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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 […]

WCW NJPW Collision in Korea

WCW NJPW Collision in Korea Day 1 – April 28th, 1995 – Today in Wrestling History

Collision in Korea was something of a weird event. It featured athletes from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) taking on New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship was on the line in the first night. What was unique about this Pay Per View (PPV) event was where it was held. Mayday Stadium, Pyongyang, […]

Terry Gordy Fabulous Freebird

Fabulous Freebird Terry Gordy Born Today – April 23rd, 1961 – Today in Wrestling History

If you do not know who Terry Gordy is then I must ask, do you really watch wrestling? Born Terry Ray Gordy, the world probably knows him better as a Fabulous Freebird. While he won multiple tag team championships, and even created at least one, as a Freebird, there is more to Gordy’s career.

Rick Rude with Bobby Heenan

We Say Goodbye to Rick Rude – April 20th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

This is a tough one to write because I became a fan of this man late his career. If I am being honest, he had already passed by the time I came around to his style in the ring. Growing up my mother and older sister were big Rick Rude fans. “Shut up I am […]

Diamond Dallas Page Jake Roberts Snake

Self-High Five Happy Birthday Diamond Dallas Page – April 5th, 1956 – Today in Wrestling History

Diamond Dallas Page is one of those rare wrestling success stories. Having begun his in-ring career at the age of 35, Page would have an uphill battle ahead of him. He was born on April 5th, 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and named Page Joseph Falkinburg. Page’s early years were spent as a manager […]

WWE IRS Mike Rotunda

Happy Birthday Mike Rotunda, Storied Champion in Wrestling – March 30th, 1958 – Today in Wrestling History

Lawrence Michael Rotunda came into the world on March 30th, 1958 in St. Petersburg, Florida. You may not recognize his name right off the bat, maybe you know him as Mike Rotunda, Irwiin R. Schyster, Michael Wallstreet, etc (add a few more money related puns for a name). To me, he will always be one […]

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Privacy Policy for Gravis Ludus Wrestling At Gravis Ludus Wrestling, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Gravis Ludus Wrestling and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information […]

NWA Hard Times PPV

Hard Times Interpromotion Event Planned Involving NWA

NWA Hard Times Pay Per View will feature interpromotional action with Ring of Honor Wrestling. For those new to wrestling, in 2017 it was announced that Billy Corgan had purchased the rights to the NWA wrestling promotion. This deal was in name only as no tape libraries or wrestler contracts were included. Corgan is probably […]

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