Xcitement Wrestling Federation, or better known simply as the XWF, was a wrestling company formed in late 2001 by Jimmy Hart, Greg Valentine and Brian Knobbs. The idea being that the company would challenge the WWF since both ECW and WCW had gone out of business earlier in the year. The had the financial backing of Kevin Harrington, who has been on Shark Tank as an investor for various projects. Their roster had plenty of big names to go along with younger names. The promotion would have been considered family friendly, which the WWE had not been for four years. Read more
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The end of 2003 saw the heel stable Evolution consisting of Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair dominating the RAW side by holding all the gold on the brand. Meanwhile, Smackdown! saw a heated rivalry between Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero come to an end at this show. The Royal Rumble match itself is one of the more fondly remembered matches since it was the moment that a longtime favorite got recognition for his ability once and for all.
January 25th, 2004 from Philadelphia, PA was the home for the 2004 Royal Rumble. The buy-rate for the event was a .98. Read more
The fourteenth installment of Would You Go To This Show brings us to Little Rock, Arkansas for a World Championship Wrestling live event. The event took place on January 3rd, and has a rather interesting main event.
A little bit of a background before looking at the card. The New World Order is full steam ahead with Hogan, Nash and Hall dominating the company. Sting hasn’t competed in a match since September and was routinely up in the rafters. As you’ll see for the show, there was a lot of changes shortly after the show, which I’ll touch upon. Read more
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. Read more
WYGTTS series continues as I take a look at house show World Wrestling Entertainment held on January 9th, 2006 in Elmira. For those who may forget the concept, I look at the card and determine if it’s a show that I would attend. Feel free to leave a comment below to leave your thoughts on the show as well and if you’d attend. Read more
At the end of 1997 World Championship Wrestling was at an all time high. Despite the botched ending to the Sting vs. Hollywood Hogan main event at Starrcade, the company was riding high and still extremely popular amongst fans. At the end of 1997, WCW was able to lure former WWF World Champion Bret Hart away from their rival competition. Of course, the Montreal Screwjob made the departure a little easier for The Hitman.
Last year, Souled Out was a largely disappointing event, which will eventually be covered in this format. The event was heavily centered around the New World Order and put over the faction in most of the contests.
This year, it’s a different story. Read more
Often times when people think about the WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Championship wrestlers such as Rey Mysterio Jr., Eddie Guerrero, Billy Kidman, Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko Juventud Guerrera and Chavo Guerrero Jr. are likely to come to mind. Rightfully so as those guys continually put on incredible matches in the mid to late 1990s for World Championship Wrestling. The WCW Cruiserweight Championship became a championship match that fans were almost guaranteed a fantastic match.
Eventually, the repetitive championship switches started to annoy fans. How many times could we deal with seeing Rey Mysterio Jr. beating Juventud or Psychosis to win the championship before it was no longer interesting? WCW took notice and in the summer of 1999 they made a controversial decision. Read more
Welcome to the third installment of Would You Go To This Show? This time around, myself, Matt and Brandon head to the Cow Palace in California for some World Championship Wrestling action. The show took place on August 20th, 1999. The main event featured a dream match of sorts.
But first, let’s start with the opening bouts and work our way through. We are going to try a new format here, so let’s see how this works. Read more