The big red surprise: why Kane has stood the test of time in WWE

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When Glenn Jacobs made his memorable debut as Kane and ripped a steel door from its hinges to interrupt the inaugural Hell in a Cell bout between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels on October 5, 1997, one imagines it was highly unlikely that he would have ever in his wildest dreams imagined that he would still be…Read the full article…

Interview: Diana Hart Smith on the British Bulldog’s legacy and WWE Hall of Fame induction

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For UK wrestling fans, there will never be another grappler quite like ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith. Throughout his storied career, Smith wowed audiences through his unique combination of brute strength, surprising agility and sheer likability. #169756447 / gettyimages.com Smith had runs in Japan, Stampede Wrestling and WCW, but it was in WWE that he…Read the full article…

Reviewed: Hart Strings by Julie Hart

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Few professional wrestlers’ careers have been as highly-documented as that of Bret Hart. Not only did the seven-time World heavyweight champion bare all in his highly-acclaimed autobiography My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling back in 2007, but the WWE Hall of Famer’s career has also been celebrated in a number of DVD boxsets over the…Read the full article…

A ‘Pink and Black Attack’ as new author Julie Hart pulls no punches

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Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart is one of professional wrestling’s biggest names.  Internationally recognised as one of the greatest technical wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of books, the ‘Excellence of Execution’ won multiple World championships during his illustrious career, and ultimately earned his place in WWE’s Hall of Fame. As a role model to millions…Read the full article…

WWE DVD Review: The Best of In Your House

WWE Superstars Promote WrestleMania XIX

Look past the childish logo and the introduction of In Your House to the World Wrestling Federation’s pay-per-view calendar in May 1995 marked a sizeable change in direction for the company: a change that is still felt by the industry to this day. #1856789 / gettyimages.com Under pressure from a soon-to-be dominant WCW, In Your House events were introduced…Read the full article…

WWE DVD Review: The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Volume 2

WCW Bash at the Beach

It’s hard to believe, but it’s now been more than 12 years since the last ever episode of WCW Monday Nitro aired on television screens and the once-untouchable company was purchased for a paltry sum by its main competitors. The end of the ‘Monday Night Wars’ signalled the beginning of a new era; an era that would…Read the full article…

Bulldog vs Hitman: SummerSlam 1992 clash remains a true classic

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In August 1992, Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart and the late, great ‘British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith squared off in the main event of WWF SummerSlam in front of a record crowd of more than 80,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium. These two men – then positioned as mid-carders by the World Wrestling Federation – were given the previously-unheard-of…Read the full article…