Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
He had a long and successful career with his greatest success coming Japan in both singles and tag teams. He lost his battle against throat cancer today but left a legacy of toughness from Oklahoma University to the Tokyo Dome.
Here is an interview and story from 1986 and given the events of the day some of his comments are now very ironic.
Here is a clip of the Doc when he was part of the Kevin Sullivan led Varsity Club. He teamed with Mike Rotunda to win the NWA World tag team titles. They are facing the late Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner. As Steiner comes into the ring area he is given something by a girl that as we found out later was associated with Kevin Sullivan. Its his then real life wife Nancy (aka Woman) who would later gain notice as the ill fated wife of second husband Chris Benoit. At the end of the match the Road Warriors join the scene to give us at least 6 wrestlers who are Hall of Fame caliber talent.
Here is the team of Williams and Gordy in Japan vs Bam Bam Bigelow and Davey Boy Smith
Sadly all 4 men are now deceased. Such a tragedy, they are all gone too soon.
And one last bit of trivia on Dr. Death. When Stone Cold Steve Austin came on the wrestling scene he wanted to use his real name of Steve Williams but because there was already a well known wrestler of Steve Williams he went with Steve Austin after the "Six Million Dollar Man" fame.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Vince McMahon confirmed just now on Monday Night RAW (12/28) that Bret Hart will indeed return to WWE after a 12 year absence and host RAW on January 4, 2010 in Dayton, Ohio. McMahon showed a video package including Survivor Series '97, McMahon went on to play heel against Hart.RAW will be going head to head with a special Live 3 Hour TNA iMPACT! in which Hulk Hogan makes his return.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Shiek would drop the belt in January 1984 to Hogan in the same MSG and thus a new era was at hand and pro wrestling would never be the same.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
As tribute to George here is that report
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
According to a WWE source who would have full knowledge of the situation, Bret Hart has indeed signed a short-term talent contract with World Wrestling Entertainment,
The WWE Hall of Famer signed the this past week and it will cover the period from 1/1 to 4/10, or through WrestleMania and about two weeks after the 3/28 show at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
Hart simply told a reliable source that he wasn't going to lie about anything and thus wasn't going to comment on this story.
It was said that Hart wanted his signing to be kept quiet and his return to be a surprise, but that WWE couldn't help itself but all but announced it publicly on the first RAW after the ink was dry.
Monday, December 14, 2009
After looking at these pictures I guess we should be glad that Steve "Dr. Death" Williams is still with us. He is still fighting cancer and seems to be holding his own.
Via the Wrestling Online Network:
The categories and nominees for the Slammy Awards, taking place tonight
were announced yesterday. Nine categories in total were revealed and these
are: "Superstar of the Year" with nominees John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk
and The Undertaker; "Breakout Star Of The Year" with nominees Yoshi Tatsu,
Drew McIntyre, Sheamus and Abraham Washington; "Tag Team Of The Year" with
nominees D-Generation X, Chris Jericho & Big Show, Hart Dynasty and Legacy;
"Guest Host Of The Year" with nominees Seth Green, Bob Barker, Shaquille
O'Neal and The Osbournes; "Extreme Moment Of The Year" with nominees Kofi
Kingston lands a Boom Drop on Randy Orton at MSG, Big Show choke slams John
Cena into arena spotlight at Backlash, Jeff Hardy jumps from ladder onto CM
Punk at SummerSlam and Triple H invades Randy Orton's home; "Shocker of the
Year" with nominees Batista turning on Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton DDT's
Stephanie McMahon, Jeff Hardy retires thanks to CM Punk and Sheamus drives
Mark Cuban through a table; "Match Of The Year" with nominees Jeff Hardy vs
Edge in a Ladder match at Extreme Rules, Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels at
WrestleMania XXIV; John Cena vs Randy Orton in an I Quit match at Breaking
Point; Team RAW vs Team Smackdown at Bragging Rights; "Oh My Moment Of The
Year" with nominees Chris Masters performs special dancing pecs routine for
Osbournes, Shawn Michaels superkicks little girl in cafeteria, Michael Cole
vomits on Chris Jericho at Smackdown's 10th Anniversary and Santino Marella
accidentally nails Vickie with a pie; "Diva Of The Year" will also be
announced with all Divas eligible to win the Slammy. WWE fans will be
deciding who will win this award on WWE.com.
SHEAMUS BECOMES THE NEW WWE CHAMPION
- A new WWE Heavyweight champion was crowned yesterday at the TLC
pay-per-view as Sheamus successfully defeated John Cena in a tables match to
become the champ just a few weeks after he was named the number one
challenger for the title; The Undertaker managed to retain the World
Heavyweight title after pinning Batista following the Tombstone piledriver.
Batista had the match won after a low blow and a chair shot but Smackdown GM
Teddy Long restarted the match because of the low blow; In the main event of
the evening, Shawn Michaels and Triple H became the Unified Tag Team
champions for the first time ever by defeating The Big Show and Chris
Jericho in the only TLC match on the show; In other matches from the show,
Christian retained the ECW title defeating Shelton Benjamin in a Ladder
match. The match was halted after Christian bled hard and later restarted;
Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison to become the new Intercontinental
champion; Michelle McCool defeated Mickie James to retain the Women's title;
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Lesnar may need major surgery stemming from his diverticulitis: "They
figured [the illness] out, so the question now is, he’s either going to
need major surgery or he’s not and we won’t know for the next couple
months... Obviously, I’m hoping that’s not the case, as I’m sure all of
you are, but we’ll see what happens."
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Its based on Ron Hall's book Sputnik, Masked Men & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling.
I hope someone is taking notes so they can do the same for Indianapolis wrestling someday soon.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Monday Night wars is coming back - at least for one week only. Hulk
Hogan along with TNA President Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff were present
during yesterday's UFC The Ultimate Fighter 10 finale in Las Vegas, NV., and
the Hulkster announced on live TV that on January 4, TNA will go head to
head with WWE's RAW as Hogan makes his official debut on TNA. Hogan was
interviewed by UFC commentator Joe Rogan during the first part of the show
and mentioned that he and TNA are going to war!
> CARTER SAYS TNA IS FIRING FIRST SHOT AT WWE
- On January 4, TNA Wrestling will present a three hour TNA iMPACT! live
starting at 8PM EST. The company issued a press release saying that this
will be the first time that TNA and WWE will broadcast live head-to-head
since the Monday Night Wars ended in the beginning of 2000 between WWE and
WCW. The show will be live from the home of TNA, Universal Studios in
Orlando, FL. "I knew when I signed with TNA, that it would be important to
make a statement with the first episode. Going head-to-head on January 4th,
makes the statement loud and clear: Game on!" Hogan said. Dixie Carter
added, "TNA is kicking off 2010 in the biggest way possible with the biggest
name in the history of our sport. Hulk Hogan is a pop culture icon, and his
arrival will change not only TNA, but the entire professional wrestling
landscape. We're firing that first shot."
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Born Joseph Gomez Los Angeles California in 1927, he would go on to be famous in pro wrestling as "the man with the cast iron stomach".
I became familiar with him as a kid watching him on "All Star Championship Wrestling" in Indianapolis as he teamed up with Wilbur Snyder, Dick the Bruiser, Moose Cholak and others for many stints as WWA Tag Team champions.
He had legendary fueds with Bobby Heenan in the 70s and he fueded with Wilbur Snyder and Dick the Bruiser in his early days.
He would always set up a feud by challenging someone to jump off a ladder onto his stomach to prove how great his abdominal muscles were, which is how he earned his "cast iron stomach" moniker.
Of course being quite young when he was having his heyday I fully believed he had a stomach made of cast iron! He was barrell chested and was built like a house of bricks.
Pepper passed away May 6th 2004 in Oakland, California.
Read the full obituary here
Friday, December 4, 2009
FORMER WWE WRESTLER IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Former WWE wrestler Umaga (Edward Fatu), 36, was rushed to hospital last
night in Houston after suffering what was described as a massive heart
His wife told a family member that she found him not breathing and
bleeding from the nose and mouth.
He is currently on life support and family members are traveling to
Houston to be at his side.
Fatu was released from his WWE contract in June for a second Wellness
Policy violation and his subsequent refusal to enter rehabilitation.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sadly both men have passed on but their legendary run in Mexico and the Southwest US lives on. Art Barr was known as the American Love Machine and like Eddie was the son and brother of well known pro wrestlers and was himself one of the best to step foot in the ring.
Art did a brief stint with WCW in 1990 as "The Juicer" a poor attempt by WCW to capitalize on the movie "Beetlejuice".
His run with Eddie Guerrero as Los Gringos Locos was headed for ECW and fued with Public Enemy, but that never materialized due to his untimely death on thanksgiving day 1994.
there is little tape on the internet but here is a good example of their work.
Here is the TV add for the PPV "When Worlds Collide" that would be the last match for Los Gringos Loco.
Monday, November 30, 2009
The news wire is abuzz with the news that there are MAJOR changes coming for the ECW brand in 2010. Sources have indicated that the ECW brand will be dropped and re-branded in its current timeslot. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com has confirmed that WWE have had a number of meetings with Syfy regarding a re-branding and the ‘ECW’ letters may be gone in 2010. A new brand would almost certainly focus on the younger talent filtering through from FCW which has become the case over the past year.
Spike TV will air a four hour TNA special on New Year's Eve from 7pm
until 11pm, including a countdown show of the ten best matches of 2009
as voted by fans on the TNA website. Hour two of Impact that night goes
head to head with WWE Superstars on WGN.
The Undertaker vs. Batista for the World title in a Chair match;
John Cena vs. Sheamus in a Table's match for the WWE title;
Christian vs. Shelton Benjamin in a ladder match for the ECW title;
Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. DX for the tag titles;
and not confirmed yet but likely is Michelle McCool vs. Mickie James for the Women's title
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The highlight of the night turned out to be one of the most brutal matches in NWA history and also one that is still talked about to this day and set the standard for "I Quit" matches to come.
It was Tully Blanchard and Magnum T.A. for the US Heavyweight title and to maybe settle their fued.
This really changed opinions people had about Magnum and his good looks overriding his ability and his toughness. He showed the world just how tough and how good he could be in the ring with an old veteran like Blanchard. It garnered a lot of newfound respect for both men.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
the first video clip is the buildup to the 60 man Battle Royal for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title.
The second video is the actual battle royal and the line up is a who's who of deceased, never weres and has beens.
The Yeti was Ron Reis, who originally supposed to be "the Giant" but he didnt have the ability shown by Paul Wight, so Paul Wight got the push as "The Giant" and Ron Reis was cast as one of the worst gimmicks EVER, the Yeti and even though you cant see it here, his lack of talent was obvious to anyone watching.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here is the match listing for the event:
The Assassins beat Rufus R Jones & Bugsy McGraw (8:06) when Assassin #1 pinned McGraw.
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver (6:38) when Lewin pinned Weaver.
Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon (4:27).
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Mark Youngblood & Wahoo McDaniel (13:50) when Orton pinned Youngblood.
Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) pinned The Great Kabuki (13:33) in a "no DQ, no time limit" match to win the NWA TV Title.
Roddy Piper pinned Greg Valentine (16:06) in a "dog collar" match.
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack & Jerry Brisco (12:48) in a "no DQ" match to win the NWA Tag Title when Youngblood pinned Jerry. Angelo Mosca was the special referee.
Ric Flair pinned Harley Race (23:46) in a "steel cage" match to win the NWA World Title. Gene Kiniski was the special referee.
Here is the video from one of titles up for grabs, the NWA TV Title. "Charlie Brown" vs the Great Kabuki. Well you take one look at Charlie Brown and its no secret that its the legend Jimmy Valiant.
Brock Lesnar underwent intestinal surgery this past week in Bismark, ND.
He is currently convalescing at his home in Alexandria, MN and is
scheduled to undergo a battery of tests next week at the Mayo Clinic.
According to his chiropractor, Larry Novotny, Lesnar will not make any
decision regarding his career until he recovers from his various
ailments. However, Lesnar's longtime friend and Jiu-Jitsu coach Rodrigo
Medeiros, told media that Lesnar is getting better and wants to fight
again in six months. Medeiros was quoted as saying: "I can just say that
the heavyweights can stop laughing and get ready to start crying because
the champion will be back soon." Dana White has confirmed plans to
schedule an interim championship fight during Lesnar's UFC absence.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
They held MAYHEM at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario. The main event of course featured the two top canadians in WCW at the time, Bret Hart and the late Chris Beniot battling for the vacant WCW Heavyweight Title.
The semi main event was Goldberg vs Sid Vicious in an "I Quit" match. Well what should have been a good, not great, but a good match turned into a joke and the fans let them know about it. When Goldberg puts an armbar on Sid he dislocates Sid's right shoulder, you will notice the swelling as they try to continue the match. Not a classic by any strecth of the imagination but as always with Sid you get an injury to remember.
Friday, November 20, 2009
I remember him and saw him in person as my earlier post showed pictures of that, but no one had any idea of the talent that was there. He became well known in the locker room of WCW for standing up to "Maddog"Buzz Sawyer who was known to bully all the young talent for his amusement. He called Sawyer out and when the time came for them to meet up in the streets to settle the score, Sawyer was nowhere to be found, thus the legend of Mark Callous began. This was also the start of his reputation as a locker room leader and straight shooter.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
we all remember him don't we?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The team on top was Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Shane Douglas, the WCW World Tag Team champions. The opponents are "Stunning" Steve Austin and "Flyin" Brian Pillman, soon to become the Hollywood Blondes. This is a non title matchup from WCW Power Hour.
The Austin/Pillman tag team would become very popular in a heel way and the fans ate up the antics they brought to the ring, but others in WCW saw them as too much of a threat to their nice cushy spot and managed to get them broke up thus ending what could have been the biggest team in WCW ever.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
To me the main event was this match between "Hitman" Bret Hart and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. This was before the Hitman checked out of his career and before Austin had his nearly career ending neck injury so they are at the height of their game. Enjoy
Monday, November 16, 2009
The only reason to get this is for the matches that werent included on previous releases.
You can buy it from Amazon and see the match listings provided in the Review section here
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
this was a great fight! I thought Fedor was going to get upset but he came back in the second round and dropped Rogers with a wicked left hand.
Here is the video of the fight but for some reason the audio is ahead of the highlights.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I cannot wait to read this book. Gordon Solie is a legend and this should be a great read.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Of course I have added this to the top of my Netflix list and hopefully will see it this weekend
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This would be 2nd of 3 short title reigns for the Giant Baba. He won the first from Jack Brisco in 1974. The next 2 times he would defeat his friend Harley Race, in 1979 and again in 1980. All 3 title reigns were a week in length and he would drop the belt back to the man he won it from before they returned to the United States.
These were the days when winning the World Heavyweight Title meant something and you can tell by the reaction of the fans, how elated they were to see their man become THE World Champion.
Here is the 2nd of those titles wins.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
HULK HOGAN SIGNS WITH TNA WRESTLING
Dixie Carter announced today during a press conference at Madison Square Garden that TNA Wrestling has signed Hulk Hogan. In a press release sent out literally minutes ago, Carter was quoted as saying: "Hulk Hogan is one of the world’s top pop culture icons and the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling. We are truly excited to welcome him into the TNA family. Our goal is to become the world’s biggest professional wrestling company. Hulk defines professional wrestling and we look forward to partnering with him in a variety of ways as we continue to grow TNA globally.""I’m thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hogan. "My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now. TNA Wrestling is a great company with an already excellent fan base, business and broadcast partner. I firmly believe now is the time for some change at TNA as they are positioned to jump to the next level in their development and I’m here to work with Dixie to help make that a reality."
Eric Bischoff is also TNA bound along with at least two other notable names we can't reveal right now. Bischoff has inked a TV developmental deal with TNA with a view to develop new programming extensions of the TNA brand.
Given how Hogan has said he would never do business with TNA while Vince Russo is running creative this should be a very interesting story to follow.
My thoughts : I dont care for Hogan but I see why they are signing him, the name recognition and drawing power. He was one of the greatest ever at drawing a crowd but with the crowds now being older and smarter he doesnt have that same hold that he had on the kids in the 80s. Now after his slow deconstruction of WCW it wont be long before he starts convincing the powers that be at TNA that the younger guys arent good enough or havent paid their dues. He will slowly make sure anyone not on his "team" will be depushed and relagated to crappy matches at the beginning of the show. The clock is running on how long before his old cronies join him and try to recapture their glory days on the backs of the good young talent. How long will it last? no one knows but there will be carnage and it wont be pretty.
Monday, October 26, 2009
lots of pictures from last night's PPV. Didnt watch it but from what I have read it was very entertaining.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
ROSS UNDERGOES MRI AFTER THIRD BELL'S PALSY ATTACK
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted another update regarding his conditionyesterday and was very optimistic about the MRI results that should be outtomorrow. Ross had an MRI done on his brain and inner ear two days ago tosee if there was any permanent damage after his third Bell's palsy attackearlier in the week. Ross still has problems with his right eye with blurredvision and has sensitive hearing on certain tones. "The right side of myface isn't sagging as bad as my two previous bouts of Bells palsy. Still, my"leading man" status is in jeopardy," joked JR. As far as returning to work,JR said that doctors cannot provide a timeline so far but will return soonerthan later.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Mr. T was the special guest referee, he was probably on Hogan's speed dial.
This also is proof of why Bobby Heenan is sorely missed at the announce table.
Here is Part 1
Part 4 (Postmatch) Bobby Heenan is just tremendous in this segment!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
JR SUFFERS BELL'S PALSY ATTACK, NOT AT TONIGHT'S SMACKDOWN- In a blog update, WWE Hall of Famer and Smackdown announcer Jim Rossannounced that he suffered his third Bell's Palsy attack while on the flightfrom Oklahoma to Columbia, the site for tonight's Smackdown tapings. Rosssaid that he still planned to call tonight's Smackdown with his oldbroadcast partner Jerry Lawler who is replacing Todd Grisham howeversomething changed and in another update Ross stated that he was on his wayback to Oklahoma to see a neurologist tomorrow. "Life is about facing thechallenges we encounter so I am going to do all I can to get better and backat the announce desk asap. I wish I had more answers but I simply don't atthis time," JR said. He added that he wants to be part of the BraggingRights pay-per-view but it depends on his physical condition. "WWE has beentremendously supportive of my situation of which I am very grateful," Rosscontinued. RAW announcers Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler will be callingtonight's show as Grisham got married over the weekend and was given theweek off. This is JR's second week off Smackdown as last week he got the dayoff due to his wedding anniversary.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here is the story from WrestlingOnline:
> SHANE MCMAHON ANNOUNCES SHOCKING RESIGNATION FROM WWE- In a blockbuster announcement that came out of nowhere, Shane McMahon, theExecutive Vice President of Global Media for World Wrestling Entertainmenthas announced that he tendered his resignation effective January 1, 2010.The announcement was made via a press release which was sent today. "It hasbeen an incredible experience to help build WWE into a global phenomenon.However, having been associated with this organization for the majority ofmy life, I feel this is the opportune time in my career to pursue outsideventures," Shane said. Throughout his WWE tenure, Shane held severalresponsibilities within the company, starting in his teenage years includingstocking the company's warehouse and then eventually becoming a member ofthe ring crew, a referee and a ring announcer. After Shane graduated in1993, he worked for the WWE TV production, sales, marketing, andinternational business development divisions, before he helped form thecompany's digital media department in 1998. Since July 2003, Shane hasserved as Executive Vice President of WWE Global Media overseeing WWE'sinternational offices and TV distribution. "Even though I am personallysaddened by Shane's decision to leave the company, I am proud of theenormous contributions he has made. He will unquestionably bring passion,commitment and extensive business experience to any endeavor he pursues,"said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO
Here is the followup letter Shane wrote on WWE.com
Shane McMahon's departure along with his mother Linda's resignation to runfor Senate has left a big hole inside the WWE, leaving just Vince and hisdaughter Stephanie as the only two McMahons running the ship. After theresignation was made public, Shane wrote a letter to the WWE Universe whichwas posted on WWE.COM. The 39 year old McMahon said that his resignationcomes with great sadness and he never thought he would consider a futureoutside WWE. "However, sometimes life takes an unexpected turn and while itis the most difficult decision I have ever made, it is time for me to moveon," he said. McMahon then proceeded to thank his father for giving him theopportunity, the Superstars for their passion, pride and dedication and toall WWE fans for their support. "I will always love this business and willremain a fan forever." The letter was signed with just Shane. You can readthe full letter at http://www.wwe. com/inside/ news/shanemcmaho nresigns
All in all, HUGE news out of the McMahon family. Now comes the interesting part, what will he do now? rumors have him promoting MMA or starting a new MMA promotion to challenge the UFC. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Dusty turns 64 and Stan hits the big 60.
Here is one of those matches that in the States would have done huge business if they could have had the promoters agree to it. We see Dusty Rhodes and Antonio Inoki taking on the team of Stan Hansen and Hulk Hogan! this would have been Starrcade main event worthy or now Wrestlemania in a large Dome setting would be a sell out just for this match.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
from the Wrestling Globe Newsletter
After 11 years the No Way Out PPV in February has been renamed as Elimination Chamber. The show is usually built around Elimination Chamber matches. No venue or city has been announced at press time.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I was traveling for work and I heard of his death on the radio and that truly was a surreal experience thanks to the cold rain that night it made it seem just creepy. I guess because he was so young and really the first of the active big names to die during the big boom era of pro wrestling it made for a weird evening. Watching the PPV later I noticed that things were just a tad off for the whole crew, I am sure they were all just numb or dazed from hearing the news just a few hours before the show.
However, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker put on a tremendous main event that night.
Here is a very good tribute video to the "Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This is Terry Taylor in the red vs Mean Mark Callas, better known today as The Undertaker! he was unknown to everyone at the time and Taylor was making is first appearance for the NWA/WCW after leaving the WWF where he had been the "Red Rooster". He got a big ovation as he was a suprise and not listed on the program.
Here is the late Brian Pillman ready to face off against the Midnight Express of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane. Jim Cornette was of course at ringside in the red jacket.
Here is the tv commercial for the Flair Lottery tickets. One of the strangest things I have seen in a long time.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I was unable to embed this video but you can watch it here.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Karl Afflis story that ran everywhere last week appears to have been a hoax. Somebody thought it would be a cool prank to fake his death, and even his ex wife and kids thought he had passed on until he turned up alive and well on Monday. Afflis is the son of Dick the Bruiser.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The only belts to change hands were the WWF Tag Team Titles as the team of Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith beat The Smoking Gunns.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I remember this assinine character and hated him because of course he was a heel but also because he just seemed to be a jerk.
Now it is being talked about on some message boards that he was in a trouble with the law quite a bit. I dont know about that nor was able to find anything about him, so maybe in the next few days someone might have something on his past.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WCW had no clue of the incredible talent they had here and in Japan this would have headlined and rocked the house. They gave it all in this match for a receptive crowd but as usual the WCW honchos had no clue what to do with them.
The sad part is that the announcers were too busy hyping all the other matches to come that Heenan had to keep dragging them back to the match.
Monday, September 14, 2009
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Today would have been the 52nd birthday of Road Warrior Hawk (Mike Hegstrand).
Sadly Hawk died Oct 19th 2003. He had battled addictions to pain pills and alcohol for years but lets remember him with this video clip from NWA World Wide Wrestling in 1987.
An 8 man tag team match with The Four Horseman vs Dusty Rhodes/Nikita Koloff and The Road Warriors.
What memories this brings back. Enjoy
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This is the poster for the October 25th PPV "Bragging Rights". This replaces Cyber Sunday on the PPV calendar.
It is obviously subject to change as Rey Mysterio will be suspended effective Wednesday:
KHALI, BIG SHOW INVOLVED IN BACKSTAGE FIGHT- Mike Johnson over at PWInsider.com is reporting that The Big Show and TheGreat Khali got into a fight backstage after their six man tag team matchduring the weekend at the Manuel Iguina Coliseum in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.Big Show apparently threw the first punch according to Johnson which funnyenough Khali blocked and then the two brawled until Show slipped and wentdown like a ton of bricks. Khali took advantage of Show being on the floorbut several Superstars who were backstage broke the fight off, keeping thetwo monsters away from each other. The whole argument according to MikeJohnson was that Show felt that Khali was using moves which should be"reserved" only to the Big Show. As the veteran, Big Show should've knownbetter than to start a fight. It will be interesting to see if any of themwill be punished for their childish actions.
This was probably funnier than anything serious because as we have seen neither of them move with any grace or speed.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Today is the 12th anniversary of the WWF PPV In Your House: Ground Zero. It took place at the Louisvill Gardens Arena in Louisville KY. Although the main event featured Shawn Michaels against the Undertaker the hightlight for most wrestling fans was the WWF Title match between champion Bret Hart and the Patriot (Del Wilkes).
I have posted the lead up to the match with some good video of too many wrestlers either retired due to injuries (Wilkes/Hart) to dying too young (Pillman,Davey Boy). The big thing to notice is how much has changed in the 12 years since this card. The crowds arent has "hot" for guys like this anymore and the talent level is much higher as its spread all over this PPV event.
Injuries cut short the career of Wilkes who had been around only about 10 years but was a major player for the brief time he had in the WWF.
Here is the lead up and the match.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
A highlight is Steve Austin with hair and the completely untalented El Gigante who WCW was trying to turn in a new Andre the Giant, of course it failed miserably but gave us this priceless footage.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Here is Bam Bam vs Big Van Vader from September 1988 in Japan. These 2 would later form and dominate tag team winning the IWGP Tag Team Championships.