Sure we all know the deal about pro wrestling. The cat was let out of the bag a long time ago. Yet even sometimes the match planned in the back has taken a serious detour in the ring. Here is a look at ten instances when the “fake” pro wrestling got very real inside of the ring. Nobody is trying to insult anyone’s intelligence here with pro wrestling. It’s a work and that...
On the second episode of Bacon Shorts I channel my inner Hulkamaniac, flag Adam Morrison’s man bun, plus have has some thoughts about Michael Jordan & Lex Luger kicking it together on MJ Monday. If you missed the first episode of Bacon Shorts you can check it out here. Your feedback is really important so hit me up on Twitter @BaconSports or on Facebook and let me...
We reported yesterday that Brock Lesnar told the Associated Press that he re-signed with WWE for a three-year deal and that he turned down an offer from UFC that was worth 10 times what he made there previously. Reddit user MetsFan4Ever, who is a former WWE backstage worker and WWE insider that has broken several huge stories in the past, reports that Lesnar’s new deal is reportedly...
If The Bushwhackers are in, why not these guys? 5 deserving candidates for the Hall of Fame you may not have thought of
Question: What do British knighthoods, reality TV shows and WWE Hall of Fame rings have in common? Answer: They’ll give them out to just about anybody these days. At least, it certainly seems that way in the case of the latter. Indeed, whilst pro wrestling’s most recognisable Hall of Fame has had its fair share of dubious entries in the past (Koko B. Ware anyone?), for the...
We’re 24 days away from WrestleMania 31 from Santa Clara, California. We’re are going to be releasing a playlist of the best 31 WrestleMania matches from the New Generation of the WWE. Here’s a quick stat for you guys, there was actually 31 WrestleMania matches from WrestleMania 10 to WrestleMania 13 which is the era we’re covering in this column. We’ll try our best to...
The number one way to make money in pro wrestling is with a great feud. Nothing draws bigger at the box office than an exciting rivalry pitting good vs. evil. Some rivalries are based on hatred, some are based on championships, and some are based on nothing more than a motivation to be the best. Today I spotlight one of professional wrestling’s greatest feuds.
It didn't take long for Dean Ambrose's exploding-television mishap (Magnavox Overdrive?) to become subject of ridicule. The fact that Ambrose is winless in all pay-per-view bouts post-Shield split (that's since June 2) only makes an incendiary monitor more the source of caustic feeling.
WWE has issued the following in regards to their DLC for WWE 2K15, including what the content that is available from today: 2K Announces Availability of First WWE® 2K15 Downloadable Content Offerings WCW® Superstars Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, Fit Finlay, Lex Luger and Lord Steven Regal set to join playable, in-game roster New York – December 16, 2014 – 2K today...
What happens next with Sting? Numerous other WCW icons tripped up in WWE, either having a benign tenure or petering out after a promising start. WWE hasn't always been kind to the Atlanta legends, and here are ten examples of something getting lost in translation.
Welcome to What We’re Watching, a new feature where we discuss… what we’re watching. It’s just that simple. You can expect to see a wide range of shows discussed in the weeks to come, as we plan to cover some international wrestling, and perhaps even the occasional non-wrestling television show. In our first edition, I thought that given the date on the calendar, it would...
With Raw beginning to air in January of 1993, I’d follow the WWF on pay-per-view going forward and pick up the WCW when Nitro starts in September of 1995. Next up on the docket is one of the more talked about pay-per-view finishes of the 1990s: the 1994 Royal Rumble.
I started back with the 1993 Royal Rumble, the first pay-per-view after Monday Night Raw began airing and decided I would keep going, picking up WCW’s pay-per-views right after Monday Nitro debuts. We’re to the fall/winter of 1993 and what used to be my favorite yearly event: Survivor Series.
Yes, I am writing something other than Nitro reviews! Of course, it’s in my comfort zone (WCW) and we’re talking about my favorite series of Pay-Per-Views of all time: Halloween Havoc.
It should be noted that Vader was finally taken out of the intro and replaced by Lex Luger. Bischoff, Heenan and Mongo start us off. Mongo has that stupid dog with him and I’ve basically ignored Mongo on commentary.
We’re to the summer of 1993 and the biggest even that isn’t WWE Wrestlemania...it is SummerSlam.
First off, I have to give props to WCW as the Nitro set is pretty cool for its time. Nice amount of pyro and lighting, really a step-up from what they had been presenting on Saturday Night. The all-metallic motif would set the standard for pro wrestling sets for years to come.
WCW came out swinging for the first Nitro, knowing that they were running unopposed to Raw. Brian Pillman vs Jushin Liger in a rematch of their SuperBrawl ’92 classic, Sting vs Ric Flair in a continuation of the greatest rivalries in WCW history and Hulk Hogan in the main event against Big Bubba Rogers.
Welcome! With the arrival of the “Monday Night War” documentary series on the WWE Network, I decided to go back and watch the WWF pay-per-views (most of the Raws are not there yet) from the debut of Raw and beyond.
Summerslam is in its 28th year, over the years has featured a range of brilliant theme songs. Great bands like Metallica, AC/DC, Seether, Drowning Pool, CeeLo Green and most recently Fozzy have provided songs for the biggest event of the Summer. Summerslam 1988 & 1989 The first two Summerslam’s shared the same theme song, this song was also used as the theme song for the 1991...
The story of Ric Flair being fired by Jim Herd is a rather one-sided story; Herd is a doofus and fires the greatest wrestler of all time. Except, was Herd really wrong?
Hype isn’t always a good thing for a new WWE wrestler. Sometimes too much hype can create unattainable expectations from fans. The cream doesn’t always rise to the top in these instances as these 10 busts can attest to.
Lex Luger on the other hand, flopped around the mid to upper level for a while before being entered into a feud with Tatanka. The basis of said feud was that Ted DiBiase claiming that he bought Lex Luger’s services and Tatanka being angry about it.
Only July 4th, America was ready to challenge Yokozuna as wrestlers and sports stars tried to slam him and failed. If Scott frigging Steiner who threw guys like Vader and Bigelow around like nothing couldn’t do it, then who could?
So we come upon an interesting show: one that is generally panned as one of the weaker entries in the annals of WrestleMania history, yet also considered a show that helped save the WWE. On April 2, 1995, WrestleMania emanated inside a shopping complex at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT.
1994 and we're back at the epicenter of pro wrestling, Madison Square Garden in New York City. WrestleMania X is billed as "Ten Years in the Making”, which proves that WWE and math have been mutually exclusive for far longer than the "Twenty Fifth Anniversary of WrestleMania”.
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