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6 items from 2016


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 III

6 March 2016 4:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

The Card:

The Can-Am Connection vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules w/Bobby Heenan (Double Count-Out)

King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo vs. Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver

‘King’ Harley Race w/Fabulous Moolah & Bobby Heenan vs. Junkyard Dog (Loser Must Bow Match)

The Dream TeamGreg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny V vs. The Rougeau Brothers

Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis w/Jimmy Hart (Hair vs. Hair Match)

The British Bulldogs & Tit Santana vs. The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis

Koko B. Ware vs. ‘The Natural’ Butch Reed w/Slick

Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Ricky Steamboat w/George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts w/Alice Cooper vs. The Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart

The Killer Bees w/Jim Duggan vs. »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2

5 March 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

The Card:

Paul Orndorff vs. Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji (Double Count Out)

Ic Title Match: Randy Savage (C) w/Miss Elizabeth vs. George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts vs. George Wells

Roddy Piper w/Lou Duva & Bob Orton Jr. vs. Mr T. w/Joe Frazier & The Haiti Kid (Boxing Match)

WWF Womens Title Match: The Fabulous Moolah (C) vs. Velvet McIntyre

Nicolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie vs. Corporal Kirchner (Flag Match)

20-Man Battle Royal

WWF Tag Team Title Match: The British Bulldogs  w/Lou Albano & Ozzy Osbourne vs. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (C) w/Johnny Valiant

Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez

Adrian Adonis vs. Uncle Elmer

Terry Funk & Hoss Funk w/Jimmy Hart vs. Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy w/Bobby Heenan »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

4 March 2016 11:48 AM, PST | 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:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.

 

The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit. »

- Jackson Ball

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12 Modern WWE Monsters That Didn’t Succeed

7 February 2016 5:03 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

WWE.com

In the Rock ‘n Wrestling Era, it was Andre the Giant, Big John Studd, and King Kong Bundy. Into the nineties, The Undertaker, Psycho Sid, Yokozuna, and Diesel dominated main events. Undertaker held over well into the Attitude Era and beyond, standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Kane and The Big Show. Undoubtedly, the Vincent K. McMahon-era of WWF/E has been haven to a number of memorable goliaths, colossal immortals presented on the merit of immensity and intimidation factor.

Since the closing of the Attitude Era, however, WWE has failed to yield many brand new monsters with lasting power. Brock Lesnar and Batista qualify to an extent, but they’re also promoted with human qualities. If you’re talking ‘larger than life’ in the sense of going beyond human qualities, you can add Umaga to the list of successes, as well as to a very small degree, »

- Justin Henry

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The Undertaker Set To Face Braun Strowman At WWE WrestleMania 32

29 January 2016 5:30 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

WWE

Our worst fears have been confirmed.

Yesterday on the Wrestling Observer Live radio show, Bryan Alvarez indicated that he’d heard from a source within WWE that the plan is for Braun Strowman to square off with The Big Show at Fastlane and beat him, which will then set up a WrestleMania showdown with The Undertaker.

Dave Meltzer has spoken at length in his Wrestling Observer Newsletter about The Undertaker’s scheduled WrestleMania match with John Cena, which was scrapped due to Cena’s recent shoulder injury and surgery.

With a lack of top level opponents for The Deadman, it seems the choice has been made to go with the huge monster of the Wyatt Family.

In the early days of ‘Taker’s WrestleMania career, he would work with larger opponents like Giant Gonzalez and King Kong Bundy which resulted in generally awful bouts that fans still complain about over twenty years later. »

- Kenny McIntosh

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