Monthly Archives: June 2011

Are TNA’s Creative Staff Purposely Messing Up Destination X?

When TNA was invented by Jeff Jarrett in 2002, they had a division in the company named the X-Division. Like the Cruiserweight Division, there were lots of small wrestlers, crazy spots, innovative moves, and high-paced/jammed packed matches. Unlike the Crusierweight Division, there were no weight limits, meaning any wrestler could wrestle in this division.

TNA came around in a tough time. WCW and ECW just went out of business and WWE went public and watered down their product. In other words, the wrestling business was cooling off from the hot days of the Monday Night Wars. Many critics didn’t give TNA a chance. Most hated Jeff Jarrett and thought he’d use this company just so he could be on top. They were right by saying that to some degree as Jarrett constantly stayed in the title picture and main-event scene.

TNA slowly but rapidly grew. They had stars from the past they caught people’s eye, but what stayed in people’s eyes was the X-Division. With WWE being mainly focused on big guys and with them also limiting their wrestlers in the ring, the X-Division was an alternative to the WWE, one that helped TNA grow.

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The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time DVD Set (Disc One)

The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 28, 2011
DISC ONE

Josh Mathews is our host for the program. Read the rest of this entry

WrestleMania 13

WWF WrestleMania 13
March 23, 1997
Chicago, IL
Rosemont Horizon

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

INTRO VIDEO: No one is smiling this year – specifically not Shawn Michaels.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches DVD

Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches
Two-Disc Set
Released: October 28, 2003

DISC ONE

CRAZY FAST VIDEO MONTAGE! Mostly filled with various people from over the years flying off the rim of the steel cage and Ric Flair getting his face grated on the mesh. WOO! Read the rest of this entry

Raw is War Recap (03.17.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 17, 1997
Syracuse, NY
War Memorial Auditorium

LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

The Irregular Selection. (Issue #1)

Issue #1
(Originally created: 4/16/2010)

This is going to be hopefully a regular column where I pick a random mix bag of wrestling matches that I’ve downloaded and never actually watched, but heard they were worth watching. We shall see if the word on the street is correct. Read the rest of this entry

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Disc Three)

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 7, 2011
DISC THREE

Your host is Diamond Dallas Page.

DDP admits that 1999 was the first time WCW started to show cracks in its armor. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out, and this next match is certainly evidence of that statement. Read the rest of this entry

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Disc Two)

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 7, 2011
DISC TWO

Your host is Diamond Dallas Page. Read the rest of this entry

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Disc One)

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 7, 2011
DISC ONE

Amazing how the intro really does sum up the entire show.

Your host is Diamond Dallas Page. Who better to host this set that was there for the entire run of Nitro, that isn’t currently a part of TNA, and seems to still be in the good graces of WWE.

He mentions how WCW’s talent pool was superior to the WWE roster of the early 90s, but they lacked the innovation necessary to really compete. That is until Eric Bischoff became the leader of WCW. Hence, the invention of Monday Nitro. Read the rest of this entry

Smackdown! (04.23.10)


WWE Smackdown
April 23, 2010
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena

FLASHBACK TO LAST WEEK: Jack Swagger defeats Edge and Chris Jericho in a triple-threat match. Afterwards, Jericho stomps Edge’s ankle in between the steps and the ring post. Jericho is a terrible, terrible man.

Your hosts are Todd Grisham & Matt Striker. Read the rest of this entry

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