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It was in the 1990′s that Sir John Hall held a utopian fantasy of watching a team of Geordies to run out at St James’ Park in black and white shirts. It didn’t quite come to pass for the former Magpies chairman with barely a dozen locally reared players progressing through the ranks to make the grade in the first-team.
Without a Newcastle native to invest their hopes in Toon fans have instead resorted to making honorary Geordies out of the foreign imports that have played for the club in the Premier League, many of whom have gone on to enjoy cult hero status and are still widely revered.
While many of overseas recruits, most bought on a whim and for sky-high sums, will stick in the memory for all the wrong reasons we feel there are 10 players that have made significant »
- Jak Penny
From 1993 to 2002, The WWF/E King of the Ring was the next big pay-per-view show after WrestleMania, bridging the gap between The Showcase of the Immortals and SummerSlam. But The King of the Ring actually began in 1985 as a specialized tournament for WWF house show audiences. During it’s initial years, the crown was even defended in sanctioned WWF matches, changing hands/heads in one-on-one matches. Beginning in 1993 it became a stand-alone event, crowning a new king once a year on pay-per-view, until it ceased to be after the 2002 tournament. Since then, the tournament has come back infrequently, playing itself out on Raw and Smackdown in 2006, 2008, and lastly in 2010.
From the inception of the crown, 20 superstars- ten World Champions, nine Hall of Famers, and an unfortunate handful of duds in-between- have worn the crown. Some embraced the “king” title, incorporating it into their gimmick. Some won the tournament, »
- The 'House
After about a month of taking in what the WWE Network has to offer I thought we could take a look at some of the things that are worth your time on there, and even just to pick up on DVD. Every PPV event from WWE(F), WCW and Ecw is included on the on-demand section of the network, which means there is hundreds of shows and thousands of hours worth of wrestling to dig through, so I wanted to whittle it down to ten shows that I feel are worth watching, and the reasons will be highlighted too.
Let’s begin with an obvious one shall we?
WWE: WrestleMania 1
Held in Madison Square Garden in New York City, the very first WWF pay-per-view ever presented and a show that lit the fuse on the rocket that became sports entertainment and the concept of pay-per-view. The show isn’t »
- Chris Cummings
3 items from 2014
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