We knew him by many names before we were introduced to “Rikishi” and Bruce touches on everything from the Samoan Swat Team to the Sultan as we examine the career of Solofa Fatu Jr! You’ll hear about everything from the inspiration behind the look, who was enamored with his finisher, how Too Cool came to by, and ultimately why it ended. Bruce also reminds everyone about the “bump” nobody talks about and perhaps the only “sawdust moment” in the history of wrestling. And of course you’ll find out why, “I did it… for the Rock.”Read More →

This week we spit in the face of people who don’t want to be cool! Carlos Colon is a legend in the wrestling business so it’s a no-brainer to get his son in the WWE and push him to the moon right? But why didn’t it last? What went wrong? What was the word on him coming out of developmental? Who saw something in him on the main roster?…Read More →

The WWF’s business is booming after SummerSlam 1998 but Nitro is winning the ratings war. We’ll examine how we got to Breakdown, what it really set up, what changed about Vince’s approach to PPVs in this era, we touch on Jim Carrey and Jerry Lawler, Kurt Angle signing, the camps that WWE was running at the time, Hawk’s physical ailment nobody was talking about…Read More →

This is a sleeper episode! Bruce and Conrad discuss Ric Flair leaving the WWE, Freddie Prinze, Jr. coming in as a writer, the Mike Adamle experiment, the “independent contractor” lawsuit and debate, Ventura wanting Vince to back him for the Presidency, CM Punk losing the World Title on this PPV without ever even being in the ring, why that happened…Read More →

Bruce discusses the details of the 9/11 tragedy from a WWE perspective, who was where, what happened, etc. and then in great detail discusses how SmackDown was rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday with everything that went into producing a very unique show.Read More →

This week Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson talk about Summerslam 1988!!! The mega powers meet the mega bucks when Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan team up to take on Ted Dibiase and Andre the Giant. Rick Rude and more.Read More →

RAW is crushing Nitro in the ratings and WCW has Thunder, so why not create a second show right? What did the boys think of an extra day of work? What did the writers think? Who was for it and who was against it? What other names were considered?Read More →

The WWF’s business has never been hotter than it was in 1998. Less than a year after telling Bret that he couldn’t afford his contract, Vince bought a casino! Hear the details of that deal plus everything that went into creating SummerSlam on today’s look back at the Summer of 1998! Bruce and Conrad will discuss the thinking behind the “baby face main event” and whether or not it was a mistake in hindsight, why Edge was the mystery partner, the pressure behind having a ladder match at MSG at the time, the Insane Clown Posse, what Bruce hated about this show, and so much more!Read More →

Bruce and Conrad have covered the Mega Powers exploding and Zeus, but what about the rest of Hogan’s 1989? Learn more about the script for No Holds Barred, how Hogan taking a dump saved the movie, how the movie nearly didn’t make theaters, and all about the Rumble, Survivor Series, and SummerSlam matches that year with fun sidebars on Honky, Schiavone, Bad News, and Sherri…Read More →

What were the original plans for the Invasion angle? When did they change? Why did they change? What missteps were made? Was McMahon impatient? The “dream” angle became a nightmare, but why? Bruce and Conrad examine the ins-and-outs of the “Dream Card” that didn’t live up to the hype on today’s edition of Something to Wrestle!Read More →

We’re struttin’ and cuttin’ this week on Something to Wrestle as we do three hours on Brutus the f’n Barber Beefcake! That’s #BTFBB for short! We discuss who came up with the name Brutus Beefcake, the original gimmick, how it became a barber, whose idea that was, how it was received, who helped Brutus see how to get it over, why he never won the IC title in 88, why he was chosen to be by Hogan’s side in 89 vs. Zeus/Savage, what the plans were at SummerSlam 90, all about the accident and the recovery, the run-in experiment, the return in 93, why he left, his legacy, whether or not he’s a Hall of Famer, and much more!Read More →