April 1, 2019

Editor's Note: Here's a story I covered two years ago. As the legend of Arachnaman continues to grow, I thought I'd refresh the fans' recollection of this epic moment in WCW history.

In 1992, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) fans saw the debut of a masked wrestler in...

August 27, 2018

Andre the Giant and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka battled "Dr. D" David Schultz and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at Madison Square Garden.

What happens when the 7'4" Andre the Giant meets the 6' 2" Roddy Piper in Madison Square Garden? Probably not the result you expected. Join me as I...

August 20, 2018

Hulk Hogan's early WWWF days back when he was "The Fabulous Hulk Hogan

In 1979, wrestling fans in Madison Square Garden got to witness the debut of Hulk Hogan, a man who would eventually headline the Garden many times as WWF Champion. Those days had not arrived yet, but...

May 29, 2018

The world of professional wrestling can be dangerous in the ring and out of the ring. Here are the stories of 11 wrestlers who were murdered, including stars from the WWE and around the globe.

Originally presented at Ten Bell Salute

April 27, 2018

A few years back, I looked at how Bruno Sammartino saved the World-Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) from bankruptcy. Last week I looked at part one of "Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki: The Fight That Nearly Bankrupted the WWWF".Join me now for part two.

Originally presen...

April 21, 2018

A few years back, I looked at how Bruno Sammartino saved the World-Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) from bankruptcy. Join me for part one of "Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki: The Fight That Nearly Bankrupted the WWWF". 

Originally presented at Canadian Bulldog's World.

April 13, 2018

Japanese sensation Shohei "Giant" Baba  enjoyed an incredible career after he made the jump from the baseball diamond to the squared circle. Join me as I look at the remarkable life and career of Giant Baba.

 Two of the world's most successful wrestlers.

Originally...

April 2, 2018

All wrestlers play a part in the spectacle of sports entertainment, from enhancement talent to main eventers. Although Joey Maggs never reached the top of the mountain, he was considered the best at what he did-making any opponent look like a superstar. Join me for a l...

March 30, 2018

Copyright 2018  by Michael W. Rickard II

Editor's Note: My celebration of Superman's 80th anniversary continues with a look at how different mediums have interpreted him and his supporting cast. I'll be exploring each medium in more detail over the next several months. 

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March 29, 2018

In 1997, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired its first pay-per-view, Barely Legal. However, the show almost was cancelled. Twenty-one-years later, controversy still surrounds the show with some asking whether a dirtsheet tried to kill ECW's Barely Legal pay-per-view?...

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