"Bring back WWE King of the Ring," says WWE.com

I’ve been saying this OVER & OVER & OVER again since 2003.

In this article from WWE.com, writer Michael Burdick discusses his wish for the WWE to bring back King of the Ring, one of the company’s trademark and (formally) annual events, citing the history-making moments and the potiential of increasing talent credentials with current WWE stars.   What began as a annual live show in 1985 and became an annual pay-per-view event in 1993, WWE cancelled the event after the 2002 edition, only to bring it back in a small-scale form in 2006, 2008, and 2010 during episodes of RAW or SmackDown. Continue reading “"Bring back WWE King of the Ring," says WWE.com”

Team Hogan vs. Team Andre the Giant (WWF Survivor Series ’87)

The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series event took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  While keeping tabs on the match results on numerous wrestling websites, I started thinking about all of the classic matches from Survivor Series’ past.  All of that thought ended with my knowledge of the very first Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night of 1987. In 1987, fresh … Continue reading Team Hogan vs. Team Andre the Giant (WWF Survivor Series ’87)

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Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind, WWF Mind Games, 9/22/1996

This could very well be my FAVORITE PRO WRESTLING MATCH, EVER.  If it’s not, it’s at least in the top half of my top ten favorite matches.

For some background, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was in is first reign as WWF Champion after winning the title in a fantastic Iron Man Match at WrestleMania XII from Bret Hart (which I will DEFINITELY discuss at a later point and time).  The night after WrestleMania XII, Mankind (Mick Foley) debuted in the WWF, and after feuding with The Undertaker and eventually winning the managerial services of Paul Bearer (Undertaker’s manager), he would win the number one contendership for the WWF Championship at the Mind Games pay-per-view event.

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