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+ Stone Cold Steve Austin Vs. Bret Hart [1996]
At the 1996 Survivor Series, Stone Cold Steve Austin squared off against longtime rival Bret “Hit Man” Hart. Although this match isn’t as famous as their WrestleMania 13 encounter, the match to determine the number one contendership for the WWE Championship was still a great contest between two of the company’s top guns. In my opinion, it was this feud that set off the future for Stone Cold Steve Austin, even though it may have been the beginning of the end for Bret Hart in the WWE.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Vs. Bret Hart [1996]

At the 1996 Survivor Series, Stone Cold Steve Austin squared off against longtime rival Bret “Hit Man” Hart. Although this match isn’t as famous as their WrestleMania 13 encounter, the match to determine the number one contendership for the WWE Championship was still a great contest between two of the company’s top guns. In my opinion, it was this feud that set off the future for Stone Cold Steve Austin, even though it may have been the beginning of the end for Bret Hart in the WWE.

Loser Leaves Town Match:
Jerry “The King” Lawler Vs. “Superstar” Bill Dundee

Memphis Wrestling - June 6th, 1983

This is actually the 2nd half of the match, but it holds the shocking conclusion to a very, very long, heated rivalry between two of Memphis Wrestling’s finest. This feud began in 1977 and several stipulations were implemented, including cage matches, title matches, Cadillacs up for grabs, hair vs. hair, and even a match where Dundee’s wife, Beverly, had her hair on the line, resulting in her head getting shaved!

The thing is, what made this feud so special is that the two wrestlers had a legitimate beef. Lawler hated Dundee for being the young guy who the fans took a strong liking to, and Dundee hated Lawler because Lawler was a better wrestler. The feud finally culminated after 6 years of warring when the two met face to face in a “Loser Leaves Town” match.

I’m actually legitimately excited because this Thursday night in Clarksville, Indiana, I’m booked on a show with “Superstar” Bill Dundee. This is a huge honor, and getting to talk to him in general is going to be a special occasion. For more information about the show, click here.

+ Christian Rose [2013]
Although it’s easy for a lot of independent wrestlers to get lost in the shuffle, Christian Rose is one that refused to do so. It’s why, over the course of the last few years, he’s gone from being a rookie to being one of the best. Where some athletes have the look, charisma, in-ring ability or the empathy to get a crowd rallied for or against them, Rose is one of the rare athletes that has all of the above, and delivers each with every match he’s involved in. Look for big things from this young superstar in the future!

Christian Rose [2013]

Although it’s easy for a lot of independent wrestlers to get lost in the shuffle, Christian Rose is one that refused to do so. It’s why, over the course of the last few years, he’s gone from being a rookie to being one of the best. Where some athletes have the look, charisma, in-ring ability or the empathy to get a crowd rallied for or against them, Rose is one of the rare athletes that has all of the above, and delivers each with every match he’s involved in. Look for big things from this young superstar in the future!

WWE Merchandising Catalog Promo featuring Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire [1990]

When I see guys on TV these days doing these on-screen promos for the WWE’s merchandise, all I can think about was the time my cousin and me laughed our asses off when Dusty did this merch promo. It was on one of the WrestleMania tapes, and we use to get so hype when it would come on.

Jimmy Snuka and Nancy Argentino [1983]

On May 11th, 1983, Jimmy Snuka returned to his hotel room after wrestling at a show in Allentown, Pennsylvania to find his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, gasping for air with yellow fluid leaking from her nose and mouth. Snuka called for an ambulance and accompanied Argentino to the hospital where he watched helplessly as she lost her life.

While this sounds like a tragedy, there’s more to the story than that. Argentino had wounds on her body consistent with signs of “mate abuse”, with cuts on her ear, head, buttocks, chin, back, hands, feet, and legs. The autopsy report showed that her death was a result of her head being forced rapidly against a stationary object. Snuka told up to 5 people, including the responding officer, that he had shoved Argentino and she hit her head on concrete, prior to Snuka leaving the hotel to wrestle. Later, he claimed this was a misunderstanding, and that she had fallen, not been shoved, and hit her head.

The family of Argentino sued Snuka for over $500,000, since he was a person of interest and never faced charges, and Snuka lost, but claimed he was broke and couldn’t afford to pay. To this day, those charges have never been paid.

Recently, the decision was made to re-open the case and look more into it to see whether or not her death was a homicide. If such is the case, Snuka faces the obvious jailtime for homicide, not to mention other possible charges.

I know it’s probably in bad taste, but seriously, if your name is Nancy, and you’re dating a wrestler… break up with them. Gently.

Akeem (w/ Slick) Vs. Allen Kinsley
WWE Superstars - October 1st, 1988

In 1988, “The Doctor Of Style” Slick, who was a popular WWE manager, got into the head of One Man Gang and the man known as “the Gang” became Akeem, “the African dream”. This is one of the first dancing gimmicks in the WWE, and the crowd… well, just watch.

Everyone keeps asking my opinion about the CM Punk situation.

I’m like…

Honestly, I don’t care. At all. I love CM Punk, I love watching him wrestle, but he hasn’t given a shit in months and he’s not going to unless something changes. Is anything going to change for him? No. I don’t blame him for going home. Those who stick around are going to flourish accordingly, or be held back accordingly. It’s up to them. Nobody ever made a change by going with the flow.

+ Miss Kitty [1999]
A great shot of the new girl in town (at the time), Miss Kitty. Known to some as Stacy Carter, the wife of Jerry “The King” Lawler, Miss Kitty had spent time in Memphis and in USWA as an announcer and backstage interviewer. When she was brought up to TV, she was essentially Debra McMichaels’ replacement by the side of Jeff Jarrett. In due time, Miss Kitty became The Kat, once her violent side was unleashed, leading to several encounters. For the time, there weren’t many Divas in the WWE, so it didn’t take long for her to break out and become a star. She left the WWE in early 2001 due to creative differences.

Miss Kitty [1999]

A great shot of the new girl in town (at the time), Miss Kitty. Known to some as Stacy Carter, the wife of Jerry “The King” Lawler, Miss Kitty had spent time in Memphis and in USWA as an announcer and backstage interviewer. When she was brought up to TV, she was essentially Debra McMichaels’ replacement by the side of Jeff Jarrett. In due time, Miss Kitty became The Kat, once her violent side was unleashed, leading to several encounters. For the time, there weren’t many Divas in the WWE, so it didn’t take long for her to break out and become a star. She left the WWE in early 2001 due to creative differences.

+ WWE European Champion Triple H [1998]
Once Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart at the 1997 Survivor Series in the infamous Montreal Screwjob, the remaining members of the Hart Foundation began slowly dropping off from the WWE. That is, except for Owen Hart, who remained a thorn in the side of Triple H. After Triple H “defeated” Shawn Michaels for the European Championship, he was challenged by Hart for the title and instead, Goldust came out, dressed as Triple H. Owen defeated Goldust and Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter ruled that since Goldust was acting in place for Triple H, the title would change hands. On March 16th, however, Triple H defeated Owen to regain the gold a few short weeks prior to WrestleMania 14, where Triple H successfully retained the championship despite Chyna being handcuffed to Slaughter at ringside.

WWE European Champion Triple H [1998]

Once Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart at the 1997 Survivor Series in the infamous Montreal Screwjob, the remaining members of the Hart Foundation began slowly dropping off from the WWE. That is, except for Owen Hart, who remained a thorn in the side of Triple H. After Triple H “defeated” Shawn Michaels for the European Championship, he was challenged by Hart for the title and instead, Goldust came out, dressed as Triple H. Owen defeated Goldust and Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter ruled that since Goldust was acting in place for Triple H, the title would change hands. On March 16th, however, Triple H defeated Owen to regain the gold a few short weeks prior to WrestleMania 14, where Triple H successfully retained the championship despite Chyna being handcuffed to Slaughter at ringside.

R-Truth Vs. John Morrison
WWE Raw - April 18th, 2011

Remember that time in 2011 when R-Truth was fucking AWESOME? Essentially, what had happened was, R-Truth and John Morrison had spent the first part of 2011 as a tag team, even challenging ShowMiz for the WWE Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania. However, when R-Truth and John Cena competed to become the Number One Contender the WWE Championship, the two were attacked by The Miz and Alex Riley, leading Teddy Long to state that Cena AND R-Truth would face The Miz in a steel cage for the title. The following week, Morrison, who was R-Truth’s tag partner, questioned whether or not Truth was conditioned enough for a match like that, since he was asking for water after his match against Cena. He challenged Truth for the spot to be in the match at Extreme Rules, and what happened after the match is what’s highlighted here.

If anyone has a link to the full match, hit me up. I would rather feature the whole match, but the post-match is what made it a classic moment. You know, despite the audible moronic fans.

+ Jordynne Grace [2014]
Jordynne Grace has been wrestling for three years. That might not seem too impressive until you consider the fact that she’s only 17 years old! Straight out of Austin, Texas, Grace has been wrestling in several promotions against numerous notable opponents throughout the MidWest. Just recently, her bout with Heidi Lovelace at IWAMS’s For The Love Of Leanna ended in bloodshed, surprising the audience as Grace smeared blood on the face of Lovelace. Despite being young, short, and limited in female opponents, Grace is showing promise of one day being a great wrestling superstar, rather than another random diva. If the last year and a half has shown anything, it’s that the next few years are only going to show more impressive work from the firecracker herself!
You can follow Jordynne on her Facebook page by clicking here. Look forward to more of her on SOW in the coming months!

Jordynne Grace [2014]

Jordynne Grace has been wrestling for three years. That might not seem too impressive until you consider the fact that she’s only 17 years old! Straight out of Austin, Texas, Grace has been wrestling in several promotions against numerous notable opponents throughout the MidWest. Just recently, her bout with Heidi Lovelace at IWAMS’s For The Love Of Leanna ended in bloodshed, surprising the audience as Grace smeared blood on the face of Lovelace. Despite being young, short, and limited in female opponents, Grace is showing promise of one day being a great wrestling superstar, rather than another random diva. If the last year and a half has shown anything, it’s that the next few years are only going to show more impressive work from the firecracker herself!

You can follow Jordynne on her Facebook page by clicking here. Look forward to more of her on SOW in the coming months!

Dropkixx IWC European Heavyweight Champion Stu Sanders [2005]
A very young Wade Barrett as the Dropkixx champion. At the age of 21, Sanders went from being a bareknuckle boxer (yep, that wasn’t just a gimmick) to transition into pro wrestling, where he was trained by Jon Ritchie and Al Snow. 2 years after winning the Dropkixx IWC European Heavyweight Championship, Sanders had a successful WWE tryout and was signed to a developmental contract.

Dropkixx IWC European Heavyweight Champion Stu Sanders [2005]

A very young Wade Barrett as the Dropkixx champion. At the age of 21, Sanders went from being a bareknuckle boxer (yep, that wasn’t just a gimmick) to transition into pro wrestling, where he was trained by Jon Ritchie and Al Snow. 2 years after winning the Dropkixx IWC European Heavyweight Championship, Sanders had a successful WWE tryout and was signed to a developmental contract.

A.J. Lee [2012-2013]

Gotta love a woman who represents her man at all costs.

+ "I can totally identify with CM Punk. His body is beaten up, he’s been on the road for ten years, he doesn’t live big and I’m sure he’s got more money than the federal government and he doesn’t like what they’re doing with him and he’s just tired of the whole thing and he wants to go rest. And he said at a comic convention one of these days he’s going to go buy a cabin in the middle of nowhere and we’re never going to see him again. You know, I wish I could have been like that. I said I’ve made six-figure incomes most of the last 30 years but I never made a million dollars. And guys these days can make a million dollars. If I had made a million dollars in one year, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I’d be in the castle but no one would ever see me again. All in all, ****, Punk, good for you! Go home and don’t come back until you want to. I love that. That is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard." - Jim Cornette

"I can totally identify with CM Punk. His body is beaten up, he’s been on the road for ten years, he doesn’t live big and I’m sure he’s got more money than the federal government and he doesn’t like what they’re doing with him and he’s just tired of the whole thing and he wants to go rest. And he said at a comic convention one of these days he’s going to go buy a cabin in the middle of nowhere and we’re never going to see him again. You know, I wish I could have been like that. I said I’ve made six-figure incomes most of the last 30 years but I never made a million dollars. And guys these days can make a million dollars. If I had made a million dollars in one year, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I’d be in the castle but no one would ever see me again. All in all, ****, Punk, good for you! Go home and don’t come back until you want to. I love that. That is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard." - Jim Cornette

Jordynne Grace Vs. KO Kendra
GALLI Lucha - January 19th, 2014

As a wrestler who’s willing to take on anyone, male or female, the female division tends to pick up when a wrestler like Jordynne is in town. Whether it’s her attitude, her stocky build, or the fact that she’s still considered a rookie, wrestlers are chomping at the bit to humble this gal. The problem is, Jordynne isn’t just a girl with a set of gear, she’s a pro wrestler, and she had no problem proving that to KO Kendra. However, KO Kendra didn’t get that name from going easy on her opponents, and she definitely doesn’t do so against Grace in this match.

The intros start around 1:04 into the video.