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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Money In The Bank 2013

The current lineup for the WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

July 14th 2013
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia  PA

Chris Jericho vs Ryback

MITB Ladder Match for the a World Title Match
Wade Barrett vs Cody Rhodes vs Damien Sandow vs Dean Ambrose vs Fandango vs Jack Swagger vs Antonio Cesaro

MITB Ladder Match for the WWE Title Match
CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton vs Sheamus vs Christian vs Kane vs RVD

World Heavyweight Title Match
Dolph Ziggler  vs  Alberto Del Rio (Champion)

WWE Title Match
Mark Henry  vs  John Cena (Champion)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

King of The Ring 1996

King of The Ring
June 23rd 1996
Mecca Arena
Milwaukee  WI

 In a King of the Ring tournament semifinal match, Steve Austin pinned Marc Mero (with Sable) after the Stone Cold Stunner. During the match, a kick from Mero busted open Austin's lip. After the match, Austin went to a local hospital and received 16 stitches to close the wound.
- In the other King of the Ring tournament semifinal, Jake Roberts defeated Vader (with Jim Cornette) by disqualification, when Vader grabbed the referee and pulled him into Roberts as Roberts hit the DDT. Vader attacked Roberts after the match, hitting him with several Vader Bombs.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart (with Sunny)) defeated The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas (with Hillbilly Jim)), when Billy pinned Phineas after Bart hit Phineas with one of his boots, to retain the title.
- The Ultimate Warrior pinned Jerry Lawler after a flying tackle, after no-selling Lawler's piledriver.
- Mankind defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) by referee stoppage with the Mandible Claw, after Bearer accidentally hit Taker with the urn.
- Ahmed Johnson pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Goldust (with Marlena) with the Pearl River Plunge to win the title, ending Goldust's second reign.
- Steve Austin pinned Jake Roberts after the Stone Cold Stunner to win the King of the Ring tournament. As Roberts was helped backstage, Austin was interviewed by Dok Hendrix, where Austin coined his most famous slogan: "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass."
- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (with José Lothario) pinned The British Bulldog (with Jim Cornette and Diana Smith) after Sweet Chin Music to retain the title. Mr. Perfect was the referee outside the ring.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Match of the Night (Wahoo McDaniel)

Today, June 19th, would have been the 75th birthday of wrestling legend Ed "Wahoo" McDaniel.

To celebrate here is Wahoo facing then NWA World Champion Ric Flair in Tampa, Florida.
September 2nd 1985

Monday, June 17, 2013

News and Notes (06/17/2013) PPV Results

- Here are the results from the WWE Payback pay-per-view which took place
at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois: Sheamus defeated Antonio
Cesaro in the pre-show match; Curtis Axel defeated The Miz and Wade
Barrett in a triple threat match to become the new Intercontinental
champion; AJ defeated Kaitlyn to become the new Divas champion; Dean
Ambrose defeated Kane via count out to retain the U.S. title; Alberto Del
Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler to become the new World Heavyweight champion;
CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho; Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins of The
Shield defeated Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan to retain the tag team
titles; John Cena defeated Ryback in the 3 stages of hell match, with
Ryback winning the first lumberjack match fall, and then Cena winning the
second fall, which was a tables match, and the third fall, by delivering
the Attitude Adjustment to Ryback through the roof of the ambulance.

- During the Payback pay-per-view, WWE ran a video of former WWE and WCW
champion Rob Van Dam and announced that he would be returning next month
at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The Money In The Bank event will
take place at the former home base of ECW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania so
it will be the perfect place for RVD to make his WWE return. Who knows,
maybe RVD will be the next Paul Heyman guy? RVD competed in TNA Wrestling
between March 2010 and March 2013 and held the X Division title for 137
days, ultimately losing it to Kenny King during an episode of IMPACT this
past February. Van Dam was at the Hall of Fame ceremony this year, sitting
among the WWE Superstars, Divas, and family members, supporting his friend
Booker T. You can see the video which aired hyping RVD's return at

- The Paul Heyman and CM Punk partnership is going down the divorce path
as WWE has started planting seeds into the eventual breakup between the
two. At one point during yesterday's match between Punk and Jericho,
Heyman climbed on the apron and somewhat distracted Punk. After the match,
WWE.COM recorded a video of the two talking in the locker room where Punk
explained to Heyman that he is not his client, but a friend. Punk told
Heyman that Curtis Axel is his client, and Brock Lesnar is his client,
because both need his help. He doesn't need the help and told Heyman to
"just be my friend." A not-so-thrilled Heyman agreed with the former WWE
champion as the video faded to black.

- Former World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry wrote a Twitter message
yesterday teasing that he would be announcing his retirement from
professional wrestling during tonight's RAW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I
have spoke to my famliy and hope to talk to all of you fans live from
Grand Rapids. Guys Father Time is undefeated," Henry said. The world's
strongest man also added that he was always there for the fans whether
they loved or hated him and that he appreciated everything. "Good or bad I
will live forever with the fans," Henry continued. Henry has been injured
for the past few weeks and WWE has pushed his return for tonight's RAW.
Last week Henry wrote on Twitter that he was breaking his Twitter silence
to tell everyone that he's not retiring. Henry has been one of the longest
employed Superstars by WWE, joining the company in 1996 at the age of 24,
signing u huge 10 year deal upon his arrival.

- WWE.COM is running a worked story where Dolph Ziggler is not medically
cleared to wrestle for now after yesterday's match against Alberto Del Rio
where he lost the World Heavyweight title. The story claims that Del Rio
delivered a "brutal assault" on Ziggler and the "unrelenting onslaught" by
Del Rio "took its toll" on the now former World Heavyweight champion, who
was wrestling for the first time in over a month following a real
concussion he suffered at the hands of Jack Swagger. It's not the first
time that WWE blurred the lines between real life and storyline events.
The website reported about Ziggler's real concussion last month and now is
using the same sort of wording to continue the angle.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WWE Payback 2013

Tomorrow night is the WWE's June PPV, this year its called....

June 16th
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL

Scheduled Matches
Pre-ShowSheamus vs. Damien SandowSingles match[9]
1John Cena (c) vs. RybackThree Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship
Stage 1 - Lumberjack match
Stage 2 - Tables match
Stage 3 (if necessary) - Ambulance match
2Chris Jericho vs. CM PunkSingles match[11]
3Wade Barrett (c) vs. Curtis Axel vs. The MizTriple threat match for the Intercontinental Championship[12]
4The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) (c) vs. Daniel Bryan and Randy OrtonTag team match for the Tag Team Championship[13]
5Dean Ambrose (c) vs. KaneSingles match for the United States Championship[14]
6Kaitlyn (c) vs. AJ LeeSingles match for the Divas Championship[15]
7Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Alberto Del RioSingles match for the World Heavyweight Championship[16]

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today in Pro Wrestling History (June 14th)

June 14th 1989
 WCW held the Clash Of The Champions VII in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Nicknamed "Guts and Glory", the show was aired live on TBS, drawing a 3.8 rating.
Here are the results of the show:
- The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace) in the semifinals of a tournament for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
- Ranger Ross defeated The Terrorist (Jack Victory) in under two minutes.
- The Ding Dongs (masked wrestlers who came to the ring with bells on their outfits, ringing larger bells as they came to the ring) defeated Cougar Jay  and George South.
- The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated The Samoan Swat Team in the semifinals of a tournament for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
- Terry Gordy vs. Steve Williams ended in a double DQ.
- Norman The Lunatic defeated Mike Justice in under a minute.
- Mike Rotunda and Kevin Sullivan defeated Rick and Scott Steiner.
- NWA Television Champion Sting defeated Bill Irwin.
- The Freebirds defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk via disqualification. After the match, Lex Luger, who had come out to help Steamboat, turned on him and laid him out.
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June 14th 1993
The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Inc. for the WWF World Tag Team Title in Columbus, Ohio, ending Ted DiBiase and IRS' first tag title run, and beginning Rick and Scott's own first reign with the gold.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WCW Superbrawl VI

WCW Superbrawl VI
February 11th 1996
Bayfront Arena
Tampa,  FL

This event marked Brian Pillman's final match in WCW; in his "I Respect You" Strap Match against The Taskmaster, Pillman shouted "I respect you, bookerman!," breaking kayfabe, before leaving the ring.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.