Getting Rowdy – Remembering Roddy Piper

Yesterday the wrestling world was saddened and shocked by the tragic news of the death of Roderick Toombs, known to many in the industry as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at the age of 61. His death comes only seven weeks after the death of the legendary “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and reports suggest Piper suffered a […]

Q&A With WWE Artist & Set Designer Ben Tallon

Ben Tallon is a British illustrator and art-director who in April of this year became a published author. His book Champagne and Wax Crayons: Riding the Madness of the Creative Industry has a 5 star rating on Amazon and has gained cult status as a must-read for anyone seeking success in a creative industry, whether […]

Part Timers Working In WWE – Why It’s A Good Thing

If I were to list the names of Sting, Triple H, Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Brock Lesnar, and ask what all these superstars have in common I hope that most people would say they are all part time WWE talents who have had, or may be having their moment in the […]

The Casual Observer: My Wrestlemania Moment

According to Dolph Ziggler, a WrestleMania moment can best be described as taking an ordinary event and making it worth putting in the Main Event itself. Essentially it doesn’t matter who, what, when or why: you simply put your own best effort forward every chance you get and you do so for the love of […]

The (Alternative & Unofficial) WrestleMania Awards 2015

After a magnificent WrestleMania I thought it only fitting that I give out some awards to honour (or shame) those involved in such a great event full of memorable moments. Climb Of The Night – Seth Rollins After the last month where WWE seemed to intent on destroying all the excellent work in building his […]

WrestleMania X And XII Are My Favourites Because… (Pt. 2)

Last week I revisited WrestleMania X (which you can read at this link) which from memory was my joint favourite event of all time. Today I will revisit the other contender, WrestleMania XII, and will then evaluate which was the best and finally if they have really stood the test of time. WrestleMania XII This […]

The Smackdown Breakdown – Next Stop, Levi Stadium!

Finally, Wrestlemania is just around the corner! This weekend is my favourite of the year, with plenty of wrestling action due to take place. Tonight and tomorrow night, I will be watching the live internet stream of the King of Indies tournament, due to take place at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, which is the tournament […]

5 Points of WrestleMania History Part 6

Welcome to my final entry in this six part series. I will notate five points of interest that are unique to every individual WrestleMania during it’s three decade run. These are moments, matches, or facts that help that year’s WrestleMania stick out from the rest. For the final entry in the series, I will cover WrestleMania […]

Lesnar Re-Signing Saves Mania, Part-time Schedule Justified

I’ve been trying very hard lately to stoke the fire that is my anticipation for Wrestlemania. Because of my work schedule I wasn’t able to finish watching Raw until Tuesday morning. I stayed away from the internet entirely until then so I didn’t accidentally run into any spoilers. The go-home episode had some great moments […]

5 Points of WrestleMania Part 5

Welcome to my new mini-series. In this six part series, I will notate five points of interest that are unique to every individual WrestleMania during it’s three decade run. These are moments, matches, or facts that help that year’s WrestleMania stick out from the rest. For the fifth entry in the series, I will cover WrestleMania […]

It’s Official, It’s The Worst WrestleMania Build Up Ever

A couple of Raw episodes back I wrote about a few of the things going wrong with the build up to WrestleMania. This is WWE so you always have decisions that leave you shaking your head in disbelief, but I still thought deep down that after this week’s Raw, the last before the big night, […]