What Would Roddy Piper Do For A Klondike Bar?
WWE Champion Triple H - [February 2009]
There are some wrestlers who make the gold. The WWE Championship has helped create monumental careers for several superstars over the years, but when some men have the title, it gives it a new air of prestige to help elevate the next superstar to hold the gold. For example, when Alberto Del Rio was defeated by John Cena for the WWE Championship, the crowd nods and thinks “of course Cena won that match”. however, if John Cena is the one getting defeated, the superstar who won (such as at SummerSlam) looks that much better, having defeated a surefire legend.
Triple H is the kind of wrestler who helps embody the air of presentation the WWE Championship should hold. Seeing him with the title just makes sense, because he is a student of the game and he is a wrestler’s wrestler. It only makes sense now that he’s watching over the company and ensuring that the title is around the waist of the guy he thinks embodies a champion.
Ernest “The Cat” Miller (w/ Ms. Jones) Vs. “Prime Time” Elix Skipper
WCW Nitro - November 11th, 2000
Less than 6 months before WCW closed its doors, they continued to feature great mid-card action. One of the most forgotten and yet great athletes the company had was Elix Skipper, a man who certainly wouldn’t let the company’s closing doors stop his career. Ernest Miller, on the other hand, was a guy I never completely understood the hype for. He was a “big move” wrestler who didn’t chain or carry anything for more than a few minutes, and yet the brass at WCW shoved him down our throats.
The Winners, and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: Goldust and Cody Rhodes! This is monumental. It marks the first time that a pair of real-life brothers have won the WWE Tag Team Championships since The Hardy Boyz got the gold on June 29th, 1999 (over 14 years ago!). This also marks Goldust’s first time winning the gold in almost 11 years!
In any pattern, Goldust remains one of the most striking characters on WWE television. Through the years, he’s evolved, changed, grown, and advanced, but will forever be known as legendary, and a surefire Hall Of Fame inductee.
Eddie Guerrero wins the WWE Championship
WWE No Way Out - February 15th, 2004
There are few moments in the realm of sports entertainment that garnered a strong emotional reaction out of me quite like this moment. Eddie is the type of professional wrestler that everyone grew to enjoy no matter if he was hated or loved, and appreciated for the kind of dedication and poise he offered in the ring. Yet, nobody ever expected the short, almost Cruiserweight-like athlete to conquer the company and wear the gold around his waist. When he won the WWE Championship, the audience roared in approval. It was the moment everyone hopes to live up to- the time you finally win the big game, the day you get your promotion, when you finally get the keys to your new car and she finally says yes. Eddie winning the WWE Championship was a moment for wrestling fans, but it was also a moment for humanity as a whole. Long live the king.
There couldn’t be a worse photo of Bret to feature on an 8x10 than this one. He looks like he’s wearing a diaper below his muffin top, which is located a good foot below his third chin. This photo doesn’t look like he’s about to take on his opponent so much as it looks like he’s about to conquer a platter of chicken nuggets.
"You kept encouraging me and now I’m deep-dicking a flag." - by Shawn Michaels.
Well, when you put it that way…
D-Generation X give Vince McMahon’s office a makeover.
I loved Shawn’s goofy humor in this period.
In 2004, after spending two years in Ohio Valley Wrestling, Kevin Fertig debuted on SmackDown as Mordecai. Little was known about Mordecai, other than the fact that he was essentially a religious guy who wore a lot of white and had solid white hair (far cry from his OVW days as he wore a lot of black and had solid black hair). Historically, Mordecai is one of the key characters in the Book Of Hebrew, but in the WWE, he announced that he was there to cleanse the audiences of their sins. Apparently, the WWE went through a cleanse as well, as Mordecai debuted in late May and was gone by mid-July.
Somewhere, thousands of posters weep as they realize they will never be hung as intended.
I’ll be damned. Somebody had a “We Want Flash” poster in the 90’s. That, and apparently, Mike isn’t well liked.
A big congratulations to a good friend of mine, Mr. Sal E. Graziano from ECW, who got married yesterday!
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions Bill Dundee and Jerry “The King” Lawler
There are few wrestlers in the Louisville area that define pro wrestling quite as well as Bill Dundee and Jerry “The King” Lawler. It’s only appropriate that the two join forces which led to them becoming the AWA Southern Tag Team Champions!