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Posted On April 8, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 8th

Trivia 1995 – Shannon Moore had his 1st match, against Jeff Hardy 2012 – Hirooki Goto wins the New Japan Cup, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final Events In 1990, the final “AWA SuperClash 4″ was held at the St. Paul Civic Center, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. With an attendance of 2,000: – Jake Milliman defeated Todd Becker – The Texas Hangmen defeated D.J. Peterson & Brad Rheingans – Baron Von Raschke defeated Colonel DeBeers – Tully Blanchard defeated Tommy Jammer – John Nord defeated Kokina Maximus (WWF’s Yokozuna) – Larry Zbyszko defeated Masa Saito to win theRead More

Posted On April 7, 2014By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – April 7, 2014

-One hell of a Wrestlemania last night was slightly ruined for me by the worst possible booking decision of all-time with Taker’s streak ending. I understand that it was Taker’s call to lose the match and he looked like a senior citizen but what does that win do for part-time Brock? However, the Daniel Bryan booking was absolutely fantastic and 100% the right move. Hopefully, Bryan carries the momentum forward and gets a decent run with the belt over the summer. -We are, once again, LIVE from New Orleans. -DanielRead More

Posted On April 7, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 7th

Trivia 1978 – Abdullah The Butcher wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival 2008 - Former WWE star Andrew “Test” Martin was arrested for DUI in Pasco County, FL 2008 – TNA countersued former star Konnan 2010 – The lawsuit brought against World Wrestling Entertainment by Joe “The Assassin” Hamilton & his company, former WWE developmental territory Deep South Wrestling, was officially closed after the 2 parties officially agreed to a settlement out of court on 3/16 2011 – Dragon Gate USA announced that Jon Moxley had been released from his contract so he could sign with WWE.Read More
They’re a pair of good old fashioned redneck boys who like nothing more than kicking ass and winning titles, and that’s something they’ve been doing in Ring of Honor for over a decade now. Now ROH have paid tribute to “dem boys” once more with another DVD compilation in the form of The Briscoe Brothers: Sandy Fork Originals. And as is the custom with these things we’re starting right at the beginning with…. Disc One March 2nd, 2008 Our boys have travelled into Pro Wrestling NOAH territory as they challengeRead More

Posted On April 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 6th

Trivia 1979 – Abdullah The Butcher wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Jumbo Tsuruta in the final after both men tied on 24 points 1984 – In Waukesha, Winsconsin, Ken Patera & Mr. Saito threw a 30-pound boulder through the window of a McDonald’s restaurant after they were refused service after hours 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.7 to 4.6 in the ratings 2010 – TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Christy Hemme & Brian Kendrick had been signed to new deals Events In 1997, WCW “SpringRead More

Posted On April 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 5th

Trivia 1982 – In their famous match at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, Andy Kaufman defeats AWA Southern heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler via  disqualification, after Lawler hit Kaufman with a piledriver, a banned move. After the match, Lawler gave Kaufman a 2nd piledriver, with Kaufman being wheeled out on the stretcher 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.8 to 4.3 in the ratings 2008 – TNA debuts on Fox8 in Australia 2010 – The TNA vs. WWE Monday Night War continued: WWERead More

Posted On April 4, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 4th

Trivia 2001 – ECW is declared bankrupt 2011 – WWE signed Dragon Gate USA star Jon Moxley to a developmental deal.  Moxley is now known as The Shield’s Dean Ambrose Events In 1993, WWF Wrestlemania IX, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the 1st to take place outdoors. It is also remembered for the event being themed as ‘The World’s Largest Toga Party’, as it took place at Caesar’s Palace. With an attendance of 16,891: Dark Match: – Tito Santana defeated Papa Shango PPV: – Tatanka (with Sherri Martel) defeated Shawn Michaels (with LunaRead More
One of the main selling points and one of the highlights of Wrestlemania the past few years has been The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at the event. The matches have become tough to follow because there are over two decades of history behind the streak and it’s something that won’t be done again. The performances have delivered and there’s anticipation for who will be the next opponent to challenge the streak. This year Brock Lesnar will challenge The Undertaker, but will the match live up to the hype? The pivotal pointRead More
The Showcase Of The Immortals… The Granddaddy Of Them All… The Super Bowl Of The WWE Universe… These are the terms used to describe the biggest and most prestigious event of the professional wrestling calendar year. It is the one day where no expense is spared, and where the biggest stars in the WWE Universe, and at times from popular culture as well, come together to perform for and to celebrate their beloved industry. All eyes are on the WWE come the first Sunday in April every year. From theRead More
Probably the easiest thing in the life of a wrestling fan is our unique and seemingly innate ability to find the negative in just about anything we hear, read, or see regarding the RASSLIN’ business. Take me for instance: My first two columns for PWMania covered my lengthy list of wrestling pet peeves (link) and how I likened the launch of the WWE Network to the end of days. (link) So yes, I’m guilty of drinking The Big Show’s weight in “Hater-ade” too. Well, just like in the ring, it’sRead More
Welcome everyone to another edition of Stro’s View. Huge weekend for Professional Wrestling this weekend . The WWE Hall of Fame and Wrestlemania 30! Have a special interest in this year’s Hall of Fame as a few people I have wrestled with and worked with in the past will be getting inducted. Lot’s to talk about so let’s get started! 2014 WWE Hall of Fame: Ultimate Warrior One of the most popular icons in WWE history has finally made it to the Hall of Fame. The once knowned “Blade Runner”Read More

Posted On April 3, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 3rd

Trivia 2012 – WWE dropped Randy Orton from “The Marine: Homefront”, which was slated to begin filming this June in Vancouver, British Columbia following complaints that Orton, who went AWOL from the Marines & was dishonorably discharged. He would later be replaced by The Miz Events In 2004, The East Coast Wrestling Association held its 8th-annual Super 8 Tournament at Saint Matthews Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware: – Austin Aries defeated Shawn Daivari in a Super 8 Tournament 1st round match – ECWA Heavyweight Champion Mike Kruel defeated Ricky ReyesRead More
Hello everybody! Welcome to my latest ramblings. Since we’re only 4 days away from the biggest pro wrestling event of the year WrestleMania 30. All fans of pro wrestling, young and old, feel the excitement. It’s like nothing else in all of sports and entertainment. I have been critical of the WWE’s storylines as of late. I think that the build for the top matches have been lackluster. Then I started watching the WWE Network this past week, and I caught WrestleMania fever. The WWE has done a masterful jobRead More

Posted On April 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 2nd

Triva 2010 – Lance Cade was released by WWE for the 2nd & final time.  Cade was brought back to the company in October 2009 but was never used on the main roster 2012 – Brock Lesnar returned to WWE live on Monday Night Raw Events In 1989, WWF Wrestlemania V was held at Trump Plaza, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With Attendance of 18,946: – Hercules defeated King Haku (with Bobby Heenan) – The Twins Towers (The Big Bossman & Akeem) (with Slick) defeated The Rockers (Marty Jannetty &Read More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act XII It all begins again was the moniker of Wrestlemania XX in Madison Square Garden. The feud between Kane and The Undertaker had resurfaced after Kane buried his brother alive at Survivor Series 2003. The Undertaker was in an intense feud with Vince McMahon before Kane intervened. Kane laughed over the grave of The Undertaker as he claimed that despite the common bond the two men shared, The Undertaker had changed into just another one of the people. He had become like themRead More
After four long years of retirement from in-ring competition, The Heartbreak Kid returned in an angle against Triple H at Summerslam 2002. They are great matches. I do mean great. It was funny because Michaels came back and it was like he had never left. If anything, he was better than he was before. Four years is a long time to not be wrestling and to come back on top of his game was a shot in the arm for WWE. When HBK left after Wrestlemania XIV, the Stone ColdRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act XI Hey, so I’ve been dreading this one. I don’t like the match, I think it’s boring and I’m not into the story. So let’s just get that out of the way right now. When you think of The Streak, do you think about the killer match Taker had with Big Show and Lord A-Train? Nothing against Big Show, or Taker, or the other one, I know I don’t think good things when I think of this match, but I am still goingRead More

Posted On April 1, 2014By StaffIn Columns

5 Things We Learned From WWE Raw (3/31/14)

And so now we are less than one week away from the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania. In the past 30 years, however, one could argue that the entire card for the yearly Showcase has never felt as insignificant as it does this year. And one would think that with the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania upon us this year, the return of The Immortal Hulk Hogan, and The Undertaker’s Streak still holding true and so on, that this event would feel monumental…momentous….special. But it doesn’t. For this WWE fan, it feelsRead More
The biggest week in the wrestling industry is just a few days away! The card for WrestleMania 30 is set, and while everyone is looking forward to the WWE Championship match and The Undertaker defending his 21-0 streak, there’s one match that I think can steal the show. The Bray Wyatt and John Cena feud on RAW the last few weeks has played out perfectly. From Cena being tied up in the ropes with a sheep mask on, to this past week where Cena looked like he joined The WyattRead More