Archive for the ‘Feuds’ Category

Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#10) Bret Hart vs Owen Hart- WWE World Title Cage Match- SS94

August 15, 2009

Sorry for being a day late with this one.

This was supposed to be the blow-off match to one of the best feuds of the 90s.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#12) Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar- WWE Championship- SS 03

August 12, 2009

Why in the hell was this match third from the top of the card?!?

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Dana White’s Clash of the Champions

August 12, 2009

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As we reported a bit earlier, UFC is now personally invested in being Strikeforce’s direct competition, in a move that will almost assuredly work out in the UFC’s favor.  Dana White seems to be taking this whole “Fedor Emelianenko” thing pretty seriously, so now he’s set the wheels in motion for head-to-head programming.  The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about this was remembering the actions of another bombastic promoter encountering something similar in the late 1980s: one Vince McMahon.

While the then-WWF and their rivals the NWA always were involved in indirect competition, something changed in 1987 when a scheduling war erupted.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#13) Undertaker vs Bret Hart, w/guest ref Shawn Michaels- SS 97

August 11, 2009

The main event of Summerslam 1997 featured three of the biggest stars of the late 90s.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#14) Elimination Chamber- SS 03

August 11, 2009

This was the match where Goldberg realized he was very low on the WWE totem pole.

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History of Wrestling: Tommy Rich’s World Title Run

August 10, 2009

Tommy “Wildfire” Rich started his career in 1974 in the Georgia territory at the age of 18. After a few years working the area, he moved on to Memphis, where he wrestled as a heel managed by Jimmy Hart. A year later, he returned to Georgia and redebuted as one of the hottest faces working in the nation.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#15) Rob Van Dam vs Jeff Hardy- Hardcore Title Ladder Match- SS 01

August 9, 2009

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of the WWE’s Invasion angle was Rob Van Dam.

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Greatest Summerslam Matches: (#20) Mankind vs HHH vs Steve Austin- ’99

August 4, 2009

Summerslam 99 is remembered for a few matches that mostly defined what it was like to watch WWE programming during this time period. In the undercard you had Steve Blackman taking on Ken Shamrock in a Lion’s Den Match. The greatest “huh?” tag team of all time, Kane & X-Pac, took on the Undertaker & The Big Show for the World tag belts.  You also had The Rock buried in a “Kiss My Ass” match with Billy Gunn, a feud that makes you wonder if the writers had literally ran out of EVERY idea for The Rock at this point. But in the main event, you had a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title between Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, and Mankind, with special guest referee Jesse “The Body” Ventura.

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Forrest Griffin < Bret Hart

August 3, 2009

Forrest Griffin heads to a Borders in Las Vegas to try and strongarm shoppers into buying his new autobiography.  Unfortunately, some people seem more interested in buying Bret Hart’s book, because Bret is a better fake fighter than Griffin is a real one.  Score one for professional wrestling!

History of Wrestling: The Yokozuna Bodyslam Challenge

July 30, 2009

When Yokozuna (Rodney Anoa’i) made his WWF debut in 1992, the head office saw a new main-eventer.

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