Tribute to the Ultimate Warrior RIP Jim Hellwig

Tribute to Jim Hellwig aka The Ultimate Warrior (1959-2014)

There is a hilarious interview segment in WWE’s 2005 DVD The Self Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior that has Chris Jericho, Edge (who as a teenager attended Wrestlemania 6 and thus got to see The Ultimate Warrior wrestle Hulk Hogan), and Christian. The 3 modern-era WWE superstars talk about Warrior’s over-the-top frenetic, rambling stream-of consciousness promos and then deliver almost perfect imitations of those promos. Jericho notes that he and his friends would ask each other “did that make any sense?” “No, but it sounded kinda cool, so yay!” (more…)

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WWE Diva's Title History

Women’s and Diva’s Title History – From Ass Kickers to Eye Candy

WWE Diva's Title HistoryThe reason for any individual to be involved in the world of professional wrestling is to grab the brass ring, win the big one, become champion. To hold the championship means you are the best in the world at what you do, you are to be taken seriously, you are numero uno, and that every other person on the roster better take notice. It is expected that you will headline the pay per views, you will make the media appearances, you will be the face of the company. Yet, with all of that being said, the various championships in the WWE continually lose their importance and value. The championships have become secondary to the drama that fuels the company. (more…)

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Summerslam 2013 Full PPV Download

Daniel Bryan – Buried or Not, Here He Comes!

Daniel Bryan Chants Yes!
“Seriously? A yes chant’s more popular than I am?”
Several weeks back, the WWE held a tele-conference for it’s shareholders where Vince McMahon expressed disappointment in the 296,000 pay-per-view buyrate for Summerslam compared to the over 350,000 buys the 2012 edition of the show received. This year’s main event had featured John Cena defending the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan with Triple H as the guest referee. Despite working with a torn tricep, Cena put in a terrific performance which couldn’t have done a better job of putting Bryan over as a legitimate main eventer. Bryan, for his role, showed that he could compete on the big stage with wrestling’s biggest draw of the last decade. The pinfall finally came when Bryan struck Cena with a stiff-looking flying knee strike. It was a wonderfully orchestrated moment of triumph for the Indy Wrestling darling who made it to the business’s big leagues. A capacity crowd at L.A.’s Staples Center all chanting “YES! YES! YES!” in the kind of communal unison reserved for Democratic and Republican presidential nomination conventions. It was a replay of Shawn Michaels’ “boyhood dream” Wrestlemania 12 main event victory over Bret Hart, except Bryan is a genuinely likable and relatable character and thus better positioned to convey the sentimentality of the “boyhood dream coming true”. (more…)

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George Kennedy Biography Wiki

Promoter Profile – George Kennedy

George Kennedy Biography WikiPromoter extraordinaire George Washington Kendall was born on December 29, 1881. As a young man he trained as both an ice hockey player and an amateur wrestler. It would be wrestling that stuck though, as he excelled in the amateur ranks of Montreal, Canada. Moving onto the professional level at the turn of the 20th century it wouldn’t take him long to make a name for himself when on October 24, 1902, under the name of George Kennedy, he defeated Max Wiley for a version of the Lightweight Championship. I would assume it was a local version or it could possibly have been the Canadian version. (more…)

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Best of ChikaraWhen you think of over the top gimmicks, great wrestling, and small crowds what comes to your mind? Admittedly, if WWF 1994 was your first guess, I won’t take points off your test. However, this is exactly what Independent Promotion CHIKARA is… Or rather WAS. CHIKARA, based out of Philadelphia, has been around since early 2002 and enjoyed a pretty decent level of success. If you look at the slew of people who have worked for CHIKARA, you’ll come up with names such as Claudio Castagnoli (Antonio Cesaro of the WWE), Eddie Kingston, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Ultramantis Black, The Colony, The Young Bucks, Chris Hero, Brodie Lee, and Bryan Danielson among a ton of other stars of this industry. The amazing run at the top for the best independent promotion in the US was abruptly ended thanks to a conglomerate known as Titor and a security force known as Condor. (more…)

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Hell in a Cell – A Thing of the Past?

This past Sunday I celebrated my sixth wedding anniversary. I lit a fire in the fire place, turned the lights low, and did what any living husband would do; I turned on WWE’s Pay Per View event Hell in a Cell. Thank God my wife is a wrestling fan! With much anticipation I looked forward to seeing CM Punk finally get his revenge on Paul Heyman, and witness the crowning victory of Daniel Bryan as he finally earned the championship. All week long, I watched The Best of Hell in a Cell DVD and listened as they spoke of the diabolical effects of the chamber. (more…)

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