WCW 1992 - "Ravishing" Rick Rude was still relatively fresh off his exit from then WWF. He defeated Sting in nefarious fashion to win the US Title in late 1991. Here, he faces the challenge of the returning Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat at Superbrawl II.
Jim Ross and Jesse "The Body" Ventura provide commentary
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All Japan Pro Wrestling, 1985 – AJPW held it’s World Champion Carnival in the month of October. The events featured champions fro around the world competing with an against each other in an All Japan Ring.
One of the final matches in the tour pitted NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair against AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel. I truly was a dream match for its time.
WWE announced today that former Multi-Time World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Angle is the first officially confirmed name for the Class Of 2017.
This marks the return of Angle to the company after a near 11 year absence. He was last seen on WWE programming in the Fall of 2006 where he was heavily featured on the then new ECW Brand. Angle made a surprising jump to TNA in late 2006, where he was pushed as the top name for several ...continue reading
Dave Meltzer reports that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett will be wrestling for TNA Impact Wrestling. Barnett made his debut at tonight's tapings, and is expected to feud with Bobby Lashley, another wrestler with a MMA record.
Josh Barnett was a student of the late great Billy Robinson, and headlined a Wrestling World show (now called Wrestle Kingdom) for New Japan Pro Wrestling in his debut match. He would go on to wrestle dozens of matches for New Japan in the following years, ...continue reading
25 years ago, one of the most infamous heel turns happened. The Rockers, a longtime fixture on then WWF programming, had been teasing friction since the 1992 Royal Rumble. The airing of the dirty laundry finally happened on an edition of Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's talk show, The Barber Shop.
This segment is still talked about today as one of the all time greatest heel turns in history. Watch it below, whether you want to relive the memories or just feel old...
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All Japan Pro Wrestling, 1994 - Two of the top stars in AJPW face off. Champion Mitsuharu Misawa was in the middle of a near two year reign when he defended the Triple Crown against challenger Toshiaki Kawada.
Up until last week, this was the only televised match that Dave Meltzer rated Six Stars.
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New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the full cards for their two "New Beginning" Events, featuring several title matches. These will be the first events the Suzuki-Gun stable will be competing in since their return to the promotion.
New Beginning in Sappora - February 5th, 2017
1. Hirai Kawato & KUSHIDA vs. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado)
2. Yoshitatsu, David Finlay, & Henare vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Yuji Nagata
3. CHAOS (Gedo, Jado, & Will Ospreay) vs. ...continue reading
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The wrestling world is still buzzing about New Japan Pro Wrestling's WrestleKingdom 11 main event, which was an epic 45-minute showdown between champion and CHAOS Leader Kazuchika Okada, and challenger Kenny Omega, Leader of The Bullet Club.
Norko is joined by the regular panelists Jarret, Josh, and Seth to talk the match, ...continue reading
After the cameras went off the air on Monday Night Raw, The Undertaker returned to confront Universal Champion Kevin Owens and new US Champion Chris Jericho. Let's just say it didn't end well for Jeri-KO.
@WRESTLEZONEcom ... Here is a longer clip from the Post Raw segment featuring Undertaker, @FightOwensFight, & @IAmJericho. pic.twitter.com/mqpj94xdZu— Wrestle Reed (@wrestlereed) January 10, 2017
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, The Undertaker made an advertised return where he announced he would compete in the annual Royal Rumble Match. This is the first Royal Rumble Undertaker will compete in since 2009.
As to why 'Taker appeared on Raw instead of Smackdown, he stated "I go where I want, when I want" in regards to branding.
It is worth noting that Undertaker was not drafted to either brand during the 2016 Draft back in July.
As of this posting, here are the official names ...continue reading