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Friday, December 30, 2011

Today in Wrestling History December 30th

December 30th 1992 Big Van Vader defeats WCW World Champion Ron Simmons for his second reign as World Champion.

Match of the Day

From August 1985, the AWA World Tag Team Champions take on the #1 contenders, The Irwin Brothers (Bill and Scott Irwin).
The Irwin Brothers were in my opinion one of the best teams to hit the AWA in many years after the Road Warriors but they just became fodder for the Warriors.  Having them beat the Warriors and trade the belts would have made for a possibly legendary feud but sadly Verne wanted to keep the Warriors happy and didnt let the Long Riders get another shot at the belts.


Sadly Scott "Hogg" Irwin died from a brain tumor in September of 1987.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Your Match of the Night - Black and White Edition

From June 1952, this match between World Champion Lou Thesz and former NWA World Champion "Wild Bill" Longson. The older man in the white longsleeve shirt is also a former World Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis and was also one of the best "shoot" wrestlers of the early 20th century.



Friday, December 23, 2011

The Valiant Brothers

Here is a non title tag team matchup between the then WWF tag team champions, Handsome Jimmy and Luscious Johnny Valiant, The Valiant Brothers facing off against Dean Ho and Tony Garea.  Garea was a friend of Vince Sr and Jr and was a loyal employee for years including 2 decades after he retired and served as talent relations and assistant to Gorilla Monsoon.

The Valiants are introduced as being from Chicago Illinois but during their long run in Indianapolis they were from New York City, which made them evil just being from there.  I guess being from Chicago made them hated on the east coast.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Your Match of the Night

From December 1983


AWA Heavyweight Title

Nick Bockwinkel (c)  vs  Mad Dog Vachon

Monday, December 19, 2011

Your Match of the Night

From the first AWA Superclash, held at Comiskey Park on September 28th 1985


The AWA World Tag Team Champions, The Road Warriors face The Fabulous Freebirds


ENJOY!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Armageddon 2002

Today in 2002 the WWE held its Armageddon PPV from Ft Lauderdale Florida.

The main event was Shawn Michaels defending the World Heavyweight Title against HHH in a 2 out of 3 falls match.
Subtitled "3 Stages of Hell" this one started off fall one as a "Street Fight", fall #2 "Steel Cage" and fall #3 was a ladder match.
Because these are as close as brothers, Michaels and HHH wanted to blow the roof off and make each other look great and so they turned in one of the best matches of the decade.

due to the WWE blocking all videos of the finish of this match, this was all I could find and I apologize for that.







Saturday, December 10, 2011

TLC 2009

The first WWE TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs) PPV was held December 13th 2009 in San Antonio Texas.


The main event was a TLC match for the World Tag Team Titles with DX (Shawn Michaels and HHH) taking on the Champions, Jerishow (Chris Jericho and The Big Show).







Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Kurt Angle

Today, December 9th, is the 43rd birthday of Olympic Gold Medlist and former WWE and TNA Heavyweight champion Kurt Angle.

Normally I try to find a great match for the birthday boy or girl but in this case how about the match that Kurt won his Olympic gold medal.  From the 1996 Summer Olympic games in Atlanta Georgia, USA.


Kurt Angle vs Abbas Jadidi of Iran

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Match of the Day

Today's match is from Starrcade 85 (The Gathering) and one of the biggest matches of that year and any other year was the culmination of the fued between Magnum TA and Tully Blanchard.   The "I Quit" match in a cage became legendary for its violence and controversial finish.

This is what wrestling today is missing, a long, great feud that has a great payoff finish at the biggest PPV of the year.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Upcoming WWE Pay Per View Event

The next WWE Pay Per View will be TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2011.
So far the only announced match is for the World Heavyweight Title as Champion Mark Henry will defend against The Big Show.

This year it will be December 18th at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

Royal Rumble 2011

Here is the poster for the upcoming Royal Rumble.  The 2012 Royal Rumble will be on January 29th 2012.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Today in Wrestling History December 4th

1969 - Dory Funk Jr. defended his NWA World Heavyweight Title in a 60 minute draw against Antonio Inoki.
This was the first title defense by a World Champion in Japan since 1957.





1974 - Giant Baba wins his first NWA World Heavyweight Title by defeating then champion Jack Brisco in Kagoshima, Japan. Baba would lose the title back to Brisco a week later.





Friday, November 25, 2011

Match of the Day

Today Match is from 1998 and RAW the night after Wrestlemania 14 in Boston MA.

At Wrestlemania Terry Funk (Chainsaw Charlie) and Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) won the WWF Tag Team titles by defeating the New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Jesse "RoadDog" James).    Here is the rematch for the belts in a cage.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WWE Survivor Series 2011 Highlights

News and Notes November 22nd 2011 After Survivor Series

thanks to the wrestling online network

CM PUNK REGAINS GOLD, THE ROCK SHAKES THE GARDEN
- Here are the results from yesterday's 25th annual Survivor Series which
took place at Madison Square Garden on pay-per-view: Dolph Ziggler defeated
John Morrison to retain the U.S. title; Beth Phoenix defeated Eve to retain
the Divas title in a lumberjack match; Team Barrett with Wade Barrett, Cody
Rhodes, Hunico, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger defeated Team Orton with
Randy Orton, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Sin Cara and Mason Ryan in a
traditional five on five elimination match. Barrett and Rhodes were the two
surviving members of the winning team; Big Show defeated Mark Henry via
disqualification in the World Heavyweight title match thus title doesn't
change hands; CM Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio to become the new WWE
champion; and John Cena and The Rock defeated The Miz and R-Truth in the
main event.



SIN CARA OUT FOR SIX TO NINE MONTHS
- Sin Cara will be out for the majority of the next year after suffering a
ruptured patella tendon during the traditional five on five Survivor Series
elimination match yesterday. WWE.COM listed six to nine months on the shelf
for the Mexican luchador who had the worse of starts for his WWE career.
After much hype for his signing from CMLL, Sin Cara was suspended for thirty
days after failing the Wellness Program test just two months after making
his WWE debut. His rocky performances continued with a lot of botched spots
and re-takes on Smackdown and yesterday was no different as Sin Cara tried
to leap over the top rope but didn't have enough height, got tangled in the
ropes and crashed down hard.



THE ROCK THANKS FANS AFTER THE SURVIVOR SERIES
- After Survivor Series went off the air, The Rock spent a few more minutes
in the ring and cut a short promo for the New York crowd. Fans chanted "you
still got it," "welcome back," and "thank you Rock" before turning to a "we
want Ryder" chant, with Rocky acknowledging the Ryder chant saying he's a
fan too. One fan yelled at The Rock "don't cry" which resulted in a lot of
laughter from fans and The Rock himself who assured the guy that he wasn't
going to cry. The Rock thanked the fans and said he's back to entertain the
people. He called November 20, 2011 as the greatest moment in the history of
his WWE career. The Rock then shook hands with fans and WWE employees at
ringside before heading to the back.



 MICK FOLEY ON NBC's "30 ROCK"
- Mick Foley will be appearing on an upcoming episode of NBC's "30 Rock" TV
show after he revealed that he filmed scenes for it last week in New York.
Foley will be reprising his old WWE gimmick of Mankind for the episode which
also involves his first ever kissing scene! The hardcore legend is the first
wrestling start to appear on the popular NBC show starring Alec Baldwin,
Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan. Judah Friedlander, another cast member from the
show, was at the Survivor Series yesterday. Foley was also present but never
appeared on camera.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Your Match of the Night

Survivor Series 2011

This Sunday November 20th 2011 the WWE will hold its annual Survivor Series PPV.   This year it will be at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The main event will feature the return of the Rock to WWE in ring action as he teams with John Cena.  They will face the team of The Miz and R Truth.   I am sure there will be major issues between Cena and The Rock as they begin the major buildup to Wrestlemania 28 in Miami Florida.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Survivor Series 2002

Survivor Series of 2002
November 17th 2002 at Madison Square Garden


Brock Lesnar defends the World Heavyweight Title against The Big Show



For the WWE Tag Team Titles, Triple Threat Elimination Match
The Guerreros vs Edge/Rey Mysterio vs Kurt Angle/Chris Benoit







A Six Man Elimination Chamber Match
Triple H, RVD, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho and Booker T











Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alberto Del Rio in MMA

here is the debut of Dos Caras Jr in the Pride Fighting Championships.against legendary Mirko Crocop in 2003.




Alberto Del Rio, born Alberto Rodriguez, followed his father Dos Caras into the world of professional wrestling and then he moved the MMA in 2000.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Havoc 1990

The 2nd annual Halloween Havoc was held on Oct 27th 1990 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago Illinois and featured 2 brutal main event matches.


The first was for the NWA US Tag Team Titles. 
Champions, The Steiner Brothers defended against The Nasty Boys.   The Steiners invoked their inner Bruiser and Crusher as they jumped the Nasty Boys before the bell rang and never let up.  


The crowd for this entire card was over the top excited and made this one of the best PPVs in a long time.





The #1 main event for this Halloween Havoc was NWA World Champion Sting meeting Sid Vicious for the that Heavyweight Title.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Havoc 1996 (Match of the Day)

Our match of the day features the previously mentioned Scott Hall along with his partner in crime, Kevin Nash in their last glory days in WCW.  They were known as the Outsiders and here they face the WCW World Tag Team champions Harlem Heat.




ESPN E60 - Scott Hall

The ESPN show E60 did a documentary on the sad decline of Razor Ramon AKA Scott Hall.  

From his days as "Big" Scott Hall to Razor Ramon to the NWO they look at Scott Halls spiral into drug addiction, alcoholism to now where he is on 11 medications for a number of ailments.
This was a well done show and Scott gave them access to himself and the WWE really stepped up with interviews and video.


You see the entire episode here:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:7124904

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Your Match of the Night

Clash of the Champions 35 August 21st 1997


Six man Lucha libre match

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Havoc 1993

Here from October 24th 1993, the main event from WCW's Halloween Havoc PPV.  Held in New Orleans, this featured the "Spin the Wheel-Make The Deal" match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.


The match after the spin of the wheel was a Texas Death Match


Cactus Jack vs Big Van Vader (Champion)



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Match of the Day

From Halloween Havoc 1991 "Stunning" Steve Austin vs Dustin Rhodes for the WCW Television title.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Match of the Day


Today's Match is from the UWF circa 1986

The Fantastics vs Eddie Gilbert and Sting
(for the UWF Tag Team Titles)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Updates

Survivor Series 2011 will now feature The Rock and John Cena together in a 5 on 5 classic survivor series match.  I am sure this will not end good and set up the WM match that is already scheduled.




Thanks to Colin Vassallo for this:
The upcoming Steve Austin DVD has got itself a new artwork selected by the WWE Hall of Famer himself.


Titled "Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time," this four disc - yes, four disc - DVD set will be the last ever Austin WWE DVD produced and will be released nationwide on November 29.


Austin selected all the matches and content for this set and served as a producer as well. The disc will also be available in Blu-Ray format as well.


You can see the artwork below.



FLAIR TO UNDERGO SURGERY NEXT WEEK
- Ric Flair will be undergoing surgery next week according to the Charleston
Post Courier to repair a torn triceps from the aftermath of his original
injury of a broken bursa sack in his elbow. The injury occurred when he took
a superplex from Sting during the IMPACT Wrestling tapings. "I thought it
was getting better but the swelling just wouldn't go away," Flair told Mike
Mooneyham at the Post Courier. Flair said he never tore anything except the
rotator cuff during his long and storied career. He blames the injury on not
working enough and said it's "no big deal" as it could have been much more
worse.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hell in a Cell 2011

The two main events for the upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view have been announced on RAW. 
The Smackdown main event will feature a rematch from Sunday's pay-per-view with Mark Henry defending the World Heavyweight title vs Randy Orton in a HIAC match. 
The RAW main event will have John Cena vs CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio for the WWE title also in a HIAC.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Match of the Day

Today our match is from SummerSlam 1991.  Held on August 26th 1991 at Madison Square Garden the main event was a handicap tag team match with Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior against "The Triangle of Terror" with Sgt Slaughter/The Iron Sheik (Col Mustafa)/General Adnan with Sid Justice as the "guest referee".
This was Sgt Slaughte'rs last appearance as "the traitor/Iraqi sympathizer", a role he started during the Gulf War.





Thursday, September 1, 2011

Halloween Havoc 1991

WCW helds its annual Halloween Havoc PPV at the UTC Arena in Chattanooga TN on October 27th


The main event of the card was #1 contender Ron Simmons facing WCW World Champion Lex Luger.










Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Slam 1990

Today in 1990 the WWF held its annual Summer Slam PPV.  This year it was at the Spectrum in Philadelphia

  Here are the results:   
- Hercules & Paul Roma defeated The Rockers via countout.
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig to win the WWF Intercontinental Title. Von Erich was a replacement for Brutus Beefcake, who had been seriously injured in a parasailing accident.  This would be Von Erich's only championship in the WWF.
- Sherri Martel defeated Sapphire via forfeit when she didn't appear for the match.  It was later revealed that Sapphire had joined with Ted DiBiase, leaving Dusty Rhodes.
- The Warlord defeated Tito Santana.
- The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition (Smash & Crush) in three falls to win the WWF World Tag Team Title.  Demolition won the first fall when Crush pinned Hart, the Foundation won the second fall when Demolition was disqualified, and the Foundation won the third fall when Hart pinned Crush after an appearance by the Legion Of Doom. Interesting to note that in the past, if a disqualification took place during a three fall tag title match, the title would not change hands in the WWF, however that rule was inexplicably changed for this bout.
- Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown via disqualification.
- Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Orient Express.
- Randy Savage defeated Dusty Rhodes in under three minutes when Ted DiBiase and Sapphire distracted him.
- Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake via countout.


The Main Event
 WWF Heavyweight Title in a Steel Cage Math
The Ultimate Warrior (Champion) vs Ravishing Rick Rude



Friday, August 26, 2011

In Case You Missed (Ric Flair Edition)

Today on Grantland.com Shane Ryan had a very extensive and well written article on the personal mess that is Ric Flair's life.

  Click here to read and prepare to be amazed and depressed and just plain sad.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Match of the Day

 SummerSlam 1998, August 30th at Madison Square Garden

For the Intercontinental Championship in a Ladder Match

The Rock (Champion) w/Mark Henry vs Triple H w/Chyna







Sunday, August 21, 2011

Match of the Day

Today's match is from Feb 1984 and just before the WWF turned some of the legends of pro wrestling into cartoon characters.   This battle royal was in St Louis MO,  the hotbed of pro wrestling west of the Mississippi.
The fans loved it and it was a ring full of some of the biggest names in the sport then and now.



Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuesday in Texas

Today while listening to a great podcast, The Place To Be, the host were talking about the WWF PPV
 Tuesday in Texas from December of 1991 I thought I needed to post this clip.

After a so so match between Macho Man Randy Savage and Jake The Snake Roberts, the after match doings were probably the best I have seen ever.   Jake too his heel persona to the moon by hitting Miss Elizabeth and then cut the promo of his career.   Announcers Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan were tremendous and actually seemed incensed and flabbergasted by the events in the ring.   Then Mean Gene Okerlund did a great job in being offended by Jake's little speech.   It was the perfect storm for all involved and the crowd reaction of complete disbelief is something you just dont see anymore.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday Night's Main Event Battle Royal

The big Battle Royal from Saturday Night's Main Event on March 14th 1987


and somehow "The Genius" Lanny Poffo manages to blade and bleed like a stuck hog...why? we will never know.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ric Flair vs Road Warrior Hawk 1986

first the set up



then the match in Philadelphia at the Great American Bash on Tour





Sunday, August 7, 2011

Match of the Day

Our Match today is from Summer Slam 1993.   Held August 30th 1993 a the Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit Michigan.   This match features the hometown heroes The Steiner Brothers defending the WWF Tag Team Titles against the Heavenly Bodies of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
The match itself is ok but the play by play and commentary of Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan is just tremendous, well Bobby is GREAT as always but the horribly bad announcing of VKM is at his all time badness.


Enjoy

Friday, August 5, 2011

Match of the Day

Our Match of the Day today is from Summer Slam 2002.  Held at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island NY on August 25th 2002.


The main event for the WWE Undisputed Heavyweight Championship


The Champion The Rock vs Brock Lesnar

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Match of the Day

From SummerSlam 1992 in London England


 The Legion of Doom vs Money Inc (Ted Dibiase and Mike Rotunda)




Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sin Cara vs Rey Mysterio

Reported by: Colin Vassallo, on Jul 22, 2011 - 9:32:06 PM

Last Saturday, just one day prior to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, WWE held one of their supershows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with both Superstars from RAW and Smackdown participating.

During the show, a battle royal was held and featured the first - and possibly last - encounter between Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio.

As both the masked Superstars wrestled in the ring showing off their athletic abilities, the rest of the wrestlers in the ring took a backseat to observe the showdown.

After jumping and flying around the ring for a bit, The Miz decided that he had enough and threw Sin Cara over the top after sneaking up on him from behind. The crowd booed big time and the Miz responded by taking a bow! Classic!

CM Punk Invades Comic Con

This last week WWE Champion CM Punk paid a visit to Comic Con in San Diego and stop by the WWE Q&A session.

Great American Bash 1989

Today in 1989 WCW held its annual Great American Bash PPV.   This year it was held at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore MD.

Some of the Hightlights

The night got started with a 2 ring "King of the Hill" Battle Royal


The WCW/NWA debut of Scott Steiner



The NWA Television Title was put on the line as the champion, Sting faced off with The Great Muta


A WarGames match was also part of the card, with the Road Warrior, Midnight Express and Steve Williams against the Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) and Samoan Swat Team.




The Main Event of the night was a match for the NWA World Heavyweight Title.  The champion, Ric Flair went against old rival Terry Funk that ended in a wild brawl.



Friday, July 15, 2011

ECW Heatwave 1995

Today in 1995 ECW held the first of its big annual Heatwave cards at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia PA.

The results were:
- Mikey Whipwreck defeated Mike Norman.
- Don E. Allen and Tony Stetson defeated ECW World Tag Team Champions Stevie Richards and Raven by countout. Richards and Raven retained the title.
- Hack Myers defeated Val Puccio.
- Tommy Dreamer and The Pitbulls (#1 and #2) defeated The Dudleys (D-Von and Snot) and ECW World Tag Team Champion Raven, when Pitbull #2 pinned Snot.
- Dean Malenko and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated ECW World Television Champion Eddie Guerrero and Taz, when Malenko pinned Guerrero and Scorpio pinned Taz.
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman defeated Axl Rotten to retain the title.
- Luna Vachon defeated ECW World Tag Team Champion Stevie Richards by submission in a Steel Cage match.
- The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustapha Saed) defeated The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) in a Steel Cage match, when Saed pinned Grunge.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bash at the Beach 1996

15 years ago today in 1996 WCW held its Bash at the Beach PPV from Daytona, Florida.  This turned out to be a monumental day in the history of pro wrestling.   You had the main event featuring the Outsiders (Hall and Nash) with a mystery partner against the icons of WCW, Sting, Macho Man and Lex Luger.

Watch and remember how stunned we were.





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Match of the Day

From Feb 1987, for the WWF Tag Team Titles, the champions, The British Bulldogs vs The Hart Foundation


spoiler alert!  the titles change hands

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy 51st birthday to Barry Windham. 
The one time WCW World heavyweight champion, WWF Tag Team champion, NWA US Champion and former member of the Four Horseman.





Saturday, July 2, 2011

Upcoming WWE Pay Per View Events

Coming up this month in the WWE is the Money in the Bank PPV.  Sunday July 17th from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Illinois.

So far the events announced for this PPV are the RAW and Smackdown "Money in the Bank" Ladder Matches.
The RAW event will feature Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Alex Riley, R-Truth, The Miz, Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger.
The Smackdown match will have Kane, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Sheamus.

Just announced this week is Summer Slam 2011.  This will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles California, Sunday August 14th.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Match of the Day

Here is your match of the day featuring the Giant Machine, a mysterious mask man (yeah right) in Japan.


Final Results on Randy Savage's accident

Courtesy SI.com


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage's heart before he crashed his car and declared the cause of death as heart disease.
The autopsy released Thursday reveals that 58-year-old Randy Poffo, known professionally as Randy Savage, had an enlarged heart with severe blocking of his coronary arteries. With only minor injuries from the crash, the Tampa Bay area medical examiner determined the cause of death to be heart disease.
Authorities say Savage was driving in Pinellas County May 20 when he lost consciousness and crashed into a tree. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Toxicology results showed small traces of alcohol and hydrocodone in Poffo's system, but officials say the amounts wouldn't have factored into the crash.


Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/more/06/30/macho-man.ap/index.html#ixzz1QoeagNXt

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CM Punk and the Worlds Best Promo

Last night on RAW, CM Punk cut the best worked/shoot promo we have seen in years.

Take a look here

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Match of the Day

From Florida Championship Wrestling

One of the last matches for the duo of Stan Lane and Steve Keirn as the Fabulous Ones.  Here they take on long time rivals the Sheepherders, Luke and Butch.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

King of the Ring 1993

King of the Ring 1993 was held in Dayton, Ohio at the Nutter Center on June 13th.


The night featured of course the King of The Ring Tournament that was won by Bret Hart as he pinned Bam Bam Bigelow.


Some of the other highlights included a rare 8 man tag team match with The Steiner Brothers/Smoking Gunns against The Headshrinkers/Money Inc (Ted Dibiase and IRS)


The big shock of the night was Yokozuna defeating Hulk Hogan for the WWF Title.






The King of the Ring Tournament featured a classic semifinals match with Bret Hart taking on Mr. Perfect Curt Henning



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Your Match of the Night

Tonight's Match is from the first Clash of Champions, March 27th 1988.   This is the 6 man tag team match featuring the World Six Man Tag Team Champions, Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors vs the Powers of Pain with Ivan Koloff.
You will notice Animal is wearing a "mask" to protect his eye that was actually hurt in a match with the Powers of Pain when the Barbarian dropped all his weight on Animals head.  This broke his orbital bone, fractured his skull, broke his cheek bone and his nose.  After surgery and time off he came back with the mask and it was the focus of most of his matches for several weeks including this one.  He didnt actually have any physical contact until he completely healed and the mask was just a prop for buildup in his matches.

Monday, June 13, 2011

News and Notes June 13th 2011

Courtesy Wrestling Online News


MR ANDERSON BECOMES THE NEW TNA CHAMPION
- Here are the results from yesterday's TNA Slammiversary IX pay-per-view
which took place at the IMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida: James
Storm
 and Alex Shelley defeated The British Invasion to retain the World Tag
Team titles; Matt Morgan defeated Scott Steiner; Abyss defeated Kazarian and
Brian Kendrick to retain the X Division title; Crimson defeated Samoa Joe;
Mickie James defeated Angelina Love to retain the Knockout title; Bully Ray
defeated AJ Styles in a last man standing match; Mr. Anderson defeated Sting
to become the new TNA World Heavyweight champion; Kurt Angle defeated Jeff
Jarrett
 to become the number one contender for the World tile.


SIX-SIDED RING RETURNS FOR NEXT TNA PAY-PER-VIEW
- For the upcoming Destination X pay-per-view, TNA Wrestling will go back to
their original six-sided ring instead of the normal four sided ring that
they have been using. The company last used its six-sided ring concept at
the 2009 Final Resolution pay-per-view which was headlined by AJ Styles and
Christopher Daniels. This will be a one-time return for the ring
particularly for this pay-per-view and TNA will resume its wrestling in the
traditional four-sided ring from the following IMPACT Wrestling tapings.
Destination X takes place at the IMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida,
on July 10.


 NASH RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR PROTECTING WIFE FROM A DRUNK
- TMZ.COM is reporting that former WWE and WCW champion Kevin Nash was
arrested recently for beating up on a drunk guy after his wife was getting
harassed by the guy who got his ass whooped. TMZ obtained the police report
which stated that Nash and his wife were leaving a restaurant after dinner
and a guy under the influence of alcohol approached his wife. When he was
told to leave, the guy refused and got aggressive, leaving no other option
for Nash to deck him. Police were called in and Nash held the man down until
they showed up but instead cops took the former champ in custody on
suspicion of battery, a charge that was eventually dropped due to lack of
evidence. When TMZ spoke with Nash, he said that if he wanted to sue he'd
have a good case. "I'm a 52-year-old fake fighter. My hands aren't deadly
weapons," he said sarcastically.


 JIM ROSS TO UNDERGO SURGERY
- In his always-interesting blog, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross said that he
will be undergoing surgery once again this week to fix an incisional hernia
in his abdomen. "My surgeon is the same one who performed colon surgery, and
no, not the beloved Dr. Heiney, a few years ago on me," joked Ross,
referring to the skit that WWE did years ago on TV about him. "This issue
evolved just over the past 3-4 months and I'm told that getting it repaired
now would be timely and prevent other related health issues going forward."
We wish JR a speedy recovery!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

TNA Slammiversary 2011

Tomorrow June 12th TNA Impact Wrestling will holds its annual Slammiversary IX from the IMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando Florida.  Live on PPV at 8pm eastern


The Main Event will be for the TNA World Heavyweight Title


Sting (TNA World Champion) vs Mr. Anderson



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday Night Titans

Now seen only on Youtube, but at the time this was original and something never seen before on tv or in the world of pro wrestling, a talk show for wrestlers.

Tuesday Night Titans was originally hosted by owner/promoter Vince McMahon and at his side was the ever out of it Lord Alfred Hayes was funny, strange and too some fans or "real" pro wrestling a complete joke and was mocking of the sport.  However, it took the sport to a whole new fan base and was truly funny and in a way genius material.

Here is Tuesday Night Titans Feb 15th 1985







Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Match of the Day

Our Match of the Day is from Monday Night RAW Feb 17th 1997

For the WWF Heavyweight Title
(Champion)Bret Hart vs Sycho Sid




Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Next WWE Pay Per View Events

The Next WWE PPV on the schedule is Capitol Punishment on  June 19th and takes the place of the Fatal 4 Way pay per view.  This will be held at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.


Right now the main event is scheduled to be John Cena defending the WWE title against R Truth.


The July PPV event will be Money in the Bank from the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago Illinois.   The date of the event is July 17th.