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Posted On April 18, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 18th

Trivia 1985 – Bruiser Brody wrestled Antonio Inoki in his 1st singles match for New Japan Pro Wrestling at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan 1998 – Mitsuharu Misawa wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Jun Akiyama in the final after both men tied on 19 points 2007 – WWE severs ties with it’s development territory, Deep South Wrestling 2012 – Derrick Bateman is crowned unofficial winner of NXT Redemption (despite  the fact that it stopped being a competition in late 2011). This was due to him being the only non-eliminated competitor left on the show Events In 2004, WWE Backlash was a Raw-exclusive event, heldRead More
the-ultimate-warrior

Posted On April 18, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Featured

Looking At The Ultimate Warrior Report

Last week, the wrestling world was shocked when it was reported that The Ultimate Warrior had died just a few days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame and he made an appearance on Raw. Warrior was a controversial performer and while some of his public speaking appearances during the past few years were as ridiculous as his promos, it seemed as though he was mostly on good terms with many of the people that he had disagreements with years previously. Regardless of the prior hostility, it’sRead More
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For the first time in 14 years, I did not watch WrestleMania live. After dreaming for years about having the big event so close to my hometown (New Orleans is two hours away from my house), I didn’t make a single attempt to go. Didn’t try to butter anybody up for free tickets, didn’t buy any on Stub Hub at the last minute, and didn’t even look for a way to squirm myself backstage, even though I worked at WWE for a little while. Thursday night, Friday night, and allRead More
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Posted On April 17, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 17th

Trivia 1992 – The AJPW Champion’s Carnival is won by Stan Hansen, who defeated Mitsuharu Misawa in the final 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.7 to 2.5 in the ratings Events In 1994, the 1st WCW Spring Stampede was held at the Rosemont Horizon, in Chicago, Illinois. With an attendance of 12,200: Dark Matches: – Danny Bonaduce defeated Christopher Knight in a battle of the child actor stars. Bonaduce was on the “Patridge Family,” while Knight was Peter Brady on the “Brady Bunch” – Haito (Paul Diamond)Read More
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On Monday April 7th, 2014, Jeff Jarrett officially announced his new organization, which will be called Global Force Wrestling. The original press release can be found here. 8 days later, another announcement by Jarrett, said he had signed a deal with 25/7 Productions and David Broome (The Biggest Loser) and that while no TV deal was is in place yet, 25/7 will be producing GFW TV shows. That announcement can be found here. Now anytime a new promotion starts up it could succeed or fail, some promotions, like this oneRead More
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As usual, I offer my review of Wrestlemania (XXX), which was a culmination of an era and the birth of a new one. For the first time in 30 years I believe this Wrestlemania did in fact exceed its hype. With the Superdome in full production mode and with a decadent set worthy of the combatants on deck, Wrestlemania exploded with fury. Unfortunately for us Canadians, the pre-show was not available in Canada as we do not yet have the ability to subscribe to the network(by any legal means) thusRead More
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Hello #TeamStro and everyone worldwide. Very sad week in the Professional Wrestling world. Can’t sleep…in shock….disbelief…never easy losing family…in this crazy wrestling business, we may not always get along…we may not always agree and see eye to eye…but in the end we are family. In this life, we take so much for granted. We should make the most of every moment. Sure we are critical. But we always should realize what we say and how it affects others. Never forget to tell your family and friends you love them andRead More
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This Friday, April 18th, 2014, 2CW wrestling will host its first iPPV (it previously had 2 iFFV) live from The Watertown Fairgrounds Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown, New York With that said I want to break down the matches of this weekends 2CW iPPV “Living On The Edge IX”. I will discuss each match, the talent, and tell you why you should/should not order this iPPV. For those of you who are unfamiliar with 2CW (Squared Circle Wrestling), it is a promotion based out of Syracuse, New YorkRead More
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Posted On April 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 16th

Trivia 1982 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival. This would be the last Carnival until 1991 1991 – This year’s AJPW Champion’s Carnival introduced the modern ‘dual-block’ system. Stan Hansen won group A and Jumbo Tsuruta won group B with Tsuruta winning the final 1994 – Toshiaki Kawada wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Steve Williams in the final after both men tied on 19 points 1999 – Vader wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Kenta Kobashi in the final 2004 – Steve Austin & WWE parted ways, when they are unable to come to terms on aRead More
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Posted On April 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 15th

Trivia 1995 – Mitsuharu Misawa wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeated Akira Taue in the final after both men tied on 17 points 1996 – Brian Pillman was severely injured after falling asleep while driving his Hummer H1 in Kentucky & driving into a tree trunk, flipping the vehicle. He was in a coma for a week and suffered a shattered ankle, forcing doctors to fuse it together in a fixed position. 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 3.1 to 2.8 in the ratings 2000 – This year’sRead More
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Posted On April 14, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 14th

Trivia 1973 – The 1st Japanese wrestling promotion, the JWA, goes out of business having lost it’s 2 main draws (Antonio Inoki & Giant Baba) who left to form their own promotions, taking many of the talent with them 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.5 to 2.2 in the ratings 2011 – WWE moved Superstars to WWE.com domestically after it was dropped by WGN Events In 1975, The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, whichRead More
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Posted On April 13, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 13th

Trivia 1994 – Jesse Ventura was awarded $809,958 in video tape royalties & $8,625 in merchandising royalties by a St. Paul, Minnesota court stemming from a lawsuit against the WWF. Ventura had argued he wasn’t compensated for the use of his likeness in 90 WWF home videos when other performers, such as Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Mr. T, & Cyndi Lauper, had been. Ventura had also never signed any contract indemnifying the WWF from paying him for his commentary work 2011 – Yuji Nagata wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeatingRead More
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Posted On April 12, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 12th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.3 to 4.4 in the ratings 2009 – Minoru Suzuki wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Kaz Hayashi in the final Events In 1997, New Japan Pro Wrestling holds Battle Formation ’97 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. With an attendance of 60,500: – Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi – El Samurai defeated Shinjiro Otani – Chris Benoit defeated Kevin Sullivan – Junji Hirata & Satoshi Kojima defeated Osamu Kido & Kazuo Yamazaki – Shiro Koshinaka defeatedRead More
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Posted On April 11, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: WrestleMania 30 Fallout

After an indefinite hiatus, welcome along to the latest edition of FATP. Sorry it’s taken so long to put fingers to keys! WWE’s landmark 30th WrestleMania event is now consigned to the history books, and a whole hell of a lot has happened over the last seven days in particular, so (in no particular order) here’s my take on the biggest stories of the week. This might become a regular thing. I’m not sure. I’ll see how it goes. Daniel Bryan Crowned the New WWE World Heavyweight Champion After whatRead More
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Posted On April 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 11th

Trivia 1963 – Buddy Rogers is officially presented the WWWF World Heavyweight Title belt in Washington, D.C., after his having won a fictitious tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1985 – Bruiser Brody jumps from All Japan Pro Wrestling to New Japan Pro Wrestling 1987 – The Super Powers (Nikita Koloff & Dusty Rhodes) win the Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag Team Tournament, defeating Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard in the final 1997- Big Van Vader is detained in Kuwait after he attacks Bossam Al Otham, host of Good Morning Kuwait, afterRead More
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Posted On April 10, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 10th

Trivia 2002 – This year’s AJPW Champion’s Carnival saw the return of the dual-block round robin format, which has remained almost ever since. Keiji Mutoh defeated Mike Barton in the final 2008 – CBS canceled reality series ‘Secret Talents of the Stars” before an episode featuring Ric Flair can air 2008 - WWE Diva Torrie Wilson teased that her in-ring career is likely over in a blog written on her Myspace.com account 2010 – Orlando Jordan announced on his twitter account that he’s signed a new, long-term deal with TNA & noted, “I’m just getting started people.” Read More
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Posted On April 9, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: RIP The Ultimate Warrior

Back in the summer of 1989 I began to follow the exploits of a group of over-the-top colourful characters. I’d only had a passing interest in their world before, mainly because of the somewhat low-key exploits of their British counterparts. The realm in question was that of the World Wrestling Federation, and one of the characters that got me hooked was the Ultimate Warrior. He may not have been the best pure wrestler in the world but he was certainly one of the most charismatic. There was just something aboutRead More
wrestlemania30

Posted On April 9, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Wrestlemania XXX

It’s the biggest show of the year, the grand-daddy of them all, but did it live up to the hype? That’s what I’m hoping to find out by reviewing WWE Wrestlemania XXX, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The show began with a great in-ring segment featuring Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and the Rock, and after those three legends shared a few beers it was on to the first match of the evening as Triple H, accompanied byRead More
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Posted On April 9, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 9th

Trivia 1987 – Jim Crockett Promotions purchases Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation 2008 – Suwama wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final 2009 – The cause of death in the case of Andrew “Test” Martin was ruled as an accidental overdose via oxycodone intoxication 2010 – Women’s comedy promotion Wrestlicious, which aired on MavTV in the United States & Bite TV in Canada, went on “hiatus” from airing original TV episodes.  To date, it has yet to return 2011 – Kurt Angle plead guilty to a charge ofRead More