In the early 1980s, Hulk Hogan was the money man for the World Wrestling Federation. Children, young adults and adults all bought into Hulkamania when Hulk Hogan defeated the hated Iron Sheik to win the WWF World Championship on January 23rd, 1984. For the next eight years, Hogan remained the top face in the company. Vince McMahon tried to phase Hogan out in 1990 by pushing the Ultimate Warrior to the WWF World Championship, but by WrestleMania VII in 1991, Hogan was back on top. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Hulk Hogan, sid vicious, WCW, WWF
Tags: ECW, house shows, WWF
WWF House shows dating back to 1984 to 1993 have been added, along with ECW House Shows from 1996 to 2000! Read the rest of this entry »
The previous seventeen editions of this series highlighted either a WWE, WCW or ECW house show. This time around, I’m taking a look at an independent show from May 2004 that took place in New York. The company was named USA Pro, which was ran by Frank Goodman.
A few of their shows have been reviewed on the site, with many more coming soon enough. As you’ll see by this article, the shows would often be 4+ hours long.
Lets go to May 14th, 2004 from New York for USA Pro Deadly Sins. Would you go to this show? Read the rest of this entry »
The latest update to the blog features show reviews for independent companies JAPW, 2CW, IWC, PWS, CZW & Beyond ranging from 2001 to 2016! Read the rest of this entry »
The newest update to the blog features WWE 2002, WCW ’98, and EVOLVE! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: AAA, Jake Roberts, Konnan, Warlord
At the first ever TripleMania event on April 30th, 1993, Jake Roberts appeared in the front row to watch the show acting as if he were just a fan. Well, that lasted until the main event where Roberts distracted Konnan long enough to cause Konnan to be counted out and thus lost a best two out of three falls career vs. hair match against rival Cien Caras. As a result, Konnan was forced to retire. However, that retirement lasted four months due to Konnan being able to convince officials to reinstate him due to how he lost the match thanks to Roberts involvement.
They’d meet in a six ma tag best two out of three falls match in August of ’93, which saw Roberts pin Konnan to win both falls. Their first singles match didn’t occur until March 12th, 1994 inside a steel cage, which Konnan won by escaping the cage, but the issue between the men wasn’t resolved.
Not until the second TripleMania event, which took place on May 27th, 1994. Both men put their hair on the line. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: AJ Styles, Amazing Red, HOG
From 2002-2004, Amazing Red and AJ Styles had several memorable battles as opponents and teammates in TNA and ROH. Styles would go on and achieve more success than Red in terms of championships and eventually making it to the WWE in 2016. Red has to be credited for some memorable moments in the early days of TNA and was often times on the rise in the X-Division.
However, injuries due to his style prevented Red from reaching the fullest of his potential. By the time February 2014 came around they were both in different aspects of their careers. Styles had left TNA and working for NJPW while Red was focusing on his own independent wrestling company named HOG, or House of Glory.
It could be possibly the last time they’d meet in the ring on February 15th, 2014 for the HOG promotion. The match has a no disqualification stipulation. Read the rest of this entry »