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Ron Simmons Vs. Junkyard Dog
NWA World Championship Wrestling - April 29th, 1989

In a match that was supposed to be “face vs. face”, Ron Simmons acted a little iffy in the fans’ eyes, shocking to the Junkyard Dog. This was only magnified further by the tactics of fast counting referee, Teddy Long.

Trailer for History Of WWE: 1984 by Kayfabe Commentary [2014]

Roddy Piper speaking candidly and uncensored about the year that he revolutionized professional wrestling?

Yes. Please.

+ Ivory Vs. Victoria [2005]
This is the kind of match that made you nod and say “Good. Good, WWE. Good.” When two gals who were focused on pro wrestling rather than glory stepped into the ring, they delivered something to make their trainers proud: a hell of a wrestling match. Ivory, Victoria, these are two names that are synonymous with pro wrestling greatness.

Ivory Vs. Victoria [2005]

This is the kind of match that made you nod and say “Good. Good, WWE. Good.” When two gals who were focused on pro wrestling rather than glory stepped into the ring, they delivered something to make their trainers proud: a hell of a wrestling match. Ivory, Victoria, these are two names that are synonymous with pro wrestling greatness.

WWE Reporting Daniel Bryan’s Father Passed Away Unexpectedly

WWE.com is reporting that Daniel Bryan’s father has unexpectedly passed away, and that Bryan was made aware of his father’s death upon returning from his honeymoon.

Despite his father passing away, Bryan has “insisted on performing” on Raw tonight.

CHAMPION.

All of my condolences to Daniel Bryan and his family. I can’t even begin to imagine, but I’m sure if anything, Daniel’s father rests well knowing that his son is the biggest star in the world.

+ Kofi Kingston [2011]
As far as a professional wrestling career goes, very few have been as decorated as Kingston has within the last 7 years. So far, Kingston has racked up 4 Intercontinental Championship reigns, 2 reigns as the WWE United States Champion, 2 WWE Tag Team Championship reigns (w/ Evan Bourne and R-Truth) and one WWE World Tag Team Championship reign with CM Punk! Kofi has done all of this without somehow not rising about a certain spot on the card, which is reassuring that once he focuses on capturing the WWE Championship, we may be seeing the dawn of a new era.

Kofi Kingston [2011]

As far as a professional wrestling career goes, very few have been as decorated as Kingston has within the last 7 years. So far, Kingston has racked up 4 Intercontinental Championship reigns, 2 reigns as the WWE United States Champion, 2 WWE Tag Team Championship reigns (w/ Evan Bourne and R-Truth) and one WWE World Tag Team Championship reign with CM Punk! Kofi has done all of this without somehow not rising about a certain spot on the card, which is reassuring that once he focuses on capturing the WWE Championship, we may be seeing the dawn of a new era.

Brad Armstrong Vs. Ric Flair
WCW Worldwide - March 7th, 1998

Is it just me, or does Brad Armstrong resemble Ken Anderson a bit? Either way, this is a match pitting two guys who can, and do, go hold for hold, countering each other’s offense with ease and jockeying for a position from bell to bell. It’s not a GREAT match, but it’s a good match. Decent ending, too. Enjoy!

+ “The punk scene told me I could do what I wanted to do. They stood for things that were not popular amongst the mainstream. We were all bonded. If you knew what was going on, then you knew what was going on. My church was VFW halls, dirty clubs, and basements. The guys in these bands inspired me then, they made me who I am today and still inspire me now. I encourage you to go find your punk rock, to find your lucha libre, to find your professional wrestling, and let it lead you to your life. The punk rock scene told me to do whatever I wanted to do, and that I could be what I wanted to be… and so, I am.” - Lita

The punk scene told me I could do what I wanted to do. They stood for things that were not popular amongst the mainstream. We were all bonded. If you knew what was going on, then you knew what was going on. My church was VFW halls, dirty clubs, and basements. The guys in these bands inspired me then, they made me who I am today and still inspire me now. I encourage you to go find your punk rock, to find your lucha libre, to find your professional wrestling, and let it lead you to your life. The punk rock scene told me to do whatever I wanted to do, and that I could be what I wanted to be… and so, I am.” - Lita

Curt Hennig’s Mastercard Commercial [2002]

Priceless.

WWE World Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz [2007]
When Jeff Hardy returned to the WWE in 2006, it was only a matter of time before the reemergence of The Hardy Boyz was eminent. Matt and Jeff began teaming again for the first time in 4 years in late 2006, immediately targeting the top tier of the tag team division. Though the competition was stiff, Matt and Jeff captured the WWE World Tag Team Championships by winning a 10-team battle royal that included the former champions, Shawn Michaels and John Cena! This particular reign lasted for over 2 months before they were defeated by Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch on Raw.

WWE World Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz [2007]

When Jeff Hardy returned to the WWE in 2006, it was only a matter of time before the reemergence of The Hardy Boyz was eminent. Matt and Jeff began teaming again for the first time in 4 years in late 2006, immediately targeting the top tier of the tag team division. Though the competition was stiff, Matt and Jeff captured the WWE World Tag Team Championships by winning a 10-team battle royal that included the former champions, Shawn Michaels and John Cena! This particular reign lasted for over 2 months before they were defeated by Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch on Raw.

CWF Mid-Atlantic is invaded by Evolution Pro Wrestling [April 19th, 2014]

One of the promotions that I call home, Evolution Pro Wrestling, made it a point to make an impact in North Carolina this past weekend. The team of Dale Patricks, Marcus Edwards, Ace Perry, Josh Crane, and #Spotlight’s own Tripp Cassidy invaded the company and attacked some of their top superstars. The arena was left in shock as the crowd rushed to defend the wrestlers, which left people confused and children crying. Literally.

This is why Evo Pro matters. This is why #Spotlight reigns. This is why professional wrestling is the greatest.

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship:
Mistico Vs. Tiger Mask IV (Champion)
G-I Climax Day 7 - August 15th, 2009

For anyone and everyone who said that Mistico (Sin Cara) couldn’t wrestle worth a shit in the WWE, take a look at what this cat was doing before he was in the WWE. Clearly, the guy had something about him that stood out. The thing is, when you’re trained to wrestle a certain style for your entire career and you’re then thrust into working a new style, you’re not going to adapt immediately. Instead, he was told, “keep doing what you do” and he fucked up. A lot. After a while, the excuses died out and it was clear that he just couldn’t do it. However, prior to his WWE run, Mistico was pretty fuckin’ awesome.

Click here for part 2 of this match.

I simultaneously have the best and worst friends in the world.

“Was feeling pretty confident until Rob Terry stood next to me!" - Jamin Olivencia

Was feeling pretty confident until Rob Terry stood next to me!" - Jamin Olivencia

+ Beth Phoenix [2009]
One of the many things I always adored about Beth Phoenix is that her ring attire always made her stand out against the competition. Dressing as a Greek goddess suited Phoenix, but her wrestling ability far preceded her aesthetics. There wasn’t a wrestler like Phoenix prior, and it’s highly doubtful that there will be one in the future. She truly was in a class of her own.

Beth Phoenix [2009]

One of the many things I always adored about Beth Phoenix is that her ring attire always made her stand out against the competition. Dressing as a Greek goddess suited Phoenix, but her wrestling ability far preceded her aesthetics. There wasn’t a wrestler like Phoenix prior, and it’s highly doubtful that there will be one in the future. She truly was in a class of her own.

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat Vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
WWF @ Boston Gardens - June 27th, 1986

Jake “The Snake”s cold, methodical approach led him to numerous big victories over time, but against the calculative Ricky Steamboat, he had to up his game quite a bit. A lot of slick offense by both men who do whatever it takes to give their opponent a strike to the head to gain the advantage. Steamboat’s game lies in his striking attack where Roberts likes to get into the heads of his opponents, giving them the advantage before playing into their game and conquering their defense. Great, classic match that the fans and I’m sure the viewers at home enjoyed.