7 items from 2016
If you’ve been a WWE fan for long enough, you’ll know both the good and the bad side of the Hardcore Title. For the most part though you’ll have fond memories of the title that started as a joke, but slowly gained credibility. Now the The History of the WWE Hardcore Championship 24/7 has been released we get to relive it all.
The best discovery when watching the set is that it is presented by Mick Foley, Raven, and Rvd. Talking candidly about the matches they reveal how the title was seen backstage. For the fans it turned into memorable “hardcore” matches, and for the lower card wrestlers it turned into a division where they could finally be noticed.
Some of the best part of The History of the WWE Hardcore Championship 24/7 is when the three wrestlers are talking about the title and offering their thoughts. In terms »
- Paul Metcalf
Ross Owen Williams talks to us about his new short film with former WWE superstar Bob “Hardcore” Holly…
Flickering Myth had the chance to sit down with Ross Owen Williams, co-author of Bob Holly’s autobiography The Hardcore Truth, who shares the screen alongside the former WWE Hardcore and Tag Team Champion in their new comedy short Thanks For Reading.
We talk about the short, how it all came about, and whether Holly would be interested in returning to WWE. You can watch the short below:
Luke Owen: It’s been three years since The Hardcore Truth was released – how have you and Bob reacted to the feedback?
Ross Owen Williams: We both believed in the book – we took a lot of time to make sure it read properly to us and captured his voice properly – so we thought it would be pretty well received but we’ve »
- Luke Owen
It’s the biggest WrestleMania of all-time with one of the most depleted rosters in recent memory. Injuries to top talent has left WWE in a quandary, but they’ve pushed forward with their plans questionable booking and all – it’s WrestleMania 32…
Well, it’s that special time of year. A time when wrestling fans – both current and lapsed – come together and celebrate this bizarre past time we call Professional Wrestling Sports Entertainment. Some might say that the Nxt Takeover: Dallas card is more impressive (and they’re right), but there’s something special about WrestleMania that you just can’t deny. I saw a small photo of the stage being built yesterday and my excitement grew – just a small photo! The card is problematic, and the injuries to top talent like John Cena, Seth Rollins, Neville and Cesaro along with the retirements of Daniel Bryan and Sting mean that the roster is very, »
- Luke Owen
In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…
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)
WWF Tag Title Match: Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (Triangle Ladder Match)
X-Pac & Road Dogg w/Tori vs Rikishi »
- Jackson Ball
In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.
Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean (Brawl For All Match)
The Big Show vs. Mankind (Win by Dq)
Triple H vs. Kane
WWF Women’s Title Match: Tori vs. Sable
European Title Match: Shane McMahon vs. X-Pac
Big Boss Man vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer (Hell in a Cell Match)
The Attitude Era was the most successful period that professional wrestling has ever seen. What some tend to »
- Jackson Ball
Josh Bredl could debut in WWE at this Sunday’s Royal Rumble. F4wonline reports that all Nxt talent will be there at the event, and people in the company want to see him debut in the Rumble match.
The reason for that, is all the heat he has courted this past week. As we noted earlier, Bredl made a comment about the Social Outcasts being “Social Jobbers”, which caused Stardust and Kevin Owens to hit back at him on Twitter. “Probably going to be a long day for young Josh,” Bryan Alvarez stated in his update about Bredl being backstage at the Rumble.
The wrestlers will want to see him in the Rumble match so that they can chop the hell out of him. That’s what happened with Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder back in 2005, with Chris Benoit and Hardcore Holly legit beating the hell out of the arrogant rookie. »
- Grahame Herbert
The Showoff and Slater faced off in a singles match, but instead of appearing alone – which Heath has done since 3Mb members Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal were fired in 2014 – The One Man Band was accompanied by Messrs Axel, Rose and Dallas with no explanation.
However, if you look at each of the Superstar’s social media accounts, you’ll notice that they were all tweeting about ‘change’ in the build up to Raw – hinting that a new faction could be on the horizon.
Everything can change in one night. All I need is an opportunity. All you need to do is #HitSlatersMusic! #Raw #WhyNot
— Heath Slater (@HeathSlaterOMRB) January 4, 2016
For those of you that are too young to remember, »
- Ross Tweddell
7 items from 2016
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