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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today in Wrestling History January 26th

1987 - At a WWF television taping in Tampa, Florida at the Sundome, The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeat The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship. Manager Jimmy Hart knocked out Dynamite (who was injured and couldn't wrestle) with his megaphone before the match, and heel referee Danny Davis paid no attention to the Hart Foundation illegally double teaming Smith before counting the pin following a Hart Attack. This ended the Bulldogs' only WWF World Tag Team Title run, and was Bret Hart's first WWF championship of any kind.
This would air on tv Feb 7th 1987

1999 - Prior to an edition of Raw in Tucson, Arizona, WWF filmed an Empty Arena match in which Mankind pinned The Rock with a wooden palette on a forklift to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title.  The match was aired on January 31st as a "Halftime Heat" special, set up to air during halftime of the Superbowl. 

And Sadly today is the anniversary of the death of the legendary Andre The Giant in 1993.
Here is a great clip of Andre teaming with one of my very favorites, Dick the Bruiser in Indianapolis from 1976.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Royal Rumble 2012 Announcement

A steel cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship has been set for the Royal Rumble next Sunday January 29th in St Louis Missouri.

World Champion Daniel Bryan will face The Big Show and Mark Henry at the Scottrade Center in St Louis.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Souled Out 2000

Today January 16th 2000 WCW held its first PPV of the 21st century and last installment of Souled Out.

Held at the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio this featured as the main event for the WCW World Heavyweight Title Chris Benoit vs Sid Vicious.

Here are the full results and see the entire PPV below:

- Billy Kidman defeated Dean Malenko in a Catch-as-Catch Can match, when Malenko accidentally touched the floor. The rules stated that a competitor could not only lose by pin or submission, but also by touching the floor
- Vampiro defeated David Flair (with Daffney) and Crowbar in a Triple Threat match, by pinning Flair after a Nail in the Coffin.
- Big Vito and Johnny the Bull (with Disco Inferno) defeated The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don Harris), when Vito pinned Ron.
- Oklahoma pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Madusa with a roll-up to win the title.
- WCW Hardcore Champion Brian Knobbs defeated Fit Finlay, Meng and Norman Smiley in a Fatal Four-Way match, by pinning Smiley after hitting him with a police shield.
- Billy Kidman pinned Perry Saturn in a Bunkhouse match after a Bulldog.
- Booker T (with Midnight) defeated Stevie Ray by disqualification, after Big T made his debut and attacked Booker. Big T (Anthony Norris) was previously known as former WWF Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson.
- Tank Abbott defeated Jerry Flynn by knockout.
- Buff Bagwell defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Last Man Standing match.
- The Wall (with Shane Douglas) pinned Billy Kidman in a Steel Cage match after a chokeslam.
- Kevin Nash pinned Terry Funk in a Hardcore match after a Jacknife Powerbomb onto a steel chair to become the new WCW Commissioner.
- Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious by submission with the Crippler Crossface to win the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title. Arn Anderson was the guest referee for the match. Benoit was stripped of the title the next night on WCW Monday Nitro when it was shown that Sid's leg was under the rope when he tapped out to the Crossface. In reality, Benoit had left the company in frustration, and would debut in the WWF two weeks later.

Your Match of the Day

from 1986 and the Battle of the Belts III its AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel against Kendo Nagasaki

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Rock on DVD

Coming February 21st the WWE will release a 3 disc set entitled "The Epic Journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
It will be available on Blu-Ray and regular DVD.  Click on the title above and go to Amazon and reserve your copy now.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Match of the Night

Your Match of the Night from May 4th 1986 at the Maple Leafs Garden in Toronto Ontario.

WWE PPV Update

courtesy of the Wrestling Online Network

- As things stands right now, there will only be 12 WWE pay-per-views this
calendar year with Vengeance completely dropped from the schedule. This is
the first time in years that the company will be doing only twelve shows,
down from a high of sixteen per year from six years ago. Vengeance was
supposed to air in late October, with Hell in a Cell taking place in the
beginning of the month but now the HIAC show has taken the October 28 date
which was originally reserved for Vengeance. March will see no pay-per-view
since WrestleMania will fall on April 1 with Extreme Rules also airing in
late April. So far the dates for the twelve shows are the Rumble on 01/29,
Elimination Chamber on 02/19, WrestleMania on 04/01, Extreme Rules on 04/29,
Over The Limit on 05/20, Bragging Rights on 06/17, Money In The Bank on
07/15, SummerSlam on 08/19, Night of Champions on 09/16, Hell In A Cell on
10/28, Survivor Series on 11/18 and TLC on 12/16

Monday, January 9, 2012

WWE Hall of Fame 2012

Tonight on the January 9th 2012 edition of Monday Night RAW the WWE announced the first two inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Four Horseman (Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair, Barry Windham and JJ Dillon).

 Sad that the original Horseman Ole Anderson wont be there but its understandable considering his opinion of Vince McMahon and the WWE.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

SuperClash 1985

In September of 1985 the AWA and NWA co-promoted a "super card" from Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois, called SuperClash.  
This was to compete with the fast growing WWF and was part of Pro Wrestling USA.

The Co Main Event was this:

AWA World Heavyweight Title

Champion Rick Martel  vs  Stan "Lariat" Hansen

NWA World Heavyweight Title

Champion "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair   vs  Magnum TA