There is no question that WWE’s breakout network-exclusive NXT brand is largely responsible for introducing some of today’s brightest wrestling stars to the masses. From former world champions, indy darlings, and Japanese strikers, to some of the most colorful women, cruiserweights, and characters of the last decade, most have stepped through the NXT curtain well on their way to dazzle crowds on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown Live! on Tuesdays. Patrick Clark will prove to be no different… Except, there is something about him that is. The newly dubbed “Velveteen Dream” has not only grabbed my attention, but has been able to spark my interest in a product I no longer really go out of my way to watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Before The Camera Rolls: Volume #2

Posted: June 22, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized

Sometimes action is just for the live TV audience and not for everyone at home.

Chris Chetti gets another tryout in a match against former ECW tag team partner, Nova. OVW Southern Tag Team Championships are defended! Plus, Randy Orton in action against Rico! Read the rest of this entry »

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RETRO READING
Vol. 3: INSIDE WRESTLING – February 1984 Read the rest of this entry »

This time around for Girlfriend Watches, Carly sits down and watches some current day wrestling, but it’s the NXT brand! She has watched RAW and Smackdown, but not NXT! Read the rest of this entry »

Inside The Magazine Volume #24: WCW Magazine March 2001

Posted: June 13, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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In this edition of Inside the Magazine, I look at the March 2001 publication of WCW Magazine. Eric Bischoff goes in-depth about his plans for WCW upon acquiring the company. Glacier is coming back to WCW, but with a twist. Johnny The Bull recovering from injury. Getting to know Leia Meow and her difficult childhood. All this and more! Read the rest of this entry »

Before The Camera Rolls: Volume #1

Posted: June 12, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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Sometimes action is just for the live TV audience and not for everyone at home.

When it comes to professional wrestling television shows, fans are often provided television content ranging from one hour to three hours. Sometimes it is good programming and other times it’s dreadfully awful. Often times, fans in attendance are given dark matches that aren’t aired on television. Sometimes the matches are just a way to get the crowd riled up for the TV product for a better presentation.

There’s also times when the dark match is used as a tryout match for potential new wrestlers joining a company. That’s exactly what this series is all about. I’ll be looking at dark matches that have been uploaded onto YouTube. There will be several editions of this, similar to my WCW Worldwide 2000 series. Lets get this started. Read the rest of this entry »

Career Retrospective: AJ Styles In 2002

Posted: June 10, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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Taking a look at AJ Styles first year or major exposure in the world of professional wrestling. Read the rest of this entry »