Truly, the WWE dropped the ball with this guy. Immensely talented and charismatic as hell, Romeo could have been (and should have been) at least a top contender for the Intercontinental Championship!
USWA Unified World Championship: Flex Kavana Vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
USWA - August 24th, 1996
There aren’t a ton of wrestlers who Jerry “The King” Lawler had strong runs with in the 1990’s, especially compared to the 70’s and 80’s, but one of those wrestlers was a young up and comer named Flex Kavana. This match took place a few short months before Kavana debuted in the WWF as Rocky Maivia, so essentially, this was something of a proving ground for Kavana. In this match, if Kavana lost the match, he was out of USWA for good. You can imagine how this one ends. Just a quick, fun match before The Rock was on WWE television.
Today In History: Triple H’s First WWF Championship Reign Begins
(August 23rd, 1999 - September 16th, 1999)
When Triple H challenged Mankind and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship at SummerSlam and came up short, The Game went on to challenge the winner of that match (Mankind) for a shot at the championship the following night on Raw. With Shane McMahon as the referee, Stephanie McMahon at ringside, and The Rock on commentary, Triple H defeated Mankind to win his first ever WWF Championship. He then lost the championship less than a month later to Vince McMahon, of all people. He then regained the gold 10 days later.
WWE.com captioned this photo “Jeff Hardy poses with a fan” and then this happened.
So the rule is that if something exists, there’s a porno version of it somewhere.
If that’s the case, I have to find the super creepy porn of the Wyatt Family, standing around some young starlet with only a lamp to light the scene.
I’m gonna start a new thing. Every day at 7:15, I’m gonna post a Diva of the day with some stats and shit. It’s not just gonna be WWE, it’s gonna be everything I can find that’s worth mentioning. I am taking suggestions. If you don’t enjoy it then go eat a cantaloupe and watch The Adventures Of Scooby Doo by yourself because you’re a butthead.
"Crazy" Mary Dobson
Mary Dobson has made her Zero-1 debut, and it was a successful one!
This was for a photoshoot for WWE magazine, to hype up Sable’s training to defeat Luna Vachon. Sadly, this was probably the only “tough, intense” training Sable did, since she was a rotten fucking wrestler and Luna was awesome. Sons of bitches.
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
It’s really weird how people say “he never won the big one” about a lot of wrestlers, such as Steamboat, Mr. Perfect, etc., but these men DID win “the big one” in other companies. For example, Mr. Perfect was the AWA Heavyweight Champion and, as you see, Steamboat was the WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Pro Wrestling 101: Storytelling
In this video, 20-year veteran Justin Credible stresses the importance of storytelling in professional wrestling matches. Nobody cares about a 20 high spot match any more than a match where a guy will work the crowd, so pay attention, if you’re chasing the dream!
Matt Cage Vs. Shane Hollister Vs. Markus Crane Vs. Christian Rose
FMW - July 21st, 2013
This match has apparently garnered the label “The Best In The Midwest”. Good sequence wrestling, lots of good spots by Cage (who I really feel like is about to break out, soon). Also a great stalling suplex from Christian Rose, who’s another good worker in this match who could easily be featured in some big match situations. Matt Crane is the kind of guy I feel like you could see pop up a ton of shows in a row until someone finally says, ‘why hasn’t he been signed?’. On shows like this, you expect things to be a little manic, but this one does a good job of keeping a flow and keeping the crowd on point.
Tomorrow, D1W is heading to Charlestown, Indiana for an iPPV featuring Tommy Dreamer, Davey Richards, Tracey Smothers, Mad Man Pondo, Lennox Norris, and more! General admission tickets are $8, which is a steal to see some of professional wrestling’s best athletes.
Earlier today, the WWE caught up with Jeremy, whose mother had just dropped him off.
Triple H and Chyna (with some dude named Alfredo)
I’d like to point out that Triple H is rocking both a fanny pack, and a pager.