Names – they’re pretty important. In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s important to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to tag teams. On the other hand though, get a name wrong, and it can make everything set off to a very bad start. In fact, some names are so terrible, they destroy a tag team’s run instantly with no hope of success. But out of all the pairings seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which teams have doomed themselves the most with miserable monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are the Top 10 Worst Tag Team Names.
Wrestling is full of so many unbelievable, crazy, inspiring, and at times tragic tales and life stories, so documentaries about sports entertainment were bound to be made. From the infamous Beyond the Mat to Wrestling with Shadows, there’s been so many incredible wrestling documentaries over the years, but despite more and more being made as the years go by, there are still hundreds of stories yet to be documented for us all to see. But which wrestlers are most deserving of having their lives and careers recorded for our entertainment? Here are the Top 10 Wrestlers Who Deserve Their Own Documentaries.
We’re now one year removed from the 2016 brand split. Because of this monumental shift within the realms of WWE, we’ve seen some highs, we’ve seen some lows, and we’ve seen absolute atrocities like The House of Horrors (let’s never speak of it again). But although some have suffered because of the brand split, many superstars have benefited massively from the segregation of the red and blue shows – but who’s gained the most from it in the last twelve months? Here are the Top 10 Superstars Who Have Benefited the Most from the WWE Brand Split.
Over the years, many have come and gone in the wrestling industry that have influenced and inspired those watching at home, and even their own peers. But for every Gorgeous George, Superstar Billy Graham, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, there are plenty of unsung heroes that have had a direct impact on many both in and out of sports entertainment. So I’m taking a look at those that have had a huge effect on so many fans and wrestlers alike, yet simply don’t get the recognition they deserve for it. Here are the Top 10 Influential Wrestlers That Don’t Get the Recognition they Deserve.
During the 1990s, we witnessed one of the biggest rivalries in television history: The Monday Night Wars. Two behemoths of sports entertainment competed on a weekly basis for ratings supremacy until one of these juggernauts finally fell. But it wasn’t just on TV stations that these battles were happening. WWF and WCW were also competing in the video game market to see who could produce the best, and ultimately, the most popular releases, and the interesting thing is, these wars played out exactly the same on video game consoles as they did on television. The highs and lows of both companies were just as apparent in their games as they were on TV, and it made for some fascinating results. So let me take you on a journey through three generations of games consoles, three eras of wrestling, and a whole lot of attitude, as we look at The Monday Night Video Game Wars.
As Hank Scorpio once said, “it’s the little things that make up life,” and you should never argue against the leader of Globex Corporation. The smallest of details can make the biggest differences, and that’s certainly true when it comes to wrestling. For years, wrestlers have been incorporating their own unique little quirks into everything they do to separate themselves from the rest. An extra ‘little touch’ can be added to anything: a move, an entrance, a hold, even a pinfall. The simplest of additions turn the forgettable into the memorable, but what are the greatest small details in sports entertainment? Well, fear not, I’ve got you covered. Here are the Top 15 Best Little Touches in Wrestling.
The dropkick – a simple move performed by hundreds of wrestlers in various forms over the years. It can be good, it can be not so good (I’m looking at you Cena), but in some cases, it can be spectacular. With all the dozens upon dozens of wrestlers who have performed this move night in, night out in the last few decades, trying to decide who does/did it best is a rather difficult task, but I was willing to put in the effort for all my loyal marks out there (thanks for the support, guys). So here they are, the Top 10 Best Dropkicks in Wrestling.
Last year, I made a list of ten fantastic women’s matches that I felt needed to be appreciated by more people. But clearly, ten wasn’t enough. Although, times have thankfully changed, there are dozens of fantastic women’s wrestling matches that have happened in the last three decades that were unfortunately overlooked and overshadowed by bikini contests and evening gown matches. It’s time to give just some of those great matches the appreciation they deserve: Here are 10 More Women’s Wrestling Matches You Need to See.
As wrestling fans, we’re designed to crave the unexpected. As smart as we may think we are, and as much as an outcome may seem set in stone, a pinfall can come from out of nowhere, RKO style, and send our jaws hurtling towards the floor. Sometimes surprising victories can be downright wonderful, and sometimes they can be utterly confusing. Here are the Top 10 Most Surprising Victories in WWE History.
Finishing moves are the best weapons in every wrestler’s arsenals. Unfortunately though, from time to time, a great finisher doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves. But of all the finishers we’ve seen over the years, which move is the most underappreciated? Here are my Top 10 Most Underrated Finishing Moves.