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Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter Taken Away – June 2nd, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

The Junkyard Dog, born Sylvester Ritter, was a charismatic athlete. His time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the 1980’s was iconic. His positivity was infectious and while he had personal troubles, he always had a smile for fans. He stood out against a colorful collection of athletes no matter where he […]

Road Warriors AWA American Wrestling Alliance

AWA Rage in a Cage Rocks – April 28th, 1986 – Today in Wrestling History

The American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) was founded in 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by two business partners. Verne Gagne and Wally Karbo took the NWA Minneapolis Boxing & Wrestling Club to a new era. The AWA would go defunct in 1991. They did put on some great shows. Many great athletes made their way through AWA […]

Jerry Lawler Matt Riviera Jason Jones USA Championship Wrestling Retirement Thunderdome

Matt Riviera Makes Jerry Lawler Retirement Offer at USA Championship Wrestling #102

Matt Riviera and Jerry Lawler are locked in a feud that rivals the old territory days. These two have been going at each other’s throats for years now. This feud has carried over to many states and many partner promotions over the years. Most recently, Jerry Lawler beat Matt Riviera for the CWA Championship in […]

Chris Jericho Monday Night Raw Debut

Chris Jericho Makes Monday Night Raw Debut – August 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

By the time Chris Jericho had made his debut on Monday Night Raw, he had been off television year or two. At least in North America due to his wrestling in Japan. Between his leaving World Championship Wrestling and debuting in the WWF, Jericho wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. His debut in the World […]

Marty Jannetty WWF Superstar

Former WWE Star Marty Jannetty Subject of Police Investigation

Marty Jannetty, born in 1960, recently found social media fame via a claim of alleged murder. The news became public earlier this week when Jannetty made a not so cryptic social media post. The post was made available on Janetty’s Facebook account. Considering the situation, Jannetty can potentially face legal action.

Shad Gaspard WWE

Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard Found Dead

It is tragic when anyone passes away, even more so when they leave us as a hero. That is exactly what Shad Gaspard did. For those that do not know, Gaspard was a WWE superstar, first part of a tag team then a singles run.

Matt Riviera Wrestler Athlete Loverboy

Loverboy Matt Riviera Born Today – May 18th, 1983 – Today in Wrestling History

Matt Riviera may not be a household name for many. For those of us that follow indies closely we know this athlete. For me personally, I know him as a local athlete living his dream. There is much more to Riviera though, he is not just an athlete. He holds credits in movies, television, and […]

Total Extreme Wrestling Grey Dog Software

Total Extreme Wrestling 2020 Challenges Simulation Gamers

Total Extreme Wrestling is the opposite of RetroMania Wrestling. While Retrosoft are creating an arcade wrestling game, Grey Dog Software are creating a simulation. Adding to the challenge, you are cast as a new wrestling promoter. That means it is all in your hands. Does your company succeed or fail? Who do you give the […]

WCW Slamboree 1999

World Championship Wrestling Slamboree 1999 Goes Down in Missouri – May 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999 was beginning to unravel. The New World Order (NWO), both factions, were a shamble on television due to injuries. Unfortunately, storyline wise, so much depended on the NWO dominance that WCW was in a pickle. With that said, they did continue forward with regular Pay Per View (PPV) events […]

American Wrestling Alliance SuperClash II AWA

American Wrestling Alliance Presents SuperClash II – May 2nd, 1987 – Today in Wrestling History

American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) SuperClash II was not a Pay Per View (PPV) like we know today. The reason many of us remember wrestling in the 80’s so fondly is because there was so much competition. There were more than just a couple companies fighting for your attention. Athletes would jump between promotions and even […]

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