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Thursday, September 26, 2013

NWA Florida Tag Team Champions (Koloff and Saito)

Ivan Koloff and Mr. (Masa) Saito held the NWA Florida Tag Team champions on 3 different occasions.

They won the belts the first time in defeating Rocky Johnson and Pedro Morales in 1977.
They lost the belts to Mike Graham and Steve Keirn and then won them back in a rematch, all in 1977.  Graham and Keirn vacated the titles later in 1977 and on December 6th 1977 Koloff and Saito won a tournament final over the Masked Marauders to win their 3rd and final Florida Tag Team championship.

Here is that tournament as shown on Florida Championship Wrestling TV, narrated by the legendary Gordon Solie.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Today in Wrestling History

WWF In Your House - Triple Header
September 24th 1995
Saginaw Civic Center
Saginaw, MI

The main event of this 3rd In Your House PPV involved the 3 big titles in the WWF.  The WWF Champion Kevin Nash and Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels teamed up and put both belts on the line against the WWF Tag Team Champions Yokozuna and Davey Boy Smith (subbing for injured Owen Hart). Whichever wrestler was pinned would lose his title.


Dark matchGoldust defeated Bob HollySingles matchUnknown
Dark matchAhmed Johnson defeated SkipSingles matchUnknown
Dark matchFatu defeated Hunter Hearst HelmsleySingles matchUnknown
1Savio Vega defeated Waylon MercySingles match07:06
2Sycho Sid (with Ted DiBiase) defeated Henry GodwinnSingles match07:23
3The British Bulldog defeated Bam Bam BigelowSingles match12:00
4Dean Douglas (with Bob Backlund) defeated Razor RamonSingles match14:53
5Bret Hart defeated Jean-Pierre LafitteSingles match16:37
6Diesel and Shawn Michaels defeated Yokozuna and The British Bulldog(with Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji)Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team ChampionshipWWF Intercontinental Championship and WWF Championship15:42
Dark matchThe Undertaker defeated King MabelSingles match07:04
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Top 10 WWF/WWE Championship Wins

Classic Tag Team Action

September 1999
WWF Tag Team Ttitles
Monday Night RAW

The Unholy Alliance
(Big Show and The Undertaker)
WWF Tag Team Champions
The Rock and Sock Connection
(Mankind and The Rock)

September 23rd 1993

Hulk Hogan and The Great Muta
The Hell Raisers
(Road Warrior Hawk and The Power Warrior, Kensuke Sasaki)

Three Way Tag Team Elimination
ECW Tag Team Titles

The Dudley Boyz
(Devon and Bubba Ray)
ECW Champions
The Eliminators
(Saturn and Kronus)
The Gangstas
(Nu Jack and Mustafa)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NWA World Tag Team Champions (Flair and Valentine)

Ric Flair and Greg Valentine were a hated combination that managed to defeat the legendary Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson) twice for the NWA Tag Team Titles

Their first title reign started with a defeat of the Wrecking Crew on December 26th 1976 in Greensboro, NC and last 133 days until they lost the belts back to the the Anderson on May 8th 1977 (below) in a cage with special guest referee Wahoo McDaniel.  After losing the belts on a botch suplex by Flair they proceeded to beat up McDaniel and the Andersons until Paul Jones made the save.  Ole was stretchered out due to the bad suplex that "injured" his neck.

Valentine and Flair won the belts from the Andersons again for the titles on October 30th 1977, also in Greensboro, NC.  This reign lasted for 153 days until they were stripped of the belts due to continually ending their title matches in disqualifications (and Flair moved into the running for the NWA World Heavyweight Title),

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Match of the Night (Steiner Brothers vs The Nasty Boys)

WCW Halloween Havoc 1990

The US Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers put the titles on the line against The Nasty Boys in the always loud and rowdy Chicago Illinois.

The UIC Pavilion was home to Halloween Havoc in 1990 and as usual the Chicago fans were very loud and into all the matches. This tremendous tag team match that evoked visions of 2 other Chicago love teams The Road Warriors and The Bruiser and Crusher.

Also this pays tribute to one of, if not THE greatest wrestling announcer and play by play man, Good Ol JR, Jim Ross.  He announced his retirement from wrestling announcing today and he has and will be missed at ringside.  He made every match seem like it was main event material and made you believe you were watching history every night.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AWA World Tag Team Champions

The Vachon Brothers, Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon and Paul "The Butcher" Vachon held the AWA World Tag Team belts for a record 623 consecutive days.
They won the belts on August 30th 1969 in Chicago when they managed to defeat the reigning champions Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher.   This ended the Bruiser and Crushers 4th stint as AWA Champions.

The Vachon Brothers held the belts until May 15th 1971 when they lost them to the team of Red Bastien and Hercules Cortez  (below) in Milwaukee, WI.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Match of the Night (Tag Team Action)

February 6th 1993

 Ron Simmons
WCW World Heavyweight Champion 
Big Van Vader 
"Mr. Wonderful"
 Paul Orndorff