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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

Posted On April 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 1st

First let me start by thanking everyone, this has been such a fun ride. It was a lot of fun, but sadly this will be my final & last This Day In History post. Andy has decided it just takes up too much space on the page, & too much memory on the system. Maybe he’ll let someone pick it back up someday. Just want to thank all the readers! Trivia 1982 – Andre The Giant wins the NJPW MSG League, defeating Killer Khan in the final. Antonio Inoki was supposed to faceRead More

Posted On March 31, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 31st

Trivia 1977 – Seiji Sakaguchi wins the NJPW World League, defeating Masked Superstar in the final 2008 – WWE gives Ric Flair a “farewell” on Raw the night after Wrestlemania, including a reunion with the Four Horsemen (Tully Blanchard, JJ Dillon, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham).  It would be their only televised reunion until 2012, when they go into the WWE Hall of Fame Events In 1985, the 1st ever WWF WrestleMania was held at Madison Square Garden, in New York City: – Tito Santana defeated The Executioner in the 1st ever Wrestlemania match –Read More
) It’s official ladies and gentlemen, WrestleMania week is finally upon us! The WWE is working on making this years WrestleMania 30 the biggest wrestling event in its history. For those of us with the WWE Network, we will be able to see behind the scenes footage prior to the event, the full Hall Of Fame Ceremony, and a two hour WrestleMania Pre-Show! Of course, all of us internet fans can not wait until the WWE Championship match, and hope that Daniel Bryan finally gets his redemption. During the “OccupyRead More

Posted On March 30, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 30th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Raw: 4.2 to 3.8 in the ratings 2001 – La Parka Jr wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Latin Lover, Abismo Negro & Heavy Metal 2007 – Keiji Mutoh wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Toshiaki Kawada in the final 2009 - The 1st edition of the WWE Encyclopedia Debuted at #10 on The New York Times Bestseller List Events In 1996, the WWF Slammy Awards Show was held at the Anaheim Marriot, in Anaheim,California: – Sunny winsRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act X We’ve reached number ten. We’ve seen The Undertaker become The Deadman. He has taken on the likes of Jake Roberts, Kane, Triple H, Psycho Sid and others, but at Wrestlemania XVIII, it was The Nature Boy who had something to say about The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania Streak. At the time, The Nature Boy had half ownership of the WWE after the invasion by WCW and ECW. Flair used the power to do a lot of things. One of which was interfering and blockingRead More
Hello everybody, and welcome back! We are moving ever so close to WrestleMania 30. There is only one more episode of Raw left before the biggest show of the year. I must admit that like many fans out there, I haven’t been thrilled with the build for WrestleMania 30. For me as a long time pro wrestling fan I think of WrestleMania as a super card. Right now with the way things are going it doesn’t feel like WrestleMania. WWE has done many things right as of late. I justRead More

Posted On March 29, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 29th

Trivia 1972 – Jim Barnett’s Mid-South Sports changes its name to Georgia Championship Wrestling 1979 – The World Wide Wrestling Federation drops a W from its name & becomes the World Wrestling Federation 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.5 to 3.6, in the ratings 2009 – Former ECW champion Shane Douglas announced at the Hardcore Reunion ECW themed convention in Allentown, PA that he would be running a ECW reunion show in November 2009, calling it the “November to Remember.”  The eventRead More

Posted On March 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 28th

Trivia 2003 – Satoshi Kojima wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Arashi in the final 2008 – One day after TNA cameras caught him in the crowd at a live TNA broadcast (& he was identified as a WWE wrestler), WWE sent Robbie McAllister of the Highlanders home from Wrestlemania 2011 – WWE announced The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering would be inducted into their Hall of Fame 2011 – WWE stars Chris Masters, Curt Hawkins, Dolph Ziggler, & JTG appeared on MTV’s “Silent Library” Events In 1999, WWF Wrestlemania XV was heldRead More
This was my first Wrestlemania. I was watching wrestling beforehand, but this is where my memory starts for sure and I can confidently say that I remember this. I remember Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the WWF Championship from Shawn Michaels. I consider that match to be the one that made me love wrestling. It was the perfect scenario of me coming along at the right time and Austin being the guy to take the reigns from Michaels. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the WWF had changedRead More

Posted On March 27, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 27th

Trivia 2008- WWE superstar Highlander Robbie McCallister was shown on camera in the crowd live on TNA Impact Events  In 1988, WWF Wrestlemania IV was held at Trump Plaza,  in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event featured a one-night, 14-man tournament for the vacant WWF Title: – Bad News Brown won a 20 Man Battle Royal by last eliminating Bret Hart – Ted Dibiase (with Virgil & Andre The Giant) defeated Jim Duggan in a 1st Round Tournament Match – Don Muraco (with Superstar Billy Graham) defeated Dino Bravo (with Frenchy Martin) via DQRead More

Posted On March 26, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

5 Things We Learned From WWE Raw (3/24/14)

We are officially less than two weeks away from the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania. And while Wrestlemania XXX is showing some signs of great potential, it still feels like a work in progress. And to that end, let’s hope the WWE brass do not try and throw it all together at the last minute. But oh wait, they kind of already are. With that said, things for the Grandaddy Of Them All are starting to catch fire. This week was much more of the same “holding pattern” type of dramaRead More
Today, I woke up with a big smile on my face because it occurred to me almost immediately, “I get to see Shawn Michaels win the WWF Championship today.” Not only do I get to see it, we get to see him win it on the grandest stage of them all, but only after an hour of wrestling Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Yesterday, I discussed how close Shawn Michaels got to capturing the gold at the last Wrestlemania against Diesel. Honestly, with the celebrity involvement, the match quality and theRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act IX You know what I noticed in this column? It is quite strange that we go from Streak match to Streak match because a lot changes in a year of wrestling. Our latest couple of matches have been a war against Kane and then the next day, we are talking about the extreme version of The Deadman who is crucifying people on Raw and hanging The Big Bossman from the Hell in a Cell at Wrestlemania. Unfortunately, The Phenom wouldn’t compete at WrestlemaniaRead More
In my opinion, the Boyhood Dream for Shawn Michaels began here when he challenged his former bodyguard and WWF Champion Diesel at Wrestlemania XI in Hartford, Connecticut. I know this event has the hype of the Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow match-up as well as the participation of other celebrities. I consider this match the second act of The Heartbreak Kid becoming WWF Champion. Nearly a year removed from the ladder match with Razor Ramon at Wrestlemania X, their rematch at Summerslam and then the split between himself andRead More