Alex Wright, Johnny B. Badd, Brian Pillman, and “Stunning” Steve Austin 
A great photo of a group of superstars who, in only a few years’ time, would debut in the WWE and reach a much higher level of superstardom than they had before.
…and Alex Wright, who just stayed at the same level until Vince McMahon had no idea who he was and fired him when he acquired WCW.
This is going to be a quick one, all highlights:
- Getting to the Colgate Gym and walking in to see the D1W roster that I haven’t seen since November.
- Greeting Tommy Dreamer when I first get there and he nods at me and asks how I’ve been doing. Later, he shook Jerrod and Sadie’s hands and walked past me. I said “I like how Dreamer just fabes right past me.” He said “I already shook your fuckin’ hand! Plus, c’mon, I know you, Jason.” (Fun fact: Dreamer follows this blog religiously. Say hello.)
- Introducing #Spotlight to an absolutely electric crowd of nearly 400 who cheered accordingly. As much as I love being the bad guy everywhere else, the feeling of that many people cheering for us was absolutely incredible.
- Watching Crazy Mary Dobson and Mad Man Pondo square off against Aaron Williams and Ron Mathis. Those two stole the show with that tag team match.
- Seeing my boy Hyzaya finally face off against one of his favorites, Sabu. It was a fun match, kept the crowd alive from start to finish, and there was a mutual respect between both men that I thought was incredible.
- Getting advice from Tracy Smothers, Randy Terrez, and Tommy Dreamer once the show was over. I actually had a lengthy talk with Dreamer at Spinelli’s after the show and got a ton of advice from him that’ll help out huge. Professionally, it was great and helped a lot, but personally, I was marking out like crazy since the guy has been a favorite of mine for over 15 years. I’m nearly in tears thinking about how cool that was, haha.
- Making Sabu laugh. That was a surreal moment. I was fanning my face backstage since that fuckin’ blazer was living up to its name, and Sabu looks at me and says “Did you fart?” I said “Yeah, I like to soak in it. No need to waste it.” Sabu smirked at first, then laughed.
- Getting to be in the corner of #Spotlight who were HUGELY over with the fans. Austin did a show at a local school and a bunch of the kids were there, loud as could be, and we were hype. The match may not have been the most golden match the boys have had, but it was a fun time nevertheless and I look forward to delivering again in March!
D-Generation X (Triple H and X-Pac) Vs. The Corporation (Kane & Chyna)
WWE St. Valentine’s Day Massacre - February 14th, 1999
The backstory for this match is chronicles in the pre-vid, but I’ll give a quick hashing of the story. Basically, there had been teases of a DX split for a few weeks and it all led to Chyna turning on DX. This prompted a feud between Triple H and Kane, and fueled the fire between The Corporation and D-Generation X. A fun match from the adrenaline-fueled Attitude Era featuring 4 of its biggest stars.
Guys, I will continue to accept all submissions and post about them, but this game is fucking over
Agreed. I think Victoria/Tara has the best ass in the biz.
The Undertaker and Trish Stratus 
Granted, this might not be the case at all, but I feel like this photo was taken when Trish was backstage prior to debuting and she just walked around the locker room, excitedly meeting everyone. Maybe not, but wouldn’t that be a cute story to go with this picture?
"Dirty" Dutch Mantell Vs. Butch Reed 
Prior to being a member of the popular WCW tag team Doom, “The Natural” Butch Reed took on the future conservative leader we know today as Zeb Colter, “Dirty” Dutch Mantell. In the 1980’s, when racism was essentially looked down on with disdain and confusion (as it was a thing of the past, for the most part), Mantell would attempt to belittle and embarrass Reed in the ring and flee before Reed got back to his feet. However, when both men were tied together at the wrist, it became impossible for Mantell to flee and it gave Reed more than enough time to dish out the beating that Mantell deserved!
Duke “The Dumpster” Droese and Jeremy 
Man, no matter what your gimmick is or was, I bet it sucked about 4,000 rods to have to carry around a gimmick like that everywhere you went. Imagine what it must have been like at airports.
That, or this dude just had a garbage can handy and was like “Hey, will you hold this for a picture?” He probably asked him to sign it and it currently resides in the garage of whoever bought it at his yard sale a year and a half later. Damnit, Jeremy.
El Dandy on Tercera Caída [January 16th, 2014]
Earlier in the year, El Dandy showed up on the Lucha Libre talk show (!) Tercera Caída and discussed a variety of things from his wrestling career and his career profession as a physical therapist. An entire recap in English can be found over at Lucha World, but I love the fact that El Dandy showed up wearing an awesome WCW jean jacket (which, according to Dandy, was given to him as a gift by Hulk Hogan himself).
I picture a scenario where Hogan was wearing that jacket backstage and got tired of it since it was kind of nice out, so he took it off and didn’t know where to set it down. El Dandy was nearby so Hogan was like “Hey, do you want this?” Dandy was like “Yeah, totally!” and took it.
Maybe that’s the case, maybe it’s not. Then again, who am I to doubt El Dandy?
Bruiser Brody 
Well. That about says it all, doesn’t it?
Todd Morton Vs. J.D. Wolfe
USA Championship Wrestling - April 18th, 1987
At the tender age of 17 years old, Todd Morton had already gained notoriety in USA Championship Wrestling, taking out a few notable bad guys to the delight of the crowd. After his match with J.D. Wolfe, Morton is greeted by Hector Guerrero with offerings of food. Did Todd accept?
The more and more I look into the history of Todd Morton, the more I’m impressed. Seems like this guy has done it all. Or has he?
The Heenan Family (Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Ken Patera, and Big John Studd) 
The Heenan Family were a consistent stable in the WWE from 1984 to 1991. During the early 80’s, when Heenan first debuted with the WWE, he employed the services of Big John Studd and Ken Patera to help establish dominance over the WWE. The first initial strike was when Big John Studd began challenging Andre The Giant to see who the real giant of the WWE was. This led to an incident that involved Studd and Patera beating Andre down and cutting his hair to embarrass the giant. This marked the first time in the WWE that Andre had gotten embarrassed and made to look weak, which is ironic considering that it was Heenan who was managing Andre at WrestleMania III when the giant challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship.
mfw The Bellas want a tag divison
mfw all the comments say no one cares about the divas enough
I don’t think it’s a matter of people not exactly wanting it. I think it’s more of a matter of concern, like are there enough Divas in that particular division to warrant a tag team circuit?
I mean, you have the Bellas, the Funkadactyls and Alicia Fox and Aksana but who else, you know? There aren’t many Divas who I can see as being teams without being thrown together.
Do you realize what this would do? This would prompt the WWE to hire more Divas so there would be tag teams. This would effectively make women’s wrestling legitimate, and might even cause the WWE to give the women’s division their own show.
This makes me wish I’d watched SmackDown. Emma and Summer Rae are fixing up to one hell of a feud in the WWE.
Ah, a billion things come to mind when it comes to Colt. Very few guys can pull of the comedy gimmick and still be able to deliver in the ring to the point that you don’t think “ah, this guy’s a moron”. Colt is head and shoulders above a lot of wrestlers in the ring, but at the same time, I feel like the fact that he’s able to be so goofy makes company brass say “eh, we don’t need to give this guy anything” (ala, Santino). When, in all actuality, Colt is a damn good wrestler who can perform with anyone, be it Dick Smitten on your local indie show or top WWE guys. I’ve seen him do it.
Personally, I think Colt is one of the nicest guys in the world. He never forgets a face, he’s entertaining as they come, funny, smart, and just a damn good wrestler. I honestly don’t know exactly what it is that’s keeping him from getting the big push that we all know he could ride like lightning, but I hope that it comes soon before he’s too old to capitalize on it.
Dolph Ziggler speaks on the WWE App.
Seriously. You need to watch this. This starts off pretty chill but by the end, you almost get uncomfortable as you see this obvious superstar getting frustrated with every direction he’s getting yanked. Enjoy.