Is WWE Bringing Back ‘The Great American Bash’?!?

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WWE has both flirted with and fully reused the names of former WCW event in the past, and it appears to be happening again. After using Night of Champions (the final WCW Nitro broadcast and the new name of the Vengeance pay-per-view), Clash of Champions (a take on the Clash of the Champions events), Starrcade (as a non-televised house show) and War Games (as an NXT Takeover-branded event), WWE may bring back The Great American Bash. This is according to a report from PWInsider, announcing that Stamford, CT-based company filed a trademark for The Great American Bash last week. Continue reading “Is WWE Bringing Back ‘The Great American Bash’?!?”

WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library

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O Hai Dean Ambrose (a.k.a., Jon Moxley)

While WWE may have failed to purchase and obtain most of the video library from TNA/Impact Wrestling — mostly to adding new media content to WWE Network library for its subscribers — the company has managed to obtain the complete library of the Ohio-bases Heartland Wrestling Association.  Along with the current acquisitions o the WCW, NWA, ECW, WCCW, and Mid-South (among others), the WWE Network is continuing to beef up its streaming content. Continue reading “WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library”

UFC Star Ronda Rousey Open To Wrestling A Match For WWE At WrestleMania 31

Rousey with The Rock’s Undisputed WWE Championship Title Belt

Let me get my three personal feelings on UFC Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey out of the way. First, she’s a very talented and skilled fighter; second, she’s a very beautiful and pleasant person; and third, if she happens to take offensive to #1 & #2, I know she’ll knock me down with a solid strike or break my arm. So with that knowledge, for the remainder of this short post, I’ll tread very VERY lightly, and get to the story. TMZ posted some footage of the UFC champion practicing a few pro wrestling moves with her roommate and fellow UFC fighter Shayna Baszler a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading “UFC Star Ronda Rousey Open To Wrestling A Match For WWE At WrestleMania 31”

The Obligatory Birthday/Pro Wrestling Post…

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Hello ME in 2006…How You Doin’?

Well, since today is my 29th birthday…(CUE HORNS)…I wanted to share some of my favorite professional wrestling-related experiences.  For today, I’m going to select the time period of March 2006 (EIGHT YEARS AGO) when I was working at VOA Associates in Chicago, IL, and was the time period that I turned 21.  Aside for the “usual celebratory things” a new 21-year-old does (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, stumble….), I attended a slew of pro wrestling events during that time, ranging from meet and greets with Candice Michelle, Shawn Michaels, Lance Storm and Roderick Strong, to attending two Ring of Honor shows and the Monday Night RAW following WrestleMania XXII. Continue reading “The Obligatory Birthday/Pro Wrestling Post…”

Why WWE, WHY?!? El Generico Repackaged, Renamed, UNMASKED!

Ladies and gentelmen, it looks like the popular independent wrestler best known as El Generico is gone (as far as his name goes), as he has been repackaged by the WWE and will wrestle under his real name, Rami Sebei, sans his mask. According to some information from PWInsider and WrestlingInc.com:

It would appear that the wrestler known as El Generico will be going forward without his popular character in WWE as he competed sans mask at tonight’s NXT event. In his debut match last month for the organization, he sported the mask and attire.

The renowned grappler competed under his real name, Rami Sebei.   Continue reading “Why WWE, WHY?!? El Generico Repackaged, Renamed, UNMASKED!”

Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History

You know why you’re here, Warrior…

We wrestling fans get excited when our favorite wrestlers return from a hiatus.  When wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Bret “Hitman” Hart, and even more recent stars like John Cena (like at the 2008 Royal Rumble, after surgery) return at WWE live events, we –the fans – hang on each and every word they say and anything and everything they do.  However, not every return to the McMahon Family Business has been successful. That can range from random incidents committed by said returning superstars, the creative team not knowing what to do with the talent, or maybe that wrestler isn’t just the commodity (in-ring & entertaining-wise) as they used to be.  Continue reading “Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History”

Love To Hate Them: WWE Most Popular and Beloved Heels, EVER!

What’s a heel? Well, in the world of professional wrestling, a heel (or villain  bad guy, ne’er-do-well) typically does things so dastardly and despicable that makes the fans boo, yell and shout insults in their general direction. However, often many fans still enjoy seeing these guys regardless of their attempts to gain negative heat from the crowd. Throughout the history of pro wrestling there hasn’t really been any particular wrestler who was 100% loved of hated (look at John Cena and CM Punk now-a-days), however, in the case of a few heels, many fans love them more than they’re intended to.   Continue reading “Love To Hate Them: WWE Most Popular and Beloved Heels, EVER!”

The Scaffold Match: Going High Just To Fall Down

Here’ s an image from a scaffold match between the Rock ‘N’ Roll RPMs with Eric Embry taking on The Fantastics and Steve Simpson from World Class Championship Wrestling on May 3rd, 1987.  As you may notice from the picture, there’s a serious lacking of the trademarked squared-circle, i.e. the wrestling ring. In case the guy in the image hanging off the scaffold has you raising your eyebrows, let’s talk about this type of match, and watch a clip from that match as well.   Continue reading “The Scaffold Match: Going High Just To Fall Down”

WWE Classics on Professional Wrestling in Texas

Dusty Rhodes, Cowboy Bill Watts, Jim Ross and Michael Hayes join host Gene Okerlund on the show WWE Classics for a roundtable discussion of the greatest Superstars to come out of Texas (for example: The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Terry Funk, Stan Henson, Dick Murdoch, Dusty Rhodes, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Von Erich family, Eddie & Chavo Guerrero, Booker T, John Bradshaw Layfield, Paul London, Billy Gunn, etc.) and top events from the Lone Star State. (WrestleMania 17 & 25, and many more).   Continue reading “WWE Classics on Professional Wrestling in Texas”

WWE ’13 Full Roster and “Attitude Era” Features Reveal!

Year after year, THQ keeps making and churning out new professional wrestling games from World Wrestling Entertainment, and I keep buying; I been playing/buying them every year since 1998.  I bought the 2 Nintendo 64 WCW wrestling games (World Tour and Revenge), the 2 Nintendo 64 WWE games (WrestleMania 2000 & No Mercy), and the SmackDown games on PlayStation (from SmackDown on PS1 to WWE ’12 on PS3). It appears that this year may be no different. Continue reading “WWE ’13 Full Roster and “Attitude Era” Features Reveal!”