6 items from 2013
Hosted by The Miz, the compilation features every Money in the Bank Ladder Match in history. The match debuted at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, quickly becoming a WrestleMania tradition and in 2010 proved so popular that it was given its own annual PPV event. Several top Superstars have been Money in the Bank winners including John Cena, Kane, Edge, Cm Punk (twice!), Rob Van Dam and many more. 11 of the first 12 winners have used the match as a springboard to winning a championship, and several times the match has helped a Superstar who has never win a World Championship break through to claim their first. Much like the Royal Rumble Match, the Money in the Bank match represents a golden opportunity for a Superstar to achieve immortality, and its entire lineage is presented here.
It is nice to see this match receive its own box-set release. The “Money in the Bank” concept »
- Chris Cummings
Every wrestler in the world thinks they’re ‘The Guy” but there’s only so many spots at the top. Most of the guys on this list are not only underrated and under appreciated but they are/were under utilized as well. All of these guys held a title at one time or another but did they ever hold The title? No. Not one man on this list ever became the WWE or WCW World Heavyweight Champion and that’s a damn shame.
All of the wrestlers on this list display one or more of the main characteristics that make up an elite superstar. Whether it be power, charisma, ring presence or just being a great worker, all of these guys had/have it and then some. Limiting this list to just 10 was an impossible feat but these are the guys I feel deserve it the most.
Without further ado, »
- David Noriega
WWE is the most well know professional wrestling brand in the entire world. This is the company that has made professional wrestlers international superstars and introduced this form of entertainment to the mainstream. Throughout this companies history many stars have come and gone. Some you may never want to return and others you never wanted to leave.
Many factors contribute to a wrestler leaving the company. If you don’t have the right connection backstage or the right look you may never get ahead in WWE. Talent is only half the battle when it comes to climbing the ladder in the professional wrestling business. To be a star you need to have the total package.
Superstars leave for different reasons. Some leave to pursue other careers, some leave due to injury and some leave with a bitter chip on their shoulder because they never made it to the top. Regardless »
- Joshua Foster
Former multitime WWE tag team champion Charlie Haas announced his retirement following a Ring of Honor show in Asheville, North Carolina last night. Haas was scheduled to face his former partner Shelton Benjamin in a one-on-one match this Saturday in New York City.
Haas after a losing effort to a local talent had the following to say on Twitter:
“Officially retired. No match against @Sheltyb803 nxt week NYC. Time to be a full time dad and husband. I’ve turned my spandex in for scrubs.Thanks to all the fans throughout the years. I love you all. Stay safe and God bless. Wgtt will always be a top Tag Team, forever. ”
Haas began his career in the late 90s on the Northeast independent scene with his late brother Russ in such companies as Czw, Ecwa and Jersey All-Pro before the duo was signed to the WWE developmental territory Heartland Wrestling »
- Paul Jordan
The leaders of the International Olympic Committee has announced its intentions to drop the sport of wrestling from the Olympic programme. In short this means that wrestling – which is as old as the Olympic Games themselves – will cease to take place from the 2020 Games onwards.
The decision was made to remove wrestling from the 25 core sports and retain the modern pentathlon in its place. Ioc spokesman Mark Adams told USA Today:
“This is a process of renewing and renovating the program for the Olympics. In the view of the executive board, this was the best program for the Olympic Games in 2020. It’s not a case of what’s wrong with wrestling, it is what’s right with the 25 core sports.”
The news is likely to have a detrimental effect on companies like the WWE as it has often relied on amateur wrestling and the Olympics to scout future talents. »
- Matt Aspin
At this week’s WWE Royal Rumble fan fest in Phoenix Arizona the WWE held a tournament between stars of development show Nxt with the winner earning their right to a place in this years place in WWE and what will inevitably be a spot on the WWE’s main roster. Following the recent success of numerous stars including Damien Sandow and most notably The Shield the WWE appears to be going through a phase similar to that which they did in 2002 when a rising crop of stars arrived on our screens from Ovw including John Cena, Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin and Dave Batista. The final of the tournament was a match between Bo Dallas and Leo Kruger with Dallas coming out the victor and earning his spot in the rumble match.
Dallas, real name Taylor Rotunda signed for the WWE back in 2008 on a development deal making his debut »
- Liam Hoofe
6 items from 2013
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