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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Friday Night Smackdown (05.18.07)

WWE: Friday Night Smackdown
May 18, 2007
Baltimore, MD
1st Mariner Arena

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (5/11/2007)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Deuce N Domino (4/20/2007)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

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Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL.
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ROH: A Night of Appreciation (04.2002)

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ROH: A Night of Appreciation
April 27, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

We see the Carnage Crew (HC Loc and Tony DeVito) getting together. HC Loc is the ref who got abused by the Natural Born Sinners on the first show. All I know about Tony DeVito is the jobber work he did on WWF TV in the 1990s. Anyways, they beat up a couple of ring crew guys and laugh it up.

Elsewhere, Quiet Storm wants to stretch Brian XL because he doesn’t like him. When Brian calls Storm a beeyotch, Chris Divine asks him what his problem is. This is Ring of Honor heat, bro.

Outside the Murphy Rec Center, Christopher Street Connection (wearing Da Hit Squad t-shirts) try to take over Da Hit Squad’s duty to hype the crowd before the show. As soon as Da Hit Squad find out and catch them making out, they chase these gay dudes back to NYC. For some reason, Dan Maff starts quoting Roddy Piper lines at the CSC.

Back to the Quiet Storm situation, he goes and finds American Dragon to teach his partner one of those freaky-looking submissions. While Brian XL is still talking crap, Dragon comes up behind him and stretches him real good.

Over in the Puerto Rican locker room, Tony DeVito enters the room on Da Hit Squad and Boogalou. He threatens Boogalou and walks out.

In other places, the old man from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission appears again to give the guys some details about who will be watching them tonight. How could they possibly care less? Eddie Guerrero gets a round of applause. This will be his last night in ROH and he’s already the WWF IC champ. The old man gives Spanky a hard time for wearing headphones while he’s talking. Anyways, this is a night of appreciation for Eddie Guerrero.

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino. Read the rest of this entry

ROH: Round Robin Challenge (03.2002)

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ROH: Round Robin Challenge
March 30, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

In the locker room, Christopher Daniels says he considers Ring of Honor as just another independent promotion. He says he should know – he’s been in every independent promotion in America. He also disses the code of honor and tells us he’s here to pin shoulders to the mat, not shake hands. Tonight, Christopher Daniels will prove to Bryan Danielson and Low-Ki that he is the best independent wrestler in the USA today. The only thing you can do about it is say your prayers.

Gotta love all the faggy dance music used here in the promos. That’s SOOO Rob Feinstein. Then everything changes to some crappy hardcore music. Riiiight.

We see Da Hit Squad again ready to hype the fans standing outside the Murphy Rec Center on Shunk Street – a couple blocks away from the ECW Arena. Yeah, the ROH fans are SO HYPE now.

Just so there’s no mistaking, here is the Code of Honor. I feel like Gary Michael Capetta should be reading this like he does the Wargames rules in WCW.

Elsewhere in the back, Quiet Storm wants to show Chris Divine how to do a crossface chickenwing. If he hurts Divine, Divine will have to take him outside and show him what it’s like. Well, Quiet Storm puts the hold nice and loose on Divine when Bryan Danielson comes walking by and REALLY shows Chris Divine how a crossface chickenwing feels. BEST IN THE WORLD~!

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino.
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TNA: Genesis 2013

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TNA: Genesis
January 13, 2013
Orlando, FL
Universal Studios

The current TNA champs are as follows:
TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy (10/14/2012)
TNA Television Champion: Devon (12/6/2012)

TNA X-Division Champion: Rob Van Dam (10/14/2012)
TNA World Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez (10/14/2012)
TNA Knockouts Champion: Tara (10/14/2012)
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions: Eric Young & ODB (2/28/2012)

Your hosts are Todd Keneley, Mike Tenay, and Tazz. Read the rest of this entry

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #1 6-19-2002

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  • National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents: Weekly PPV #1 6-19-2002

From: Huntsville, AL

The show starts off with several legends who once competed in the NWA. The legends include Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat and Jackie Fargo Read the rest of this entry

NWA World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/29/1975 Raleigh, NC[1]
Wahoo McDaniel & Paul Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/15/1975 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (2)
Wahoo McDaniel
& Paul Jones
6/11/1975 Raleigh, NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/27/1976 Columbia, SC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (3)
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones 2/3/1976 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/5/1976 Raleigh, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (4)
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
6/28/1976 Greenville, SC
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
Gene &
Ole Anderson
12/26/1976 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (5)
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
5/8/1977 Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
Gene &
Ole Anderson
9/23/1977 Atlanta, GA
Gene &
Ole Anderson (6)
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
10/14/1977 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine (2)
Gene &
Ole Anderson
10/30/1977 Greensboro, NC[2]
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
Masked Superstar
& Ken Patera
4/23/1978 Greensboro, NC[3]
Baron VonRaschke
& Greg Valentine
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
6/7/1978 Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
Baron Von Raschke
& Greg Valentine
12/1978
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
4/28/1979
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
8/8/1979 Greensboro, NC
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones (2)
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
8/22/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
10/24/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ray Stevens
& Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
3/29/1980 Charlotte, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(2)
Ray Stevens &
Greg Valentine
5/10/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
6/22/1980 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
11/27/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
2/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones (2)
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
3/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (7)
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
5/1/1981 Richmond, VA[4]
Ole Anderson
& Stan Hansen
2/28/1982 Atlanta, GA[5]
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
Giant Baba &
Antonio Inoki
9/12/1982 Japan[6]
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(3)
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
3/12/1983 Greensboro, NC
Jack & Jerry Brisco Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
6/18/1983 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(4)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 10/3/1983 Greenville, SC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (2)
Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
10/21/1983 Richmond, VA
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(5)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 11/24/1983 Starrcade[7]
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
Jimmy Valiant
& Dory Funk Jr.
1/8/1984 Charlotte, NC[8]
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
3/4/1984 Charlotte, NC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (3)
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
4/4/1984 Spartansburg, SC
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark
Youngblood (2)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 5/5/1984 Greensboro, NC
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark Youngblood
5/8/1984 Raleigh, NC
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
10/20/1984 Greensboro, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
3/18/1985 Fayetteville, NC[9]
The Rock N Roll Express Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
7/9/1985 Shelby, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff (2)
The Rock N Roll Express 10/13/1985 Charlotte, NC
The Rock N Roll Express (2) Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
11/28/1985 Starrcade
Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
The Rock N Roll Express 2/2/1986 Superstars on
the Superstation
The Rock N Roll Express (3) Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
8/16/1986 Atlanta, GA
Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
The Rock N Roll Express 12/6/1986 Atlanta, GA
The Rock N Roll Express (4) Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
5/26/1987 Spokane, WA
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
The Rock N Roll Express 9/29/1987 Misenheimer, NC
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
3/27/1988 Clash of
the Champions
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard (2)
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
4/20/1988 Jacksonville, FL
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
9/10/1988 Philadelphia, PA
The Road
Warriors
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
10/29/1988 New Orleans,
LA
Mike Rotunda &
Steve Williams
The Road Warriors 4/2/1989 Clash of the
Champions 6
[10]
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
6/14/1989 Clash of the
Champions 7
[11]
Rick &
Scott Steiner
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
11/1/1989 Atlanta, GA
Doom Rick &
Scott Steiner
5/19/1990 Capital Combat
The NWA withdrew from WCW from January 1991 until July 1992.
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 7/12/1992 Great
American Bash
[12]
Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham Terry Gordy &
Steve Williams
10/3/1992 Saturday Night
Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 11/18/1992 Clash of the
Champions 21
Steve Austin & Brian Pillman Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas 3/2/1993 Power Hour
Arn Anderson & Paul Roma Steve Austin & Lord Steven Regal 8/18/1993 Clash of the
Champions 24
[13]
WCW withdraws from the NWA completely in September 1993.
The Rock N Roll Express (5) Dick Murdoch &
Randy Rhodes
4/11/1995 Dallas, TX[14]
The Rock N Roll Express (6) PG-13 7/3/1995 Memphis, TN[15]
Tarzan Goto &
Mr. Gannosuke
Cactus Jack &
Tiger Jeet Singh
12/9/1995 Japan[16]
Pat &
CW Anderson
The Fantastics 9/14/1996 Goldston, NC[17]
The Rock N Roll Express (7) 1/12/1998 Raw is War[18]
The Headbangers The Rock N Roll Express 2/17/1998 Raw is War[19]
Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
The Headbangers 3/30/1998 Raw is War
The Border Patrol Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
8/14/1998 Greenville, NC
Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard The Border Patrol 9/12/1998 Lincolnton, NC
The Border Patrol (2) Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard 10/10/1998 Cameron, NC
Erich Sbraccia & Knuckles Nelson The Border Patrol 10/24/1998 Cherry Hill, NJ[20]
Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
6/10/1999 Dallas, TX[21]
Public Enemy Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller 6/17/1999 Boston, MA
Knuckles Nelson & Dukes Dalton Public Enemy 6/19/1999 Dorchester, MA
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
Knuckles Nelson &
Dukes Dalton
9/25/1999 Charlotte, NC
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
11/26/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany (2)
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James 12/17/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
3/4/2000 Cornelia, GA
Reno Riggins &
Steven Dunn
Curtis Thompson &
Drake Dawson
4/7/2000 Saudi Arabia
The Rock N Roll Express (8) Steven Dunn &
Jackie Fulton
4/12/2000 South Korea[22]
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
The Rock N Roll Express 4/17/2000 South Korea
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
(2)
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
4/19/2000 Japan
David Young &
Rick Michaels
Curtis Thompson
& Jeff Justice
8/15/2000 Tampa, FL[23]
Joey Matthews & Christian York David Young &
Rick Michaels
2/3/2001 Nashville, TN
David Young
& Rick Michaels (2)
Joey Matthews &
Christian York
2/17/2001 Cornelia, GA
David Flair &
Dan Factor
David Young
& Rick Michaels
3/22/2001 Athens, GA
David Young
& Rick Michaels (3)
David Flair &
Dan Factor
3/23/2001 Toccoa, GA
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
David Young
& Rick Michaels
4/24/2001 Tampa, FL
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
12/28/2001 Deland, FL
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (2)
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
12/29/2001 Live Oak, FL
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
1/26/2002 Columbia, TN
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (3)
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
4/17/2002 Winter
Haven, FL
Mike &
Todd Shane
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
6/8/2002 Peru[24]
The NWA world tag belts become exclusive to TNA.
AJ Styles
& Jerry Lynn
The
Rainbow Express
7/3/2002 TNA PPV #3[25]
America’s
Most Wanted
Brian Lee
& Ron Harris
9/18/2002 TNA
PPV #12[26]
Brian Lee & Slash America’s
Most Wanted
11/13/2002 TNA PPV #20
America’s
Most Wanted (2)
Brian Lee & Slash 1/8/2003 TNA PPV #26
Triple X America’s
Most Wanted
1/22/2003 TNA
PPV #28[27]
Triple X (2) America’s
Most Wanted
3/12/2003 TNA PPV #35
Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
Triple X 4/16/2003 TNA PPV #40
Triple X (3) Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
5/7/2003 TNA PPV #43
America’s
Most Wanted (3)
Triple X 6/25/2003 TNA PPV #50
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger America’s
Most Wanted
8/27/2003 TNA PPV #59
3 Live Kru Simon Diamond,
Johnny Swinger &
Glenn Gilberti
11/26/2003 TNA
PPV #71[28]
Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
3 Live Kru 1/28/2004 TNA PPV #78
AJ Styles & Abyss Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
2/4/2004 TNA
PPV #79[29]
Kid Kash & Dallas Triple X 4/7/2004 TNA
PPV #88[30]
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
Kid Kash & Dallas 4/14/2004 TNA PPV #89
Kid Kash & Dallas
(2)
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
4/21/2004 TNA PPV #90
America’s
Most Wanted (4)
Kid Kash & Dallas 6/3/2004 iMPACT![31]
The Naturals America’s
Most Wanted
7/7/2004 TNA PPV #101
Chris Harris
& Elix Skipper
The Naturals 9/8/2004 TNA PPV #110
Christopher Daniels & James Storm Chris Harris & Elix Skipper 9/21/2004 iMPACT![32]
Team Canada Christopher Daniels & James Storm 10/12/2004 iMPACT![33]
3 Live Kru (2) Team Canada 11/7/2004 Victory Road[34]
Team Canada (2) 3 Live Kru 12/5/2004 Turning Point
America’s Most Wanted (5) Team Canada 1/16/2005 Final Resolution
The Naturals (2) America’s Most Wanted 4/26/2005 iMPACT![35]
The Naturals (3) Eric Young & Cassidy Riley 10/9/2005 Nashville, TN[36]
America’s
Most Wanted (6)
The Naturals 10/11/2005 iMPACT![37]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
America’s
Most Wanted
6/18/2006 Slammiversary
The LAX AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
8/21/2006 iMPACT![38]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels (2)
The LAX 9/24/2006 No Surrender
The LAX (2) AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
Team 3D The LAX 4/15/2007 Lockdown
The NWA cuts all ties with TNA on May 13, 2007.
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
Billy Kidman &
Sean Waltman
7/8/2007 McAllen, TX[39]
Phoenix Star
& Zokre
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
2/10/2008 Las Vegas, NV
Rasche Brown &Keith Walker Phoenix Star
& Zokre
10/4/2008 Robstown, TX

Footnotes:
[1]: Gene & Ole Anderson were announced on television as having won a tournament in California to become the NWA World tag team champions.
[2]: Ric Flair & Greg Valentine were stripped of the belts for continually ending their matches via disqualification.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: In December 1981, Gene Anderson was legitimately injured. Therefore, the titles were vacated.
[5]: This was a tournament final. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen would be stripped of the belts in September 1982.
[6]: This was a tournament final.
[7]: The titles were vacated once Ricky Steamboat announced his retirement from wrestling. Therefore, a tournament was started.
[8]: This was a tournament final.
[9]: The “Freebird” rule was put into effect where fellow Russian comrade Krusher Khrushchev could also defend the titles along with either Ivan or Nikita.
[10]: After attacking NWA referee Nikita Koloff at Wrestle War in May, Rotunda and Williams were stripped of the belts and a tournament was started.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: The NWA world tag titles were reinstated. Therefore, a tournament was started and this match was the finals. At the time, Williams and Gordy were also the WCW world tag team champions, which merged the two together.
[13]: Lord Steven Regal was allowed to substitute for the injured Brian Pillman.
[14]: This was a tournament final.
[15]: The titles were held up in a RNR Express vs. PG-13 match on June 26, 1995. This was the rematch to settle the dispute. Later on between September and October, the titles were once again vacated.
[16]: This was a tournament final.
[17]: This was a match held to crown new champions after Gannosuke & Goto vacated the title a month earlier. The title was vacated again in August 1997.
[18]: The Rock N Roll Express were awarded the titles on WWF Raw is War.
[19]: This was the first time a rival NWA title changed hands on a WWF program.
[20]: This was a four-way match which also included Kit Carson & Khris Germany and Tully Blanchard & Tom Pritchard.The titles were held up on March 3, 1999 when they no-showed a title defense due to inclement weather.
[21]: This was a match to decide new NWA world tag team champions.
[22]: Jackie Fulton substituted for an injured Reno Riggins.
[23]: Jeff Justice was substituting for Drake Dawson.
[24]: When the NWA and TNA joined together, the titles were vacated on June 28, 2002.
[25]: This was a tournament final. The belts were vacated on August 14, 2002 after double-pin situation in a match against Jeff Jarrett & Ron Killings.
[26]: Chris Harris and Brian Lee were the last two men in the ring at the end of a 20-man ‘Gauntlet for the Gold’ match, which meant their respective teams would square off for the vacant tag titles later that same night.
[27]: Triple X took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper or Low-Ki could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[28]: 3 Live Kru also took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where BG James, Konnan or Ron Killings could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[29]: Vince Russo stripped AJ Styles and Abyss of the titles on March 3, 2004 for failure to defend the titles.
[30]: This was a tournament final.
[31]: Match aired on TV June 4, 2004.
[32]: Match aired on TV September 24, 2004.
[33]: Match aired on TV October 15, 2004.
[34]: With the 3 Live Kru’s title victory, the “Freebird” Rule for the team goes back into effect for them.
[35]: Match aired on TV April 29, 2005. The title was held up on October 5, 2005 after a match against Eric Young and Cassidy Riley at the NWA 57th Anniversary show in Springfield, TN.
[36]: This was the rematch to settle the dispute.
[37]: Match aired on TV October 22, 2005.
[38]: Match aired on TV August 24, 2006.
[39]: This match also included Incognito and Sicodelico Jr. to determine who would capture the vacated NWA world tag team titles.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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