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Posted On March 7, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 7th

Trivia 1999 – Cibernetico wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Octagon, Latin Lover & Electroshock Events In 1969, The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York: – Irish Jackie & Little Beaver defeated Little Brutus & Sky Low Low in a two-out-of-three falls match – Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Tom Branden – Bulldog Brower defeated Louis Cerdan – Johnny Rodz defeated Bob Harmon – Baron Mikel Scicluna & John L. Sullivan (Johnny Valiant) fought to a draw – WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeatedRead More
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Posted On March 6, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Samoa Joe: A Championship Legacy

It’s time to step into Ring of Honor territory once again as we take a look at the two disc compilation dedicated to the man who truly defined what it meant to be a champion. The release in question is Samoa Joe: A Championship Legacy. As is the way with these things we begin with….. Disc One March 13th, 2003 With the #1 Contender’s Trophy up for grabs, our man faces Homicide, E.Z. Money and B.J. Whitmer in a four corners match at Expect the Unexpected. Fast paced action wasRead More
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No stalling. How about we tackle a few topics today? TNA Impact Wrestling Yes, I will be watching this Thursday (tonight). No, I will not be live tweeting. Still have not hit 500 Twitter followers! be on the look out for thoughts on Impact later this week. WWE Stock Soars! Oh look, the WWE stock price went up another 13% on Tuesday. More on Wednesday! Great job ‘taking over’ and trying to hijack Raw. Sure did make a difference folks. Boy, that sold out arena looked great in Chicago. WonderfulRead More
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Posted On March 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 6th

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Nitro: 6.4 to 2.7 in the ratings 2008 – TNA announced that Judas Mesias would be leaving the company once he finished his booking commitments 2008 – Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson booked a lead role in the WWE Studios film “Behind Enemy Lines – Colombia”, which was released direct to DVD Events In 2000, The 233rd WCW Monday Nitro was live from the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: – Kaz Hayashi defeated Psychosis (with JuventudRead More
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Posted On March 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – March 5th

Trivia 2001 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Nitro: 4.5 to 2.1 in the ratings 2007 – Memphis Wrestling aired an angle where Hulk Hogan signed a contract to wrestle Jerry Lawler.  The match didn’t come to take place as WWE pressured Lawler to drop out, leading to a lawsuit from promoter Cory Maclin, which was later settled 2009 – John Carle, who worked on the WWE Creative team for two years, was let go by WWE.  He had been working on the Smackdown brand atRead More
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Posted On March 4, 2014By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s Raw Review – March 3, 2014

-Armageddon is certainly sure to reign as we are live from Chicago, IL with a crowd who actually organized to take over the show. -Before we start, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@MikeShannon22) for all types of fun. -CM Punk’s music hits, drawing a huge pop from the crowd, but Paul Heyman makes his way out instead. Heyman sits down in the ring a la CM Punk and talks about how Punk was thought too small to main event Wrestlemania and how Punk was never truly wanted byRead More
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Posted On March 4, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

10 Big Questions From WWE Raw – March 3, 2014

Chicago was the proverbial riot it was expected to be, burning up the Road to WrestleMania with its most intense heat yet. WWE’s flagship broadcast was “hijacked” by more than raucously anxious CM Punk supporters making an emphatic hometown statement. It was overtaken by an overwhelming amount of bad blood. The viciously vocal audience remained hostile from the show’s opening until it finally faded to black. RAW always leaves us viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer them in the comments below, onRead More
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Posted On March 4, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 4th

Trivia 2008 – The WWE Cruiserweight Title is officially retired, having not appeared on WWE programming for close to 6 months 2010 – During an appearance on The Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning show, Hulk Hogan was talking about TNA Impact’s move to Monday nights & revealed that the company had signed Rob Van Dam Events In 1974, The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York: – Donna Christianello & The Fabulous Moolah defeated Dardi Dahl & Peggy Patterson – Mr. FujiRead More
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Here we go… TNA Lockdown Ticket Sales? Sure, how about a little TNA to start us off? Word on the street is that Lockdown has sold around 1,000 tickets so far for the pay-per-view event next Sunday night. Not too surprising, if true. Unless the company has some huge play coming in the next few days, be on the look out for more “empty arena pictures” next Sunday night to surface online. You would think with MVP being in a big spot, the show would do well in Miami…but nope.Read More
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Posted On March 3, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – March 3rd

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 1.9 in the ratings 2009 – In an interview with  The UK Mirror, actor & early Wrestlemania headliner Mr. T commented that he turned down an invitation to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame because of the induction of another celebrity, Pete Rose, ahead of him. “WWE asked me to be in the Hall of Fame and I turned it down. You know why? They put Pete Rose in theRead More
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It’s been a historic week in the WWE. The road to WrestleMania officially kicked off with the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday and the WWE Network launched on Monday. On top of that, Hulk Hogan made his return to the WWE as well as The Undertaker. Needless to say, it’s been a huge week for WWE. This week started off on Sunday with an incredible Elimination Chamber PPV. It was the best PPV since SummerSlam last August. Nearly every match delivered. Big E and Swagger had a physical battle forRead More
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“I feel I have a responsibility to the younger wrestlers on the roster, the ones who aren’t signed yet and the future of pro-wrestling as a whole to help make this place better and to change this place. I certainly can’t change it by sitting on my couch in Chicago.” -CM Punk Reports circulated Sunday that CM Punk would make his return to the WWE on Monday’s RAW at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. Punk has not been seen on WWE TV since the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 26th,Read More
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Posted On March 2, 2014By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H

Greetings to all… It’s David Davis with my weekly blog: Death of Wrestling. For all of those who read this regularly, you will know that this is not a blog about bashing wrestling; it’s a blog of a frustrated fan, who loves the business and wishes that each week it could be a little better. So I wondered what it’d take to make the YES MOVEMENT die… and to say it’s died is a bit premature, I know, but watching Monday’s Raw made me realise that it’s not as strongRead More
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Posted On March 2, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WCW Monday Nitro Retro Review 10/16/95

Nitro 10/16/95 We open Nitro with the announcement that Ric Flair recruited Sting to team with him tonight to take on Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman. Wow. Diamond Dallas Page takes on Johnny B. Badd. Page jumps Badd before the match can start. That’s all we get. Johnny B. Badd wins by DQ and the Diamond Doll looks disgusted. ^More crap. Thanks WCW. I know for a fact that these two face off at our upcoming pay per view, so this is leading up to that. Eddie Guerrero takes onRead More
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Posted On March 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – March 2nd

Trivia 2011 – ROH champion Roderick Strong and El Generico signed deals with Ring of Honor. 2011 – WWE filed a trademark on the term Sheriff Austin Events In 2002, the 6th Annual Super 8 Tournament was held at the St. Matthew’s Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware: First Round: – Donovan Morgan defeated Pepper Parks – Jamie Noble defeated Matt Stryker – Red defeated Bobby Rude – AJ Styles defeated Xavier Semifinals: – Donovan Morgan defeated Jamie Noble – AJ Styles defeated Red Finals: – Donovan Morgan defeated AJ StylesRead More
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Is Triple H Itching to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion? The clean-cut Triple H looks every bit the executive with his short hair, decked in tailor made suites. Underneath his dress shirt, tie, and buttoned jacket, one can’t help wondering how badly Triple H is itching. Every time the recently introduced WWE World Heavyweight Championship crosses his path, the urge to vie for it likely overwhelms the Greenwich, Connecticut native like raw insulation rubbed across his skin. Triple H already claimed 13 World Championships – 8 WWE titles, 5 WorldRead More
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SMW 02/15/92 We’re at East High School in Morristown Tennessee Bob Caudle and Jim Cornette open the show on commentary. Cornette puts over Hollywood Bob Holly and Brian Lee taking on Dutch Mantel. From Trenton, Georgia it’s Pat Rose. Rose is taking on Hollywood Bob Holly in our first match. Holly is dressed in pink again. Very flashy. Holly jumps Rose at the bell. Holly wins the match with a swinging neckbreaker and a top rope knee drop in less than four minutes. ^Short and basic. Nice to see theRead More
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Posted On March 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – March 1st

Trivia 1987 – Bruno Sammartino is inducted into the Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.3 to 4.3 in the ratings 2007 – The GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame is opened. Hulk Hogan is the 1st inductee 2008 – Trish Stratus is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 82% of the reader votes 2009 – Harley Race is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 87% of the reader votes 2010Read More
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Posted On February 28, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Featured

Looking At If WWE Is Listening To Their Audience

The WWE network launched this week and it’s estimated that a few hundred thousand subscribers have already signed up for it in just a few days. There have been some technical glitches, but it’s a common problem with new technology that will probably be fixed during the free trial that the WWE is offering fans for the launch of the network. After the result of the Elimination Chamber and the subsequent announcement on Raw this past week, Randy Orton vs. Batista was confirmed for the main event of Wrestlemania. SpeakingRead More