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Top 15 Most Incredible WrestleMania Angles

The major storylines leading into WrestleMania 32 seem to be among the weakest in history. In the modern era, that may not matter since the WrestleMania brand itself sells out the stadium and gets peo...

Top 15 February Wrestling Moments

February is a month in wrestling history that perhaps only a sadist could love. Shawn Michaels lost his smile and Mae Young gave birth to a hand. Oh, Crash Holly also declared the 24/7 rule for the WW...

Top 15 Hall of Fame Filled Royal Rumbles

Every year, WWE announcers hype the upcoming Royal Rumble (RR) as the most “star-studded” ever. That is a type of claim that can be put to a somewhat objective test. How? First, equate “star studded” ...

Top 15 Future WWE Hall of Famers From FCW/NXT

The success of NXT is as much about access as excellent wrestling and booking. When Cena, Orton, Batista, and Lesner were burning up OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) in the early 2000s, most fans couldn’t ...

Top 15 Future WWE Hall of Famers on the Active Roster

A previous blog examined the Hall of Fame chances / credentials of talent not on the current WWE roster (retired from the ring, working elsewhere, or passed away). Most on that list might hear their n...

Top 15 January Wrestling Moments

Historically, the start of a new year often meant big changes in wrestling promotions. In the old days that might have been due to the NWA convention meeting held in the fall to decide on title change...

Top 15 Foreign Menaces in Wrestling History

The timing of the new League of Nations faction in the WWE makes sense. With terror overseas and at home coupled with anti-immigrant fever boiling hot as shown in the rising poll numbers of WWE Hall o...

Top 15 December Wrestling Moments

It is possible to trace the history of iconic wrestling champions simply by reviewing the month of December alone, starting in 1906 all the way up to the Monday Night Wars era of 1995. The sport’s fir...

Top 15 Things WWE Fans Should be Grateful For

Admit it, it is way more fun to rip the current WWE product (especially in light of Survivor Series booking) than praise it, in particular when the main problems are obvious to everyone except the WWE...

Top 15 November Wrestling Moments

When the tradition of big Thanksgiving weekend shows morphed into cable era pay per views, the month of November has given fans a great deal to be thankful for and a few moments that were real turkeys...

Top 15 Greatest Wrestler Autobiographies

I became a wrestling fan when I was a kid back in the 1970s – the years known for Bruno, Brisco, and Bruiser. There were no books by wrestlers at the time, just a few tomes with some wrestling content...

Top 15 October Wrestling Moments

In these rankings, there are so many factors to consider about what makes something outstanding (or outlandish) in wrestling history. Outlandish is easier: just look whatever TNA, WCW (“Chamber of Hor...

Top 15 WCW Concepts the WWE Should Resurrect

While WCW’s history can be traced back to the old NWA, the company itself emerged in November 1998 when Ted Turner bought Jim Crockett Promotions. It’s good to recall this long history of smart (and s...

Top 15 September Wrestling Moments

With school starting, wrestling promotions kick into high gear in September to keep fan interest. With September also the start of a new TV season, shows are filled with hot-shot angles and five star ...

Top 15 Wrestlers Who Sued The WWE

Pro wrestling depends upon intense and emotional conflict, much like the legal system. Wrestling involves (normally) two adversarial forces starring across the ring surrounded by spectators, while in ...