Hopefully, you like Vic Venom (Vince Russo). He’s in this quite a bit. The hype for the USA vs. Canada feud is heavily featured. Plus, Ahmed Johnson gives us an in-depth look at gang life and what it’s all about. The feud between Mankind and Hunter Hearst Helmsley is highlighted, as well. All that and more! (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Ahmed Johnson’
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Bret Hart, Chyna, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, ken shamrock, Mankind, RAW, rick rude, shawn michaels, steve austin, The Patriot, the undertaker, Vince Russo, WWF
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, WCW, WWF
With the departure of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage from the WWF in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation was desperately looking for their next high profile superstar. They relied on Bret Hart starting in October ’92 and had success overseas with him as champion. There was a failed attempt in making Lex Luger the next Hulk Hogan that started in the summer of ’93 and lasted until the fall of ’95 when Luger returned to WCW.
By the fall of ’95, the WWF was relying on Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker to bring in fans. They were all established wrestlers that had been in the company for five plus years. They needed some fresher names, some younger talent. (more…)
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Bob Holly, Bret Hart, ECW, Hulk Hogan, Mankind, owen hart, Ric Flair, Sting, The Giant, WCW, WWF
Sid Vicious helps out Shawn Michaels, The Giant defends the honor of WCW but gets embarrassed, Owen Hart threatens to quit the WWF!, Plus an interview with ECW World Champion Raven and much more! (more…)
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Bret Hart, Goldust, HHH, shawn michaels, Sid, steve austin, Undertaker, vader, WWF
Despite not winning the Monday Night Wars, the WWF was still producing some memorable television and would often times provide proper hype and anticipation to their pay per view events.
Back in November at Survivor Series, Shawn Michaels lost the WWF World Championship to Psycho Sid. They would have their rematch at the Royal Rumble at the Alamo Dome. The promotion for the match was largely based around Michaels trying to regain the gold in front of his hometown crowd. The given attendance number is over 60,000, but I believe Jim Cornette has made it publicly known to be a false number and heavily papered.
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Bret Hart, ECW, Goldust, harlem heat, Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, Jushin Liger, PWI, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, shawn michaels, sid vicious, Steiner Brothers, The Giant, the undertaker, WCW, WWF
Taking a look back at the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Awards for the year 1996. Do you agree with who won the awards? (more…)
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Giant, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, PWI, Rey Mysterio Jr., Ric Flair, Sabu, shawn michaels, Sting
The sixth installment of the series brings us to the 1996 edition of the PWI 500. World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation are at war on Monday nights while Extreme Championship Wrestling is gaining more and more popularity. Where will the wrestlers rank in this years edition?
You can find the complete list of wrestlers and where they were ranked HERE.
The grading period was August 1995 to August 1996. (more…)
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Dean Malenko, Goldust, harlem heat, HHH, Jake Roberts, Kevin Nash, lex luger, Monday Night War, Nitro, Randy Savage, RAW, Rey Mysterio Jr., Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Steiner Brothers, steve austin, Sting, the undertaker, WCW, WWF
Another WWF star jumps ship to WCW. Austin 3:16 is born, but it doesn’t translate into the ratings… yet. (more…)