Tag: AWA

Leon White – Rookie Mistakes and Stiff Lessons Courtesy of Bruiser...

From stiff shots to hard knocks, Leon White did not have an easy path into wrestling. This is his story of adversity before conquering the world as Vader.
The two Hulk's do battle. Fantasy art on Deviantart by MrJimiMadcap.

Hulk Hogan versus Marvel Comics | The Fight for His Name

Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania possibly never would have run wild had it not been for this bizarre agreement between Marvel Comics and the WWF!

Mad Dog Vachon: From Bloodying Up Catholic School Boys to the...

Mad Dog Vachon was a tough-as-nails wrestler known for his fighting prowess in and out of the ring. His foray into wrestling is quite the fascinating story!

Scott Hall and Curt Hennig – A Bond That Reached Well...

"They had no idea I'd be lost without him." Scott Hall pays a fond tribute to his friend, mentor, and best worker in the business, Curt Hennig.

Mean Gene – A Tribute to a Very Dear, Close, Personal...

Mean Gene was the voice to a generation of wrestling fans. And as you'll learn through these stories, he was just as wonderful off camera as he was on it.

SAITO Remembered: “Brother, He Was Double-Tough”

Masa Saito, who died on July 14, 2018 as a result of complications of Parkinson's disease, remembered by WWE Hall of Famers.

The Road Warriors: The Back Story Behind Their Formation and TV Debut

The beginning of a historic run that would result in The Road Warriors becoming largely recognized as the greatest tag team in pro wrestling history.

Deviants: Wrestlers Jailed for Abuse

Each of these stories is a cautionary tale: a reminder that wrestling--especially as it once was--drew many marginal people toward its tawdry spotlight.