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Would You Go To This Show? Volume Nineteen

On February 7th, 1992 the World Wrestling Federation held a live event in Denver, Colorado. It’s notable for being the show where there was a tag team championship change and was the beginning of a major angle for WrestleMania VIII. On the same day, the WWF also held a show in Newfoundland. So, this is a special installment as we’ll figure out which show we’d rather go to! Read more

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Inside The Magazine Volume #23: The Wrestler February 1991

Take a look at what was inside the Wrestler February 1991 magazine! Includes the master plan to get the NWA World Championship off of Sting at Halloween Havoc! Read more

The Match #10: Psycho Sid Vs. Jinder Mahal In GNW ’08

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Well, Jinder Mahal is currently the number one contender for the WWE Championship at WWE Backlash on May 21st, 2017. What is remarkable to me, is that Mahal had been a jobber for the duration of his WWE career, at least for the most part. He got some attention at WrestleMania involving Mojo and Rob Gronkowski, but he hadn’t established himself in a WWE ring since his return last year to the company.

So, before his match with Randy Orton at Backlash, which airs live on the WWE Network for $9.99 a month (you’re welcome WWE), I decided to look on the internet to watch Jinder Mahal in action outside of a WWE ring. As expected, there wasn’t a lot of options to pick from. However, I happened to stumble upon a match that caught my interest. Read more

WCW World Title Tournament In 1999: First Round

This is what caused the tournament to crown a new WCW World Champion.

At Halloween Havoc 1999, there was a controversial moment where WCW World Champion Sting retained the championship over Hulk Hogan in their anticipated rematch from Fall Brawl. Sadly, Hogan would simply lay down and take the fall allowing Sting to retain. The purpose? I couldn’t tell you. By the end of the night, Goldberg, who won the WCW United States Championship from Sid Vicious earlier in the show, was also the WCW World Champion after defeating Sting in the main event at Havoc.

So, Goldberg is the champion, the top baby face is finally the top champion for the second time in his career. What could go wrong? Well…. Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Fifteen

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By the fall of ’96 the World Wrestling Federation was fully behind Shawn Michaels as the WWF World Champion as he was still feuding with Vader since the summer but was also involved in a feud with Mankind. The fifteenth installment of Would You Go To This Show takes us to a time where the WWF presented a triple main event card and featured a match involving two guys from a successful regional company just two years ago.

The date of the show is September 14th, 1996 from the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Flashback: WWF Royal Rumble 1997

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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.

An in-depth review of the event can be located HERE. Read more

Reliving A Title Run #14: Rick Steiner As WCW Television Champion In WCW ’99

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When the Steiner Brothers split up in February 1998 wrestling fans witnessed a long bait and switch between Rick and Scott Steiner. They eventually collided at Halloween Havoc in October of that year and Rick won the singles match. On that show, Rick won the WCW World Tag Team Championships and would have tag partners such as Kenny Kaos and Judy Bagwell (seriously), while Scott Steiner continued to go up the ranks and feud with top WCW stars.

The titles were vacated because Rick suffered an injury and he would return to action on March 1st 1999 but before long he would have singles gold for most of the year. Read more

Flashback: WWF WrestleMania VIII

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WrestleMania VIII is one of the first WrestleMania’s that I ever watched. I actually bought the VHS tape from a Media Play back in late 2000 largely because of the cover of the VHS promoting a Hogan/Sid, and Flair/Savage contest. This was right around the time that the four guys were still being heavily featured on World Championship Wrestling programming.

The event has always has a favorable memory whenever I think about it and I continue to enjoy the show whenever I check it out. Read more

Monday Night War: July 1996

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A departure in the WWF marks the return of one psycho superstar. Over in WCW, the world is shocked when a hero becomes a villain and he did it all for money, brother. Read more

Reliving A Title Run #12: Diesel As WWF World Champion In ’95

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Diesel started 1994 as a bodyguard for Shawn Michaels. By the midpoint of the year Diesel was the WWF Intercontinental and WWF World Tag Team Champion with Shawn Michaels. He lost the Intercontinental Championship to Razor Ramon at SummerSlam and he split with Michaels at Survivor Series.

Three days after Survivor Series, Diesel won his first and only WWF World Championship when he pinned Bob Backlund in eight-seconds at Madison Square Garden. Following his win he gave former champion Bret Hart a title shot at the Royal Rumble. Read more