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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Match of the NIght (The Valiants)

This is from Indianapolis again and this includes tv announcer Sam Menacker giving the famous line...
"We will bring you as much of this match as time will allow"

The Valiant Brothers
(Handsome Jimmy and Luscious Johnny)


Wilbur Snyder and Dominic DeNucci

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Elimination Chamber Match 2013

Lets see how long this one stays up before being taken down by the WWE

Elimination Chamber
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jack Swagger, Kane, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and Chris Jericho

Monday, February 18, 2013

News and Notes (Wrestlemania XXX News and Elimination Chamber Results)

courtesy Wrestling Online Newsletter

- Here are the quick results from last night's Elimination Chamber
pay-per-view which took place from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans,
Louisiana. Brodus Clay and Tensai defeated Team Rhodes Scholars in the
pre-show match; Alberto Del Rio defeated Big Show to retain the World
Heavyweight title; Antonio Cesaro defeated The Miz via DQ to retain the
U.S. title; Jack Swagger won the Elimination Chamber match defeating Chris
Jericho, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, and Kane; The Shield
defeated John Cena, Ryback, and Sheamus; Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi
Kingston; Kaitlyn defeated Tamina Snuka to retain the Divas title; The
Rock defeated CM Punk to retain the WWE title.

- WWE held a press conference at Noon today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
to announce that WrestleMania 30 will be coming to New Orleans on April 6,
2014. John Saboor, the WWE Senior Vice President of Special Events hosted
the press conference and invited New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the
stage for the announcement. Landrieu said that New Orleans held 25 of the
biggest events in the world in the past 14 months and then proceeded to
announce that WrestleMania is coming to town. He then introduced WWE
Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who said that this press conference will
be a bit different than what most reporters are used to. McMahon made that
comment referring to Brodus Clay with Naomi and Cameron, kicking off the
event dancing followed by R-Truth coming out to rap later on. The Chairman
said that he had a discussion with the company's Chief Financial Officer a
while back about his job description to which McMahon said that everyone's
job description in the WWE - from the mail man to the CFO - is to make
people smile because "that's what we do." The Owner and Vice-Chair of the
New Orleans Saints NFL football team, Rita Benson Leblanc, came out next
to put over McMahon and his company and said it was an honor that NOLA
will be hosting this fantastic entertainment event. Alan Freeman, the
General Manager of the MB Superdome and of the New Orleans Arena came on
stage next. He said that the city jumped at the opportunity to host
WrestleMania and started working on the bid in 2009. In 2011, the WWE
called and invited them to their headquarters in Connecticut for a
face-to-face meeting and to sell their bid. During the meeting, Freeman
said that Vince McMahon told them he "heard enough" and that they got
WrestleManiaĆ with one catch - that they can't say anything till they
announce it. Stephanie McMahon was then introduced to talk about the power
of WWE when it comes to reaching different people through TV and social
media. She said when WrestleMania comes to town, WWE will be giving back
to the community with WWE Superstars and Divas visiting schools,
hospitals, and hosting charity events. Steven Perry, the President of the
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau said that the city will be
happy to welcome people from all around the world for WrestleMania and
mentioned how nervous he was sitting across Vince and Stephanie McMahon at
that meeting in Connecticut fifteen months ago. The Rock came out next
with the WWE title and talked about his history in the city. He said that
when he was 20 years old, he came with the University of Miami for a match
against Alabama - which they lost - and how he had some amazing wrestling
matches throughout the years in NOLA. He said he shot most of the new G.I.
Joe movie here in New Orleans as well and said that WrestleMania will be a
fun experience for New Orleans. John Cena was the last person to take the
stage and said that there's no better place to celebrate the 30th birthday
of WrestleMania than the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the city of New
Orleans. He put over the people of New Orleans for loving and taking care
of their city even after disasters and promised that when WWE comes over
next year, they will give everyone a celebration worthy of this great
city. After Cena finished, The Rock came out to shake his hand and pose
for photos with the WWE title. Big Show, Mark Henry, Alberto Del Rio,
Layla, Brodus Clay, Naomi, Cameron, and the Great Khali then came out to
pose for photos as the press conference came to a close. You can see
photos from the press conference at

- In a press release issued today regarding WrestleMania XXX, it was
revealed that the WrestleMania Axxess will be held at the New Orleans
Morial Convention Center. This year's Axxess is being held inside an arena
- the IZOD Center - rather than in a convention center for the first time
since the company started the concept at WrestleMania 18. "WWE thanks the
city of New Orleans and the Saints for welcoming our biggest celebration
of the year for the first time to The Big Easy," said WWE Chairman and CEO
Vince McMahon. "We can't think of a better city or a more legendary venue
than the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to host the 30th annual WrestleMania. Let
the good times roll." RAW will be held at the New Orleans Arena however
location for the Hall of Fame ceremony which happens the day before
WrestleMania wasn't announced. It is likely to be held at the New Orleans
Arena as well. "On behalf of our great city, we thank WWE for bringing
their largest annual celebration to New Orleans in 2014," said New Orleans
Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We are proud to have played host to some of the
greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the past two
years, and hosting WrestleMania is a great way to continue this
unprecedented streak. We look forward to hosting WWE and its global fan
base as they celebrate this historic milestone at the Mercedes-Benz

- The main event for WrestleMania 29 was set last night after The Rock
defeated CM Punk to retain the WWE title, making last year's WrestleMania
not so "once in a lifetime" after all. The Rock and Royal Rumble winner
John Cena will go head to head for the second time in a row at a
WrestleMania main event - the first time in WrestleMania's 29 year history
that such a thing is occurring. "Congrats @TheRock ...... I'll see you at
#thedance @WWE get ready for #WM29 4/7/13," tweeted John Cena after
yesterday's Elimination Chamber.

- One of the pluses of having The Rock as the WWE champion is the added
exposure that he gives to the WWE at the several media interviews he does
to promote his upcoming movies. In a sit-down interview to promote the
G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, The Rock showed up with the WWE title and
even tweeted a picture of the title resting comfortably on his knee as the
G.I. Joe poster stood in the background. The photo was the first one for
The Rock on his brand new Instagram account. "Rock. You. Instagram. We're
open for business... #InstagramGetsRocked," wrote Rocky. You can see the
photo at

- Ric Flair has filed documents asking the judge for a protective order
against his fourth wife Jackie, who he claims she is an alcoholic who beat
him several times. In his response to her separation papers, TMZ.COM is
reporting that Flair called his soon-to-be ex-wife "cruel" and
"barbarous," and her drunk antics during their marriage endangered his
life. He mentioned that in 2010, she blasted him with a glass object,
breaking it over his forehead, and had to seek medical attention. Flair
also noted that Jackie was arrested for a DUI in the past. Apart from the
protective order, Flair wants the separation agreement that he signed in
October 2012 void. In that agreement, he promised to pay Jackie tens of
thousands of dollars. He said he can't afford to pay her because she went
on a badmouthing spree in the media which cost him endorsement contracts.
TMZ reached out to Jackie and said the allegations are 100% false and the
former 16 time champion is just using them as a trick to avoid paying the
money she's entitled to.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Rankings

Division 1 
NCAA Wrestling Rankings
February 12th 2013

1 - Oklahoma State  (13-0)
2 - Iowa  (18-1)
3 - Penn State   (11-1)
4 - Minnesota  (12-2)
5 - Ohio State  (11-3)
6 - Missouri   (11-2)
7 - Virginia Tech   (14-2)
8 - Illinois   (7-5)
9 - Oregon State   (10-3)
10 - Cornell  (12-3)
11 - Virginia  (15-3)
12 - Central Michigan  (12-3)
13 - Nebraska   (10-5)
14 - Pittsburgh   (8-5)
15 - Edinboro    (9-4)
16 - Purdue      (14-5)
17 - Bloomsburg   (15-3)
18 - Wisconsin   (7-6)
19 - Michigan   (9-6)
20 - Wyoming   (8-4)
21 - Boise State   (9-5)
22 - Iowa State   (7-4)
23 - Penn    (7-3)
24 - Northern Iowa   (8-4)
25 - Oklahoma    (6-7)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Elimination Chamber 2011

The Elimination Chamber PPV of 2011 saw 2 "Chamber" matches.  This is the 2nd and the "main event" match.

Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Kofi Kingston, King Sheamus, John Cena and Kofi Kingston

February 20th 2011
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Match of the Night (Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Bobby Heenan)

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Approx 1973-74 
Air Conditioned Expo Center

"Cowboy" Bob Ellis
"Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan


Monday, February 4, 2013

Bruno Sammartino Finally in the WWE Hall of Fame

It can now be considered a real WWE Hall of Fame as of today, with the announcement that Bruno Sammartino will be inducted in to the Hall this year the night before Wrestlemania.   The ceremony will be held in Madison Square Garden, where the legend began and grew over the years.

Bruno held the then WWF Heavyweight title the first time for a record 2,803 days (almost 8 consecutive years) May 17th 1963 - January 18th 1971.  After losing the title to Ivan Koloff, Bruno would regain the belt on December 10th 1973 when he pinned Stan "The Man"Stasiak  in Philadelphia.  He would hold the WWF Title for another 1,237 days (nearly 3 and half years) before losing to "Superstar" Billy Graham in Baltimore on April 30th 1977.    Bruno holds the record for longest reigning champion for any wrestling organization.

ESPN broke the story today that both sides have agreed to Bruno's induction into the Hall of Fame.
read it by clicking here