During a Memphis Grizzlies game this past Saturday, where they fell 112-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Rikishi Fatu would join the Grizz Girls in the third quarter to perform the latter’s dance routine made famous with Too Cool trio in WWE. This was moment that was wonderful and poignant as Lawler’s son, Brian Christopher Lawler (a.k.a., Grandmaster Sexay), was one-third of the group (along with Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor) during their run in the Attitude Era.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I KNOW Survivor Series was this past weekend too — the show was really good overall, there wasn’t a ‘bad’ match in sight, and even Brock Lesnar getting squashed in 1:25 by Goldberg was very, VERY satisfying — but seriously, lets talk about NXT Takeover: Toronto for a minute. After months of #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano) feuding with the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, or as I call them, The New Brainbusters), the titles were put back on the line as the two teams battled in a Best Two-Out-of-Three Falls match. In my opinion, this match is competing with the John Cena vs. AJ Styles match from this year’s SummerSlam for the best match of the year; no joke. Continue reading “Hey Guys! How AWESOME was that #DIY vs. The Revival NXT Tag Team Title Match at Takeover: Toronto?!?”
So, for SOME reason, the video is NOT showing up on the page, so until then, CLICK HERE for WIRed #52 on Blip.tv!! NERD OUT!!
This week’s LEGO-tastic 52nd episode of WIRed discusses five of Chicago’s greatest buildings, a Dust Bowl-era on-demand rain tower, play as iron Man in GTA 4, and the short life of the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Titles. Also, I LOVE LEGO!!!!
Many titles in professional wrestling have long, detailed histories and lineages, lasting decades; one in particular only lasted a mere 8 days. Yup, you read that right, EIGHT DAYS. I present to you, the short history of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship of World Championship Wrestling. As the Cruiserweight division of WCW was widely regarded as a unique feature in the company (even Goldberg himself often lauded that the Cruiserweights were the best overall in-ring product of the promotion), the WCW Cruiserweight Championship often had the best matches. With the large number of number of cruiserweight talent signed with the company, WCW decided to expand the visibility of the division, and created the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship in February 2001. Continue reading “WCW’s ‘Ghost’ Title: The Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship”
When World Wrestling Federation superstars “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas and “Soul Man” Rocky Johnson (as in the father of the most electrifying man in sports-entertainment…) were put together as a tag team, they became one of the top favorite and most popular tag teams in pro wrestling in the early 1980s. Atlas and Johnson’s popularity, collectively known as “The Soul Patrol”, helped propel them to a shot … Continue reading Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson: 1st All-Black World Tag Team Champions
First off: !BANG! is a pro wrestling promotion owned by wrestling legend Dory Funk, Jr., who also runs the Funking Conservatory, a full-service pro wrestling school. The school and promotion offer a three-step, three-week program for aspiring wrestlers of any and all skill levels, offering students the chance to work in front of a live crowd and even to become a star on the !BANG! TV show.
Second: a dropkick maneuver, invented by wrestler Abe Coleman, is defined as an attack where the wrestler jumps up and kicks the opponent with the soles of both feet, with the standing dropkick (the hardest to pull off) requires great leg strength for proper elevation for the wrestler to catch the standing or running opponent with a dropkick from a standing position. In order to be pulled off effectively, it requires great leg strength to gain elevation.
Now with that knowledge, imagine a video of the HIGHEST DROPKICK EVER (or, at least on the internet…and it’s not from this picture)! Continue reading “!BANG! Wrestling presents the HIGHEST DROPKICK EVER*!”
WOO-HOO! TWENTY EPISODES!! This week on WIRed, forget smashing pumpkins – it’s all about SMASHING MODELS, the past, present, and future innovations at Xerox, belated Halloween-themed gaming tunes, and 12-man tag team match MAYHEM! All that and what I’m reading, playing, watching, and listening to this week on WIRed! NUMBERRRRRRRRR!!! TWENTYYYYYYY!!!! Continue reading “Smashed Models Xeroxing Ghouls N Ghosts’ 12-Man Tag Team – WIRed #20”
Sometimes it has to take two different full-sized wrestling rings to contain the action and mayhem that comes with a 12-Man Tag Team Match. This one from World Class Championship Wrestling’s Parade of Champions event in 1985 (hey, my birth year!) includes The Fabulous Freebirds teaming up with their long time rivals, The Von Erich Family. Continue reading “12-Man Tag Team Match: WCCW Parade of Champions 1985”
I guess you can’t really say “I went to a fight, and a wrestling match broke out;” I believe it works better with hockey, or badminton, or extreme couponing…
Anyway CWA Championship Wrestling presents a classic Memphis Wrestling tag team title match from August 1, 1981, featuring Japan’s Masa Fuchi and Atsushi Onita (with Tojo Yamamoto) challenging the current champs, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Bill Dundee, for the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship from the WMC TV5 Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The match included play-by-play commentary from Lance Russell and Dave Brown with Jerry Calhoun as the referee. Continue reading “SCRAMBLE! Jerry Lawler/Bill Dundee vs Masa Fuchi/Atsushi Onita, AWA Southern Tag Title Match (08-01-1981)”