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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.

Garett Bischoff

Happy Birthday Garett Bischoff – April 20th, 1984 – Today in Wrestling History

We all know Eric Bischoff, the mastermind that took WWE to the four corners of the ring for well over a year. What about his son, Garett Bischoff? His career was predominantly in Total Nonstop Action (TNA) but it spans more than that promotion. Maybe you will recognize the man that trained Garett.

WWE Wrestlemania 33 Card

Hardy Boyz Return Make Wrestlemania Return – April 2nd, 2017 – Today in Wrestling History

On this day in 2017, WrestleMania 33 took place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. They had some good matches but the most notable moment that sticks out to me is the surprise return of my favorite tag team growing up, the Hardy Boyz. It wasn’t the best WrestleMania, but seeing them not only […]

Erick Rowan Joseph Ruud Erick Redbeard WWE Wyatt Family

Happy Birthday Erick Rowan – November 28th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

Joseph Ruud, known as Erick Rowan in WWE, was born on November 28th, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He debuted on December 12th, 2012 on WWE’s NXT brand. At that time, NXT was the WWE’s developmental program and not aired on television. Erick Rowan would be a follower of Bray Wyatt in the Wyatt Family for […]

WCW Road Wild 1998 Sturgis South Dakota

WCW Road Wild 1998 Invades South Dakota – August 8th, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Road Wild 1998 was just one of several annual showcases of just how wild World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was. WWE did not have anything to compare to outrageous sets and locations that WCW would make use of in the wrestling war. Road Wild was one of a couple “destination” Pay Per Views WCW put […]

SummerSlam 1997 WWF WWE

SummerSlam 1997 Leaves Stone Cold Steve Austin Paralyzed – August 3rd, 1997 – Today in Wrestling History

The tenth annual SummerSlam event took place at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It is the Pay Per View (PPV) event that is well known for the injury to Stone Cold Steve Austin. Due to a botched piledriver delivered by Owen Hart (RIP), Austin was temporarily paralyzed. This event in general […]

Golden Boy Greg Anthony

Golden Boy Greg Anthony is Born – June 5th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

The Golden Boy Greg Anthony is old school. He can talk fans into the arena and entertain them once inside. Anthony is someone that can talk the talk and walk the walk. Born in Centralia, Illinois, it was clear that Greg Anthony had wrestling in his blood. Nearly two decades of experience is behind the […]

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 […]

Andre the Giant WWF

Eighth Wonder of the World Andre the Giant Born Today – May 19th, 1946 – Today in Wrestling History

Born André René Roussimoff in the town of Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France, you may know him better as Andre the Giant. In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now WWE, he was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” among other names. His match against Hulk Hogan in 1987 at Wrestlemania III is unforgettable. His career […]

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 […]

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