Ex-WWE Star TJP to Compete in New Japan’s Super J-Cup Tournament (UPDATE: Full Bracket Revealed!)

Now that former WWE stars Jox Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (f.k.a. Hideo Itami) are competing in New Japan G1 Classic Tournament, another former WWE star seems to also have been stung by NJPW tourney fever. TJP (f.k.a. TJ Perkins; man, there’s a ton of “f.k.a.” so far) will take part in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J-Cup tournament.

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The Blocks For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax Tournament Have Been Announced…

In less than a month from now, New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s G1 Climax Tournament will begin, and the promotion recently announced which wrestlers will be taking part in the 28th edition of the tournament. The talent announced for the A Block and B Block for the round-robin portion tournament that will occur during the majority of the nineteen shows that will be airing live and streamed on NJPW World (along with the option of English commentary). Both blocks feature exciting possibilities, including several rematches from prior tournaments and title matches, and one-on-one matches between wrestlers who are aligned in the same stable/faction/tag team and normally wouldn’t face each other. Continue reading “The Blocks For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax Tournament Have Been Announced…”

WWE Christens Upcoming All-Women’s Tournament as the “Mae Young Classic”

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After the success of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Cruiserweight Classic and the United Kingdom Championship tournaments, the news of WWE’s first all-women’s tournament has grabbed the attention of the pro-wrestling world since its announcement during this year’s WrestleMania weekend. The tournament is confirmed to begin filming this July at Full Sail, and this past Tuesday, WWE COO Triple H not only confirmed the dates, but also revealed the tournament’s new, official name and logo: The Mae Young Classic, using the namesake of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who passed away in 2014.

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WCW’s ‘Ghost’ Title: The Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship

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”

ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)

HOLY CRAP!! That happened TWENTY YEARS AGO, YESTERDAY!!!!

In 1994, after World Championship Wrestling (WCW) withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), their Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) territory became the most televised wrestling show within the entire NWA.   Due to this, the tournament for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship was held in ECW’s home territory in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 1994. After feeling like they were under the thumb of the power plays and unfair politics from the NWA board and officials, ECW began contemplating a plan to secede from the NWA in a controversial and public manner that would attract wide attention to ECW and insult the NWA organization as a final act of defiance.  Check out the rest of the story and the video of the “Birth of Extreme” incident below. Continue reading “ECW Secedes from the NWA as Shane Douglas Denounces NWA Title (1994)”