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Thursday, April 28, 2011

In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies

Today April 28th in 1996:
In Your House VII, "Good Friends, Better Enemies" aired on Pay-per-view from Omaha, Nebraska at the Civic Auditorium. The show would feature the final WWF Pay-per-view appearances of Diesel (Kevin Nash) and Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) before their historic move to WCW.
Here are the results:
- In a match shown on the "Free-For-All" preshow, Marc Mero defeated The 1-2-3 Kid via DQ when Hunter Hearst Helmsley ran in and gave Mero a pedigree.
- Davey Boy Smith &Owen Hart defeated Jake Roberts &Ahmed Johnson when Smith made Roberts submit to a half crab after Jim Cornette hit Roberts in the leg with his tennis racket.
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated Intercontinental Champion Goldust via countout when Goldust refused to return to the ring and face the Warrior.
- Vader defeated Razor Ramon with a sit-down splash as Ramon went for a sunset flip.

- WWF World Tag Team Champions The Bodydonnas defeated The Godwinns.

- WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Diesel in a no-disqualification match with a superkick. During the match, Diesel pulled the prosthetic leg off of Mad Dog Vachon (who was sitting at ringside) and used it to hit Michaels.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today in Wrestling History April 27th (Tommy Rich Edition)

1981 - Tommy Rich defeats Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in Augusta, Georgia. This ended Race's fifth title reign. Harley would win back the belt four days later.

1987 - Austin Idol defeats Jerry Lawler to win the Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee in what is arguably one of the most famous matches in Memphis Wrestling history. The match was a steel cage bout, with a cage that covered the floor and ringside area. Austin Idol and manager Paul E. Dangerously had promised to refund the money of every fan in the Mid South Coliseum if Idol lost the match. Lawler, in addition to the Southern Heavyweight Title, also put his hair on the line. The finish saw Tommy Rich (who flew into Memphis from Japan that morning and hid under the ring all day with a six-pack of beer and an air mattress) come up from under the ring after a ref bump and help Idol win the match. Lawler had his hair cut to a crew cut length, while fans were literally grabbing and shaking the cage in anger. This match ended Lawler's 36th Southern Title reign after only a week, and began Idol's 3rd title reign. The Lawler vs. Idol & Rich feud would continue for several months, ending with Lawler & Bill Dundee defeating Idol & Rich in a Scaffold match.
Watch closely in part 5 at the beginning when a fan climbs to the top of the cage and then watch a cop climb up the other side like a it was nothing to chase the fan down.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Because they are my favorite Divas of All time

A picture featuring my 2 all time favorite WWF/WWE Divas Lita and Trish Stratus

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Match of the Day

Today from Wrestlemania 2 here is the one match that everyone would like to forget, Uncle Elmer vs Adrian Adonis.  From a mediocre Wrestlemania 2, the LA portion, this truly stood out as the worst match of the day/night.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Today in Wrestling History

1988 - Sting & Lex Luger, managed by Magnum T.A., win the third, and final, Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup tag team tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina by defeating Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson.

Sting & Luger defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch, The Midnight Express, and the Powers Of Pain to reach the finals. Anderson & Blanchard defeated Kendall Windham & Italian Stallion and The Fantastics to reach the finals. The two-day tournament (day one was held in Greenville, South Carolina) was filled with bracketing problems, as there were 22 teams in the tournament, and for some odd reason, the Sheepherders wrestled twice in the second round, defeating Tim Horner & Brad Armstrong, but losing to the Midnight Express. So despite winning (and eliminating Horner & Armstrong) the Sheepherders didn't go to the next round. The tournament, which was started as a multi-promotional event but now was exclusively WCW, would be discarded when Turner Broadcasting purchased the company from the Crocketts

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Backlash 2002

Today in 2002 the WWF held its annual Backlash PPV from the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO.   This was the first time the WWF had been back to KC since the tragic death of Owen Hart.

Here is rundown of the matches

TAJIRI beat BILLY KIDMAN to regain the Cruiserweight Title
JAZZ beat TRISH STRATUS in 4:28 to retain the Women's Title.

BROCK LESNAR defeated JEFF HARDY in 5:31 by TKO

KURT ANGLE beat EDGE in 13:23. 
EDDIE GUERRERO beat ROB VAN DAM to capture the IC Title in 11:42.
UNDERTAKER defeated STEVE AUSTIN to become the #1 contender to the Undisputed WWF World Heavyweight Title in 26:57.
BILLY & CHUCK defeated AL SNOW and MAVEN to retain the WWF World Tag Titles in 5:57.

HULK HOGAN defeated TRIPLE H in 22:01 to capture the Undisputed WWF World Heavyweight Title.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cover Art for New WCW Monday Nitro DVD

- The artwork for the upcoming WCW DVD titled "The Very Best of WCW Monday
Nitro" has been released featuring some of the very best talent WCW had
during its Monday night wars. Sting, Bill Goldberg, Ric Flair, Rey Mysterio,
Big Show, Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan and Eric
Bischoff are all on the front artwork surrounding the WCW Nitro logo with
the WWE logo on top of it. The 3 disc set DVD will be released on June 7 and
will be hosted by Diamond Dallas Page

courtesy Online Wrestling Network

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Sunday April 17th will be the 57th birthday of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.   A true legend of the wrestling world, an Icon, that was the most hated man in the sport and then became one of the most popular.  He also made a name in the movie business with a good little movie called "They Live!".in 1988.

Here is his debut with WCW in 1996.

Friday, April 15, 2011

TNA Lockdown 2011

Coming up this Sunday April 17th TNA Wrestling will present its annual LOCKDOWN PPV.  This year it will held at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati Ohio.

The card will feature all matches in a steel cage.
The big main event matches will be an Ultra Male Rules Two Out of Three Falls Steel Cage Match with Jeff Hardy facing Kurt Angle.
The top main event is a 3 way dance with Mr. Anderson vs RVD vs TNA Champion Sting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

WWE Extreme Rules 2011

May 1st is the next WWE PPV and it will be Extreme Rules.  Tampa will be hosting this year.

3 matches already announced, a tag team match with Michael Cole and Jack Swagger against Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross.  The main event, a 3 way dance or Triple Threat match with The Miz defending his WWE Title against John Cena and R Truth (Ron Killings).   Just announced for the recently vacated World Heavyweight title will be Christian facing Alberto Del Rio.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

News on Edge

In case you missed the news last night from RAW, Edge announced his retirement from wrestling, live on tv.
At first I didnt buy this, I was waiting for Christian to make his entrance and turn heel to begin a feud or Del Rio to run in and continue the buildup for the title match at the next ppv. Well I was wrong as I read the news today.

further information from the Online Wrestling Newsletter

- WWE Superstar and current World Heavyweight champion Edge announced his
retirement yesterday during an emotional interview on the live RAW
broadcast. Edge, real name Adam Copeland, said that both of his arms are
experiencing numbness as a result of a neck injury and an MRI that was held
the day after WrestleMania in Atlanta confirmed the seriousness of the
injury. Edge was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, the narrowing of one or
more areas in the spine which puts pressure on the spinal cord or spinal
nerves at the level of compression according to world renowned Mayo Clinic.
His injury will require surgery and no medical professional will clear Edge
to ever compete in a ring again as there is a risk of paralysis or even

- The World Heavyweight title will be vacated on Smackdown during tonight's
tapings in Albany, New York, an episode which will air this coming Friday on
SyFy. A video preview on WWE.COM says that Edge must surrender the World
Heavyweight title, completely changing the main event match for the Extreme
Rules pay-per-view. Edge was supposed to wrestle number one contender
Alberto Del Rio at the show, a rematch from WrestleMania, after Del Rio won
a number one contender match against Edge's former tag team partner
Christian last week on Smackdown.

- After RAW went off the air yesterday, Randy Orton and John Cena cleaned
house, with Orton performing the RKO on Riley while John Cena did the
Attitude Adjustment on the WWE champion, The Miz. After celebrating for a
few, John Cena grabbed the mic and addressed Edge, saying he was one of the
guys "who was born to do this." Cena mentioned when Edge defeated him for
the WWE title at the Elimination Chamber and asked the fans to do him one
favor as Edge was pretty broken up when he left the ring. "One time, loud
enough so he can hear you. Give the Rated-R Superstar a proper send off,"
said Cena as Orton sat on the turnbuckle clapping. Cena left the mic in the
middle of the ring as the fans gave another standing ovation. You can see
the video of this at

- Many in the wrestling industry used Twitter to say goodbye and thank you
to Edge, who announced his retirement yesterday on Monday Night RAW.
Superstars such as Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Tommy Dreamer, Zack Ryder,
Taz, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Kevin Nash and others all left
messages on their account to show their appreciation. "It's sad to see my
friend Edge retire from WWE. Edge was one of the best," wrote former TNA
champion Kurt Angle. "Edge is a great performer and 1 of my favorite
opponents. He's also got an incredible MIND for the business. Congrats on an
amazing career," added Chris Jericho. "Have had contact w/Edge & he is
looking 4ward 2what the future holds. It will b great, good things happen 2
good people & he is just that," noted Shawn Michaels, who himself retired
last year. Other in the wrestling business such as Jim Ross, Percy Pringle
and Eric Bischoff also left comments for the champion. "Gonna miss Edge.
Have 2 think WWE will utilize Edge's mind & teaching abilities. Great
integrity," wrote Ross, while Eric Bischoff added, "Best of luck to Edge.
Class guy and a great talent. He will find success in anything he pursues."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sin Cara

With the RAW debut of Sin Cara tonight, I thought I would post a match of him as Mistico in Japan/Mexico.
here he is during a trip to Japan and performing with New Japan against Tiger Mask IV.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Match of the Day

The match of the day today is from April 12th 2001.   HHH defending the Intercontinental Title against Jeff Hardy on SMACKDOWN!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sad state of Scott Hall

from the Online Wrestling Newsletter and my friend Bill

- Former nWo founding member and Intercontinental champion Scott Hall made
headlines again for all the wrong reasons after showing up for Top Rope
Promotions' 30th anniversary show yesterday in Fall River, MA. Hall showed
up under a very heavy influence of either alcohol or drugs and had to be
helped out to the ring by two people. Despite told otherwise, he insisted on
doing his part in the ring. When he was hit by one of the wrestlers inside
the ring, he went down like a ton of bricks and later managed to deliver a
chair shot and a right hand to the face. After the match, which also
featured his friend Justin Credible, Hall was escorted out again by five
people because he couldn't even stand up on his own two feet.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Match of The Day

Today's match is from the Great American Bash of 1992, July 12th in Albany, Georgia.

The Main Event, for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting (champion)  vs  Big Van Vader

From the Life Is Crazy Department

This is The Miz's girlfriend...Maryse

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wrestlemania 27 Thoughts

Well as my friend Chad (an astute observer of wrestling) said "Lower your expectations and you wont be disappointed".   Well he again was right and WM 27 wasn't a thrill ride but it wasn't a complete bust with HHH/Undertaker doing their part in a weird match to make it memorable.    The addition of  The Rock was ok but I dont think the ending was really that great as they left the WWE champion lying in the ring.  Now can you imagine Hulk Hogan,HHH, Stone Cold, HBK or UT agreeing to that if they were WWE Champion at Wrestlemania?  I dont think so but that shows you how little regard the McMahons have for the title and The Miz.   Sadly on Monday night it was all about The Rock and John Cena and setting up really long range plans to meet at Wrestlemania 28 in Miami Florida.   Now will Vince have the guts to let it play out or will he get scared and pull the trigger on the match for Summerslam just to get the buy rate up and make some extra cash?

On another note I have high hopes for Sin Cara after seeing him last night on RAW for just a brief run in against Sheamus.and landed a huge top rope jump to start what could be a really good feud (but then again it might last one match on RAW ).  Too bad Brian Danielson has been lost in the shuffle and his lack of charisma has put him as the odd man out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wrestlemania 27

I am not a fast as I used to be, but here is the poster advertising Wrestlemania 27 which is tomorrow April 3rd in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.

Match of the Day

The Match of the Day is from April 2nd 1989 and the Clash of Champions 6 (Rajun Cajun).  Its for the NWA World Tag Team Titles.   The champions, The Road Warriors are defending against the Varsity Club (Dr Death Steve Williams & Captain Mike Rotunda).

Held at the Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana and televised on Superstation TBS.

The video starts with the end of the previous match involving Dick Murdoch facing Cowboy Bob Orton.

The referee in this World Tag Team Title match is Teddy Long.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wrestlemania VI

Today in the 21st anniversary of Wrestlemania 6 held in Toronto Ontario Canada.

The main event was the WWF Heavyweight title match with Hulk Hogan defending against the Ultimate Warrior.
this became known as the passing the torch match.  When the match ended and UW was the new champion, Hulk Hogan decided to hand the belt to UW himself and go out the sympathetic dethroned champion.