Swimming With Piranhas By Howard Brody

Swimming With Piranhas - Howard Brody

This review has been a long time coming. Partially because it took me forever and a day to finish the book. Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling was written by former president of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Howard Brody. In it, he gives a first hand account of how he managed to navigate the political backroom dealings that plague the world of professional wrestling. He goes into (with great… sometimes too great) … Continue reading

Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2015) – Epic Rebound!

TLC 2015

Last night, the WWE held its annual TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs event at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. This was the 7th annual event. Last year, TLC was held in Cleveland and Mark and I were in attendance. The WWE has been putting out some pretty piss poor programming of late and last month’s Survivor Series was no exception. In fact, things have been so bad that with the exception with one month when the … Continue reading

TNA Recycling Talent From The Old Days

TNA Logo

A couple of weeks back I tuned in to a Monday night show of TNA Wrestling and was pleasantly surprised with the show that they put on (from a wrestling perspective).  I was however kind of shocked when I looked at the roster to see just how many old WWE and WCW guys were there.  I suppose in retrospect this really should surprise me as there simply aren’t that many big time wrestling promotions available … Continue reading

Are The Monday Night Wars Back?

Monday Night Wars

Years ago there were three major wrestling organizations out there (professional wrestling that is).  The WWE, the WCW and the ECW.  These days two out of those three no longer exist as Vince McMahon’s WWE has taken the top spot in the wrestling world.  For years we had this concept of the “Monday Night Wars” where both WWE and WCW had programming running live against one another on Monday night. Monday Night Raw, the longest … Continue reading

It’s a Sad Day Wrestling Fans – Jake Has Been Snakebit

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

I’ve been a wrestling fan for probably 25 years now.  I’ve watched the WWF, WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW and a whole bunch of others that are too crappy to mention (GLOW anyone???).  One of my all-time favorite wrestlers is Jake “The Snake” Roberts.  He was never the biggest or baddest in the ring and he never won a major title (at least that I can remember).  But he was the best damn performer that I … Continue reading