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Andy Kaufman Finally Being Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame
 Fans have long demanded this induction, as Kaufman's legendary rivalry with now fellow Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler in the early 1980s brought pro wrestling into the national consciousness right before the WWF exploded nationally a couple of years later. BREAKING: @ndykaufman will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2023, as first reported by[...]
WWE Hall Of Famer Barry Windham Has Suffered A Heart Attack
 It doesn't stop there, though, as his brother-in-law is Mike Rotunda, whom fans know as WWF star I.R.S., and his nephews Windham Rotunda and Taylor Rotunda, aka WWE stars Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. Despite spending the vast majority of his career in the NWA and WCW, where he won nearly every title, including the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, Barry Windham did[...]
saturday night live
But there was something I left out of last week's post that's been gnawing at me over the past week, mostly because it's an important point to raise when discussing SNL and the WWE (known as the WWF back in those days) As much as being on Saturday night on a major network was a[...]
It's Been 25 Years Since The Greatest WrestleMania Match Ever
 It was the ultimate match of the best feud in the WWF at the time and one that would plant the seeds for not only the company's biggest boom period ever but their biggest and most profitable star ever  And he was the heel going into it  Let's take a look back at "Stone Cold" Steve[...]
WWE Is Reportedly In The Dog House With Both Of Its TV Networks
Become A Private Company Again Sasha Banks and Braun Strowman at the New York Stock Exchange, courtesy of WWE. The then WWF took some major risks, especially with content, between 1997 and 1999 in order to claim the top spot in the wrestling world and bring them to unprecedented success  They were also a private company at[...]
NXT Trainer Scotty 2 Hotty Has Asked For His Release From WWE
 Too Cool, along with their partner Rikishi, became one of the most popular acts in the WWF during the height of the "Attitude Era." There are more shake-ups behind the scenes at NXT today as one of their longest-tenured trainers, former WWE superstar Scott Garland, better known by his ring name, Scotty 2 Hotty, has requested his release[...]
dark side
Government's attempts to take down Vince McMahon & the WWF in the midst of a national steroids scandal in the 90s But while the government thought they had a superstar witness that would cement their case, McMahon wasn't quite ready to roll over and plead out In fact, just to give you some perspective on[...]
USA Network Is Reportedly All-In On WWE's Return To Edgier Content
WWF Attitude Era logo courtesy of WWE. According to a report from Fightful Select, the USA Network that is home to both WWE RAW on Monday nights and NXT 2.0 on Tuesday nights is "elated" at the idea of the company returning to a more adult product on their network  They have been fully supportive of WWE's tweaking of[...]
Jim Ross Explains What It Took To Bring Chris Jericho To WWF In 1999
WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW broadcaster Jim Ross is the man largely responsible for creating the roster for the then WWF's "Attitude Era" boom period from 1997 to 2001  The era produced the highest television ratings and revenues the wrestling industry has ever seen and it was mostly due to the "murderers row" of[...]
WWE's "Plane Ride From Hell" - When A Joke Stops Being Funny
 A phrase told to women by other men to simply suck it up and ignore whatever a man is putting them through, almost always in a sexually harassing manner. A woman we meet on this episode is Heidi Doyle, a flight attendant on the chartered plane that WWE hired for their European tour, which culminated with the WWF[...]
"The Patriot" Del Wilkes Has Passed Away At The Age Of 59
 He tried to break into the NFL, but after that never came to fruition, he gave professional wrestling a go in 1988 and made a nine-year career out of it, wrestling as both The Patriot and The Trooper in the WWF, WCW, AWA, GWF, and All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Throughout his career, Wilkes won the WCW Tag Team[...]
dark side of the ring
And now with only a little more than a day to go until the episode premieres, Vice TV is offering another preview- one that's set during Vince McMahon and the WWF's attempts to make peace and bring the Warrior back to the company. Image: Screencap (trailer) In the following clip, Cornette and Ross describe what it was[...]
"In Your House" Is Back For The Next NXT: Takeover Event This June
 The WWF's semi-monthly pay-per-view events, each with an enticing, yet charming subtitle, such as Season's Beatings, Beware of Dog, Mind Games, Revenge of the Taker, and A Cold Day In Hell gave fans a big pay-per-view show to look forward to in between the Federation's "big four" annual shows (Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, Summer Slam, and[...]