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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Match of the Night (NWA World Title 1993)

WCW/New Japan Supershow 3
January 4th 1993
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo, Japan

NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Masahiro Chono
vs
New Japan IWGP Champion
The Great Muta



WE LOVE PRO WRESTLING!


BARRY WINDHAM
NWA World Heavyweight Champion

Defeated champion The Great Muta (Kenji Muto) at Superbrawl III in Asheville, NC on Feb 21st 1993

Held the title for 147 days before losing to Ric Flair on July 18th 1993 at Beach Blast

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The British Bulldogs


The British Bulldogs
Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team champions
Won the belts March 31st 1984 in a tournament final over
 Bad News Allen and The Cuban Assassin
They held the titles until leaving for the WWF in August of 1984

Friday, July 18, 2014

1981 Bockwinkel vs Gagne

July 18th 1981
Comiskey Park
Chicago IL

AWA World Heavyweight Title

Nick Bockwinkel
(Champion)
vs
Verne Gagne

Gagne wins the AWA World title for the 10th and final time



The Brain Busters

July 18th 1989

The Brain Busters, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson
 (with Bobby Heenan) defeated 
Demolition to win the WWF Tag Team Titles 
during a taping of Saturday Nights Main Event
in Worcester, MA.



Match of the Day (Japan 1991)

July 18th 1991
Billy Black & Joel Deaton defeated 
Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi to win the 
AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Championship

Black and Deaton would hold the belts for 8 days before dropping them to 
Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat.

Monday, July 14, 2014

PPV Poster of the Day


SuperBrawl VIII took place on February 22, 1998 from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. A match was scheduled between Larry Zbyszko and Louie Spicolli; it was canceled following Spicolli's death a week before the pay-per view.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Today in Wrestling History (July 11th)

Title Changes for July 11
1958 – Angelo Savoldi defeated Dory Funk, Sr. to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
1961 – Gene Kiniski defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship


1964 – "Shogun" Hiro Matsuda defeated Danny Hodge to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
1981 – Ed Wiskowski & Mike George defeated Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton to win the NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship
1983 – Gentleman Chris Adams defeated The Mongol to win the NWA WCCW Television Championship
1987 – "The Total Package" Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff to win the NWA United States (Mid-Atlantic) Heavyweight Championship


1987 – "Dr. Death" Steve Williams defeated Big Bubba Rogers to win the UWF World Heavyweight Championship. This would be the final reign for the championship before the UWF was absorbed into Jim Crockett Promotions.


1989 – Stan "The Lariat" Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship
1999 – Momoe Nakanishi defeated Chaparita Asari to win the WWWA (Japan) Super Lightweight Championship
2011 – Sting defeated Mister Anderson...Anderson to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship; his 15th World Championship reign of his career

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Superstars you didn't know were in WWE! - Five Things


Today In Pro Wrestling History (July 9th)

Title Changes for July 9
1963 – Bobo Brazil defeated Handsome Johnny Barend to win the WWWF U.S.A. Heavyweight Championship

1963 – The Crusher defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship

1975 – Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton defeated Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish to win the NWA United States (Tri-State) Tag Team Championship


1979 – Angelo "King Kong" Mosca defeated "Iron" Mike Sharpe, Jr. to win the NWA Brass Knuckles (Tri-State) Heavyweight Championship

1985 – The Rock 'n' Roll Express defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Krushchev to win the NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag Team Championship

2001 – The APA defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today in Wrestling History (July 8th)

Title Changes for July 8

1968 – Fritz Von Erich defeated Chris Markoff to win the NWA Brass Knuckles (Texas) Heavyweight Championship
1968 – Klondike Bill & Skull Murphy defeated Kintaro Ohki & Michiaki Yoshimura to win the JWA All-Asia Tag Team Championship
1972 – Handsome Johnny Valentine defeated Billy Red Lyons to win the NWA American Heavyweight Championship
1988 – Kevin & Kerry Von Erich and Michael P.S. Hayes defeated Buddy "Jack" Roberts, Iceman King Parsons & Kamala (subbing for Terry "Bamm Bamm" Gordy) to win the WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. This would be the final reign for the title before being abandoned later in the year
1991 – Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi defeated Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Championship
1991 – The Barroom Brawlers defeated Jeff Jarrett & Robert Fuller to win the USWA World Tag Team Championship
1996 – Rey Misterio, Jr. defeated Dean Malenko to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship at the Great American Bash, Baltimore MD.


2002 – Monday Night RAW in Philadelphia, Jeff Hardy defeated William Regal to win the WWE European Championship


2007 – Dos Caras, Jr. defeated Universo 2000 to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship


2008 – Tiger Mask IV defeated Prince Devitt in a tournament final to win the vacant NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Monday, July 7, 2014

Today in Wrestling History (July 7th)

Sting wins his first NWA World Heavyweight Title

Stings pins Ric Flair at the Great American Bash in Baltimore MD, July 7th 1990

Sting would hold the title for 188 days before losing in rematch with Flair on January 11th 1991 in East Rutherford NJ.




International Match of the Day

NWA International Tag Team Championship

All Japan Pro Wrestling
April 3rd 1985
Yamagata,  Japan

(Champions)
Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu
vs
Stan Hansen and Ron Bass

Match of the Day (Edge vs Eddie Guerrero)

Smackdown
September 26th 2002

NO DQ MATCH
Edge
vs
Eddie Guerrero 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Clash of the Champions 10


Clash of the Champions X took place on February 6, 1990 at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas. There were 3,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.5 rating on TBS.[12] This was the show that set up WrestleWar.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

Shocking Returns - WWE Top 10




Friday, July 4, 2014

Today In Wrestling History (July 3rd and 4th)

July 3rd 2006
Edge defeats John Cena and Rob Van Dam in a Triple Threat match to win the WWE Heavyweight Title during Monday Night RAW in Philadelphia.



July 3rd 2006
Taiyo Kea defeats Satoshi Kojima in Tokyo, Japan to win the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight championship.



July 4th 1983
Kevin, Kerry and David Von Erich defeat The Fabulous Freebirds for the NWA (Texas) World 6 Man Tag Team Championship



July 4th 1984
The Fabulous Freebirds defeat Kevin, Kerry and Mike Von Erich for the vacant NWA (Texas) World 6 Man Tag Team Titles. 
(A Badstreet style match)




WWE Tag Team Champions


July 2nd 2002
Hulk Hogan and Edge win the WWE tag team championship by defeating Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo during a Smackdown taping in Boston.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Today in Wrestling History (June 30th and July 1st)

June 30th

1995 - Raven and Stevie Richards defeat Public Enemy for the ECW Tag Team Championship



2008 - CM Punk cashes in his Money In The Bank contract and defeats WWF Champions Edge on Monday Night RAW




July 1st

2003 - The World's Greatest Tag Team (formerly Team Angle) defeat Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri for the WWE Tag Team Titles










Wrestling PPV Poster of the Week

SUMMERSLAM 1990



Results

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[68]
Dark matchShane Douglas defeated Buddy RoseSingles matchUnknown[10]
1Power and Glory (Paul Roma and Hercules) (with Slick) defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)Tag team match06:00
2The Texas Tornado defeated Mr. Perfect (c) (with Bobby Heenan)Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship05:15
3Sensational Queen Sherri defeated Sapphire by forfeitSingles match00:00
4The Warlord (with Slick) defeated Tito SantanaSingles match05:28
5The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Demolition (Smash and Crush) (c)Two out of three falls match for the WWF Tag Team Championship14:24
6Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown by disqualificationSingles match with Big Boss Man as the special guest referee04:44
7Nikolai Volkoff and Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Sato) (with Mr. Fuji)Tag team match03:22
8Randy Savage (with Sensational Queen Sherri) defeated Dusty RhodesSingles match02:15
9Hulk Hogan (with Big Boss Man) defeated Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart and Dino Bravo) by countoutSingles match13:16
10The Ultimate Warrior (c) defeated Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan)Steel cage match for the WWF Championship10:05

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Battleground 2014 PPV

WWE 
BATTLEGROUND
Sunday July 20th 2014
Tampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa, FL


Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman (DVD)

Coming August 5th

"Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman"
DVD and Blu-ray


DISC 1

Documentary

Survivor
Photographer
Promoter
Manager
Memphis
AWA
WCW
ECW
Team Mentality
Rebels
Commentator
Writer
OVW
New ECW
Businessman
Father
Return to WWE
Embracing the Moment

DISC 2:

Paul E. is always in contact
AWA Championship Wrestling • August 1987

Pink Suspenders
AWA Superstars • August 1987

I’ll Be Johnny Carson
AWA Championship Wrestling • August 1987

Danger Zone with Ted E. Bear
AWA Championship Wrestling • September 1987

You want to be a Cartoon?
AWA All Star Wrestling • September 1987

If Excitement Had a Name
AWA Superstars • September 1987

More Publicity
AWA Championship Wrestling • September 1987

Adrian Adonis
AWA All Star Wrestling • October 1987

The Definition of Pro Wrestling
AWA Superstars • November 1987

The Sequel Jim Cornette
NWA Pro Wrestling • October 1988

Nobody Wanted Paul E.
World Championship Wrestling • November 1988

Louisville Slugger
NWA Pro Wrestling • December 1988

The Year of Paul E. Dangerously
World Championship Wrestling • January 1989

Danger Zone with Ric Flair
World Championship Wrestling • March 1989

I’m So Handsome
NWA Main Event • March 1989

I Don’t Have Wrestlers I Have Animals
World Wide Wrestling • March 1989

Happy Birthday Bret Hart

Bret Hart is celebrating his 57th birthday
born July 2nd 1957



Road Warriors Japan Debut (03/09/1985)

The Road Warriors make their debut in Japan against 
Killer Khan and Animal Hamaguchi 
March 9th 1995

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today in WCW History (July 1st)

July 1st 1991
Ric Flair is fired by WCW after a breakdown in contract talks.  Instead of dropping the belt to Barry Windham in Macon, GA he refuses to give the belt back and takes it with him to WWF.