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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Rockers Break Up

Here is the classic footage of the Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannety) break up as a tag team

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Video of the Day

courtesy of SI.com here is today's video of the Day


Monday, March 28, 2011

Great American Bash 1990


Here is the main even of the Bash in 1990, held in Baltimore Md.


The NWA Heavyweight Title match between the World Champion Ric Flair and #1 challenger Sting.
This was a time when the wrestling world was set afire by this feud and every time they faced each other they seem to push each other to a new level as we saw with Flair vs Steamboat the previous year.
The days of everyone paying attention and being excited by the prospect of a World Title change are gone and the great commentary by Jim Ross shows why all wrestlers wanted him to call their title matches.
Ross did a tremendous job of setting this up as a momentous occasion, even if he stretched the truth on the lineage of the NWA World title.   He made you think this was going to be once in a decade occasion.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Match of the Day

Our match today is from June 13th 1990 and took place at the Clash of Champions 11 (Coastal Crush).

NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defends his title against the legendary Junkyard Dog.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sir Oliver Humperdink

 FORMER MANAGER SIR OLIVER HUMPERDINK PASSES AWAY
- John Sutton, better known to fans as manager Sir Oliver Humperdink, passed
away Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. He was
recently at a hospice after he refused chemotherapy and radiotherapy to try
and cure the cancer. Humperdink managed several wrestlers during his long
wrestling career both in WCW and WWE. Some of the Superstars who he walked
to the ring with include Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Ivan Koloff,
Abdullah The utcher, Hercules, One Man Gang, Fabulous Freebirds, Kevin
Sulliva, and much more.


thanks to the Online Wrestling Newsletter



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Match of the Day

Today's match of the day is from Japan and features a ring full of legends that would only be a dream for US fans, King Kong Brody/Stan Hansen/Terry Gordy  vs  Giant Baba/The Funk Brothers.

For todays generation of fans this would be like having a Wrestlemania main event with The Rock/Steve Austin/Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair/The Road Warriors.   Never happen, but at one time in Japan they were able to get all of these true Icons in the ring, from August 30th 1983

Enjoy



PWHF 2010

From the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend of 2010

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wrestlemania X8

Today in 2002 the WWE held Wrestlemania 18 or X8 at the Skydome in Toronto Ontario Canada.


The main event and the most anticipated match of the night was the match called "ICON vs ICON",  Hulk Hogan vs The Rock.
While the rest of the show was ok at best, this match blew the roof off which was mostly crowd reaction to them and not to the great moves of each man.





Match of the Day

Today's Match is from 1986 and the debut of the WWF's Wrestling Challenge on TV.   The main event of this episode was a tag team match between the WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs and the Moondogs (Rex and Spot,the blond).    Moondog Rex was the original Smash of Demolition but due to a contract disagreement he left the WWF and was replaced by Barry Darsow (Krusher Kruschev in the NWA).


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today in Wrestling History March 12th

1983 - Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeat Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle in a steel cage for the NWA World Tag Team Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. 
Steamboat commented on the match in an interview on PWInsider.com, saying "It's a match that I've always brought up when people bring up the Wrestlemania III match with Randy Savage or the matches with Ric Flair, the series in 1989. There are hundreds of other matches that when you just wrestled in your territory every night, people didn't have the opportunity to see it because there wasn't the television exposure or the Pay-per-view exposure. I've always had that match in my memory banks as one of my greatest matches. It was a match that I had a lot of fun with, from conception to finish, and we probably ran a three month program with Don Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter. Everything just clicked, and it was a ball of fun."

I have included a second video of the finish since the one I found has a glitch right at the pinfall.











DVD Preview: The True Story of WrestleMania - WrestleMania

Friday, March 11, 2011

Match of the Day

From March 17th 1985


The Junkyard Dog/Andre The Giant/Jimmy Superfly Snuka vs Jesse Ventura/Big John Studd/Ken Patera


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stone Cold Retuns

Now from this week's WWE RAW Stone Cold Steve Austin returns for Wrestlemania.

Now they have 2 of the 4 biggest stars ever in the WWE back to try and restore the luster to Wrestlemania and get some of the fans back who have drifted away since the Rock and Stone Cold "retired" from active in ring work.


The Rock Returns Repost

Due to issues with the video I posted previously this video was removed from youtube. Now its back and very good quality.

2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee


Announced last night on WWE Raw was the newest inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame:

Sunny (aka Tammy Sytch)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Match of the Day

From WCW Monday Nitro, its the Steiner Brothers vs The Road Warriors.

This is also a fine example of terrible color commentary with Steve "Mongo" McMichael.



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Match of the Day

Today we watch a real classic from 1964. WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino vs Pacific Coast Champion "Classy" Freddie Blassie