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The first edition of a new series I’m doing is called Inside The Magazine, which is rather self-explanatory. I have way too many magazines, and that number continues to grow. I thought it might be interesting to take a look inside some of the old magazines and look at what was written about, maybe something crazy happened at the time. Perhaps in the results section of a PWI there was a shocking match or something along those lines. I think this will be fun…

I have plenty of magazines to choose from, so it’s really just the first one out of a pile. For this first installment, I’ll be looking at The Wrestler Magazine from June 1995. The cover of the magazine is the British Bulldog who is hyped as barking and is ready to bite. Mind you, this is before his heel turn on WWF television. There appears to be quite a lot about Big Bubba Rogers, as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Naturally Bizarre

Posted: August 16, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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In the early 1990s, Dustin Rhodes competed in World Championship Wrestling and had a similar look to his highly popular and successful, Dusty Rhodes. Dustin himself had great success in WCW winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times and the WCW US Championship on two occasions. Read the rest of this entry »

The Gangstas In SMW ‘94

Posted: August 8, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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New Jack, Mustafa & D'Lo Brown... the Gangstas

New Jack, Mustafa & D’Lo Brown… the Gangstas

Smoky Mountain Wrestling was founded in 1991 with television being aired starting in 1992. The company was a regional company that toured Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Jim Cornette was responsible for the day to day operations.

Fans in the South believed in wrestling and it was presented in a very old school manner. The good guys always did the right thing and the heels were cheaters. There wasn’t much of an in-between. There would be times where fans would turn a wrestler from heel to good (Dirty White Boy) or from good to bad (Brian Lee), but for the most part SMW kept it by the books from 1992 to the summer of 1994. There weren’t many risks… Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATED! WWF House Shows, ECW House Shows, SMW ’94!

Posted: August 2, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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WWF House Shows from ’93 and ’94, SMW TV from ’94, ECW House Shows from ’95-’97, and PWX 2016 show! Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATED! ECW, TNA, WWF!

Posted: July 26, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized

A small update of ECW ’97 & ’98, WWF house show from ’91 and TNA ’14! Read the rest of this entry »

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All wrestling fans have a feud that lured them in during their childhood years and got them hooked on professional. Whether it was Hogan vs. Piper, Hogan vs. Andre, Hogan vs. Savage, Hogan vs. Warrior, Flair vs. Steamboat, Flair vs. Hogan, or countless other feuds, there’s always that one feud that just captivated our imaginations and got us hooked.

While I became a wrestling fan in the early 90s at a young age, my memories focus largely around the year 2000 and during that time there was a heated feud between superstars Triple H and the Rock over the WWF World Championship. Their issues had been going on for years prior, but I was hooked on the Rock chasing after the WWF World Championship, but I’ll get into that later on. Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATED! ECW!

Posted: July 19, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized

Updated with show reviews for ECW in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Every televised show for those years have been added to the site! Read the rest of this entry »