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Posted On September 8, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 8th

Trivia 1991 – The National Wrestling Alliance officially stripped Ric Flair of the NWA World Heavyweight Title, only 2 days before Flair made his WWF in-ring debut. World Championship Wrestling had stripped Flair of “their title” back in July, when Flair could not come to terms with WCW for a new contract. This would cause the splintering of the WCW & NWA title lineage 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.3 to 2.2 in the ratings 2004 – TNA held it’s final weekly PPV eventRead More
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Posted On September 7, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 7th

Trivia 2009 – Bob Barker guest hosted WWE Monday Night Raw 2010 – WWE NXT Season 3 began airing on Syfy Events In 1988, NWA Clash of Champions III: Fall Brawl was held at the Albany Civic Center, in Albany, Georgia. With an attendance of 3,700. This TV special was the last to be promoted by Jim Crockett before he was bought out by Ted Turner: – Mike Rotunda fought Brad Armstrong to a 20-minute time-limit draw to retain the NWA Television Title – Nikita Koloff & Steve Williams defeated The Sheepherders (Luke &Read More
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Posted On September 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 6th

Trivia 1996 – During a Friday night edition of Raw (due to U.S. Open Tennis) Jim Ross shocked & confused fans by saying that Razor Ramon & Diesel were in talks to return to the WWF. Kevin Nash & Scott Hall, who were working for WCW, deny Ross’ claim. Ross would repeat the statement again on WWF shows, & would later introduce the “new” Diesel (Glen Jacobs, aka Kane) & “new” Razor Ramon (Rick Bogner, aka Big Titan). Since WWF did own the names & characters of Diesel & Razor Ramon,Read More
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Posted On September 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 5th

Trivia 2007 – Just a few weeks after debuting for the company, Andrew “Test” Martin was released from TNA Events In 1983, World Class Championship Wrestling holds their 1st Labor Day Weekend “Star Wars” event in Ft. Worth, Texas: – Iceman Parsons defeated Buddy Roberts – Bruiser Brody defeated Kamala via DQ in a Lumberjack match – Kerry Von Erich defeated Michael Hayes in a Country Whipping match – Kevin Von Erich defeated World Class American Champion Jimmy Garvin via DQ – World Class Texas Champion David von Erich defeated Terry Gordy inRead More
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Posted On September 4, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 4th

Trivia 1995 – WCW Monday Nitro began airing on TNT 2000 – The Monday Night War celebrated it’s 5th anniversary: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.22 to 3.62 in the ratings Events In 1987, WWF King of The Ring was held at the Providence Civic, Center, Providence, Rhode Island: 1st Round Matches: – Haku (with Tama) defeated Brutus Beefcake – Rick Martel defeated Dan Spivey – King Kong Bundy defeated The One Man Gang via countout – SD Jones defeated Sika – Danny Davis (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito Santana TheRead More
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Posted On September 3, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 3rd

Events In 1984, WCCW “Labor Day Star Wars” was held at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas: – George Weingroff defeated Kelly Kiniski – WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion Chris Adams defeated WCCW Television Champion Jake Roberts to win the title – Jules Strongbow & WCCW American Tag Team Champion Buck Zumhofe defeated The Long Riders (Bill & Scott Irwin) – WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion Michael Hayes defeated The Missing Link via DQ – Kerry Von Erich defeated Bruce Reed via DQ in an arm wrestling match –Read More
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Posted On September 2, 2014By Bill McCormickIn Columns, Featured

Bray Wyatt: What’s The Plan?

I’m just going to throw this out there. Raw was bad. It was actually really bad. They were advertising next weeks show before that week’s Raw was over. There were some bright spots. Overall, I wasn’t entertained but among all of it, I noticed something missing. Anyone else notice how Bray Wyatt wasn’t on Raw last night at all? Anyone else notice that he went from the Jericho feud to absolutely nothing. He’s not even doing promos. Sure, they are kinda keeping it going by having the two rekindle theirRead More
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Posted On September 2, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, Featured

#ModernDayNitroReview : WCW Monday Nitro Show 103

Welcome to the first #ModernDayNitro review column, by yours truly, Rich Latta. With the release of the WCW Nitro’s of 1995 and 1996 on the WWE Network, I will watch them at random and bring you all into a virtual deloreon with this column. If you have any specific shows you find interesting, let me know where to find it on WWE Network, below or on Twitter @DangerRich32. Our first show is labeled “Nitro 103.” The main attractions were a Ric Flair vs Randy Savage WCW Championship match, and ArnRead More
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WWE: Brothers Of Destruction: Greatest Matches DVD & Blu-ray Review Brothers of Destruction: Greatest Matches is a no-frills set which collects some of Kane and The Undertaker’s best matches as a tag team in 2001 and during their brief reunions in 2006 and 2008. While the set doesn’t contain the type of classic battles you’ll one day want to tell your kids about, it’s still a fun collection which is an essential purchase for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the duo. Kicking off with a slick promo introducingRead More
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Posted On September 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 2nd

Trivia 2007 – WWE released Nick Dinsmore, who had portrayed the Eugene character.  He would be brought back in 2009, but after 1 appearance on Raw, he’d be released again Events In 1966, the EMLL 33rd Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City: – Rene Guajardo defeated Felipe Ham Lee in a Hair vs Hair Match – Jerry London defeated Karloff Lagarde in a Hair vs Hair Match – In a secondary event later in the month, Rene Guajardo defeated Jerry London in a Hair vs Hair Match In 1985, “WCCW Labor Day StarRead More
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Posted On September 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 1st

Trivia 1993 – WCW fully withdrew from the NWA, surrendering the right to use NWA Title belts 2005 – Deep South Wrestling, the new WWE development territory, promotes it’s 1st show 2010 – Former WCW World champion Diamond Dallas Page filed a lawsuit against the band 3OH!3 over their unauthorized use of his Diamond Cutter symbol Events In 1986, CWF Battle of the Belts III was held in Daytona Beach, Florida: – The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) defeated The Sheepherders (Luke Williams & Butch Miller) to retain the NWA United States TagRead More
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I was set to continue writing a column about some of the new WWE signings (that should be posted next week) and I planned to publish it tomorrow, but as I was scrolling through the recent wrestling news, I read a story that should be addressed. WWE ambassador, Hulk Hogan is once again trying to work his way into a big money match, this time with Stone Cold Steve Austin, as Hogan called out Austin during a recent interview. Hogan concluded his statement when he said that if the matchRead More
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Posted On August 31, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 31st

Trivia 1998 – WCW Nitro achieved it’s highest ever TV rating with a 6.0. Less than 2 months later, it would beat Raw in the ratings for the final time (Should be noted there was no WWF Monday Night Raw that night, due to the yearly preemption due to the US Open Tennis Tournament) 2008 – Shawn Michaels suffered a torn triceps during the Raw taping 2008 – Mick Foley was officially removed from the WWE roster as his contract expired on 9/1/08 2010 – Kaval (Low Ki) won WWE NXT Season 2 2012 –Read More
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Posted On August 30, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 30th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.2 to 4.0 in the ratings 2007 – Based on independent information received from investigators from the Albany County, NY D.A.’s office, WWE, under the penalty provisions of its wellness policy, issued suspension notices to 10 of its performers for violation suspended 10 performers. Following WWE’s announcement that it had suspended 10 stars for Wellness Policy violations, the New York Daily News ran an article online listing the names of WWE stars that were identified asRead More
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Posted On August 29, 2014By Carl MaddisonIn Columns, Featured

Brock Lesnar – A Part-Time WWE Champion

In my opinion, one of the only things in WWE at the moment that is keeping my attention is the fact that Brock Lesnar is now WWE champion. Summerslam was 2 weeks ago, and since I’ve been seeing tweets about the validity of Brock’s run because he is part-time and some negativity towards his victory. I just wanted to say my opinion and question some of the negative opinions that these fans seem to have. First of all I completely understand and appreciate the criticism that Brock Lesnar is aRead More
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Posted On August 29, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 29th

Trivia 2006 –  Chris Jericho, who fronts metal band Fozzy, is eliminated on the 1st episode of FOX reality series “Celebrity Duets” Events In 1988, the 1st ever WWF Summerslam was held at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. With an attendance of 20,000: – The Fabulous Rougeaus Brothers  (Jacques & Raymond) fought The British Bulldogs (The Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) to a 20 minute time limit draw – Bad New Brown defeated Ken Patera – Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan) defeated The Junkyard Dog via DQ – The PowersRead More
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WWE: OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History DVD and Blu-ray Review Three years ago, WWE released OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WCW History. Rather than follow it up with a Blu-ray focusing on another 50 moments from their storied past (which it’s not hard to imagine them being able to do), Volume 2 puts the spotlight on WCW. The set is nicely put together, but in a no frills sort of fashion. There’s no host here to introduce each moment as it instead just counts them downRead More
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Posted On August 28, 2014By Josh WildingIn Columns, Featured

WWE Payback 2014 DVD and Blu-ray Review

WWE Payback 2014 DVD and Blu-ray Review United States Championship Match: Sheamus vs. Cesaro Payback kicked off with a great match between Cesaro and Sheamus (though it would be Paul Heyman who killed both our and the Chicago crowds hopes for a CM Punk return before it even started), and the finish was an unexpected one, especially as so many of Sheamus’ matches end with a predictable Brogue Kick out of nowhere. Reliving this slugfest will definitely make you excited for the feud which once again picked up between theRead More
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Posted On August 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 28th

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.9 to 3.5 in the ratings Events In 1989, WWF Summerslam was held at the Meadowlands Arena, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With an attendance of 20,000: Dark Match: – Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware SummerSlam: – The Brain Busters (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson) (with Bobby Heenan) defeated The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart) – Dusty Rhodes defeated The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) – Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster – RickRead More