Remember When Rhyno wrestled for WCW? Yeah, Me Neither…

Before he was the elder statesman of the NXT roster, before he hung out with Edge & Christian in high-profile WWE matches, and before being the ballistic missile of Pal Heyman’s ECW (and being its final champion before closing its doors), Rhyno had wrestled a few matches with WCW (and WWF) 20 years ago.  After watching the match above, I took note of a couple … Continue reading Remember When Rhyno wrestled for WCW? Yeah, Me Neither…

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Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

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It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130”

The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night

Coming from the presentation style of WWF programming in the late-1980s and early-to-mid-1990s, WWF Shotgun Saturday Night was a very interesting, welcome, and diverse change to the companies television product.  For the uninitiated, Shotgun Saturday Night was a WWF pro wrestling television program that aired from 1997 through 1999, and later became a syndicated broadcast show featuring matches with lower card wrestlers when Shotgun Saturday Night was replaced by WWE Jakked/Metal in late-1999. At the time, show’s original concept was unusual and different, as it aired on late Saturday nights from various New York City nightspots, and was promoted as an “edgier” product than WWF’s normal weekly offerings. Continue reading “The Ballad of Shotgun Saturday Night”

Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader, a.k.a., the “How I Lost My Ear” Match

** channeling Ted Mosby**

Kids, back in 1994 in Munich, Germany, a match between Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) and Big Van Vader (Leon White) took place in on March 16th during the WCW European Tour.  The match is often regarded as one of the most infamous matches in professional wrestling history; known for its physical violence (which was very limited in WCW at the time), and as the match in which your Uncle Mick Foley lost his right ear.

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