OVW Heavyweight Championship:
Rudy Switchblade (Champion) Vs. Jamin Olivencia
OVW TV - November 19th, 2011
The feud between Jamin Olivencia and Rudy Switchblade spanned years, but in 2011, it peaked to the top of the show. Where in the past, Jamin was the bad guy and Rudy was the favorite, things had changed up, with Rudy being the paranoid leader of the “wake up” revolution and Jamin being the hungry hound, out for blood. This match is one of the most intense battles between these two, and for me, it’s one of my personal favorites of both.
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Mr. Perfect would come back from the dead and have a ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dolph Ziggler. The two would wage war for like 30 minutes, Mr. Perfect would be in the shape he was in in 1991, and it’d be the most epic encounter ever. Mr. Perfect would go over, thus cementing that he DID win the title during his career, and then he’d give the title to Ziggler, making him the new champion, before disappearing into a big bright white aura. “I’m here to show the world, I’m here to show the world, COME OOOON!" would play and Ziggler would celebrate with tears in his eyes.
…should I be crying right now? Is this natural?
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
At this moment you have to stop and go, “Damn, when did Charlotte get this good?”
I mean, she was doing well at the start but it looks like she’s so much more comfortable in the ring here. Also, might I add that the heel role is definitely a better fit for Charlotte?
Shades of Ric are showing more and more with every match. I love it.
Right? Her taunting is great, too. That last .gif was the perfect time to just go, “You fucking bitch.”
I was weary of Charlotte in the first steps, but after tonight, I was like “Alright. Alrighty.”
Honestly? I think they took advantage of her. I think they realized that she was willing to give it all and they took all that they could from her and then said “Oh, we don’t need you anymore.” Once she got her injury, they realized they had a way to get rid of her. I think she spoke her mind and proved herself right, worked harder than some of the guys would have preferred, and that she created something of herself that they didn’t expect. In pro wrestling, if you step outside the box and become something more than they want you to be, then the company tends to get shitty.
Whatever the case may be, Daffney is too talented a performer to be treated shitty by any company. She’s beautiful, she can wrestle, she’s a good character in ANY presentation, and she’s smart. I admire her for several reasons and I hope that she knows how many fans she has out here in Wrestling Planet.
The Predator and Solo 
The Predator would later be known as Sylvester Turkey in the WWE. Solo was none other than Deuce, who was also known as Sim Snuka. Neither man would be remembered a year later, which is sad considering both had their shit together pretty well in the sport.
WWF European Champion Test 
It seems to me that a lot of Test’s WWE career was spent in limbo. It’s odd to me that a guy the size of Test always seemed to be trying to find his place in the company, and that his best times were spent in a tag team with Albert. In 2001, Test defeated William Regal to become the WWF European Champion, holding the title for 2 months until losing the strap to Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania 17.
WCW World Television Championship:
Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) Vs. Bobby Duncum, Jr.
WCW Nitro - November 16th, 1998
This was a short-lived feud between Jericho and Duncum, which started as most Jericho feuds do: with Jericho running his mouth. Once he got in the ring with Duncum, things seemed to be going his way for a while until it looks like Duncum legitimately blisters Jericho with a few shots, scaring the champion. This is one of those matches that you have to consider the time, and consider the wrestlers, and think “Hm… was this a shoot?”
Akeem and Slick 
In the 1980’s, one man that stood out as a big man superstar with a mean streak was One Man Gang. However, once The Doctor Of Style announced that Akeem was actually from Africa, One Man Gang’s demeanor changed drastically as the African Dream, Akeem, became a fixture on WWF programming. Akeem was seen in a promo that took place in the “deepest, darkest part of Africa”, speaking in an African-American accent and dancing like a dipshit. Akeem had moderate success in the WWF, teaming with The Big Bossman to make up the team The Twin Towers. As a team, the Twin Towers never became the WWF World Tag Team Champions, but they did however manage to gain key wins over The Mega Powers and the champions, Demolition. The team disbanded in early 1990, when The Big Bossman turned on Slick and Akeem, leading to their match at WrestleMania VI, where Bossman defeated Akeem.
Kamala And Son: The WWE Ain’t No Place For A Black Man 
Kamala talks to his son, Koonta (I’m not kidding, it’s in the YouTube description) about the way that the WWE is.
This is bizarre. If the WWE was such a shitty place to be, how come he’s returned so many times? If you can make it through the shitty acting, hang out until like 5:40 to hear some of Kamala’s… music… that he made… himself…
I remember in middle school one day, there was a big conversation at the lunch table about who everyone wanted to bang in pro wrestling. Answers ranged between Trish Stratus, Sable, Lita, Stacy Keibler, and one of my goffy-ass friends said Nicole Bass, which we all cringed at. My answer? None other than the scream queen, Daffney.
Of course, my friends thought I was crazy, but ever since the days of Wednesday Addams, through the days of The Craft and into the age of Kittie, I always thought that Goth girls were incredibly attractive. The pale skin, black lipstick and hair, just drove me nuts. Daffney was the weird little looney tune girl you just wanted to hang with, but it also helped that she was beautiful and had a great body on her. This conversation took place 14 years ago, but to this day, I’m still enamored by her, as she’s gone from being a random character into being quite the wrestler in the indies. What began as a crush has manifested into an admiration and hopefulness to work with her in the future. Never say never, right?
Kyle Maverick Vs. Josh Crane
D1W - July 26th, 2013
Two of my favorite wrestlers, two of my closest friends, two of the hardest workers I know. I’ve worked with Kyle in 7 different promotions and been on the same card as Josh in 5 of those, so getting to see these two square off is pretty awesome, and they certainly deliver. This match is intense and has perfect psychology, with Crane fighting to stay alive against the experienced Kyle Maverick.
They had a partnership with WCW for a while there. I remember noticing it one week as I tuned into a WCW Monday Nitro where Tony Schiavone all of a sudden had slicked up hair and was wearing a leather jacket while doing commentary. This complete change in image was completely off-putting for a moment or two until I noticed a can of Surge sitting on his desk in front of him, with the logo pointed directly at the camera.
Toughening Schiavone’s image up a bit was pretty silly and the entire thing was an indirect advertisement for the cola but then there were things like this:
Who would’ve guessed that this product placement would find itself being talked about years after the cola was discontinued!
For those of you who would love to have Surge back, you can join the ever-growing Surge Movement on Facebook. It’s surprisingly more active that you would think…
I will never, ever tire of the version of Edge who always seemed to be on the verge of serial killer status.
Hands down, my favorite Edge. This is a time where a man who knew how talented he was said “I’m gonna prove it.” to everyone who didn’t believe. He proved everyone wrong, and became one of the greatest.
Torrie Wilson attacks Buff Bagwell 
In a match against Shane Douglas, it seemed that Buff Bagwell was gaining the upper hand when the lovely Torrie Wilson came down to distract Douglas. Once Douglas turned his attention to Wilson, she slapped him across the face, leading to Buff going for a pinfall, which Douglas kicked out of. Minutes later, the referee was checking on Douglas when Bagwell invited Torrie into the ring to kiss her and pose for the fans. However, when Bagwell turned his attention on his favorite subject (himself), Wilson kicked him between his legs from behind, leading to Douglas going for a pin of his own… which Buff kicked out of!
Randy Orton Vs. Kofi Kingston 
I’m sure a lot of people are tired of Randy Orton and the RKO in general, but I always get pumped when Orton hits it out of nowhere. When he’s facing off against quick-paced competitors like Kofi Kingston, the possibilities are endless!