We all knew it would be a matter of time before WWE produced and released a DVD/Blu-ray set about Kevin Owens, and comes to little-to-no surprise that since its release this past Tuesday (because Owens IS Mr. USA; by way of Canada, anyway) that its been selling out EVERYWHERE.
The “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD/Blu-ray set features the entire Owens documentary (with the work of the great WWE editing and video department), 13 of Owens’ WWE career highlight matches (including his debut match in NXT to his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33 this past April. Plus, because Blu-rays are Blu-rays, this version has four extra matches. This set definitely sounds like a great deal, huh?
According to PWInsider, the Owens DVD and Blu-Ray collections have been sold out EVEN for people who PRE-ORDERED it; some people who pre-ordered have received notifications stating that Amazon is out of stock and their order has been backordered for over a couple of weeks. As we speak (er, read and type), the Amazon page for the DVD still says “temporarily out of stock.” Even physical stores (i.e., Best Buy locations in New York, based on PWI’s own research) were having trouble keeping the set in stock.
So, basically, best of luck to anyone trying to find a copy…
After the success of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Cruiserweight Classic and the United Kingdom Championship tournaments, the news of WWE’s first all-women’s tournament has grabbed the attention of the pro-wrestling world since its announcement during this year’s WrestleMania weekend. The tournament is confirmed to begin filming this July at Full Sail, and this past Tuesday, WWE COO Triple H not only confirmed the dates, but also revealed the tournament’s new, official name and logo: The Mae Young Classic, using the namesake of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who passed away in 2014.
Back in March, pro wrestling veteran Christopher Daniels won the Ring of Honor World Championship for the first time in his career, occurring about 15 years after he first debuted with the promotion. While people like myself have followed Daniel’s career for almost as long as he’s been with the company — I’ve followed his career since the spring of 2000 — other more casual wrestling fans might be left wondering why ROH awarded its top prize to a 47-year-old while their company is focused on building new stars. However, at the end of the day, Daniels’ championship victory was one of the most memorable moments in ROH’s history, because finally — FINALLY — watching Daniels lifelong dream in the twilight of his career come into fruition is what wrestling is truly about. Continue reading Christopher Daniels Talks To Ring Rust Radio about Ring of Honor, Retirement, and the Mount Rushmore of ROH→
Yesterday, WWE announced that Charlotte Flair, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, made history by becoming the first female Superstar in the company’s history to main event a pay-per-view, Raw and SmackDown in singles matches. Flair completed this trifecta this past Tuesday night on SmackDown Live when she competed with SmackDown Women’s champion Naomi to a no contest in the main event, after multiple main event matches against Sasha Banks on Raw, as well as at the 2016 edition of Hell in a Cell. Continue reading Charlotte Flair Becomes 1st Woman in WWE History to Main Event on PPV, Raw AND SmackDown!→
“Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe, taking on Dominic DeNucci at Madison Square Garden in 1980.
If you’re a longtime professional wrestling fan with specific memories of the NWA and early-WCW, it’s incredibly likely that you remember Larry Sharpe. Sharpe had a pretty decent career as a mid-card wrestler, but he’s likely best remembered for running the legendary Monster Factory, which he and Buddy Rogers opened in 1983 in Paulsboro, New Jersey. For the uninitiated, the Monster Factory is notable for produced perhaps more pro wrestling stars than any one training facility before WWE consolidated its developmental promotions to its Performance Center and NXT. Continue reading Legendary Pro Wrestling Trainer Larry Sharpe Has Passed Away At Age 66→
Performing acrobatic moves in the course of a professional wrestling match is risky and — in some cases — dangerous, but to some wrestlers it’s a second-nature thing. Now, think about performing a move like the moonsault, which involves flipping backwards from the top rope onto your grounded opponent while landing chest first. Now, think about doing a moonsault while dressed in a full mascot costume; those things make everyday tasks like walking and running difficult, and you’ll do/see these tasks in EVERY wrestling match. Well, nobody told that to this guy dressed as Pikachu… Continue reading Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)→
In a move that, like an RKO, absolutely came outta nowhere, WWE sent out a tweet yesterday announcing a new series on the WWE Network, titled Southpaw Regional Wrestling, . So far, it looks to be the Network’s first successful stab at scripted comedy. To be honest, any show with John Cena doing his best Gordon Solie impersonation — as the character and play-by-play announcer “Lance Catamaran” — ought to be good. Continue reading WWE Network’s “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is Everything I Didn’t Know I Wanted…→