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Posted On July 12, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 12th

Trivia 1995 – WWF President Jack Tunney resigned from office 1999 – The WWF announced that Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura will serve as a special guest referee at August 22’s SummerSlam in Minneapolis, Minnesota 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 3.4 in the ratings 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment signed former TNA star Nick Cvjetkovich, who wrestles as Original Sinn, to a developmental deal. . He would debut on the main roster as Kizarny, being featured in a number of vignettes to debutRead More
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Posted On July 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 11th

Trivia 2007 – Jim Ross opened the doors on Jr’s BBQ, his 1st restaurant in Oklahoma 2007 – WWE released referee Chris Kay 2009 – Former WWF star Brock Lesnar defeated Frank Mir in the second round of their UFC 100 main event in Las Vegas, becoming the undisputed UFC champion. Lesnar took Mir down and used ground and pound to win via TKO. Lesnar flipped off the crowd and cut a heel-like promo after the win 2011 – The Young Bucks requested & received their release from TNA, where they worked as GenerationRead More
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Posted On July 10, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 10th

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War Continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 2.6 in the ratings 2007 – The word ‘Smackdown’ was added to Webster’s Dictionary Events In 1988, NWA’s The Great American Bash, held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. With an attendance of 13,000. It marked the return to the original format of the Bash after 2 years of tour-based events. It was also the 1st Bash to air on PPV: Dark Match: – Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Kendall Windham & TimRead More
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Posted On July 9, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Featured

Looking At The WWE Champion & Raw Returns

It has certainly been an interesting few days for the WWE, as we saw a new WWE champion crowned, a few surprise returns, and an indication of the direction of the company, which could provide some intriguing TV in the next week months. John Cena won the title at MITB, which caused some of the usual criticism of Cena and the WWE booking style, but those that criticize doesn’t seem to look at the grand scheme of things. Daniel Bryan, who was the most over performer going into the WWE’sRead More
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Many consider it to be sacred ground, as the spiritual home of World Wrestling Entertainment, and now we’re going to look at the DVD set dedicated to one of the greatest venues not just in professional wrestling, but in the world. The release in question is The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden. And as is the custom with these things, let’s start right at the beginning with….. Disc One February 8th, 1971 Newly-crowned WWWF Champion Ivan Koloff makes his first defence as he takes on U.S. American ChampionRead More
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Posted On July 9, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 9th

Trivia 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment signed former Million Dollar Tough Enough competitor Daniel Rodimer. A Florida native, Rodimer did not make it to the main WWE roster 2008 – WWE released Diva Ashley Massaro, who had publicly stated several days earlier that she had requested her release due to her child being ill.   She has not worked in the business since 2012 – Former WCW star Marcus Bagwell was arrested in Cherokee County, Georgia for reckless driving. He was later released on bond Events In 2000, WCW Bash At The Beach was held atRead More
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Posted On July 8, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 8th

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.5 to 2.5 in the ratings 2002 – During the end of a 10 man match on Raw, Kevin Nash, in his 1st match back in action in months after recovering from a biceps injury, suffered an injury to his left quadriceps muscle. Nash tripped over Booker T’s foot after Nash hit a big boot to the face on Booker. After he hit the boot, Nash was running across the ring to hit Bubba Ray Dudley,Read More
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Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.5 in the ratings 2009 – Edge underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles heel.  The surgery & recovery would keep him out of the ring through the 2010 Royal Rumble Events In 1990, NWA’s The Great American Bash, was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. With an attendance of 10,000. This was the final Bash promoted under the NWA banner. The 1991 event would still be produced by WCW, but with no NWARead More
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Posted On July 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 6th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.93 to 4.0 in the ratings 2004 – Ric Flair’s autobiography “To Be The Man” is released 2008 – Mickie Knuckles, who had just debuted as “Moose” on TNA, suffered a broken leg during an IWA Mid-South event in Joliet, Illinois.  Knuckles would undergo surgery the next day.  The surgery and recovery would eventually cost her a planned TNA contract 2009 – Rudy Charles, who had been one of the top referees for TNA and had been withRead More
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Posted On July 5, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Chris Jericho’s WWE Return

Phew. This is gonna be tough. I have something to admit to all of you about Chris Jericho’s WWE return. My name’s George, I’m 31 years old and for most of the last 15 years, I’ve been…a Jerichoholic. It’s an addiction, and a serious one at that. I hope that you’ll all support me as I try to recover from my latest relapse. All joking aside, I’m a self-confessed Jerichoholic. Have been since the moment he debuted on Raw in 1999, interrupted The Rock and turned Raw is War intoRead More
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Posted On July 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 5th

Trivia 1994 – Vince McMahon’s criminal trial on charges of steroid distribution began in Long Island, New York.  The trial of McMahon, who would be acquitted on all charges, would be huge mainstream news nationally 1996 – Mexico National Middleweight Champion El Hijo del Santo defeated The Great Sasuke to win CMLL’s annual Gran Prix Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.2 to 3.3 in the ratings Events In 1992, WCW held a live event at the Omni ColiseumRead More
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Posted On July 4, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

WWE’s New Problem: Bad News Injuries

It’s been a bad couple of months over in Stamford, Connecticut. Wrestlemania was followed up by Injurymania, and the two people shining brightest both took a hard fall. We already know about Daniel Bryan’s neck surgery, which ended up costing him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Neck problems have plagued the best and brightest of WWE for years. Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Edge. Great talents in the ring, and for the most part, great on a microphone too, all having careers cut short (or constantly interrupted) by neckRead More
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Posted On July 4, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Money in the Bank

They were a company without a champion, and all of that was set to change at WWE’s Money in the Bank, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Bray Wyatt’s boys Luke Harper and Erick Rowan challenged Jimmy & Jey Uso for the Tag Team titles. This one certainly ticked all the right boxes. As far as show openers go it was a pretty decent speed versus powerRead More
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Posted On July 4, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 4th

Trivia 1974 – Gary Michael Capetta made his official debut as a ring announcer at a WWWF event in Wildwood, NJ 1982 – In a rare WWF vs. NWA World title match, which saw WWF champion Bob Backlund go to a double countout against NWA World champion Ric Flair at the Omni, in Atlanta, Georgia 1990 – Brutus Beefcake suffered serious facial injuries during a parasailing accident in Lutz, FL. His nose was crushed, his jaw was wired shut, & 8 steel plates, 40 screws, & more than 100 staples were surgically inserted.Read More
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Posted On July 3, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 3rd

Trivia 2006 – Kaz Hayashi defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima in the final of the 1st AJPW Junior League 2008 –  WWE announced that Trevor Murdoch had been released from his contract Events In 2012, WWE held it’s Super Smackdown Live: Great American Bash live on Syfy Channel, from American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas: – The Great Khali & Layla defeated Antonio Cesaro & Aksana – Cody Rhodes defeated Christian in a  World Heavyweight Title Money In The Bank Match Qualifying Match – Dolph Ziggler defeated Alex Riley in a  World Heavyweight Title Money InRead More
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Posted On July 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 2nd

Trivia 2001 – The long awaited “debut” of the new WCW on Raw from Tacoma, Washington was a flop.  Given the final half hour of the 7/2 Raw, Buff Bagwell & Booker T had what many fans felt was the worst main event in the history of the program. Bagwell, who had his first match in months the day before on a house show, blew up quickly, and was using long restholds in a match that should have been non-stop action to put over the quality of the WCW performers. BookerRead More
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Posted On July 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 1st

Trivia 2005 – Then-independent wrestler Matt Striker makes headlines nationally when it is revealed that he had run afoul of the New York State Board of Education for allegedly calling in sick from his teaching duties to work dates in Japan.  Striker would later resign his job.  The controversy led to WWE hiring him a few weeks later 2006 – Andrew “Test” Martin was brought back to WWE as a member of the ECW brand 2009 – Sheamus, Yoshi Tatsu, Abraham Washington, & Tyler Reks debuted on the main WWE roster for ECWRead More
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Posted On June 30, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 30th

Trivia 2005 – Then-independent wrestler Matt Striker makes headlines nationally when it is revealed that he had run afoul of the New York State Board of Education for allegedly calling in sick from his teaching duties to work dates in Japan.  Striker would later resign his job.  The controversy led to WWE hiring him a few weeks later 2006 – Andrew “Test” Martin was brought back to WWE as a member of the ECW brand 2009 – Sheamus, Yoshi Tatsu, Abraham Washington, & Tyler Reks debuted on the main WWE roster for ECWRead More
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A few weeks back I had a legitimate wrestling “Holy Shit” moment. You know the kind of moment that catches you by surprise and takes your breath away all at the same time? One of those moments in wrestling time when everything you love about the art form crystalizes in one audacious turn of events? You know like when Paul Orndorff turned on Hulk Hogan to join the Heenan Family? Or when CM Punk sat Indian Style atop the ramp on RAW and unleashed his outrageous “Pipebomb” promo. Or youRead More