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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Clash of the Champions IX - New York Knockout

Clash of the Champions IX took place on November 15, 1989 at the Houston Field House in Troy, New York. There were 4,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.9 rating on TBS. This show mainly dealt with fallout from Halloween Havoc PPV and set up the Iron Man / Iron Team tournaments at Starrcade 1989.[11]

Monday, January 27, 2014

Royal Rumble 2014 News and Notes

- Here are the results of last night’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view which
took place from the Consol Engery Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The
New Age Outlaws defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust in the kickoff match to
become the new WWE Tag Team champions; Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan;
Brock Lesnar defeated Big Show; Randy Orton defeated John Cena to retain
the WWE World Heavyweight title; and Batista won the 30-man Royal Rumble
match which also saw Roman Reigns eliminating 12 Superstars to break
Kane’s record, NXT’s Alexander Rusev making his debut, Kevin Nash
returning as a surprise, and Sheamus coming back from the injury. The
final two were Batista and Reigns, who entered in number 2. The crowd
voiced their disapproval of no sighting of Daniel Bryan and Batista was
booed to hell and back after he emerged victorious, booking his own
one-way ticket to the main event of WrestleMania XXX.

- Out of the 30 WWE Superstars who participated in the Royal Rumble, only
12 of them managed to eliminate someone, with Roman Reigns being the MVP
this year, eliminating a total of 12 other wrestlers to set a new Royal
Rumble record which was set by Kane over a decade ago. Cody Rhodes, Kane,
Kofi Kingston, Goldust, Kevin Nash, Sheamus, and El Torito each eliminated
one. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Luke Harper eliminated two. CM Punk
took out three while the eventual winner Batista eliminated four in the
almost 13 minutes he was in. It’s good to note that Kane was already out
eliminated when he came back to eliminate CM Punk from the Rumble.

- Batista’s honeymoon with the fans ended yesterday as the Royal Rumble
winner was showered with boos after they realized Daniel Bryan was not
going to be in the Rumble match. The former WWE and World Heavyweight
champion however lost his cool and ended the night by flipping the bird to
the fans in the Consol Energy Center, not something that a baby face
usually does, unless your name is Stone Cold Steve Austin. On the way to
the back after his win and when cameras stopped rolling, Batista was
welcomed with a middle finger by a fan while he was high-fiving fans by
the security barricade. Eventually Batista returned the favor to draw even
more boos from the already-pissed off crowd. Batista’s gesture was caught
on the big screen by WWE cameras which were still filming the post-show
antics and you can see the photo snapped by a fan at

- Daniel Bryan used Twitter to thank the fans for their support following
his exclusion from the 30-man Royal Rumble match yesterday in Pittsburgh.
With Bryan opening the show - and losing - against Wyatt, fans thought
that he would be making an appearance in the Rumble itself however it was
not meant to be and when the #30 entrant came out, the fans inside the
Consol Energy Center went postal, crapping on the Rumble finale just like
WWE decided to crap on them. “Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere
near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support. YOU
are the #YESMovement,” Bryan wrote after the show. “They try to keep US
down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions
forever. Keep voicing your opinions,“ he added. Opinions will be heard
alright, and if the crowd is anything like yesterday’s, WWE is in for a
very tough night on RAW later today.

- There’s a new cast member for season two of the hit reality TV show
Total Divas - Fandango’s dancing partner, Summer Rae! Rae will be taking
the place of newbie JoJo Offerman, who was totally forgotten in the second
part of season one and rarely mentioned in the first part. The 30 year old
blond beauty confirmed her participation on Total Divas in a short message
on Twitter. “The rumors are true… #TotalDivas @eonline,” Rae wrote. The
rest of the season one cast, including the Bella Twins, the Funkadactyls,
Eva Marie, and Natalya, are all returning for a second season which starts
in March.

- WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was one of the many who expressed his
disgust at the way Daniel Bryan was left out of the Royal Rumble last
night and tore WWE a new one in a message on Facebook. In a post titled
“Hey WWE…what the F?” Foley said that he’s never been so disgusted at the
conclusion of a WWE pay-per-view. “This Daniel Bryan thing is a
phenomenon. You get it. I get it The fans in Pittsburgh got it. But
tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that
be are just not going to get it,” Foley wrote. He said that it makes him
sad, dropping the f-bomb as well to emphasize how sad he is, for people
such as Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and others who have no hope
of getting their shot at WrestleMania. You can read the full powerful blog

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pro Wrestling Magazine Cover of the Day

July 1989

Blackjack Mulligan & Masked Superstar vs Ray Stevens & Jimmy Snuka

1980, clip of Blackjack Mulligan and The Mask Superstar against the NWA World Tag Team champions, Ray Steven and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka.  The interview with Mulligan is about Bobby Duncam interfering in the match and costing the Superstar and Mulligan the titles.

Clash of the Champions VI

Clash of the Champions VI
Rajun' Cajun'
New Orleans, LA
April 2nd 1989

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wrestling PPV Poster of the Day

WWF Royal Rumble 1993
January 24th 
Arco Arena
Sacramento, CA

DarkDoink the Clown defeated Jim PowersSingle match05:57
1The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Blake and Beau)Tag team match10:34
2Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Marty JannettySingles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship14:20
3Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Big Boss ManSingles match10:10
4Bret Hart (c) defeated Razor RamonSingles match for the WWF Championship17:52
5Yokozuna won by last eliminating Randy Savage30-man Royal Rumble match for a WWF Championship match at WrestleMania IX1:06:35
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Bret "The Hitman" Hart celebrates winning the 
PWI Wrestler of the Year for 1993

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wrestling Magazine Cover of the Day

Sports Review Wrestling 
March 1984
coverage of the first StarrCade held in November 1983

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Match of the Day (Andre vs Stan Hansen)

May 18th 1979
Niigata, Japan

Andre the Giant
Stan Hansen
(with Freddie Blassie)

Wrestling PPV Poster of the Day


DarkKoko B. Ware defeated The Brooklyn BrawlerSingles matchUnknown
1The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) defeated The Barbarian and Haku (with Bobby Heenan)Tag team match10:41
2The Texas Tornado defeated Dino Bravo (with Jimmy Hart)Singles match03:11
3The British Bulldog defeated The Warlord (with Slick)Singles match08:15
4The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) (c)Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship12:10
5Jake Roberts defeated Rick MartelBlindfold match08:34
6The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Jimmy SnukaSingles match04:20
7The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage (with Sensational Queen Sherri)Retirement match20:47
8Genichiro Tenryu and Kōji Kitao defeated Demolition (Crush and Smash) (with Mr. Fuji)Tag team match04:44
9The Big Boss Man defeated Mr. Perfect (c) (with Bobby Heenan) by disqualificationSingles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship10:47
10Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Greg ValentineSingles match03:14
11The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated Power and Glory (Paul Roma and Hercules) (with Slick)Tag team match00:59[5]
12Virgil (with Roddy Piper) defeated Ted DiBiase by countoutSingles match07:41
13The Mountie (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito SantanaSingles match01:21
14Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter (c) (with General Adnan)Singles match for the WWF Championship20:26
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match