Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2000

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 Godfather & D’Lo Brown vs. Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan

WWF Hardcore Title Match: Tazz vs. Viscera vs. Pete Gas vs. Rodney vs. Joey Abs vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Taka Michinoku vs. Funaki vs. Mosh vs. Thrasher vs. Bradshaw vs. Faarooq vs. Crash Holly (Hardcore Battle Royal)

Steve Blackman & Al Snow vs. T&A w/Trish Stratus

WWF Tag Title Match: Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (Triangle Ladder Match)

Terri Runnels w/The Fabulous Moolah vs. The Kat w/Mae Young (Cat Fight)

Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Too Cool & Chyna

Ic Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

WWF European Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

X-Pac & Road Dogg w/Tori vs Rikishi
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WWE Wrestler Death Rates Investigated

A lot of people have been talking about Benjamin Morris’ 538 piece, “Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate?”

Like Morris, I am neither an actuarial scientist nor a demographer. So, our interpretations of the data should be taken with a grain of salt. My results were somewhat different from Morris’ due to a difference data set and changes in how we calculated actuarial predictions.

Differences in methodology from Morris

I also used Social Security Actuarial Life Tables, but my “expected mortality rates” for the age groups were not the same as Morris’. For each wrestler, I calculated what their age would have been as of today. Then, based on gender, I looked up the number of lives (out of 100,000) that were expected to still be alive and converted that to a percentage. His analysis looked at wrestlers who were on 20+ WWF PPVs through 2002. I went with a
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WWE: 16 Other Wrestlers Who Are Undefeated At Wrestlemania

The Undertaker’s 21-0 Wrestlemania undefeated streak is the last great record in professional wrestling. No male superstar will ever again match Bruno Sammartino’s combined 4,040 days as Wwwf champion. No wrestler regardless of gender will ever touch the Fabulous Moolah’s legendary 27-year reign as Women’s Champion. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see the “Honky-Meter” again during an Intercontinental Championship reign. And no other wrestler it seems will be able to come close to the Phenom’s streak of wins at the “grandest stage of all.”

But he isn’t the only undefeated superstar at Wrestlemania. Sure, he’s undefeated with the most matches, but 16 other superstars have at least a 2-0 record (one victory does not a streak make) or better (not counting pre-show losses or Battle Royal eliminations.) Who are the others who can claim to
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WWE: 15 Memorable Staples Center Moments

In a year where the WWE’s other spiritual home, Madison Square Garden has learned that it will be soon be moving locations, I’ve been thinking a lot about the arenas that have housed the biggest moments in wrestling history. Since Madison Square Garden is getting its own WWE DVD, I decided to take a closer look at the WWE’s official home for the biggest party of the summer, the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Opened in 1999, the Staples Center has always been a hotbed of WWE activity, despite also being the home of the La Lakers, La Clippers and the La Kings.

15. Raw: April 3rd 2000 - The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship

The first big WWE event in the Staples Center was an episode of Raw broadcast the night after Wrestlemania 2000, which according to Jr sold out in 11 minutes. This Raw would host the fallout from the night before,

WWE: The Many Faces Of Matt Bloom Aka Tensai

Matthew Jason Bloom is a long standing WWE veteran currently working a gimmick alongside Brodus Clay as the character Sweet T. But this fun loving, all singing all dancing babyface character is not the path WWE or Bloom anticipated when he signed a new deal back in 2012. In fact things should have been very different. But that’s been the case throughout his long career. Things just haven’t gone the way they should have for Bloom despite his impressive size, unique look and impressive move set (for a big man).

In light of his recent change in personality What Culture takes a look into the changing faces of a WWE workhorse and looks behind the stupid face paint and horrendous body hair to reveal the many faces of Matt Bloom.

Prince Albert (World Wrestling Federation, 1999 – 2000)

After making his wrestling debut as Baldo in Power Pro Wrestling Bloom signed a

WWE Raw Review 14/11/2011 – The Rock & Mick Foley Return

The Big News: Mick Foley returned and fell victim to a rock bottom after a this is your life segment with John Cena. In the main event, Cena and Rock both took out Miz and Truth after a verbal confrontation but there was still dissent in the ranks as the pair insulted one another beforehand and Rock disrupted Cena’s attempt to plant Miz with his finisher. Meanwhile Del Rio earnt a pinfall over Punk in a world champions vs challengers tag match before locking him in the crossarmbar straight afterwards and the members of Team Orton and Team Barrett got involved in a mass scrap following a singles match between the Survivor Series team captains.

In a nutshell: Whilst Raw was rocked, the crediblity of Miz and Truth hit rock bottom


Live from Td Garden Arena, Boston

The Michael Cole Challenge began the show. Cole explained that there
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