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9 items from 2016


WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/Nxt)

16 May 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

So, we are heading quickly towards WWE’s second May PPV, Extreme Rules, and there are lots of rematches from Payback likely to happen at that show. I hope this doesn’t mean the product will be stale for the next month or so, but we shall see.

Raw (9th May 2016) Results: Baron Corbin defeated Dolph Ziggler R Truth beat Fandango Paige beat Charlotte Sami Zayn defeated The Miz Sin Cara pinned Rusev Roman Reigns & The Usos beat Aj Styles, Anderson & Gallows by Dq Kevin Owens defeated Zack Ryder The Dudleys beat The New Day Big Cass versus Chris Jericho went to a no-contest

This week’s Raw opened with Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. Big Cass interrupted and got a very strong response from the fans. He faced off verbally with Jericho before challenging Y2J to a match. I’m glad WWE have chosen to keep Cass on Raw since Enzo’s accident, »

- Chris Cummings

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WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/Nxt)

8 May 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

So, we just had WWE Payback and now we enter a new week of WWE… Let’s go.

Raw (2nd May 2016) Results: Cesaro and Kevin Owens wrestled to a no-contest Tyler Breeze pinned Goldust Big Cass & The New Day beat The Dudleys and The Vaudevillains Emma beat Becky Lynch Rusev won a Battle Royale to become number one contender to the Us Title Aj Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson beat Roman Reigns & The Usos

Raw opened this week with Shane and Stephanie talking about being co-runners of Raw. Stephanie gave Shane a photograph of Vince and Shane together as a peace offering. The two appeared to agree to work together. Kevin Owens interrupted and demanded a match for the Intercontinental Title. Cesaro then came to the ring to ask for the same thing. Shane announced that the two would have a match with the winner being the number one »

- Chris Cummings

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Stan Hansen Announced For WWE Hall Of Fame 2016

22 March 2016 1:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Stan Hansen was officially announced as the latest inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016 evening during last night’s Raw broadcast.

Hansen will be honored alongside this year’s other inductees on Saturday, April 2nd, the night before WrestleMania 32.

Hansen has long been regarded as one of the greatest brawlers in professional wrestling history. He started his career in 1973 and wrestled all the way up until 2001. Though Hansen did appear for Wwwf, WWF, Awa, and several regional promotions in America, most of his success came as the stiff-working American in Japan. He wrestled for both All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling during his time in Asia. He is arguably the most successful American wrestler in the history of Japan.

Hansen’s time in McMahon’s territory was highlighted by feuds with Bruno Sammartino, Andre The Giant, and Bob Backlund. He famously broke »

- Ryan Droste

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 13

20 March 2016 2:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

The Godwinns vs. The Headbangers vs. The New Blackjacks vs. Doug Furnas & Phillip Lafon (Four Team Elimination Match)

Ic Title Match: Rocky Maivia vs. The Sultan w/The Iron Sheik & Bob Backlund

Hunter Hearst Helmsley w/Chyna vs. Goldust w/Marleena

WWF Tag Title Match: Mankind & Vader vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (Double Count-Out)

Stone ColdSteve Austin vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (Submission Match)

Ahmed Johnson & The Legion of Doom vs. Faarooq, Crush & Savio Vega.

WWF Title Match: The Undertaker vs. Sycho Sid

Lows:

Peculiarly, the lowest point of this event also just happens to be the WrestleMania debut of a future WWE Champion and global icon; Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Wrestling under the name Rocky Maivia (a homage to his father and grandfather respective), ‘The »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania XI

17 March 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Lex Luger & The British Bulldogs vs. The Blu Brothers w/Zebekiah

Ic Title Match: Jeff Jarrett w/The Roadie vs. Razor Ramon w/1-2-3 Kid (Win by Dq)

The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. King Kong Bundy w/Ted Dibiase

WWF Tag Title Match: Yokozuna & Owen Hart w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji vs. The Smoking Guns

Bob Backlund vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (I Quit Match)

WWF Title Match: Diesel w/Pamela Anderson vs. Shawn Michaels w/Sid & Jenny McCarthy

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor

Lows:

For the second time on the annals of WrestleMania history, the WWF Title Match is wrongfully relegated from the main event. At ‘Mania VIII, promotions premier title was bumped down the card to make way for Hulk Hogan and Sid… »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania IX

14 March 2016 1:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Ic Title Match: Tatanka vs. Shawn Michaels w/Luna Vachon (Win by Count-Out)

The Steiner Brothers vs. The Headshrinkers w/Afa

Crush vs. Doink

Bob Backlund vs. Razor Ramon

WWF Tag Title Match: Money Inc. vs. Hulk Hogan & Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart (Win by Dq)

Mr. Perfect vs. Lex Luger

Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. Giant Gonzales w/Harvey Wippleman (Win by Dq)

WWF Title Match: Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji

 

The Lows:

Over the past 32 years, it has not been uncommon for a Wrestlemania show to revolve around some sort of theme. For example, 16 had the Millennium, 21 had Hollywood, and 30 had Mardi Gras. Now usually these themes don’t impact the show itself too much, »

- Jackson Ball

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Stan Hansen And Jacqueline Confirmed For WWE Hall Of Fame

7 March 2016 11:26 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The WWE Hall of Fame news continues with a report that former All Japan Triple Crown and Awa Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen and former WWE Women’s Champion Jacqueline will be inducted into this year’s class.

Though WWE has not acknowledged the inductions on television or online, the company released a special commemorative WrestleMania 32 magazine last week that named Hansen and Jacqueline as 2016 inductees.

WhatCulture.com actually broke the news of Jacqueline’s induction several weeks ago…

Though Stan Hansen primarily made his reputation in Japan, he also competed for WWE in the 1970s, quickly becoming one of the company’s top heels. When Bruno Sammartino suffered a broken neck in a match with Hansen, credit for the injury was given to “The Lariat’s” devastating finishing maneuver. He headlined shows with Sammartino and Bob Backlund before heading to All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he would spend »

- Scott Fried

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Former WWE Superstar “Iron” Mike Sharpe Passes Away

19 January 2016 11:02 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The professional wrestling world lost another member over this past weekend, as former WWE (then WWF) superstar “Iron” Mike Sharpe passed away. He was 64 years old.

WWE.com confirmed the news Monday.

Sharpe, whose father and uncle wrestled professionally as a tag team in the 50s, began training at the age of 25, under Dewey Robertson, and made his debut back in 1973. The Hamilton, Ontario native would wrestle for numerous Canadian promotions including Gene Kiniski’s Nwa All-Star Wrestling, and also appeared in Mid-South wrestling, winning a couple of belts after moving to Louisiana.

He signed with the then-wwf in 1983, calling himself “Canada’s Greatest Athlete” and wearing a trademark black arm brace supposedly covering up an injury that just never seemed to heal – and which doubled as a hiding spot for foreign objects he could then sneak into matches.

Sharpe actually fought for the World Wrestling Federation championship »

- Jay Anderson

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15 Most Surprising WWE Royal Rumble Entrants Of All Time

11 January 2016 7:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Royal Rumble is less than two weeks away, and for the first time in history, the WWE Championship will be defended in the over-the-top-rope match (the title was on the line in 1992, but it was vacant). For years, the Rumble has been one of the most anticipated nights of the WWE calendar, because the Rumble match itself only happens once a year.

There are many aspects of the Rumble match that are great, with the surprise of who enters at which number being one of the more exhilarating parts. Over the past decade or so, we have seen the inclusion of many surprise entrants who were not previously announced.

Sometimes it’s how people make their return to the company, or their return from injury. Other times, it’s a one-time-only return simply to pop the crowd and give them a nice dose of sweet nostalgia. Either way, »

- Justin Seagull

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