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Smashing Pumpkins Rocker Billy Corgan Purchases National Wrestling Alliance (Report)

From The Smashing Pumpkins to body-slamming: Billy Corgan has purchased the National Wrestling Alliance, according to PWInsider. The rocker and former Tna Wrestling president now owns the name, rights and trademarks to the Nwa — he also gets its iconic championship belt. Additionally, Corgan inherits a ton of history: the National Wrestling Alliance was formed way back in 1948, and its roots are even older. Since officially starting 69 years ago, the league has produced many all-time greats, like Buddy Rogers, Pat O’Conner, Dory Funk, Jack Brisco, Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, Kerry Von Erich, Ric Flair, Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Ken Shamrock, Jeff.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2

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
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10 Biggest WWE Nxt Failures

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WWE’s developmental system has been the breeding ground for future stars for over twenty years. Dory Funk’s camp produced the likes of Kurt Angle, while Ovw gave the world John Cena, Batista, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar.

In more recent years, WWE developmental has been based out of Florida, specifically Florida Championship Wrestling. When Vince McMahon asked Triple H to tour every aspect of the WWE and pick a personal project, The Game chose developmental and revamped it into Nxt as it is today.

Nxt used to be the game show where eight rookies would be paired with eight pros and compete for a spot of the WWE roster, but in recent years it’s transformed into so much more than that. Based out of Full Sail University and the WWE Performance Center, Nxt has become the ultimate platform to prepare future stars for the bright lights of WWE.
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7 Wrestling Rules That WWE Forgets Exist

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There’s a problem in wrestling right now and it’s killing crowd heat, matches, and feuds. It’s an epidemic that has swept over professional wrestling for the last 15 years and it could very well end up being a nail in the coffin of the sport.

There are no more rules for the heels to break.

Yes, we here at WhatCulture.com are well aware that wrestling is predetermined and the results are made by a booker (or writing team) in the back. However, rules are in place for one reason and one reason alone: So that heels can cheat and get people to boo them.

Think about the last time you watched a Ufc fight or any other legitimate fighting sport. What’s the first thing they do at the top of the show? They present their rules on the screen for any new fans and
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Top 10 Women In WWE History

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Women have always been a constant in wrestling. They might not always be inside the ring but a wrestling promotion’s roster is usually full of the fairer sex in some form. Recently, WWE has pushed their women’s division through their reality show Total Divas and moves their “reality storylines” into the ring. The newest crop of Divas might be reality television stars but there have been many before them who have rose to stardom within the industry.

Women and wrestling have gone together for decades and there have been many names that have stuck with fans throughout the year. Some got by on their in-ring ability while others became popular with fans because of their drop dead good looks and their ability to charm a crowd. No matter how these women achieved fame, the bottom line is that they have become part of wrestling lore so
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Jerry 'The King' Lawler cleared to wrestle after heart attack on 'WWE Raw'

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Less than a year after he collapsed on live TV, suffering from a heart attack, legendary professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler has been cleared to return to the ring. Lawler hasn't wrestled a match since his heart attack, but that's about to change.

The 63-year-old Lawler is set to have his return match May 25 at a small show in Florida. He's scheduled to team with another WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, 72-year-old Dory Funk Jr., the Miami Herald reports. Funk considers it a privilege to be part of Lawler's return.

Lawler collapsed during an episode of "WWE Raw" on September 10, 2012. He was commentating on a match after facing a wrestler named Cm Punk. His commentary partner, Michael Cole, was tasked with keeping the show on track while updating the viewing audience on Lawler's condition. Jerry returned to "Raw" two months later, resuming his role as commentator.
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DVD Review: WWE Top 50 Superstars Of All Time- Oh Yeaaaahhhhhhhhh!

As you may have noticed recently, the WWE and Owf have joined forces to create a heavy-weight tag-team the likes of which hasn’t been seen since The Natural Disasters burst onto the professional brawling scene in 1991.

The latest title we have the pleasure of reviewing is WWE – Top 50 Superstars of All Time, which is available to buy from today on DVD. And by the beard of Macho Man Randy Savage it’s a good ‘un.

The format is as simple as it is familiar in these list compilations: teaming up archive footage with talking head evaluations of each of the top fifty superstars, with an extended dedication to each of the top five choices, WWE Top 50 Superstars of All Time may not be the definitive list- as it is necessarily as subjective as all of these list features will always be- but it is certainly a well put together,
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