#ThankYouDanielBryan

In case you missed it (likely you didn’t), professional wrestler Daniel Bryan (or Bryan Danielson) officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling due to issues stemming from multiple concussions. While it’s sad to see him go, I’d much rather have him walk away from the business on his own accord rather than have to be carried out.  I’ve posted many times about Bryan on the site before (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE), and after watching him wrestle from his days in Shawn Michael’s Texas Wrestling Alliance back in 2000 to his WWE run, I’m going to miss seeing him on TV, but  I’m glad I got to see his work when I did. #ThankYouDanielBryan! Continue reading “#ThankYouDanielBryan”

Brock Lesnar Destroys A Car Live AND in Street Fighter-Style…

Remember last week when #1 contender for the WWE World Championship Brock Lesnar beat up a car — that belonged to J&J Security — live on Monday Night Raw. Well, if you saw this AND you enjoy playing video games every now-and-then (sarcasm), then you know very well who else does that? That;s correct; Street Fighter characters. I would say “check out the answer after the break,” but I have a feeling you know where I’m going with this…
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Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair: Loser Leaves WWE (1993)

This is the definition of a classic match with a classic build; both leading up to the match and the match itself. Not a lot of people talk about “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and Ric Flair’s “Loser Leaves WWE” match from early-1993. Not only was it one of the best (FREE) RAW matches of all time, it was one of the WWE’s best matches PERIOD, and should have put Hennig over as one of the top babyfaces in the company. Unfortunately, the rivalry came up on the short end of feuds against “The All-American/Lex Express” Lex Luger and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels throughout the rest of 1993, and essentially letting this memorable RAW moment be cast aside. Continue reading “Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair: Loser Leaves WWE (1993)”

The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012

This coming Monday night, June 23rd, WWE RAW will be broadcasting and celebrating its 1,000th episode.  Beginning as WWF Monday Night Raw, the program first aired on January 11, 1993 on the USA Network for one hour. The original Raw was a revolutionary professional wrestling television show. Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows, but Raw used a different formula from its predecessor, WWF Prime Time Wrestling. Rather than taped matches with studio voice overs and taped chat, WWF Raw was a show shot to a live audience in the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City, and the camera angles as the action happened. WWE RAW is the fifth longest-running weekly wrestling show in history, as the longest running wrestling shows are WCW Saturday Night (28 years), WCW WorldWide (26 years), NWA/St. Louis Wrestling at the Chase (24 years) and the UK’s World of Sport (20 years). Check out the entire first episode of WWF Monday Night RAW after the break and rekindle those memories of the early days of this history-making program in professional wrestling.   Continue reading “The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012”