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Fourteen years ago, Joey Matthews was a top prospect for the fledging promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling. For the final handful of months that ECW existed, Matthews provided a spark to the tag team scene with partner Christian York. Their rise in the company was clear, but never was able to become a reality with the company going out of business in January 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme Championship Wrestling airs for the final time before it’s first pay-per-view extravaganza, Barely Legal! Also, for the first time since ever in ECW, Bam Bam Bigelow is in one-on-one competition! The Tag Team Champions are also in action this week as they take on a pair of former champions, The Ptibulls! Also in action tonight is the living legend Terry Funk! Bethal Park is about to get rocked tonight as the Resurgence has arrived! You won’t want to miss this… Read the rest of this entry »

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Last week, I took a look at the first ever Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 ranking list. The journey of revisiting that history continues here as I look at the 1992 installment of the list. I should note that I’m considering the January to December timeframe in the first installment. I looked up the apparent timeframe that is from August of the previous year to July 31st of the actual year. That being said, I’ll try to maintain my opinions strictly by that timeframe. It seemed as if the 1991 version was covering most of the year, anyway.

For a complete list of the PWI 500 check it out HERE.

That being said, here we go. The notable names from the 1992 PWI 500 with the grading period of August 1st 1991 to July 31st 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme Championship Wrestling is live from Baldwin, Pennsylvania coming off the heels of a monumental Wrestlepalooza! Championships changed hands, reigns were broken, and friendships were ended. Where do all your favorite ECW wrestlers stand after one of the biggest supercards of the year? What will Raven’s repercussions be for showing up when he was banned from doing so? Is Chris Candido still the ECW Television Champion? Who is the ECW Heavyweight Champion? What former WWF superstar has arrived in Extreme Championship Wrestling? Stay tuned to find out!  Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATED! WCW, ECW & WWE!

Posted: December 9, 2014 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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This update features four WWF house shows, a WCW house show from 1999, WCW TV from 1995 – 1999, two coliseum video releases from 1993, ECW on TNN, CZW Cage of Death VI and 2CW Back 2 Back weekend from 2007! Read the rest of this entry »

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For the past twenty-five years Pro Wrestling Illustrated has accepted the challenge of ranking 500 of the best wrestlers during each of those years. Sometimes there have been questionable rankings and times when they actually forgot to include wrestlers.

I’ve decided to take a look at each publication of the PWI 500 and see the interesting listing, dispute their rankings and show the progression of wrestlers through the years.

I’m not going to list all 500 guys, but instead point out interesting rankings and see the progression or decline throughout the years. For a full listing of 1991 PWI 500, click HERE.

The issue started in 1991 and has been a staple for the publication ever since. Lets take a look at the top 10 for 1991. Read the rest of this entry »

Reliving A Feud #25: Lex Luger Vs. Tatanka WWF ’94

Posted: November 9, 2014 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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Upon his arrival to the World Wrestling Federation in early 1992, Tatanka had always done the right thing and that led to a winning streak that lasted nearly two years. However, during that run, he never won championships. Read the rest of this entry »