The Legacy of William Regal

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William Regal is considered one of the best technical magicians the wrestling business has ever seen. Influential to many, he had an illustrious career filled with masterpieces only a maestro of his craft could cultivate. Systematically dissecting opponents throughout his illustrious decades-long career, Regal is a pioneer. A trailblazer in many respects, Regal would even […] READ MORE


Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr. Passes Away at 62

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Earlier today, news arose that Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr., actor and professional wrestling star, passed away. In addition to roles in films including “The Dark Knight,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and most notably, “Friday,” Lister worked for the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling during the 1990s. The news of Lister’s passing was first […] READ MORE


Primetime: The Career of Elix Skipper

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On December 5, 2004 at the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) PPV Turning Point, former WCW Superstar Elix Skipper performed a supernatural walk across the top of the cage into a hurricanrana. Sixteen years later, that spot is still a viral moment from pro wrestling’s history. For fans of WCW and early TNA, Elix Skipper remains […] READ MORE


Longtime IMPACT Employee Bob Ryder Passes Away

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It was a sad day for the industry on Wednesday when it was announced that Bob Ryder, co-founder of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling and internet wrestling pioneer, had passed away. Currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, Ryder was found non-responsive in his home on Wednesday morning, after IMPACT Wrestling officials could not get a hold of him. Bob […] READ MORE


NXT Needs More WCW Pay-Per-View Specials

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Nostalgia is a powerful marketing tool when done right. When used correctly, reminding customers of “the good old days” can lead to a resurgence in sales. With the Wednesday Night Wars officially a year in, both NXT and AEW have been modernizing the past of the wrestling industry. Classic 80s and 90s wrestling storylines and […] READ MORE



25 Years Later: WCW Monday Nitro Debuts

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Twenty-five years ago today, a deafening shot was fired in the form of WCW Monday Nitro. From the early 80s to the mid 90s, the professional wrestling world was dominated by the World Wrestling Federation. Though its popularity started to wane during the latter period, due to such circumstances as lacking creative and 1994’s steroid […] READ MORE


The Great American Bash: From NWA to NXT (1985-2020)

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On Wednesday, July 1, WWE revives the former NWA/WCW staple event The Great American Bash for the first time in eight years, as a two week special event under the yellow-and-gold of the NXT brand. It’s an event that has a lot of historic memories for longtime fans, many whom have followed the event since […] READ MORE