Read Sputnik Monroe's Main Event Win Over Jim Crow, Pt. 1 here. Win if you can, lose if you must, always cheat, and if you have to leave the ring, leave tearing it down. - Sputnik Monroe A White Hat Rides Into Town A few months prior to Monroe, Billy Wicks had arrived in Memphis,… Continue reading Sputnik Monroe’s Main Event Win Over Jim Crow – Pt. 2
It’s hard to be humble when you’re 235 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal with a body that women love and men fear. - Sputnik Monroe 27-year-old Rock Monroe had just completed a long drive from Washington State to Mobile, Alabama. It was December of 1957 and he was in town to work for… Continue reading Sputnik Monroe’s Main Event Win Over Jim Crow – Pt. 1
Writer’s note: the following story concerns an arm of professional wrestling formerly, and, perhaps, currently in some areas, called midget wrestling. As we evolve as a people, so too does our language. The term ‘midget’ is not a medical term, nor was it ever recognized as an acceptable descriptor. Point of fact, the term was… Continue reading Baby Doe: From Johannesburg, South Africa To Armourdale, Kansas?
I wanna get to the heart of my complaint against dirty sports in America: the use and abuse of anabolic steroids by Scott Hall! The man has obviously overstepped his bounds and he is dirty, filthy and eaten up with anabolic steroids! - Colonel DeBeers On November 12, 1988, WCWA Heavyweight Champion, “The Modern Day… Continue reading Colonel DeBeers Was A Lot Of Things, But A Shade Of Gray Wasn’t One Of Them
Moolah has seen her day. They couldn't even put her face on a can of dog food to sell it and she knows it! - Wendi Richter Captain Lou Albano was on a plane to New York, headed back from Puerto Rico. The longtime wrestling manager struck up a conversation with the people sitting next… Continue reading Wendi Richter And The Swerve That Set The WWE Women’s Division Back Three Decades
Ahahaha! You shoulda seen what the Cuban Assassin and I did to Archie Gouldie and Steven Pettipas last week! We beat 'em up so bad! Now they have the nerve to wanna have a street fight? Well, I'm gonna tell you one thing, Archie Gouldie: the Cuban and I grew up on street fights! -… Continue reading Called The “Jackie Robinson Of The Wrestling Industry”, Sweet Daddy Siki Broke Down Walls And Became A Star
The Pacific Northwest Championship is symbolic of heavyweight supremacy. Right now, I've got it and I'm damn proud of it! - Dutch Savage Before Vince McMahon began his national push with the WWF, effectively killing the territory system, the Don Owen led Portland Territory was the hottest thing going on the West Coast throughout the… Continue reading Pre-hipster Portland Was A Pro Wrestling Mecca
I was 12 years old the first and only time my dad took me to the “World Famous” Sportatorium in Dallas. I had no idea I'd finish the night as one of the biggest heels in the building.
Larry Zbyszko was smug, a braggart, cheated each and every time the opportunity presented itself, and never ran out of things to say to anger fans. In short, he was one of the greatest heels in wrestling history.