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Swerve Strickland Didn’t Believe Wrestling Would Be His Career At First + More News

AEW World Heavyweight Champion Swerve Strickland will be facing off against Will Ospreay at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, and he recently appeared on...

Ex-AWA Star Bob Bruggers Passes Away Aged 80

The wrestling world is mourning the passing of AWA alum Bob Bruggers who died this week at the age of 80. Bruggers' passing was reported...

Report – Two Familiar Names Join MLW

Several familiar names have joined Major League Wrestling (MLW) in a backstage capacity. According to a report from Pwinsider, Hunter “Delirious” Johnston and Gary Juster...

Tales From The Territories Rebounds With Viewership, Ratings Stay Stable

VICE TV's Tales From the Territories recently aired its fourth episode. The series, which is filmed in the vein of its Dark Side of the Ring series...

Tales From The Territories Numbers Take A Tumble For AWA Episode

VICE TV's ongoing series Tales From The Territories saw a bit of a drop in viewership with their latest episode highlighting the AWA, per Wrestlenomics. Last...

Verne Gagne Thought Hulk Hogan’s AWA Resignation Was A Rib

Speaking recently to Busted Open Radio, Greg Gagne relayed a story about Hulk Hogan's AWA days. Greg is the son of the late promoter...

AWA Producer & Director Mike Shields Passes Away

Former AWA Director and Producer Mike Shields has passed away. He served as a mentor to former WCW Executive Vice President Eric Bischoff during...

Larry Zbyszko On Ric Flair, Why They Never Wrestled, nWo, More

Wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko recently sat down for an interview with It's My Wrestling Podcast where he discussed a...

Legendary Championship Belt Maker Reggie Parks Passes Away

Legendary belt maker Reggie Parks, who was known as the “King of Belts”, passed away on Thursday at the age of 87. According to...

Former AWA Tag-Team Champion Dick Steinborn Passes Away

Former AWA tag-team champion Dick Steinborn passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday. Steinborn and Doug Gilbert won the AWA tag-team titles...

Oh You Didn’t Know? The Greatest Unknown Wrestling Stories- Episode 6

Easily one of the most disgusting stories in Pro Wrestling history, John Nord, better known as "The Barbarian" tells us a story (during a...

Former AWA Star “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers Passes Away

Former AWA star Doug Somers passed away at the age of 65 this week. Somers was trained by WWE Hall Of Famer Harley Race...

Former AWA & NWA Star Dennis Stamp Passes Away At Age Sixty-Eight

Credit: Pwinsider.com Dennis Stamp, who worked extensively throughout the territory era of the 1970s and 1980s for the AWA and NWA, has reportedly passed away....

“The Dino Bravado” : The Tragic Death of Wrestling Superstar Dino Bravo

“Beware the ides of March–” The famous Shakespearean line pulled directly from the play “Julius Cesar” was all too fitting for former pro-wrestler Dino Bravo on...

Top 20 Longest Reigning World Champions (Non-WWE) In Wrestling History

Frank Gotch - World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship (1 time, 1824 days)Gotch was the first American to win the original World Heavyweight Championship, and is...

WWE Adds More ​AWA Shows To The WWE Network – Details Inside Here

UPDATE: WWE is really boosting their classic wrestling content on the WWE Network. In addition to adding episodes of SMW, Mid-South Wrestling and NWA...

Verne Gagne: One of the Pioneers of Professional Wrestling Passes

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks....

Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/11) Hogan’s Birthday, AWA Done, ROH Boiling Point ’12

12-time World Champion Hulk Hogan turns 61 today.Former ECW manager Bill Alfonso turns 57 today.1986: Steve Simpson defeated Buzz Sawyer to win the WCCW...

​Former AWA Announcer Larry Nelson Passes Away

Larry Shipley, better known to pro wrestling fans as Larry Nelson, passed away on Monday night after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.According to...

Today In Pro Wrestling History (6/14) Diva Does Survivor, Clash Of The Champions & New Tag Team Champions!

One-time World Class Television Champion Buzz Sawyer would have turned 55 today. He died from heart failure due to an overdose on February 7,...

​WWE To Look Back At The AWA, NFL Players At SD, More

-- Green Bay Packers players DuJuan Harris and Mike Daniels both attended Tuesday night's WWE Main Event and SmackDown tapings in Green Bay, WI.--...

AWA Documentary To Be Aired On WWE Network + Network News

- The latest Beyond The Ring that premieres on the WWE Network will feature the AWA this Saturday. Here is the synopsis:"Hear the incredible...

Why The WWE Network Needs To Add Old TV Programs (Raw, Nitro & More)

Everyone that is reading most likely has the WWE Network, if you don’t then what are you waiting for? The WWE Network has a...

Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

One-time WWF Tag Team Champion Randy ‘Moondog Rex’ Colley turns 64 today. He was born on May 2, 1950.1964: Mad Dog Vachon defeated Verne...

Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

* Current TNA wrestler Garrett Bischoff turns 30 today. He was born on April 20, 1984* Former WWE Tag Team Champion Curt Hawkins turns 29...

Wrestling Legend Billy Robinson Passes Away

Billy Robinson passed away several days ago. He was 74 years old. Robinson was originally trained at the Snake Pit in Wigan, England, the...

Top Ten Managers In Wrestling History (Pt. 2)

Yesterday we counted down number's ten through six in our list of the "Top Ten Managers In Wrestling History." For those who missed it,...

Top Ten Managers In Wrestling History (Pt. 1)

In professional wrestling, a manager is a secondary character that is generally paired with a wrestler or a tag-team to help get his or...

Former AWA Champion Refiles Lawsuit Against WWE

Doug Somers recently appeared on Ringmasters Radio and said he plans to refile his suit against WWE. Somers sued the company over allegedly unpaid...

Various News: HBK/Cole/JBL, ROH Title Tournament, More

Partial Source: Pwinsider.com -- Brian Kendrick, one of the original Ring of Honor stars, will be returning to the promotion on August 3 in Toronto,...

Confirmed TNA iMPACT! Matches + AWA/ESPN, & More

-- Here are tonight's confirmed TNA iMPACT! matches: * X-Division Title Match: Chris Sabin © vs. Kenny King vs. Suicide * Gutcheck Match: Adam O'Reilly vs....

Rock n’ Roll Buck Zumhofe Arrested + More News

-- Traditional Championship Wrestling out of Little Rock, Arkansas has signed a one year TV deal with Cox Sports television. Cox Sports television airs...

WWE NXT Going Strong & Praised, Updated OMEGA Card

Partial Source: Prowrestling.net -- The AWA returns to ESPN Classic tonight with its first show at 9PM ET. Scheduled for the show is the following:...

How Old Is Dawn Marie?, + Lots Of Various News & Notes

-- The AWA returns to ESPN Classic tonight at 9:30PM ET with the following advertised: John Nord vs. Spike Jones, Jonnie Stewart vs. Evans,...

Lots Of Wrestling Birthdays + Some Various News & Notes

Partial Source: Prowrestling.net -- In today's birthdays, Joey Abs of Mean Street Posse fame turns 41-years-old, Japanese wrestling standout Takeshi Morishima turns 34, and Jeff...
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