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Posted On April 29, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 29th

Trivia 1999 – The WWF Smackdown pilot airs on UPN 2008 – TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams suffered a broken orbital bone at an Impact taping & is expected to need surgery, following a 6 way bout 2011 – Combat Zone Wrestling star Nicholas “Nick Gage” Wilson was sentenced  to 5 years in prison in the State Superior Court of Camden, New Jersey after having plead guilty to one second-degree count of bank robbery. Gage will not eligible for parole until serving 85% of that sentence, according to the CamdenRead More
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Posted On April 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 28th

Trivia 1979 – WWF ran at the Philadelphia Spectrum with Greg Valentine defeating WWF World Champion Bob Backlund when the match was stopped due to Backlund’s excessive bleeding. However, because there was no pinfall or submission, Backlund retained the title 1995 – A new record for the largest crowd to attend a professional wrestling event is set in Pyongyang, North Korea for a New Japan event held in Pyongyang Stadium as part of the World Peace Festival. The show drew a crowd of 150,000, but the record would only standRead More
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Posted On April 27, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

When Does “SuperCena” Become Vulnerable?

It’s the most frequent topic of conversation amongst older (i.e. over 18-year-old) wrestling fans. When will John Cena, the “Superman” of WWE for nine years, become vulnerable in matches? Cena has ridden a wave of wins not seen since the heyday of Hulk Hogan from 1984-1988, where he sometimes loses, but rarely twice in a row, and NEVER cleanly twice in a row. He is the indomitable force, the person who wins even in handicap matches. Honestly, have you ever seen a ref call for a DQ quicker than whenRead More
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Looking back, WCW had everything at its disposal to be the greatest wrestling company ever. Big names, young talent, cruiserweights, and a billionaires funding were just some of the tools in WCW’s arsenal. For the period of July ’96 to December ’98 WCW was hotter than fish grease. They seemed to hit on all angles creatively, and became clear #1 wrestling company in the world. However, a number of missteps occurred both behind the scenes, and in the ring that would ultimately be their undoing. To be frank, a numberRead More
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Posted On April 27, 2014By Matt YoungIn Columns, Featured

Roman Reigns – The Next Big Star or Shield-ed

Since their debut at the Survivor Series 2012 The Shield have been involved at the top of the card with some of the biggest names in the WWE, along the way rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Rock, CM Punk, John Cena and The Undertaker. The rise of these 3 men (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) has been quite unprecedented, not only we’re they presented as equals to men listed above in their encounters but they went on a long undefeated streak and captured tag team andRead More
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Welcome back to the Indy Wrestling Spotlight! This time, we’ll put a focus on former WWE wrestler Colin Delaney, as well as LuFisto. It’s time to turn on the spotlight! Ethan Page vs. Colin Delaney – Absolute Intense Wrestling Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, this promotion, owned by John Thorne, is another excellent promotion that gives many newcomers a chance to shine while working with name talent. This bout, featuring the aforementioned Delaney, is an example of that. You may notice that Colin looks remarkably different from how he didRead More
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Posted On April 27, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 27th

Trivia 1957 – The 1st ever tag team match involving women in the United States was held with June Byers & China Mira vs. Penny Banner & Bonnie Watson in St. Louis, Missouri 1962 – Dick Beyer wrestles as the masked Destroyer for the 1st time & defeated Seymour Koenig in San Diego, California 2007 – WWE Studios’ The Condemned, starring Steve Austin was released theatrically & promptly bombed at the box office, the weakest of the company’s films up until that point.  The film would rank 9th for the weekendRead More
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Posted On April 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 26th

Trivia 1992 – At the Boston Garden in Massachusetts, The Ultimate Warrior defeated Sid Justice (Vicious) via DQ in less than 5 minutes.  This would be Sid’s last WWF appearance for well over 2 years. Due to controversy regarding a drug test, Sid walked out of the company, less than a month after headlining Wrestlemania against Hulk Hogan 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 3.9 in the ratings 2005 – Steve Austin appeared on MTV’s Punk’d 2010 – The 2ndRead More
thefishtank
It’s been a few weeks, but I’ve been away enjoying vacation and the madness that is WrestleMania XXX week. If you’ve never experienced this and are a fan, I highly recommend it. You meet people from all over the world who share the same love for pro wrestling as you do. There is nothing more fun than that. I’m grateful I was able to witness the Ultimate Warrior’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, as well as his last appearance on Raw. The company did a tremendous job honoringRead More
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Posted On April 25, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 25th

Trivia 1970 – WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Texas Death Match in Boston, Massachusetts 2000 – During an edition of Raw from Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Austin used a crane to drop a steel beam on the DX Express tour bus, crushing the bus in the parking lot during the show Events In 1999, WWF Backlash: In Your House was held at the Providence Civic Center,  in Providence, Rhode Island. This would be the final PPV to carry the In Your House tagline. With anRead More
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By any calculation, Wrestling has a prestigious history. Looking back at certain times, one can trace points where something happened that changed the direction of the industry. The question “what if”, can be applied to just about every walk of life. What if Jordan never retired in the 1990’s? What if Tupac and Biggie were still alive? What if you didn’t drink everything in sight that one night? It’s one of the best questions to ask yourself, because you’ll never really know the answer. Wrestling is no different. Whether throughRead More
wrestlemania-31

Posted On April 24, 2014By Dan WaltonIn Columns, Featured

10 Things Needed By WWE WrestleMania 31

WWE WrestleMania season has come to a close officially, but it seems that a lot of WWE fans are feeling the post-WM buzz in many ways. It has been a seriously newsworthy couple of weeks in WWE, with the Undertaker’s streak being broken for the first time in a very controversial manner; Daniel Bryan’s long overdue ascension to the top of the WWE mountain and the very tragic untimely passing of one of the greatest legends of all time, the Ultimate Warrior. To say there has been much going onRead More
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Posted On April 24, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 24th

Trivia 1987 – Ken Patera wrestled his 1st match following his prison term for the infamous “McDonald’s incident” at a WWF television taping in New Haven, Connecticut.  Patera defeated Hercules Hernandez via DQ 2005 – Hiroshi Tanahashi won the New Japan Cup, defeating Manabu Nakanishi in the tournament final 2006 – WWE & Brock Lesnar settled a lawsuit brought by Lesnar against the company.  Lesnar had signed a no-compete when he left in 2004 to pursue an NFL career and later went to New Japan and MMA, both of which were against theRead More
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Posted On April 23, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 23rd

Trivia 1981 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Bruiser Brody in the final 1988 – Sting & Lex Luger (with Magnus TA) win the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament, defeating Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in the final 2009 – Bobby Lashley made his TNA Impact Wrestling debut Events In 2003, NWA-TNA held is weekly PPV episode #41 taping at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee: – AJ Styles &  D’Lo Brown defeated Mike Sanders & Glenn Gilberti – Elix Skipper & Christopher Daniels defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & JamesRead More
inyourhouse

Posted On April 22, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: The Best of WWE In Your House

It changed the WWE landscape forever when they increased their pay-per-view model from five to twelve times a year. But where the matches any good? That’s what I’m hoping to find out by re-visiting the matches that make up the three disc set, The Best of WWE In Your House. And as is the custom with these things, let’s start right at the beginning with….. Disc One May 14th, 1995 It’s the very first show, and the very first match, as Japanese sensation Hakushi, accompanied by his manager Shinja, tookRead More
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Posted On April 22, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 22nd

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 3.3 to 2.7 in the ratings 2007 – TNA star Shark Boy settled his lawsuit against Dimension Films & several other entities over the infringement of his copyrighted & trademarked name “Shark Boy” in the Robert Rodriguez film “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D” 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment suspended creative team member Michael Hayes for 60 days due to an incident that took place in Florida during the courseRead More
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Posted On April 21, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 21st

Trivia 1973 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Mark Lewin in the final 1993 – This year’s AJPW Champion’s Carnival returned to the single-block format. Stan Hansen defeats Mitsuharu Misawa in the final after both men tied on 20 points 1998 – Scott Steiner was arrested for threatening an Atlanta Department Of Transportation Worker, & then hitting him twice with his Ford pickup truck when the worker, who was directing traffic, wouldn’t let Steiner drive down a lane that was being worked on in Cherokee County. TheRead More
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Posted On April 20, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 20th

1st let me wish all of our readers a Happy Easter from myself & everyone here at PWMania.com! Trivia 1996 – Akira Taue wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Steve Williams in the final after both men tied on 17 points 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 5.1 to 4.4 in the ratings 2005 – Kensuke Sasaki wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Jamal in the final 2006 – Taiyo Kea wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Kohei Suwama in the final 2006- SmackdownRead More
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Posted On April 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 19th

Trivia 1986 – The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) win the inaugural Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag Team Tournament, defeating Ronnie Garvin & Magnum TA in the final 1997 – Jersey All Pro Wrestling is founded as the Northern States Wrestling Alliance. The promotion changed to its current name 3 months later 1997 – The AJPW Champion’s Carnival saw a 3-way tie for 1st place between Toshiaki Kawada, Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa. In a one-night round robin playoff, Kawada was declared the winner 1999 – The Monday Night War continued:WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.1Read More