Terry Funk is 73-years old. He has retired countless times throughout his career and recently he had been hospitalized due to health concerns. Longtime friend and a man who considers Funk to be a father figure, Tommy Dreamer, at one point shared his concerns for Funk and his health. Some fans were worried the worse when it came to The Funkster and his health.
Apparently, Big Time Wrestling thought Terry Funk was healthy enough to promote his return to independent wrestling this past September in the Carolinas. Funk teamed with the Rock N’ Roll Express to take on Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert in a heavily promoted match and a match people anticipated it would be wild and crazy contest. Read more
Mike Orlando is a rising independent wrestler who has competed all over the country and recently agreed to an interview. I hope you enjoy it and learn something new. Read more
It’s time for part two of the three part series looking at the XWF, which was developed by Jimmy Hart. The feedback from part one has been rather interesting. Some people had hope for it and it never developed, and others (majority) felt that it wasn’t going to be successful even with television. I can see how the legends on the roster wouldn’t be beneficial, but the talent roster is quite impressive for a startup company and the young wrestlers would develop into great workers. Read more
Xcitement Wrestling Federation, or better known simply as the XWF, was a wrestling company formed in late 2001 by Jimmy Hart, Greg Valentine and Brian Knobbs. The idea being that the company would challenge the WWF since both ECW and WCW had gone out of business earlier in the year. The had the financial backing of Kevin Harrington, who has been on Shark Tank as an investor for various projects. Their roster had plenty of big names to go along with younger names. The promotion would have been considered family friendly, which the WWE had not been for four years. Read more
Carly sits down and watches WWF King of the Ring 1996. Find out her reaction to wrestlers like the Undertaker, Mankind, Goldust and more! Read more
Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas don’t like the criticism they’ve gotten in WCW. Dustin Rhodes is bummed about Barry Windham turning on him. Does Randy Savage need a break from wrestling? Being a smaller wrestler is in instead of being a larger than life persona. Kevin Sullivan recent attacks and blood feud with Brian Lee in SMW. All this plus much more in the magazine! Read more
In late 1986, Austin idol wasn’t happy about his inability to get a championship match with Nick Bockwinkel. He wanted a shot against Jerry Lawler, but his friend wasn’t allowing it. Thus, Idol aligned himself with Tommy Rich. Idol attacked Lawler prior to his eventual match with Bockwinkel.
Eventually, Rich and Idol would get matches with Lawler on the same show both getting involved to get their hands on Lawler. They would ram Lawler groin first into the ring post and bragged that they had retired Lawler once and for all. A few months later, Lawler would get revenge with partner Bam-Bam Bigelow managing to send Idol groin first into the ring post.
For weeks, Idol demanded to get a steel cage match with Jerry Lawler with a hair vs. hair stipulation, but instead he would wrestle against Lawler in a lumberjack match, a match without a referee and a chain match. Soon enough, Idol would get his wish. Read more
In this edition of Inside The Magazine, WWF Magazine from September 1993 is looked at. In the magazine, Shawn Michaels goes on a date with Rhonda Shear. The Steiner Brothers won the tag titles twice in five days against Money Inc. Crush sits down for an interview. Also, the WWF responds to Billy Graham and his claims.. and boy does it get ugly. All that and more! Read more
Honky Tonk Man sits down for a Q&A. Paul E. Dangerously won’t let Sabu commit suicide in the ring. Arnold Skaaland may have found a man to get revenge on Bob Backlund for a recent attack. Vader should fear Hulk Hogan. The Patriot might not be able to team with Marcus Alexander Bagwell. The Undertaker visited USWA to take on Sid Vicious. All that plus many more features in this edition of Inside The Magazine! Read more
This time around I take a look at a World Wrestling Entertainment house show that took place on August 29th, 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s a RAW brand show, so the major angles are Goldberg chasing after WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Kane has been unmasked and tormenting his former best friend, Rob Van Dam.
Do we get a Goldberg appearance? Lets check out the show and see if it’s something we’d go to looking back at it. Read more