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Rebooking ECW: ECW Heatwave 1997 (07/19/97)

The wait is finally over, as tonight, Extreme Championship Wrestling presents: ECW Heatwave 1997! The summer of violence continues to heat up as bitter battles come to ahead, when the highly anticipated client of “Ravishing” Rick Rude goes one-on-one with the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu! Will The Sandman stand victorious and take the belt with him to a rival promotion? And who walks out tonight as the undisputed ECW Television Champion, Taz or Saturn? The ECW Tag Team Championships are also up or grabs as The Gangstas look to settle the score with The Prime Time Killers! All that and much more await you, live from the hot streets of New York City!

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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (07/17/97)

With Extreme Championship Wrestling Heatwave 1997 only two days away, what effect will “Ravishing” Rick Rude’s client, the returning Sandman, have on our ECW Heavyweight Champion? And as tensions between Saturn and Taz boil over, what will ECW officials schedule for Heatwave to resolve this conflict? Will The Gangstas be blindsided again by the ECW Tag Team Champions before they challenge them in two days time? All these questions and more will be answered! Now your grab as seat, the venue is filling up fast here in Hackensack, New Jersey!

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Booking WCW Monday Nitro: (04/02/01)

WCW Monday NitroWe are just one week removed from a landmark night in World Championship Wrestling history, when “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair became the sole owner of WCW! With a new face at the head table, what immediate changes will be made? What does “the Nature Boy” have to say to the World Championship Wrestling roster? Who is the number one contender for the WCW Heavyweight Championship? What will the next chapter of WCW history hold? There is only one way to find out… Tune in live to this week’s episode of WCW Monday Nitro from Dallas, Texas!
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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (07/10/97)

After a surprising assault on the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu, how will “Ravishing” Rick Rude protect himself from the fuming champion? Will we meet his mysterious client tonight in Toms River, New Jersey? After hearing from the ECW Tag Team Champions last week, will they make good on their threats made to The Gangstas who have stolen their gold? On top of appearances by Bam Bam Bigelow, Rob Van Dam, and The Dudleys, all these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Extreme Championship Wrestling Resurgence!

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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (07/03/97)

With an Orgy of Violence behind Extreme Championship Wrestling, what is next for the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Sabu? Will Rick Rude’s client appear tonight to formally challenge him for the title at Heatwave on July 19th? Who is the ECW Television Champion? Was Taz able to make Saturn tap out in five minutes or less? All these questions and more will be answered as well as appearances from PG-187, Danny Doring, and The Prime Time Killers will be made! Head in to read how the next chapter of EXTREME will unfold from Scranton, Pennsylvania!

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Rebooking WCW: WCW Monday Nitro: (03/26/01)

WCW Monday NitroThis is it! The final broadcast of World Championship Wrestling’s Monday Nitro live on TNT! In this “Night of Champions” episode, every single championship is up for grabs. In a title-for-title situation for tonight’s main event, who will be the final World Heavyweight and United States Champion, Booker T or “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner? All that and more will be decided in this send-off show, closing a monumental in Professional Wrestling history… Read more

Detonation: The Explosion Of “Time Bomb” Hiromu Takahashi

Hiromu TakahashiSince reemerging on the Japanese scene late last year, Hiromu Takahashi has set New Japan Pro Wrestling’s recently hollowed-out Junior Heavyweight division ablaze. Between his unorthodox offense, alignment with one of the company’s hottest stables, and awesome out-of-the-box look, the “Time Bomb” has officially exploded in New Japan! What led to such a rattling detonation? Who is this maniac really? It is high time the world found out further about Hiromu Takahashi!  Read more

The Top Fifty Japanese Wrestlers Of All Time (PART II)

The land of the rising sun has always been synonymous with great professional wrestling action. The country of Japan has undoubtedly produced some of the best athletes and entertainers the sport has ever seen. So, listing such a talented group of individuals in a numerical way really isn’t fair, as almost all fifty of the Japanese stars you’ll find within could be interchanged with one another (depending on who you ask). I approached putting this list together with almost every facet of each person’s accomplishments, transcendence power, character, skills, talents, cultural status, and over-all popularity in mind. So, without further ado, here’s the second half of a ranked list of the fifty greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time!

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The Top Fifty Japanese Wrestlers Of All Time (PART I)

The land of the rising sun has always been synonymous with great professional wrestling action. The country of Japan has undoubtedly produced some of the best athletes and entertainers the sport has ever seen. So, listing such a talented group of individuals in a numerical way really isn’t fair, as almost all fifty of the Japanese stars you’ll find within could be interchanged with one another (depending on who you ask). I tried to be as neutral and unbiased as possible when choosing which names went where, as my own personal list would probably look vastly different from this one. With that said, I approached putting this list together with almost every facet of each person’s accomplishments, transcendence power, character, skills, talents, cultural status, and over-all popularity in mind. So, without further ado, here’s a ranked list of the fifty greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time!

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Wrestle Kingdom 9 Is Still Worth Watching Six Months Later

Perhaps the best professional wrestling show I’ve seen in a decade.

Maybe, you’ve never seen a Japanese Wrestling pay-per-view. Maybe, you’re not even remotely familiar with the product or its talents. Maybe, you find the language barrier to be too great. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely promise you one thing, none of that matters. Wrestle Kingdom 9 is a must-watch. Let me tell you why. Read more