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Super Crazy Vs. El Mosco De La Merced
ECW Hardcore TV - March 26th, 1999

In the 1990’s, ECW was a big part in bringing Lucha Libre to the United States. One of those luchadors was known affectionately as the insane luchador, Super Crazy. The man who Tajiri himself cited as being one of his inspirations for his style, Super Crazy is matched perfectly against the equally talented El Mosco. Mosco can match Super Crazy’s style and does for most of this exciting match.

I challenge anyone who likes pro wrestling to watch 30 seconds of this match starting at the 3:00 point and not want to see the rest of it from start to finish.

+ Robert Gibson [1978]
Trained by his brother, Ricky Gibson, Ruben Cain started wrestling in 1977 as Robert Gibson. He started by wrestling in the Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, St. Louis, and Georgia territories as a singles wrestler before forming the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express with Ricky Morton in 1983. As a team, Gibson and Morton would become multi-time tag team champions in various promotions, including Jim Crockett Promotions, USWA, NWA, SMW, and APW, among several others.

Robert Gibson [1978]

Trained by his brother, Ricky Gibson, Ruben Cain started wrestling in 1977 as Robert Gibson. He started by wrestling in the Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, St. Louis, and Georgia territories as a singles wrestler before forming the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express with Ricky Morton in 1983. As a team, Gibson and Morton would become multi-time tag team champions in various promotions, including Jim Crockett Promotions, USWA, NWA, SMW, and APW, among several others.

+ The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Ted DiBiase Jr. [1998]
I love pictures like this. It’s awesome to see pro wrestlers having fun and genuinely enjoying life outside of the ring. Especially this shot of Jr., who’s rocking a Jew fro.

The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Ted DiBiase Jr. [1998]

I love pictures like this. It’s awesome to see pro wrestlers having fun and genuinely enjoying life outside of the ring. Especially this shot of Jr., who’s rocking a Jew fro.

+ Meeting Wrestlers: John Cena [2006]
By this point, I’d lost track of how many times I’d met Cena. I feel like 2006 was essentially Cena’s peak year, with him rising to the top of the business in a way he’d never expected to. Still, he always remembers me, and on this particular day, he posed like Baron Von Rashke.

Meeting Wrestlers: John Cena [2006]

By this point, I’d lost track of how many times I’d met Cena. I feel like 2006 was essentially Cena’s peak year, with him rising to the top of the business in a way he’d never expected to. Still, he always remembers me, and on this particular day, he posed like Baron Von Rashke.

MNM [2005]

Prior to debuting in the WWE and capturing the WWE Tag Team Championships in their first match, the “it team on the scene” had these awesome promo photos taken while still in OVW. Looking at them, it’s not hard to decipher why Mercury and Nitro captured the WWE Tag Team Championships and made an immediate impact that would last for years.

Cactus Jack Vs. Dr. Death Steve Williams
WCW/NWA Main Event - April 21st, 1990

There have been more than enough praises on Tumblr for Cactus Jack for me to have to explain the allure for him, but in my opinion, I don’t see enough love for Dr. Death, so let’s focus on him for a moment. The overwhelming love for Dr. Death in this match from the WCW crowd is unbelievable. Around the 2:40 mark, Dr. Death send Cactus Jack flying, literally, FLYING into the crowd and suplexes his ass like it’s nothing. Tell me how many guys you’ve seen that can suplex Cactus Jack with ease, let alone that simply?

Dr. Death was always one of the best, and the phrase “underrated” has never been more accurate for a professional wrestler as it is for Steve Williams. The fact that this man isn’t in the Hall Of Fame is a damn shame, as there aren’t many that deserve the accolade as much as Dr. Death does. I could see Jim Ross inducting him someday with a big smile on his face and a fist in the air. Dr. Death unfortunately passed in 2009 after complications from throat cancer, but there are several superstars who came up from the 80’s and 90’s that learned a lot from wrestling with the legend and were molded into the superstars we loved for years. Enjoy this match, and I encourage everyone to find others.

Royal Rumble Winners (1988-2013)

+ the-reaper-89:

fetchwillneverrhappen:

Renee isn’t here for your shit Batista!

Renee Young looks about as interested in Batista’s presence in WWE as I am.

Bolded for truth.

the-reaper-89:

fetchwillneverrhappen:

Renee isn’t here for your shit Batista!

Renee Young looks about as interested in Batista’s presence in WWE as I am.

Bolded for truth.

+ wcwworldwide:

Goldberg, Sid Vicious and Sting WCW Gross-Out Wrestlers - Toy Biz [2000]
All these figures had something off about them that made each character grotesque. Sid Vicious’ cranium would pop off and reveal a brain underneath (a whole one, not a half one surprisingly), Sting could rip off his face and came equipped with a Demon-Bat…baseball bat, and Goldberg spat water.

Oh, Goldberg spat water, you say? Well, that’s fucking disgusting. A man shows his brain, another rips his face off, and Goldberg’s boring ass can do something that every human being on Earth has ever been able to do.
Even as an action figure that he probably had no say in whatsoever, I still hate that useless chud.

wcwworldwide:

Goldberg, Sid Vicious and Sting WCW Gross-Out Wrestlers - Toy Biz [2000]

All these figures had something off about them that made each character grotesque. Sid Vicious’ cranium would pop off and reveal a brain underneath (a whole one, not a half one surprisingly), Sting could rip off his face and came equipped with a Demon-Bat…baseball bat, and Goldberg spat water.

Oh, Goldberg spat water, you say? Well, that’s fucking disgusting. A man shows his brain, another rips his face off, and Goldberg’s boring ass can do something that every human being on Earth has ever been able to do.

Even as an action figure that he probably had no say in whatsoever, I still hate that useless chud.

"bruno, larry zybysko, el gigante, dusty rhodes, abdullah the butcher, gorgeous george (the original)" by Anonymous

tapemachinesarerolling:

Bruno: Fuck him.

Larry: Double fuck him.

Gigante: Not a wrestler.

Dusty: Basically the most awesome dude ever. Dusty’s belly may-a been a lil big, his heinie may-a been a lil big, but he was bad and brother, they knew he was bad. I’m a huge Dusty Rhodes fan.

Abdullah: Fork, blood, wide eyes, scare kids, repeat. You can make a life and a restaurant out of that.

Gorgeous George: The amount of actual George footage I’ve seen is very limited but I mean, he was the father of modern rasslin and of Sports-Entertainment.

I wish I could just reblog the first two answers because they’re so beautiful.

"As we've gone through the last three or four decades, the WWE has seen a dramatic change in the types of gimmicks. From over-the-top warriors to larger-than-life porn stars, garbagemen, correctional officers, etc., and now... dudes (Irish, crazy, hispanic, underdog dudes, but dudes nonetheless). We've seen a return to character backstories with the Wyatts; do you think the audience prefers "dudes" or the characters of the past? Why was there such a drastic (all-at-once) change in gimmick types?" by davidmakestunes

I actually rested on this question so I could approach it correctly.

I think the WWE fans are half/half on whether they prefer gimmicks or “dudes”. I think the gimmicks of today are a lot like boxing and  MMA, where there’s a bit of personality there but it’s mostly focused on whichever superstar is in the ring wanting to be the best in the business. You see UFC guys who you know listen to rap, love horror movies, love tattoos, but their primary goal is to fight and be the best fighter.

Kind of like WWE, where there are guys who are kind of loose in the head at times, some just like the money, some are doing it to represent their heritage, etc. There are still gimmicks out there, with guys like Fandango, Los Matadores, etc., and the fans take to them because there’s a bit of nostalgia to them, but for the most part the fans want something that’s a little more realistic. It’s hard not to accept the cartoony things in wrestling today because sometimes, you need a break from reality. Sometimes, the pricks, the “never done anything wrong” guys, and the bitchy girls are a little too much to handle, which is why you have guys like Santino come out and you can say “Ah, I love this goofy motherfucker.”

"I feel like Shane mcman (sorry for my spelling) doesn't get enough credit for what's he's done in the ring. Putting his body on the line and he can stir up a crowd do you agree?" by mikecamire

Well, I don’t know about that. I think a lot of people cite Shane as their favorite McMahon for a reason. People on Tumblr, especially. There’s a reason the crowd pops when they hear “Here comes the moneeey!” Everyone knows Shane’s a lunatic between the ropes, and the fans identify with this rebellious youth that he became in the late 90’s, pre-Corporation. Once he started being a little shit and challenging people, it just got better and better and people took a liking to Shane, even when they hated him. I think he’s great, and I hate that he’s the only McMahon I’ve never met.

"I see you hate the trend of Undertaker vs Sting around Wrestlemania time. (We are the same in this!) Yet this year it seems many people think it is a done deal Sting will finally sign with them. What do you think?" by bellatrixswandarm

No.

"I dunno, man. Did you listen to the attempted interview? Almost all wrestlers break character in radio interviews. In just the past 2 days i heard both Matt Hardy and Kevin Nash speak candidly about their past personas on "The Mark Madden Show". The KiddChris Show is a morning show, morning shows are lighthearted and fun. Almost everyone involved with the show is a huge wrestling fan. Kane is a coward for bailing out after the first question." by edwarddildohands

Firstly, I’d love to see anyone on Earth call Kane a coward to his face.

Secondly, Hardy and Nash weren’t employed by the WWE at the time of their interviews. Kane is still a WWE employee and has been for almost 20 years. If you were an employee of the WWE and someone said ‘Hey, look, I know you catch people on fire sometimes and now you’re this big badass corporate monster, but remember when you were this character that failed in the 90’s?’, you would just be like ‘Yeah, to hell with pretending I like my job, let’s talk about the failures of the past.’?

This would be my exact response.

That, and c’mon, who the fuck wants to talk about shit they did in the past? Would you go to someone who’s married and want to talk to them in public about their ex-wife or their last girlfriend who was a total slut and made their life hell for them? Nah, man. Nobody wants to hear that noise.

+ Team ECK [2000]
Something about the old school SmackDown! stage still makes me smile. I love the “new millennium” look, with the giant ovals and the UPN logos all over the arena.

Team ECK [2000]

Something about the old school SmackDown! stage still makes me smile. I love the “new millennium” look, with the giant ovals and the UPN logos all over the arena.