Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart: WWE King of the Ring, 1994

At WrestleMania X, Owen Hart defeated his brother Bret Hart in a classic, five-star-quality match that kicked off the show, and it became a defining win of Owen’s career to that point as it immediately lifted him into becoming a top main event heels in WWE.  However, Owen had little time to revel in his victory, as he would watch Bret celebrate his second WWE Championship win in the show’s main event, and feeling as if he was back in his big brother’s shadow. If probably didn’t help that at the same show, Razon Ramon made history with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels by becoming the undisputed WWF Intercontinental Champion in a classic and very memorable ladder match (which was NOT the first ladder match in WWE). Continue reading “Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart: WWE King of the Ring, 1994”

The Day The Kayfabe Died – WIRed #129

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It’s time for Episode 129 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a creative and interesting design for an art studio, Microsoft Sam giving a try at singing music covers, how ‘The Evil Within’ was edited into a two-hour film, and the how the Curtain Call incident broke kayfabe in wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “The Day The Kayfabe Died – WIRed #129”

“The Curtain Call,” a.k.a, the Madison Square Garden incident

The world of professional wrestling is full of — and is often synonymous with — rumors, speculation, misinformation and half-truths. However, which of those description fits with one of pro wrestling’s most notorious incidents, known as “The Curtain Call?” This incident took place when World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and were in the beginnings of a talent war with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The WWF was transitioning out of the “Family Friendly” phase and entering into “The Attitude Era.” and the incident in question involved four of wrestling’s most popular superstars of all time: Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kevin Nash (i.e., Diesel) and Scott Hall (i.e., Razor Ramon). Continue reading ““The Curtain Call,” a.k.a, the Madison Square Garden incident”

The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania X8 (2002)

This Sunday in Miami, The Rock and John Cena will face off at WrestleMania XXVIII (28); a match that was over one year in the making (reminiscent of old 70’s & 80’s storylines), and is being dubbed and promoted as an Icon vs. Icon-style of match given both stars’ pop culture popularity.  However, this isn’t The Rock’s first time being promoted in this type of match.

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