Posted On January 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 26th

Trivia 1987 – At a WWF taping in Tampa, Florida 3 editions of Piper’s Pit were taped. In the 1st, Andre The Giant turned heel, revealing Bobby Heenan to be his new manager, & challenged Hulk Hogan to a title match, tearing off Hogan’s shirt and crucifix. In the 2nd edition, Hogan accepted Andre’s challenge, setting up the main event to Wrestlemania III. In the 3rd edition, Roddy Piper revealed that he would retire following his match with Adrian Adonis at Wrestlemania III 2004 – During an edition of RawRead More

Posted On January 25, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 25th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continues:  WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.5 to 5.0 in the ratings 2009 – Mickey Rourke was interviewed about the support of the professional wrestling industry when it comes to “The Wrestler”.  Rourke said the wrestling industry has been very supportive, specifically naming Ric Flair & Roddy Piper.  Rourke then said “It looks like I’m going to Houston for Wrestlemania.  Y2J better look out, I’m going to kick his a-s-s”. Rourke had come to terms to make an appearance but let theRead More

Posted On January 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 19th

Trivia 1998- The Monday Night Wars continued: WCW Monday Night defeated WWF Monday Night Raw with a 4.5 rating to a 4.0 rating, Raw saw the WWF debut of Mike Tyson, & the confrontation with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Events In 1991, WWF Royal Rumble was held in Miami, Florida. This Rumble match featured the first no-show, as 18th entrant Randy Savage had (kayfabe) left the arena. Also, Rick Martel set the now-beaten record for longest time in a Rumble match, at 52:17 Dark Match: – Jerry Saggs defeated SamRead More
George Steele recently spoke to the WrestleShark Podcast with Simon and David about his career. In the interview “The Animal” discusses where his character came from, the “magic moment” that changed his career, his retirement, health issues, working as an agent, the evolution of the business, wrestling halls of fame and more. The full interview is available only on iTunes at the following location: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/wrestleshark-the-shark-tank/id538761022 Highlights: Working with Savage: “That was fun, Randy was a real professional, our matches were tough, always hard and different and he was genuinely veryRead More
- Shawn Michaels continued tweeting about the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match after Summerslam. HBK noted that he was going to try and get a WWE satellite truck to his home for RAW so expect him to appear live via satellite. – We noted before that WWE recently reached a settlement with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) which allows them to use the WWF logo on older footage. WWE did this because of the amount of work and manpower it would take to blur years of footage for theRead More
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Posted On August 19, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Timeline: The History of WWE 1995

One of the best things about this gig is the sense of anticipation you get whenever a new product comes through your letterbox for you to review, and when the label says it’s from Kayfabe Commentaries that sense gets taken up a notch or three. In an ironic twist this particular release became a little relevant given the events surrounding a certain well-publicised interview. The DVD that came through the mail was the latest in the Timeline: The History of WWE series and focused on the year 1995. As alwaysRead More
- There was a recent settlement between WWE and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) which allows WWE to use their old WWF logo on footage. WWE made some kind of payment to the World Wildlife Fund. WWE is allowed to use the WWF logo and say WWF over footage as long as it is old footage. For example, WWE couldn’t have a Legend come out on RAW next week, cut a promo and talk about how he used to hold the WWF Title and wrestle on WWF pay-per-views. – WithRead More
- For the past ten years, video content from WWE’s “Attitude Era” (1998–2002) has been edited due to a lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund over the WWF initials. All WWF “scratch” logos and references to the initials had to be blurred or edited out. This directive has now changed, at least in part. In regards to the former “scratch” logo appearing unaltered in video packages in recent weeks, use of the symbol in flashback sequences is permitted after the organization’s legal proceedings with the World Wildlife Fund were settledRead More
- For the past ten years, video content from WWE’s “Attitude Era” (1998–2002) has been edited due to a lawsuit with the World Wide Fund for Nature over the WWF initials. All WWF “scratch” logos and references to the initials had to be blurred or edited out. This directive has now changed, at least in part. In regards to the former “scratch” logo appearing unaltered in video packages on Monday’s Raw, multiple sources within the company say use of the symbol in flashback sequences is now permitted, so brief clipsRead More

Posted On June 26, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Vickie Guerrero Makes Local Headlines, WWE Rating News, More

- During the Fan Corrections segment on Conan last night, a fan called Conan out for saying WWF in reference to a rowdy crowd. – The June 23rd episode of AM Raw scored a 0.45 rating with viewers. – The June 23rd airing of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island scored a 0.45 rating and 707,000 viewers. – Vickie Guerrero made local headlines last week for spending the day yesterday at the El Paso Children’s Hospital and donating 90 WWE Collectibles. (Source: PWInsider.com)Read More

Posted On June 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Falls Count Anywhere Matches Set Released; Full Details

WWE: Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and other Out of Control Matches on DVD and Blu-ray is now available for purchase. Amazon.com have already slashed prices, currently offering huge discounts on the set and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order or view the art work cover by clicking here. Here is what’s included on the WWE DVD and Blu-ray release. Disk 1: The Names May Vary Alley Fight: Pat Patterson vs. Sgt. Slaughter WWF, Madison Square Garden 1981 Atlanta Street Fight: Jimmy Valiant & Ms.Read More

Posted On June 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Diana Hart Talks On Montreal Screwjob, Bulldog/WWE & More

Former wife of “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and mother of former WWE superstar David Hart Smith, Diana Hart Smith, recently appeared on Inside the Ropes radio. Here are some highlights: Feelings on the Screwjob?: “I was in Vancouver and managed to get home to see it. I would never have fathomed they would have done this to Bret. My Dad thought it was part of the storyline. We thought it was part of something that started back in England at One Night Only. Owen was disgusted and a lotRead More
Vince Russo had an interview with Inside The Ropes in which he discussed his long career in wrestling, including his runs for WWF, WCW and TNA. Here are highlights: On how he got his start in WWF: “I was doing a wrestling radio show in Long Island, New York which I was Funding with my own money. I started running out of money. I wrote a letter to Linda McMahon, knowing if I wrote to Vince he probably wouldn’t answer it. I wrote a letter to Linda McMahon introducing myself,Read More
Shortly before Extreme Reunion, Shane Douglas appeared on Inside The Ropes to discuss TNA Wrestling, Sabu’s personal problems, Ric Flair almost joining ECW in 1998 and more (audio available at here). Highlights are as follows: Wiping the mat with the WWF in the 1990s: “If we’d had a backer like Panda Energy or Ted Turner, I think….no I know we’d have wiped the mat with the WWF. Paul Heyman was that talented a booker and our dressing room was that talented. Vince McMahon ripped everything off from us. He’ll tellRead More
– Sheamus will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio on May 20 at Over the Limit. The Mexican grappler’s victory over Sheamus on the April 6 SmackDown guaranteed him a future World Heavyweight Championship Match. Other matches scheduled for the event include John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. — WWE referee Chad Patton turns 36 years old today. — Today marks the ten year anniversary of “WWE.” On May 5, 2002, Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment organization launched a “Get TheRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Top 25 Tag Teams 1990-2012, Part 1 Of 2

For April’s column, I’ve come up with what I believe are the top 25 pro wrestling tag teams from 1990-2012. Outside of having been a tag team during this twenty two year span, my only other requirement for this list was that the tag team had to hold a set of World Tag Titles AT LEAST three times. Adding this rule in made it much easier to go from 70 something tag teams down to my top 25. I know they’ll be a lot of you who think the listRead More

Posted On March 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Arn Anderson Speaks On HOF, Today’s Stars vs. The Past & More

- Wrestling legend and current WWE producer Arn Anderson recently spoke with Mike Mooneyham of The Post & Courier. Here are some highlights: Going into the WWE Hall of Fame with the Horsemen: "I’m never going to be one of those guys who asked what took so long. I’m just floored by the fact that it’s happening. It’s a very elite group. I feel like I had — and am still having — a successful career. But the highlight of that career would have to be the three years IRead More

Posted On March 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

DDP Speaks On Angle He Wanted With The Rock For WWE Debut

Steven Muehlhausen of The Fight Club Chicago radio show recently conducted an interview with “Diamond” Dallas Page. During the interview, DDP revealed that his only regret in wrestling was an idea for his WWE debut involving The Rock that he never pushed for, and instead took the stalker angle angle with The Undertaker. “I figured out how I’m gonna go show up in the WWF when I finally go there,” said Page, regarding the proposed angle. “[WWE is] gonna turn off all the lights and everybody’s gonna think it’s gonnaRead More

Posted On March 4, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

1980s WWF Star Says McMahon Forced Him Out Of Wrestling

Boris Zhukov appeared on World Wrestling Insanity with James Guttman (interview available at WorldWrestlingInsanity.com via ClubWWI). Boris Zhukov wins the award for the most unexpected voice from a ClubWWI.com guest. A good ol’ boy, Boris talks to James Guttman about his talent for doing impressions and changing his voice. The difference is so startling that JG asks if there was ever a consideration to work an angle with Zhukov suddenly speaking with his southern drawl. Unfortunately, WWF never did that and no other company ever had the chance. Why? BecauseRead More