About: Art0Donnell

A wrestling fan ever since the days of Wrestlemania IX, Art graduated from college in the same building where Art Donovan called King of the Ring 1994. He also runs the "How Much Does This Guy Weigh?" blog, where he reviews New Generation-Era Monday Night Raws. Follow him on Twitter @Art0Donnell. Email at: art@wrestlecrap.com

Recent Posts by Art0Donnell

Induction: The Executioner: The Effluence of Execution

22 Submitted by on Thu, 24 October 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1996 Executioners are a dime a dozen in wrestling. Since time immemorial, promoters running low on talent, ideas, or both have slapped black masks on wrestlers and trotted them out to the ring for a quick loss to their babyface stars. On the very first Monday Night Raw, for instance, perennial jobbers Duane Gill and Barry Hardy donned the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Johnny Curtis: NXT winner tests your gag reflex

24 Submitted by on Thu, 17 October 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2011 When Curtis Hussey, better known to WWE fans as Fandango, was getting ready to debut his new gimmick, the more cynical fans in the WWE Universe (i.e. the ones who won’t repeat a silly marketing buzzword like, “WWE Universe”) balked at the idea. Week after week, ridiculous vignettes aired that seemed to guarantee a spectacular flop and a Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Indecent Proposal Match: The only wrestling angle to win a film award in Vegas

52 Submitted by on Thu, 10 October 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2003 Only in wrestling could a man coming off a “break-up” and a fake gay marriage hook up with a woman still mourning the sex-induced death of her father brought on by her lesbian predator nemesis, only to run afoul of a trailer park-dwelling couple that had recently received a multi-million dollar windfall from a dead uncle’s inheritance. The Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Super Posedown: Vince’s original Body Stars face off!

28 Submitted by on Thu, 03 October 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1989 Years ago, wrestling promoters’ attitudes about sex appeal were a little… different. In “No Holds Barred,” Hulk Hogan’s bikini-brief clad buttocks made the villainess swoon and immediately come… to the side of good. Over in WCW, their “sexiest wrestler” contest was won by Tom Zenk. Even at the 1996 Slammy Awards (note to self: induct the 1996 Slammy Continue Reading...
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Induction: The APA Bar Room Invitational: The silliest wrestling bar fight not involving a squeegee

34 Submitted by on Thu, 26 September 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2003 By 2003, WWE had already established its brand extension (not a “roster split”), which extended its brand right down the middle, and was taking the daring step of charging for separate brand-exclusive pay-per-views. In June, Raw put on Bad Blood, so in July, Smackdown followed suit. Since the brands had been extended pretty thin, the show was a Continue Reading...
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