5 items from 2016
I’ve got something to admit.
I just bought a replica Money in the Bank briefcase from WWE in the Black Friday sales.
I’m an adult, and I’m not ashamed.
I don’t know what I can cash it in for, though? A sandwich?
Almost exactly two years ago today, a lot of us woke up to a different kind of Thanksgiving treat on our podcast downloader of choice. A new episode of Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast with special guest Cm Punk – who hadn’t been heard from since the 2014 Royal Rumble. Kane gives a hell of an elimination.
In the shoot interview, Punk gave his side of the story for the first time on why he quit WWE. He was frustrated with creative, he wanted to main event Wrestlemania and he wasn’t happy with his medical treatment – which is still the subject of »
- Oli Davis
In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.
Ic Title Match: Randy Savage (C) w/Miss Elizabeth vs. George ‘The Animal’ Steele
Nicolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie vs. Corporal Kirchner (Flag Match)
20-Man Battle Royal
Adrian Adonis vs. Uncle Elmer
- Jackson Ball
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.
Sure, there are some individuals whose careers would make a good argument against this point. Guys like The Undertaker, Pat Patterson, »
- Matt Davis
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.
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
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
5 items from 2016
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