Before They Were Superstars: Johnny Gargano

Sometimes a wrestler becomes so well known in a certain alignment it’s strange to see them wrestle the other way. Ric Flair was widely known as a heel, but would wrestle as a face periodically. Hulk Hogan, for much of his career, also wrestled as a face -- to the point that it was a … Continue reading Before They Were Superstars: Johnny Gargano

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Alpha Vs Omega

Wrestle Kingdom 12 has come and gone, and New Japan Pro Wrestling picked up some new fans along the way.  This was largely due to interest in the Alpha Vs Omega dream match between Chris Jericho (Alpha) and Kenny Omega (Omega, obviously). The build for this match was beautifully done with the rivalry starting on … Continue reading Alpha Vs Omega

Comparing NXT’s WarGames To Its Predecessors

WWE finally took its first shot at WarGames at NXT Takeover: WarGames. The War Games concept was originally dreamed up by the American Dream Dusty Rhodes after watching Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. It started off as two teams of five that would collide in two rings surrounded by a steel cage with a roof. One … Continue reading Comparing NXT’s WarGames To Its Predecessors

Before They Were Superstars: Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly

Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly, along with Bobby Fish, made their presence felt when they attacked the newly crowned NXT champion Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III. Adam and Kyle’s careers have always been intertwined, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. When they were in Ring of Honor, they wrestled together as Future … Continue reading Before They Were Superstars: Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly

Before They Were Superstars: Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose

Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose spent a good portion of 2013 wrestling each other. They either fought in tag matches or a few singles matches on Raw or Smackdown. None of these matches were as hard hitting as their No-Disqualification war for Dragon Gate USA in 2010. Daniel Bryan found himself without a job after being … Continue reading Before They Were Superstars: Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose

Before They Were Superstars: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens

Hello, and welcome to the first installment of Before They Were Superstars, where I’ll be discussing the matches and angles that current WWE superstars were involved in before they debuted in the WWE. Many of today's current WWE superstars were not always in the WWE. A lot of them started on the independent wrestling circuit … Continue reading Before They Were Superstars: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens