I’m still sick but don’t want to drop my resolution to post the two regularly scheduled posts each week this year no matter what. So… Stevie Richards? Dancing Stevie? Eh. Pass me the NyQuil.
In a departure from the usual gallery format, here’s a video from an indie show. Eli Drake, current (maybe) TNA Global Owl Champion, just hanging out.
This is a new series of articles detailing and reviewing iconic moments in the history of professional wrestling. We will start by looking back in a trilogy of articles focusing on authority figures in the industry.
The first article will hit later this week and focus on the 2002 General Manager era on WWE wrestling. Then, we will take a tangential detour into TNA Impact Wrestling and WCW and look at the Eric Bischoff character from both promotions with a bit of contrast to his role in our first article. The third article in this initial run will dive into the heel owner characters in general and how they have been utilized to varying levels of success in WCW, TNA, and WWE over the years.
Along the way, we will also take some time to define some industry terms you may not be familiar with. For instance, in this post, we’ve already used the term “heel“. Simply put, in pro wrestling, a heel is a villainous character that uses underhanded tactics to secure their goals/victories.
So, join me as I take you on a journey through the sports entertainment pocket of popular culture. A place most people may not have visited since the heyday of NWO and DX back in the late 1990s.