In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match between “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and the late-great “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes from Starrcade 1985. Continue reading “Rhodes Vs. Flair: Starrcade ‘85 – Doc’D #24”
The horror. The horror…
Okay. Picture actor David Arquette in your mind. Now, based on that, imagine the athletic prowess of David Arquette. Okay, NOW do you remember that movie “Ready To Rumble” — which I admit is not good, but watchable — with him and Scott Caan? Okay, good. NOW, imagine David Arquette as a champion. In professional wrestling. In World Championship Wrestling. Yes, in mid-2000, actor and non-wrestler David Arquette defeated Jeff Jarrett and was the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Yeah, that happened. Arquette took a brief foray into pro wrestling in early-2000, and his resulting world title “reign” angle has been cited by prominent professional wrestling writers and critics as a pivotal point leading to the degradation of that title and the demise of the World Championship Wrestling promotion. Continue reading “David Arquette & the WCW Championship”
Even though the history of the “Big Gold” World Heavyweight Title Belt goes back to the days of the National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling, the WWE wants to pay tribute to the title that has been in the company since the title’s reintroduction into the WWE 10 years ago (yeah, THAT long ago) in August 2002 (during the initial brand division, and Brock Lesnar taking the WWE Championship to SmackDown).
Continue reading “WWE Ranks it’s Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions”
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)”
Indeed, on Sunday May 20th, Christmas will be coming early this year.
To the involved and dedicated wrestling fans, or “smart marks” (a.k.a. “smarks”),we felt that a championship match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (or “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson) was destined to happen; it would just be a matter of time. Both wrestlers had made names for themselves on the hard-knock independent wrestling circuit (including stints in Ring of Honor) all over the world. Punk and Bryan both have old-school wrestling backgrounds and styles, making them among the purest of athletes and finest technicians in the business (something that not as common nowadays). Both of their world title reigns were possibly the most dominant and popular in late-2011 to early-2012. Finally, in three short weeks at WWE Over the Limit, they will both meet again, but this time a world title will be on the line. Continue reading “PUNK vs. BRYAN for the WWE Title at WWE Over The Limit”