Friday, March 25, 2011


Back in the early 90's the WWF came to the UK, I was hooked. What great tv, every week I couldn't wait to see what stories would evolve and who was doing what to who, the wrestling was almost a sideshow. People would say to me that it's not real and the whole thing is staged, I mean duh! of course it was real, come on, those chairs they hit each other with, in and out of the ring only looked like lightweight plastic and the punches only looked like they were missing the target by at least a foot. And then there were all the story lines and drama going on behind the scenes, like Randy Savage's marriage to Miss Elizabeth, are you trying to tell me that was all fake?! The one thing I'm sure of is all of them were great atheletes and trained hard. Steroids! I hear you shout...mmmmmm...maybe.
Then all of a sudden they became superstars the world over, and all handled the fame in different ways, some adopted the rock n roll lifestyle to the full, with all the sex and drugs etc, and others got sick, some of those didn't make it and are sadly no longer with us. Others found God and some just about managed to keep it together and still perform to this day. My huge respect to all of them, they entertained us to the full. To me the whole thing collapsed when the WWF sort of became the WCW and it turned into a much sanitized watered down version.

'The British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith

The Ultimate Warrior

Jake the Snake Roberts

Irwin R. Schyster

Randy 'Macho Man' Savage

Miss Elizabeth

Randy and Miss Elizabeth's wedding. The narrators English accent is brilliant

The Undertaker and his sidekick Paul Bearer

Ric Flair

Mr Perfect

Brutus the Barber

Bret 'Hitman' Hart

and the Hart Foundation

The Bushwackers

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Macho Madness. Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Randy 'Macho Man' Savage who is out of his mind on nose bag.

We all had our favourites, mine was the Undertaker. Nobody seemed to like Hulk Hogan in the UK, most people thought he was way to much the hero type and too clean cut. Justina cried when Randy Savage proposed to Miss Elizabeth in the ring and I think Mean Gene Okerlund was one of the best TV presenters of all time.


  1. Here in Vegas we used to have a shitty casino/hotel named the Showboat. AWA Wrestling was based there. Alot of the WWF guys came out of there. Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Road Warriors, Sgt. Slaughter, JunkYard Dog and many others. Pretty rad to be 9-10yrs old and these giants are right in your backyard. We'd go every Fri night and watch em. No fake blood, no chairs or barbed wire just cheap, cheezy 'rasslin by the best. Cool post thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  2. can't forget about these guys!

    RIP Road Warrior Hawk!

  3. As the Hulkster said ...... "Train, Eat your Vitamins and Pray"

  4. you know Masterlink Lee's all over this shit!

  5. How about.....junk yard dog, midnight express with Jim cornet, boogie woogie man, road warriors, dusty roads and rocknroll express. NWA bitches!

  6. Shitface: I also used to see all those dudes in a high-school gym in my little town when I was a kid, about 9-10. (Snuka, Goerge the Animal Steele, Killer Kowalski,some Russian dude who's name I forget, Dusty Rhodes, etc.) Biggest match of the night was always Tony Atlas vs. "Superfly" Snuka.... it would always end with his patented "SUPLEX" off the top rope... that was some cooooooool shit.