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Ladies and Gentlemen, on April 2, 1989 at Wrestlemania V, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels entered the building. Only he wasn’t HBK, the Showstopper, the Main Event, or Mr. Wrestlemania yet. Once upon a time, Shawn Michaels was a tag team specialist with Marty Jannetty and the two comprised the tag team of The Rockers. The Rockers were a very different team than The Midnight Express, or Demolition. They were known more as babyface high-flyers that were popular with the female and child demographic due to their look, style andRead More

Posted On March 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 19th

Trivia 2001 – The Monday Night War entered its last week before the WWF buyout of WCW: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.6 to 2.1 in the ratings 2007 – Sports Illustrated reports that several WWE wrestlers are linked to Scottsdale, Arizona doctor David Wilbirt, who was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency for being a part of an Internet drug ring, writing nearly 4,000 illegal prescriptions. Names included in the report included Kurt Angle, Edge, Eddie Guerrero, Gregory Helms, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton & at least five others. EventsRead More
Hello everybody! After taking a little time off from analyzing the pro wrestling, I’m back with a vengeance. To be perfectly honest I was getting so frustrated with the direction of the WWE I stopped watching for a bit. I basically threw in the towel after spending $55 on a lackluster Royal Rumble PPV. What turned me around? The launch of the WWE Network. I signed up for the free trial, and like many of you, I found myself falling in love with Pro Wrestling once again. When you areRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act II We continue as the bell tolls for 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee, Jake “The Snake” Roberts at Wrestlemania VIII. I had previously shown my distaste for the Snuka match a year before, but accepted it as putting The Undertaker over and giving The Streak life. It is amazing what difference a year makes because The Undertaker was on the turn of becoming face in his battle against The Snake. Roberts had gotten massively over as a heel for his torment of theRead More
Going back through every single Wrestlemania match of The Undertaker, the Streak has already allowed me to gain perspective on it and appreciate each match on its own in its importance to The Undertaker character. The idea came to me by going back through the two works of art that are the Shawn Michaels/Undertaker matches at Wrestlemania 25 and 26. Those are two of my favorite matches and the fact that The Streak eventually took the career of Mr. Wrestlemania is a testament to its importance. It has occurred toRead More

Posted On March 18, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 18th

  Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.6 to 2.9 in the ratings 2006 – WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event returns to NBC 2007 – La Parka wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Octagon, Abismo Negro, Rhino, Fuerza Guerrera & Latin Lover 2011 – Extreme Tiger wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Carlito Caribbean Cool, LA Park & El Mesias 2012 – El Hijo del Perro Aguayo wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Hector Garza, Jack Evans & LARead More

Posted On March 17, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

10 Big Questions From WWE Raw – March 17, 2014

There’s a lot of traffic on this Road to WrestleMania XXX! Superstars anxious for parks on The Show of Shows are aggressively fighting their way through the congestion. More Battle Royal participants are beginning to surface, longstanding feuds are taking one head-scratching twist after another, and the WWE World Heavyweight Title picture keeps upping the resolution. RAW always leaves us viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer them in the comments below, on Twitter @PWMania #10BigQuestions, and Facebook. #1) After Triple H’s announcement,Read More

Posted On March 17, 2014By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – March 17, 2014

-Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there. -We are LIVE from San Antonio, Texas (guaranteeing a Shawn Michaels appearance). -Triple H is already in the ring and he’s pissed off because the crowd is making him destroy Daniel Bryan. Quickly, Batista interrupts and he is also pissed off because he didn’t come back to be in some stupid Triple Threat match. Out comes Randy Orton as well and he’s questioning Hunter’s decision making process as we get a 3/4 Evolution reunion. Orton requests a no-DQ match against Bryan tonightRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act I “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is how it all began. The bell of The Undertaker echoes through the Wrestlemania arena as Paul Bearer carries the urn in hand on his way to the ring as he is followed by The Undertaker. Little did we know, this would be the first of many. In the ring was Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who also didn’t know the ass whooping The Undertaker was about to lay him to rest with. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka became number 1Read More

Posted On March 17, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 17th

Trivia 2000 – Beyond The Mat, a documentary on professional wrestling directed by Hollywood screenwriter Barry W. Blaustein, opens in theaters. The film focuses on Jake Roberts, Terry Funk, & Mick Foley, & also includes sections on Vince McMahon, Droz, New Jack, Koko B. Ware, & ECW’s 1st Pay-per-view, Barely Legal. The film would open at number 19 for the week & make $2,053,648 over its nine week theatrical run 2002 – El Canek wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Pirata Morgan, Cibernetico & Octagon 2009 – WWE announced the VonRead More
This year in the lead up to Wrestlemania XXX, I will personally be going back through The Streak of The Undertaker. We are going to go through all 21 victories one match per day which will climax with the quest for Brock Lesnar to become number 22. Try to think of this as a 21 Days of Wrestlemania Marathon. The Streak begins today March 16th as we start at the beginning against Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka at Wrestlemania VII for the first victory. I’m excited because we get to go backRead More

Posted On March 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 16th

Trivia 2003 – La Parka Jr defeated Abismo Negro to win the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament 2007 – Mick Foley’s 3rd memoir “The Hardcore Diaries” debuted at number 12 on the non-fiction side of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller list.  It came in at number 46 on the USA Today Best Seller listing (which covers all books) 2008 – El Zorro wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Abismo Negro, Mr Niebla & Alan Stone Events In 1972, the WWWF ran in Waterville, Maine: – Debbie Johnson defeated Dottie Downs – DonnaRead More
Bret Hart
We’re dipping into the ever-growing pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Fremantle Media and Fetch Publicity for our next review. It’s a three disc set dedicated to the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be as we take a look at Bret “Hitman” Hart: The Dungeon Collection. As is the custom with these things we’ll begin with….. Disc One December 1978 We begin in Stampede Wrestling, and our man defends his British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight title against theRead More
The second inductee into this years WWE Hall of Fame nominees is the one that some would argue should have been the head of the class. He was the master of ring psychology and in my opinion was one of the best heels of the late eighties and early nineties, his feud with the late Randy Savage was miles ahead of the time and wouldn’t look out of place in the Attitude era, Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. During his early career he wrestledRead More
It has been a while since my last column, but it’s a busy time of year. We are on the road to WrestleMania and TNA’s Lockdown took place right here in Miami, Florida! (Cheap Foley Pop!) Speaking of TNA, I thought they had a pretty solid pay-per-view at University of Miami BankUnited Center. Was it the biggest crowd ever? No, but they performed like they were in front of 40,000 people. A lot of negativity the company gets is deserved and a lot of it is unwarranted. I believe aRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Ethan LewisIn Columns, Featured

WWE Week In Review – March 8 to March 15, 2014

This week was a great one in WWE. It all started off on Monday Night with one of the best episodes of Raw so far this year. The show began with some good segments and matches, but it started to hit another notch when Daniel Bryan chose to occupy Raw. Bryan filled the ring with fans and by the time the show returned from commercial, fans had surrounded the ring as well. Bryan promised not to leave until he got what he wanted which caused Triple H to FINALLY giveRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 15th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.8 to 4.3 in the ratings 2008 – Jeff Hardy, who was serving a 60 day suspension from WWE due to a Wellness Policy violation, lost his North Carolina home in a fire 2009 – Electroshock wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating La Parka, Silver King & Latin Lover 2010 – The WWE vs.TNA Monday Night wars continued: WWE Raw defeated TNA Impact: 3.7 to 0.8 in the ratings Events In 1979, WWWF ran a show in Worcester,Read More
As we have seen on this past week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, there have been a few more matches added to WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. Currently there are five confirmed matches and an excessive amount of hype for the big extravaganza. Currently confirmed are: * Randy Orton vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship * Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar * Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H if Daniel Bryan wins he will be added to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match later in the evening * John CenaRead More
While WWE has undergone many changes since the end of the Attitude Era, one change has been the near extinction of its’ Tag Team division. Many lifelong WWE fans recall the death defying and breath taking tag team brawls from the days when the WWE was stacked with tag teams that wowed audiences. Such tag teams include the likes of Edge and Christian, the Hardy Boys, and the Dudley Boys. These three tag teams engaged in amazing matches that pushed the limits of not only tag teams, but competitors inRead More