Leviathan (w/ Synn) Vs. EZ Money (w/ The Prototype)
OVW TV - May 1st, 2002
In the throws of 2001-2002, a lot of former WCW and ECW talent were signed due to both companies being bought out by the WWF. Because of this, several of those talents were sent to developmental to learn more about their craft while creative found something for them. One of those talents was ECW superstar EZ Money, who was hired by John Cena to injure Leviathan leading up to his match against The Prototype.
Today, I’d like to wish a very happy 60th birthday to one of my favorite wrestlers of all-time. A consummate professional, a hell of a performer, and a great friend, Mr. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper!
The UnAmericans 
Lance Storm, WWE World Tag Team Champion. Christian, WWE Women’s Champion.
Seriously, you start to wonder how anything ever gets accomplished.
The Hardy Boyz talk about their upcoming match against The Briscoes 
On April 26th in Cameron, North Carolina, a huge match takes place between two of the toughest, craziest, badass blood-brother teams in professional wrestling history, as The Hardy Boyz take on The Briscoe Brothers. The aesthetics of this match already sound like a blast, but when you break it down, you’ve got two of the wildest tag teams who have built a legacy in a completely different way than most. This could be a war, it could be chaotic, but it’s definitely going to be extremely entertaining and worth attending.
Anyone want to take a road trip?
“That was actually my idea. I said in passing one day, “What about me dressing up as old Sting?” I mean, I had the blonde hair. And Sting actually loved it. Those outfits that I wore were actually Sting’s old gear. And he painted my face. A cool moment. Looking back on that, I would have to slide him into that group of most significant opponents that I’ve had." - Ken Anderson, on dressing as Sting in TNA.
This picture is really rad. A look at the WWE ring when it’s in pieces, snapped by Ty Foster. Including the canvas, turnbuckles, aprons, and steps. Very cool. I wonder how high up he had to be to fit all of this in.
I can’t disagree with you, sadly. I think Bourne is relished in ring talent, I just think that he’s lacking in character development. I had an idea in another life that Bourne’s character is that he’s a nice guy. Like, that’s what he consistently does, just reassures everyone that he’s a nice guy. Imagine him with that big ass smile saying, “I’m a nice guy!” But, instead, he just does a bunch of shit that makes you hate him. He spreads rumors, lies about things, cheats to win and acts like a face afterward, etc. It would involve him getting in a long feud against someone over a girl and eventually getting caught cheating, but “it’s not what it looks like”, etc. It would be good, I think. Realistic.
I was shocked to become a fan of Candice Michelle. A lot of WWE signees at that time were women who were picked from Diva Search losers and random avenues that had nothing to do with wrestling. While a great deal of them floundered (see: Carmella DeCesare, Joy Giovanni, Christy Hemme, etc.), Candice always rose above the standard and worked a little harder. She rallied to get new entrance music that would fit her character, she spent a ton of ring gear (that actually wound up not getting used, which is a whole ‘nother story), and she worked before every taping with Finlay to get better. She actually wrestled instead of just had a spot now and again, and it translated well in her matches. I think Candice is a rare breed, and if there was any jabber about a return, I’d be more than susceptible to embracing.
Not at all. I’m sure there exists a troupe of fan girls who write slash fiction about that kind of thing.
Eventually Cesaro and Barrett will have to meet, as both guys are part of the same generation of young guys who will rule the company one day. I could see it being within the next 2 years that a feud will develop.
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship:
The Miz Vs. Chris Jericho Vs. Wade Barrett (Champion)
WWE Raw - March 18th, 2013
Three men from three different countries, but all cut from the same mold. All three superstars have no fear when speaking their minds and refuse to hold back when facing off against their opponents. Often time, they’ll do whatever it takes to win, whether it gains the adoration or disdain of the WWE Universe. Interesting match for one of the WWE’s top prizes!
CM Punk’s Last Stand 
After the long-running Summer Of Punk, CM Punk’s run as an ROH and independent wrestling superstar came to an end as CM Punk had signed a contract with the WWE. Punk’s farewell match was at ROH’s “Punk: The Final Chapter”, and it was a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match against his long-time friend, Colt Cabana. Despite Punk’s nasty antics toward the ROH fans throughout his final days, he was greeted with a huge ovation as his theme, “Miseria Cantare” played in full. Once it finished, Punk entered the arena to The Bouncing Souls’ “Night Train”, and with tears in his eyes, said goodbye to independent pro wrestling.
Sami Callihan 
What’s next for this man? For several years, Callihan spread his DNA from IPW to CZW, bleeding on every canvas that it took to gain an impressive list of victories. Months ago, Sami Callihan debuted on WWE’s NXT brand as Solomon Crowe, a hacker who appeared just to take out Kalisto and disappear after shutting the power in the arena down. He hasn’t been since on NXT television since, with rumors spreading that the idea may already be nixed. Have we seen the last of Solomon Crowe?
Let me tell you about this guy. His name is Jamin Olivencia.
I’ve known Jamin since late 2005, when he joined the OVW amateur class. Jamin was a guy who would go outside to sweep the parking lot after attending the weekly tapings, but on one Saturday per month, he would compete in the OVW amateur shows and improved at a seemingly impossibly rapid pace. By 2006, Jamin had become semi-regular on OVW shows, wrestling against talent that was contracted by the WWE and appearing on the weekly OVW television show. In 2008, Jamin’s star power rose as he was featured in a program against Joey Matthews; a war which waged on for several months.
In 2009, I was featured in the movie Ultimate Death Match 2 along with Jamin. He and I caught up for a bit, seeing as I hadn’t been to the OVW arena in over a year. He was just as rad as I’d remembered, and seemed more confident in himself than I’d ever seen him. In 2011, when I was back to OVW on a weekly basis, Jamin and I worked together on several shows. Jamin had a feud with Rudy Switchblade that produced several great matches, and the following year, another feud against Cliff Compton. In 2012, I ceased attendance at OVW only to return in 2013 when I heard that Jamin was facing off against Doug Williams for the OVW title. The two had a great series of matches that ended with Jamin capturing the OVW Heavyweight Championship. I was proud to see my friend literally start from the bottom and reach the top of the company.
Last Thursday night, I shared the Evolution Pro Wrestling locker room with Jamin as he challenged Reed Bentley for the EPW Championship in front of about 100 people. Last night, I got to see him take on Bo Dallas in an arena full of people. After the show, this picture was taken of me and a man who was elated to hear compliments after his match. Jamin has a few more shows in the coming weeks, and I’m hoping sincerely that the WWE sees what I’ve seen for years. The passion, power, intensity, and unbridled spirit of Jamin Olivencia! Keep an eye out, because he’s never going to let down until he’s the number one guy.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Vs. Vince McMahon 
This is another one of those “defining moments” from The Attitude Era. A lot of people surmise that it was the Austin Vs. McMahon feud that was The Attitude Era’s core. Whether it was or not, there’s one thing that’s for sure, and that’s that it was extremely entertaining and enthralling to the point that fairweather fans would start shouting at television screens to support their hero. It may never be done as well as it was from late 97 through early 2001, but there’s no denying that at the time, there was no better reaction, no higher attraction than the blood war between the Texas Rattlesnake and the billionaire.
Toy Box Death Match for the EPW Openweight Championship:
Christian Skyfire (Champion) Vs. Tripp Cassidy (w/ Jason Saint)
EPW Child’s Play - April 10th, 2014
After months of defeating the ranks of Evolution Pro Wrestling, and after attacking everyone who came in contact with Christian Skyfire, Cassidy was finally granted a shot at Skyfire’s EPW Openweight Championship. The terms were that the match would be contested under Toy Box Death Match rules.
Truthfully, on a personal note, this is a match that I’m extremely proud of. The audience at EPW was extremely hot for the match and both Cassidy and Skyfire busted their asses to be the best wrestler. The fact is, at the end of the night, the brightest star shined!