Lucky 27: The Historic Royal Rumble Number


When it comes to the WWE Royal Rumble, statistics matter. From the total number of eliminations in a single match to the cumulative time that a wrestler has spent in Rumbles throughout history, this is one event where stats are the most interesting. When it comes to numbers that can be described as historic, one […] READ MORE

Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr. Passes Away at 62


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

Revisiting Wrestling Video Games (Game Boy Family)

Up until now, this series of columns on wrestling video games focused on home consoles. From the original Nintendo Entertainment System to the Nintendo 64, the systems we’ve covered were not considered portable. This wasn’t to say that options were nonexistent for gamers on the go. In fact, for at least one company in particular, […] READ MORE

Revisiting Wrestling Video Games (N64)

During the fifth generation of gaming consoles, wrestling video games appeared on multiple platforms. Last time, we looked at some of the classics on the original PlayStation, but it wasn’t the only proverbial dog in the fight. Enter the Nintendo 64, which was a massive leap forward for arguably the most prominent name in the […] READ MORE

Ooooh Yeah!: 35 Years Ago Randy Savage Made WWF Debut


He’s now revered as one of the greatest wrestling personalities to ever step in the ring, but it was on this date, June 17, 1985, thirty-five years ago, that “Macho Man” Randy Savage was introduced to the wrestling world on a national platform, when he made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut at a WWF […] READ MORE

Revisiting Wrestling Video Games (PS1)


In this series chronicling wrestling video games throughout history, it’s time to leap into the fifth generation of consoles. The original Sony PlayStation, or PS1, was one of the first giant steps made in the realm of 3D gaming. Before this, most games took place with two-dimensional depth in mind. This, along with another console […] READ MORE

WWE In Your House: The Legendary Matches

In the spring of 1995, the World Wrestling Federation introduced In Your House. Originally intended as a way to deliver content during certain months, In Your House offered PPVs at reduced prices. The months that didn’t feature King of the Ring, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble or WrestleMania would not be left out in the […] READ MORE

Wrestling Summit: How A Joint WWF, NJPW & AJPW Show Failed & Changed the 90s


Thirty years ago this month, on April 13, 1990, three of the world’s most powerful wrestling promotions, Japan’s All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and US juggernaut the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), united together for the Wrestling Summit, that would combine the talents of all three companies rosters for one giant event […] READ MORE