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Arnold_OldSchool
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-alibis-jj-dillon-fan-fest-qa/

JJ Dillon speaks of "dirtsheets", his feud with Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon's vendetta against Meltzer, Vince screwing over Dillon and Jim Barnett, Why Ole Anderson never fit in with the Horsemen, a wacky story on Jerry Jarrett's penny pinching, Vince Russo hate, why JCP died, how Turner execs ruined WCW and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/terry-funk-qa/

Terry Funk has some beers and tells war stories about Dusty Rhodes' locker room pipe dreams, Mick Foley's underwear, turning down the WWE's money to work indies instead, a bumbling WWF prop man, Brody playing football, shooting on Harley Race, Wahoo McDaniel with a gun, and other such fun!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/nash-books-the-new-generation/

Kevin Nash dives into his ideals as a booker, and offers up what he feels the WWF should have done to salvage the cartoonish mess that was the era of the "New Generation". Plus stories on Kevin Sullivan, Bischoff and Dusty's booking battles in WCW...

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quote:
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Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/king-kong-bundy-shoot-wm2/

King Kong Bundy covers his early days as a jobber, Mil Mascaras being a *****, Hulk Hogan going above and beyond to put Bundy over, heat with Vince McMahon, working on top of the WWF vs smaller areas, Andre's disliking Studd and Bundy, why he never liked Macho Man, NBC payoffs for working on national TV, why he and Gary Hart had a major rift, Hogan's lies, why his 1995 WWF return was a disaster, the WWF trying to block Bundy from gigs after he quit, what the celebrities made at Mania vs the wrestlers payoffs, why he was a loner and more!!

Work?

"Bundy’s first wrestling figure netted him 26,000 dollars in royalties. That was for only one of four quarters for the year. Sheik made 96,000 dollars a year earlier on his toy.Bundy’s first wrestling figure netted him 26,000 dollars in royalties. That was for only one of four quarters for the year. Sheik made 96,000 dollars a year earlier on his toy."

Prichard on his podcast said those early figures were making guys 6 figures in a year so doesn't sound that far fetched
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/jimcornetteqanda/

Jim Cornette is joined by Bobby Eaton, Les Thatcher, JJ Dillon, and Tommy Young for a rousing Q and A session covering JCP greatness, Paul Heyman sleaziness, Wardrobe malfunctions, the many changes in the business over the years, Corny's anger rampages, Bischoff being a douche, ICP idiots, and more!

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Jim Cornette's hatred of the Insane Clown Posse is hilarious to me for some reason.
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"The racquet really was loaded with steel chains and other damaging items, so the Express occasionally injured the other workers by stiffing them with racquet shots.

The lack of places for guys to go and learn the business is a major reason why the talent today is not on the same level as past stars. The lack of competition also leads to the guys being over exposed. The big bumps and weapons are also far more frequent, which hurts the workers physically."


make your mind up there Jim!"

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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
"The racquet really was loaded with steel chains and other damaging items, so the Express occasionally injured the other workers by stiffing them with racquet shots.

The lack of places for guys to go and learn the business is a major reason why the talent today is not on the same level as past stars. The lack of competition also leads to the guys being over exposed. The big bumps and weapons are also far more frequent, which hurts the workers physically."


make your mind up there Jim!"

I'm sure he was thinking more like the endless chair shots to the head, light tube death matches etc.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/todgordonecw/

ECW's founder Tod Gordon covers how he got into the wrestling business, why the booker of ECW's first show was fired right after it finished, Missy Hyatt's locker room sex life, the drug scene, Sandman's party life, the night they ran a show in a strip club, how close Roddy Piper came to signing with ECW, the wrestling legend who passed up a payday to stay home and smoke crack, Jim Crockett and Eddie Gilbert's heat, territorial battles with the NWA, how Heyman screwed Gordon out of a lot of money and more!

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quote:
Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/nash-books-the-new-generation/

Kevin Nash dives into his ideals as a booker, and offers up what he feels the WWF should have done to salvage the cartoonish mess that was the era of the "New Generation". Plus stories on Kevin Sullivan, Bischoff and Dusty's booking battles in WCW...

What a doooosh.
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/newjackshoot

New Jack reveals how Paul Heyman would screw over ECW talent on payoffs and his desires to see someone sodomize Mr. Dangerously. He moves on to tearing into the Dudleys and wishing ill on their family. Plus he comments on the night he tried to kill Vic Grimes. ECW's valets being whores. The Mass Transit Incident. Why Abdullah the Butcher is not really hardcore. The ECW party scene. Missy Hyatt drug stories. In addition to a lot more insults and threats towards various others and more world views as Jack sees it!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-alibis-sherri-martel-shoot-interview/

Sherri Martel covers her tumultuous early personal life before entering the sport, how she nearly became a teenage pro wrestler, how a battle royal bump nearly ended her career, low AWA payoffs, how toys made the Rockers better wrestlers, training and working with Moolah, her reaction to being locked in a room by Macho Man while he tried to "protect" Elizabeth, having to train Sweet Saphire for their Wrestlemania match, Randy Savage's massive script for Mania 7, how OJ Simpson screwed up WCW's plans, her drug issues - including passing out while at a meeting in Bischoff's office, the night Curt Hennig hid the AWA title as a rib, how the guys treated her in the locker room and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/cornetteaz1/

Jim Cornette takes us from "A to Z" through history as we join him on a tour of his memorabilia from wrestling, comics and toys before sitting down for a formal interview covering payoffs, JCP business, his early days as a manager, his personal opinion of the Crockett family and their faults, Dusty's business sense and booking compared to his own, Elvis' love of wrestling, how wrestling prepared Johnny Weaver to work in a prison, his dislike of Paul Jones, terrible promos, Baby Doll being injured while wrestling Corny, the subject of the politically incorrect Cornette promo that was edited off of TBS before it could air and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kevinsullivanoldschool/

Kevin Sullivan sits down to give his take on wrestling history...Topics include the shooters fighting marks at carnivals, Kayfabe being broken on national TV in the 50's, unions in wrestling, stiffing jobbers, his original booking plans for Goldberg and the end of the streak, Nazis in MSG, developing the Satanic gimmick, Pillman's planned stunts as the "Loose Cannon", Sullivan aiding ECW against Bischoff's wishes, using surgical tools for a brutal TV bloodbath in SMW and more!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kevinsullivanoldschool/

Kevin Sullivan sits down to give his take on wrestling history...Topics include the shooters fighting marks at carnivals, Kayfabe being broken on national TV in the 50's, unions in wrestling, stiffing jobbers, his original booking plans for Goldberg and the end of the streak, Nazis in MSG, developing the Satanic gimmick, Pillman's planned stunts as the "Loose Cannon", Sullivan aiding ECW against Bischoff's wishes, using surgical tools for a brutal TV bloodbath in SMW and more!!

"An episode of “Superman” in 1953 revealed that wrestling was fake. People knew beforehand, but this put it out to a national audience."

The way I remember this episode, "No Holds Barred" dealt with a bunch of crooks who used a wrestler who was taught a "paralyzer" hold to win his matches. A "college wrestling champion" beat the criminal wrestler by overcoming the paralyzer with Superman's help. I remember one line in the show when the crooked wrestler said that college wrestling champions are tough. This leads me to believe 60 years later that kayfabe was not broken. I know others here have more information about this, including some pro wrestlers who were in the episode.

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quote:
Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kevinsullivanoldschool/

Kevin Sullivan sits down to give his take on wrestling history...Topics include the shooters fighting marks at carnivals, Kayfabe being broken on national TV in the 50's, unions in wrestling, stiffing jobbers, his original booking plans for Goldberg and the end of the streak, Nazis in MSG, developing the Satanic gimmick, Pillman's planned stunts as the "Loose Cannon", Sullivan aiding ECW against Bischoff's wishes, using surgical tools for a brutal TV bloodbath in SMW and more!!

Holy christ! I've never seen that SMW angle before...WOW!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Skullbutt:
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Originally posted by Arnold_OldSchool:
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kevinsullivanoldschool/

Kevin Sullivan sits down to give his take on wrestling history...Topics include the shooters fighting marks at carnivals, Kayfabe being broken on national TV in the 50's, unions in wrestling, stiffing jobbers, his original booking plans for Goldberg and the end of the streak, Nazis in MSG, developing the Satanic gimmick, Pillman's planned stunts as the "Loose Cannon", Sullivan aiding ECW against Bischoff's wishes, using surgical tools for a brutal TV bloodbath in SMW and more!!

"An episode of “Superman” in 1953 revealed that wrestling was fake. People knew beforehand, but this put it out to a national audience."

The way I remember this episode, "No Holds Barred" dealt with a bunch of crooks who used a wrestler who was taught a "paralyzer" hold to win his matches. A "college wrestling champion" beat the criminal wrestler by overcoming the paralyzer with Superman's help. I remember one line in the show when the crooked wrestler said that college wrestling champions are tough. This leads me to believe 60 years later that kayfabe was not broken. I know others here have more information about this, including some pro wrestlers who were in the episode.

Yeah, everyone who I've seen talk about it makes it sound like Sullivan was mistaken.


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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/jim-cornette-z-wrestling-history-part-2/

We return to Castle Cornette for round two of "A-Z in Wrestling History". After digging through more wrestling memorabilia, Corny covers the mega business Memphis was doing in the 70's, Nazi gimmicks, the man who tried to blind Jerry Jarrett and stab Jerry Lawler, Robert Fuller's failed booking run, Civil rights in wrestling, how Memphis dealt with a fan who knocked out a top babyface in a fight, the Memphis star who could have been NWA champ had an accident not curtailed his career, the night Lawler fought a boxer to play off the Ali vs Inoki hype, how a gimmick change turned a terrible wrestler into a main event talent, and more!!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/jim-cornette-wrestling-history-z-part-three/

The final portion of Jim Cornette's journey through history from A-Z sees yet another glimpse of the gems in Corny's personal collection. We are then treated to a in-depth look at Mid-South Wrestling as Jim covers why he had to take a paycut to get into wrestling, the night Danny Hodge broke his neck, a famous heel turn that almost never came to pass. Eddie Gilbert, Gary Hart and others booking skills. Wrestling being exposed in different ways each decade and many more tidbits!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/vadershoot1/

We travel back to 1998 for Big Van Vader's very first shoot interview. We hear about his upbringing in the mean streets of Los Angeles, his gridiron success in college, his Super Bowl experience, what gave him the itch to start wrestling, his training, working with stiff monsters like Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody, AWA payoffs, being courted by Inoki and Baba and more! I added as much relevant video footage as possible to help capture Vader's story.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/vadershootpart2/

Vader takes us back to his brutal match with Stan Hansen where his eye was knocked right out of it's socket, his thoughts on Bam Bam Bigelow and their tag team successes in Japan, his efforts to get Steve Austin into a top WCW position, Hulk Hogan's politics, the mess that was the WCW power structure, Ric Flair booking himself to beat Vader for the World title, his fake-MMA battles in the UWFI, how Harley Race became his manager, the WCW MINI MOVIES and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/vadershootpart3/

Our trek through Vader's 8-hour shoot interview continues as we hear his memories of his wars with Mick Foley, the incident where Foley lost his ear, their stiff WCW battles, Super Vader clashing with Takada and others in the UWFI, being in the middle of the Arn Anderson/Sid Vicious brawl that ended with both men stabbed and sliced up from scissors, Flair and Hogan using politics to block Vader from the World title, being barred from Nitro tapings, his spin on the infamous Vader/Paul Orndorff backstage fight, his WCW departure and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/vadershootpart4/

Vader covers the end of his WCW days, the final offer from Bischoff that Vader refused, his epic Tokyo Dome bout with Inoki, Shawn Michaels sinking Vader's WWF run, being legit hurt by Kane and Shamrock, the Kuwait arrest, his All-Japan career revival along with more in ring action from Japan courtesy of youtube!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-alibis-ring-dustin-rhodes-shoot-interview/

Rhodes covers in ring psychology, why he loves his Goldust gimmick, who his favorite opponents were, being fired 6 times, the story behind the "Hollywood Backlot Brawl", his dreams of working with Cody, Vince McMahon's many rules for the wrestlers, working with the new breed of WWE/NXT talent and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/newjackshootreview/

New Jack imparts his unique perspective on us about his illicit love affair with Terri Runnels, the rumors that he has AIDS, why Mick Foley is not "hardcore", racism, drugs, why he never made it in the WWF, what star blocked him from getting a WCW contract, being offered cash by a WWE Hall of Famer to kill a cop and more!!

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quote:
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/newjackshootreview/

New Jack imparts his unique perspective on us about his illicit love affair with Terri Runnels, the rumors that he has AIDS, why Mick Foley is not "hardcore", racism, drugs, why he never made it in the WWF, what star blocked him from getting a WCW contract, being offered cash by a WWE Hall of Famer to kill a cop and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/smwcornetteqanda/

Jim Cornette does a question and answer session with a crew of hardcore smarks during 1993's SMW fan fest. Topics include SMW's aborted WCW "invasion", the WCW mini movies, the art of cutting promos, a surprising take on "death matches", thoughts on Lucha Libre coming to America, fans rioting, the real Mama Cornette, the ins and outs of running SMW and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/georgiawrestlingwithmaskedsuperstar/

The Masked Superstar, Bill Eadie, takes us through his early days as a Mongol working in outlaw territories, the Georgia war with Ann Gunkel facing off with the NWA's best, learning to work heel, how and why he was given the Masked Superstar gimmick, Wrestlers taking gimmick prizes and keeping them to spite promoters, why he turned down a WWWF run, stiffing guys who would not sell, the infamous Ole Anderson heel turn on Dusty at the Omni, wacky Ray Stevens stories, Ole attempting a national expansion, the WWF buyout, WCW burning Atlanta to the ground and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/summerslam88withhonkytonkman/

The Honky Tonk Man takes us back to his WWF run, including stories on Hogan getting him his gig, why his early TV matches were doomed to fail, why the heels hated working with him, heat with agent Jay Strongbow, "breaking" Jake the Snake's neck, Steamboat messing up their title match, his issues with Vince McMahon and Dick Ebersol, how Macho Man reacted to finding out Honky wasn't going to lose to him, the Warrior's workrate, being double crossed by Vince before a national TV show was set to air, his thoughts on the roster top to bottom, Animal Steele molesting Elizabeth and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/territoriesstanhansen/

Stan Hansen covers many topics including: the history of Japanese professional wrestling, his early days in Texas working for the Funks, his feud with Bruno Sammartino where Bruno ended up with a broken neck, why he worked so stiff, his classic bout with Andre the Giant, Bruiser Brody's role as a friend and teacher to Hansen, his brutal matches with Big Van Vader, his controversial run as AWA World champ and the blow up that followed it, Baba's illness and death, the injuries that ultimately ended his career and more!!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/lookatdustyrhodes/

Steve Corino, Baby Doll, Kevin Sullivan and Ivan Koloff come together for a retrospective on Dusty Rhodes' career. Topics include: Koloff working Dusty in their early days in Canada, the Army of Darkness, Rhodes' booking partners over the years, Baby Doll getting heat for dating a jobber, Verne Gagne shooting on Koloff in the locker room, Koloff's wars with Bruno in the WWWF, Rhodes putting himself over while booking, Ron Garvin's run as NWA World champ, Barry Windham's fall from Rhodes' grace and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/garyhartoliverhumperdinkshoot/

Managers Gary Hart and Oliver Humperdink come together to talk about their careers - topics include: Why Jim Cornette, JJ Dillon and others were failures as managers, Humperdink fighting with promoters, why Hart pushed bad wrestlers when he was booking, Brody and Abby the Butcher's refusing to do jobs, scripted promos, Hart's heat with Sting, fans with unique weapons, the best and worst wrestlers they managed and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/jrandcornetteshootinterviewreview/

Jim Ross, Bret Hart and Jim Cornette come together for a Q and A session which covers why the "Austin 3:16" was almost doomed, how OJ Simpson was responsible for Jake "the Snake" Roberts leaving Smoky Mountain Wrestling, JR's heel turn in 1996, the fake Razor and Diesel,the night Pillman pulled a gun on Austin on WWF TV, Shawn Michaels bombing as WWF champ, the night a Hall of Famer crapped his pants on a live RAW, JR having to fight with Vince McMahon over signing Mick Foley, the Montreal Screwjob, alternative plans for the Hitman vs. HBK, the crazy money Steve Austin was drawing and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/ravenguestbookershoot/

Raven is placed into the role of booker and tasked with how he would handle Scott Hall and Kevin Nash coming to ECW in 1996.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/captainloushootreview/

Captain Lou offers up 50 years of his personal wrestling life including stories on why he left the Army, getting kicked out of college, being blackballed from the New York wrestling scene when he was still a jabroni, working with Jackie Gleason, why George Steele rarely cut promos, drinking stories, nasty ribs, Bruno's paydays, why he left the WWF in 1994, midgets with bombs, Vince almost making a movie in 1984, a burial of Harley Race, Andre bar fights, and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/ricflairqanda/

The one and only Ric Flair answers questions from his fans. Topics include: Why the Horsemen never had a WWE run, drinking stories, his final match, WCW's downfall, carrying bad workers, bar tabs, the worst experience of his career, who were the best set of Horsemen and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/awaqandareview/

Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell and Larry "The Ax" Hennig take questions from a raucous group of fans. Topics include: Tall tales from working in Japan, money today compared to the old days, Hennig roughing up Brunzell when he was a rookie, why Brunzell hates George Scott, behind the scenes of filming "The Wrestler", Bobby Heenan's drinking, the full and epic story of the night Mad Dog Vachon tried to leap from an airplane full of wrestlers, why Gagne quit wrestling, plus more tales of wrestling wars, failed territorial takeovers and more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/jimcornettewcwtimeline1990/

Jim Cornette takes us through Jim Herd and Ole Anderson's sinking of WCW in 1990. Topics include: Corny's role in getting the Undertaker to the big time, Ric Flair getting heat for setting TV rating records, the moment Herd lost the faith of the wrestlers, how WCW's security staff ruined the biggest match of the year, many stories of WCW incompetence, the Midnight Express' big angle that was scrapped by Herd after it was filmed, why Eddie Gilbert was fired from the creative team, ROBOCOP, Corny hurting himself to avoid trouble with the cops, the night a wrestler challenged a convicted murderer while in jail in the deep south, The saga of the BLACK SCORPION, locker room orgies, Corny's plan to use a gun in Herd's office when he quit and much more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/bruceprichardwwftimeline1990/

Bruce Prichard covers the happenings in the WWF in 1990. Topics include: The origins of Brother Love, the Rockers real life brawls with one another, adventures with Damien the snake, a crazy Randy Savage/Elizabeth story, trying to normalize the Ultimate Warrior for the mainstream, defending the WWF giving guys bad gimmicks, racial angles of the era, a funny story involving Slim Jims and the Ultimate Warrior, the origins of the Undertaker gimmick, a legend's gimmick name is created while on the toilet and more!


http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kevinsullivannwotimeline/

Kevin Sullivan covers the backstage madness that he endured while trying to book WCW while dealing with Hulk Hogan's politics, Hall and Nash's own ideas for the NWO, Eric Bischoff focusing more on ending the WWF than bettering WCW, the relationship between Brian Pillman and Steve Austin, heat with David Hasselhoff, issues with the Road Warriors, the NWO expanding with jabronis, drug stories, heat with Benoit over Woman, and much more!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/reviewing-bruiser-brody-wrestlings-last-rebel/

The wild life and brutal death of Bruiser Brody is covered through interviews with his widow, Stan Hansen, Tony Atlas, Dutch Mantel, Dave Meltzer, Abdullah the Butcher and many others who knew Brody. Atlas' retelling of the moments surrounding Brody's murder is intense.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/bret-hart-behind-closed-doors/

Bret Hart covers the basics of how to become the best wrestler possible. Topics include: His jobs before being a worker, being shot on while wrestling, why he did not give it his all every night, how the Montreal Screwjob helped create the internet smark, Ric Flair sabotaging matches against Hart, how to not let the fans ruin matches, helping Owen become a great heel, his real life feud with Shawn Michaels, how Montreal is linked to several major downturns in Bret's life, Stampede's greatest heels and more!!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/hornswogglewwetimeline2007/

Hornswoggle covers his time in the WWE. Topics include his relationship with Finlay, Khali being a diva, defending bad gimmicks, The Miz living his gimmick, the best celebrity guest stars, Vince's limo blowing up, keeping the talent in the dark on roster moves, the Benoit murders, drunken midget antics, being named Vince's son, Swoggle's run with DX and more!

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