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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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10 Key Personalities That WWE Underappreciates

2 March 2016 3:46 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s fair to say that, over the past thirty five years, Vince McMahon and WWE have established a poor habit of greatly under-appreciating some of their most valuable contributors. Regardless of how they ended up in the unenviable position they are in, too many former WWE personalities have had their place in history slighted for one reason or another.

In almost every case, it is varying degrees unfortunate and sad to see the hard work and sacrifices that these individuals have made throughout their career not receive the same type of recognition had it been credited to someone else, someone that is on the good side of Vince & Co.

Despite what Vince McMahon would have people believe, loyalty to the WWE doesn’t always pay off.

Sure, there are some individuals whose careers would make a good argument against this point. Guys like The Undertaker, Pat Patterson, »

- Matt Davis

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About WrestleMania (1985-1994)

4 February 2016 11:26 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


For 32 years, WrestleMania has been home for historic high-profile matches and career-making moments  that have created some of the most iconic imagery in wrestling. The sight of the legendary battle between Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, the Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan main event that never happened, and the year-long build of The Rock vs. John Cena are just some of the moments and stories that couldn’t possibly be forgotten.

But there are also WrestleMania memories that WWE doesn’t like to re-live.

Not every WrestleMania story has been front page news. In fact, some WrestleMania anecdotes were often kept quiet, or tried to be silenced altogether, since their details were not the type of stories that WWE likes to share. These more secretive tales, in some cases, had the potential to change the course of the entire company; others were less impactful but »

- Matt Davis

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WWE Royal Rumble 2000: 6 Observations From Triple H Vs Cactus Jack

6 January 2016 11:41 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The WWE Network is a beautiful invention. It’s a living museum at your very fingertips. If you’re a wrestling enthusiast and you don’t have it, do yourself a favor and subscribe for, wait for it… only $9.99.

With the 2015 Royal Rumble just around the corner, my time-warp through the network brought me to the 2000 Royal Rumble at Madison Square Garden, which is memorable for many things and is a year WWE undoubtedly continued to flourish. This pay-per-view featured the debut of Tazz, a stellar tag-team tables match between the Dudley’s and the Hardy’s, a Royal Rumble match in which The Rock guaranteed a victory and won, and one of the best undercard matches in history: Cactus Jack versus Triple H in a street fight for the WWF Championship.

Mick Foley had fallen victim to the power stroke of the less-than-a-year-old McMahon-Helmsley faction. He had »

- Luis Vasquez

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