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Friday, August 30, 2013

AWA World Champion - Rick Martel

AWA World Heavyweight Champion graces the cover of Pro Wrestling Illustrated (dated Feb 1985)

April 24th 1985 
Mr. Saito
Rick Martel
AWA Champion

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Match of the Night (Koloff vs Magnum T.A.)

Tonight's match is from the greatest feud of the 1980s, maybe even of all time.   The series of matches between Nikita Koloff (The Russian Nightmare) and Magnum T.A.  for the NWA US Heavyweight Title.

The matches spanned 1985-86 until the tragic accident that left Magnum nearly paralyzed and unable to wrestle again.

Sadly this affected the careers of both men as Magnum and Nikita were on a trajectory to be NWA World Champion and then feud over the title and be the next generation of superstars for the NWA/WCW.  Nikita would veer his character away from the hated to beloved Russian as he sided with Dusty Rhodes in his on going feud with the Four Horseman.

From NWA World Wide Wrestling, September 1986...less than a month from Magnum's accident, he battles US Champion Nikita Koloff.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

WWF Tag Team Champions

The team of Demolition holds the record for the longest tag team title reign in WWF/WWE history.

They defeated the team of Strike Force (Tito Santana/Rick Martel) at Wrestlemania IV on March 27th 1988 in Atlantic City, NJ.  They held the title belts for 478 consecutive days.  They would lose the belts to the team of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (The Brain Busters) on July 18th 1989 during a taping for Saturday Night's Main Event.  Demolition would recapture the titles 76 days later on October 2nd 1989 in Wheeling WV.  This time they "only" held the titles for 72 days then lost them to the Colossal Connection (Andre The Giant/Haku) on December 13th 1989 in Huntsville, AL.
 The Colossal Connection held the belts for 109 days before meeting Demolition again on April 1st 1990 at Wrestlemania VI in Toronto, Ontario, Cananda.
The belts would belong to Demolition again and now they had added a 3rd member of the team, Crush, and due to the "Freebird Rule" any of the three members of Demolition could defend the tag team titles.
This would be the last tag team title reign for the team of Demolition, and they held the belts another 148 days.  The final loss would be at the hands of the now legendary Hart Foundation (Bret Hart/Jim Niedhart) at Summerslam on August 27th 1990.

Demolition held the WWF Tag Team Titles for a combined total of 698 days.  Oddly enough, the record for most days as tag team champion belongs to Demolition's long time manager, Mr. Fuji.  
He held the belts on 3 occasions with Professor Toru Tanka for 569 days and then added 2 more title reigns with Mr. Saito for 363.  This gives Mr. Fuji a combined total of 932 days at WWF Tag Team Champion.

Each Title change for Demolition as Tag Team Champions

WWE TOP 10 - Night of Champions Victories

The Top 10 Victories from the WWE PPV - Night of Champions

The 2013 Night of Champions PPV Event will be held September 15 at Joe Louis Arena

Friday, August 23, 2013

NWA World Tag Team Champions

Paul Jones and The Masked Superstar
NWA World Tag Team Champions

Became Tag team champions November 27th 1980 defeating Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka in Greensboro, NC.  Held the belts for 87 days before losing on February 22nd 1981 to Ivan Koloff and Ray Stevens in Greensboro NC.

Paul Jones and The Masked Superstar defeating Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka 

Won the titles in a rematch against Koloff and Stevens in Greensboro NC on March 22nd 1981 and held the belts for 40 days before losing them for the last time to The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and Gene Anderson)  on May 1st 1981 in Richmond, VA.

Killer Kowalski on Late Night with David Letterman

Killer Kowalski being interviewed in 1982 by David Letterma on his NBC show Late Night.

sorry for the sometimes muddled audio

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Match of the Night (George "The Animal" Steele)

Because I am enjoying his recently published book about his life in wrestling, here is Jim Myers a.k.a. George "The Animal" Steele as the #1 contender for the WWWF Heavyweight Title.

June 30th 1973
Madison Square Garden

WWWF Heavyweight Title

Pedro Morales
George "The Animal" Steele

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday Night RAW Highlights 08/19/2013 (SummerSlam Fallout)

John Cena announces his injury and "passes the torch" to Daniel Bryan

Stephanie McMahon starts trying to bury Daniel Bryan.  In their own twisted way the WWE thinks this will garner heat for them and Orton and more cheers for Bryan.

Dolph Ziggler in new feud with The Shield

Sin Cara actually dislocates his ring finger and bails on the match....weird fun stuff to watch

Big Show gets his turn to get whipped by The Shield

CM Punk goes beserk on Curtis Axel

The only champion more boring than ANY of them

Daniel Bryan tries to make his statement

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SummerSlam in 60 Seconds - 1997

1Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (with Chyna)Steel cage match16:13
2Goldust (with Marlena) defeated Brian PillmanSingles match; as a result of his loss, Brian Pillman had to wear Marlena's dress until he won a match.07:17
3The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas)Tag team match09:15
4The British Bulldog (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by disqualificationSingles match for the WWF European Championship07:29
5Los Boricuas (Savio VegaMiguel Pérez, Jr.Jose Estrada, Jr. and Jesús Castillo) defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse (Crush,Chainz8-Ball and Skull)Eight-man tag team match09:08
6Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Owen Hart (c)[3]Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship16:16
7Bret Hart defeated The Undertaker (c)Singles match for the WWF Championship with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee28:19
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Sunday, August 11, 2013

SummerSlam in 60 Seconds - 2004

DarkRob Van Dam defeated René Duprée[2][39]Singles match09:38
1The Dudleys (Bubba RayD-Von, and Spike) defeated Rey MysterioBilly Kidman, and Paul LondonSix-man tag team match08:07
2Kane defeated Matt Hardy (with Lita)"Till Death Do Us Part" match06:08
3John Cena defeated Booker TSingles match; match one of a best of five series for the WWE United States Championship06:26
4Edge (c) defeated Chris Jericho and BatistaTriple threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship08:26
5Kurt Angle (with Luther Reigns) defeated Eddie Guerrero by submissionSingles match13:37
6Triple H (with Ric Flair) defeated EugeneSingles match14:06
7John "Bradshaw" Layfield (c) (with Orlando Jordan) defeated The Undertaker by disqualification[4]Singles match for the WWE Undisputed Championship17:38
8Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit (c)[4]Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship20:10
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Money In the Bank (World Heavyweight Title Contract) 2013

The Money in the Bank Match
World Heavyweight Title Contract

July 14th 2013
Philadelphia  PA

Money In The Bank (WWE Title Match Contract) 2013

The Money in the Bank Match 
WWE Heavyweight Title

July 14th 2013
Philadelphia PA

Summerslam in 60 Seconds - 2003

Results[edit source | editbeta]

Sunday Night HeatMatt Hardy defeated Zach Gowen by forfeitSingles match00:00
Sunday Night HeatRey Mysterio (c) defeated Shannon MooreSingles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship02:03
1La Résistance (René Duprée and Sylvain Grenier) (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) (with Spike Dudley)Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship07:49
2The Undertaker defeated A-Train (with Sable)Singles match09:19
3Shane McMahon defeated Eric BischoffFalls Count Anywhere match10:36
4Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Chris BenoitRhyno and TajiriFatal four-way match for the WWE United States Championship10:50
5Kurt Angle (c) defeated Brock LesnarSingles match for the WWE Championship21:17
6Kane defeated Rob Van DamNo Holds Barred match12:49
7Triple H (c) (with Ric Flair) defeated GoldbergChris JerichoRandy OrtonKevin Nash and Shawn MichaelsElimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship19:12
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

NWA World Tag Team Champions

Paul Orndorff and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
NWA World Tag Team Champions

Won the belts December 26th 1978 in Richmond VA by defeating Baron Von Raschke and Paul Jones.
Held the titles for 123 days 
Lost the tag team titles April 28th 1979 back to Von Rashcke and Jones

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Slam in 60 Seconds - 2002

Sunday Night HeatSpike Dudley defeated Steven RichardsSingles match02:35
1Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio by submissionSingles match09:20
2Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho by submissionSingles match10:22
3Edge defeated Eddie GuerreroSingles match11:47
4The Un-Americans (Lance Storm and Christian) (c) defeated Booker T and GoldustTag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship09:37
5Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Benoit (c)Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship16:30
6The Undertaker defeated TestSingles match08:18
7Shawn Michaels defeated Triple HUnsanctioned Street Fight27:20
8Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated The Rock (c)Singles match for the WWE Undisputed Championship16:01
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WWE in 5 - Week of July 29, 2013

SummerSlam in 60 Seconds: SummerSlam 2000

SummerSlam 2000
August 27th
Raleigh, North Carolina

1Right to Censor (Steven RichardsBull Buchanan and The Goodfather) defeated Too Cool (Scotty 2 HottyGrand Master Sexay andRikishi) (with Victoria and Mandy)Six-man tag team match05:12
2X-Pac defeated The Road DoggSingles match04:42
3Chyna and Eddie Guerrero defeated Val Venis (c) and Trish StratusMixed tag team match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship07:13
4Jerry Lawler defeated TazzSingles match04:24
5Steve Blackman defeated Shane McMahon (c)Hardcore match for the WWF Hardcore Championship10:08
6Chris Benoit defeated Chris JerichoTwo out of three falls match13:02
7Edge and Christian (c) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) (with Lita) and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von)Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWF Tag Team Championship14:51
8The Kat (with Al Snow) defeated Terri (with Perry Saturn)Stinkface match03:06
9The Undertaker fought Kane to a no contestSingles match06:28
10The Rock (c) defeated Kurt Angle and Triple HTriple threat match for the WWF Championship20:09
(c) – refers to the champion heading into the match