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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE No Way Out 2007

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WWE: No Way Out
February 18, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are a sickly Michael Cole and a drunken JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Friday Night Smackdown (02.16.07)

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WWE: Friday Night Smackdown
February 16, 2007
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

NOTE: This is the WWE Network version so you can all follow along.

TONIGHT: On the go-home show for No Way Out, RAW invades Smackdown as John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Edge, and Randy Orton are all here! While Cena and Michaels battle Mr. Kennedy and MVP, Edge and Randy Orton will face the Undertaker and Batista!

Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW December to Dismember 2006

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ECW: December to Dismember
December 3, 2006
Augusta, GA
James Brown Arena


Your hosts are Joey Styles and Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW on Sci-Fi (10.31.06)

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ECW on Sci-Fi
October 31, 2006
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center


Hey, why not? It’s Halloween. And ECW can be scary.

LAST WEEK: Paul Heyman is making Rob Van Dam jump through all kinds of hoops to get an ECW world title shot against the Big Show. They had a ladder match where the object was to retrieve the title match contract. DID RVD PREVAIL? Yes he in fact did.

Before we properly begin the show, Paul Heyman admits Rob Van Dam will get an ECW world title match against the Big Show. This week on ECW.com, RVD announced that he will face the Big Show at ECW’s next (and first as a third brand under the WWE umbrella) PPV on December 3 called December to Dismember. What Van Dam didn’t know is that Heyman has added unagreed upon match stipulations to this encounter. This match will include four others and will be an EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER.

Your hosts are Joey Styles and Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE The Great American Bash 2006

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WWE: The Great American Bash
July 23, 2006
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Finlay (7/14/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)


WEIRD NIGHT FOR WRESTLING: So FOUR matches on this PPV have been forced to be changed by no fault in WWE’s booking. First, we’ll talk about the US title rematch between the new champ Finlay and the man he beat for the title Bobby Lashley who happens to be the up and coming guy that Vince has gotten behind and wants to push all the way over the moon. At least that’s how it appeared in 2006. It was announced the day before the PPV that Bobby Lashley was being taken off the PPV because a test revealed he had “elevated liver enzymes” showing up in his blood. This can be caused by a variety of different things namely medications like antibiotics, it can come about through drinking too much alcohol, scary things like hepatitis, even by just taking something innocuous like herbal supplements. Oh, I almost forgot, you can have elevated liver enzymes from STEROID USE as well. Now of course since he’s being pushed over the moon and well into outer space, Lashley has never failed a test for steroids in WWE. Too bad I can’t find any images of how Bobby Lashley looked before he signed a WWE contract.

If that wasn’t bad for the Smackdown brand, Mark Henry was injured with a torn patella tendon on Saturday Night’s Main Event just a week before the Bash. He was scheduled to wrestle a returning Batista tonight in a big revenge match since Henry was the man who put Batista out of action in the first place six months earlier.

The Great Khali was set to debut his own gimmick match on this show – the Punjabi Prison match – with the Undertaker after pinning him WITH ONE FOOT ON HIS CHEST two months ago at Judgment Day when it was announced that Khali was being pulled from the show for having a liver problem.

And to top it all off, Super Crazy was originally planned to face Gregory Helms over the Cruiserweight title in a rematch from Judgment Day and gets pulled from the show for also having “elevated liver enzymes”. I didn’t know elevated liver enzymes was contagious.

Let’s see how this puppy turns out though with all these last minute changes.

Your hosts are Michael Cole & JBL. They still talk like the Great Khali is going to wrestle tonight. They stress that the Undertaker has no idea what the Punjabi Prison match is all about and neither do we at this point.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event (07.15.06)

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WWE: Saturday Night’s Main Event
July 15, 2006
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Edge (7/3/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Johnny Nitro (6/25/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: The Spirit Squad (4/3/2006)
WWE Women’s Champion: Mickie James (4/2/2006)
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Finlay (7/14/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

ECW World Championship: Big Show (7/4/2006)

Your hosts are the three teams of Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler (RAW), Michael Cole & JBL (SD!), and Joey Styles & Tazz (ECW).
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Judgment Day 2006

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WWE: Judgment Day
May 21, 2006
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE U.S. Champion: JBL (4/2/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

One of my favorite themes for one of my favorite wrestlers who has yet to debut in WWE is the official song of the show tonight. “This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage.

Your hosts are Michael Cole and Tazz.
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Ultima Lucha: Finale (08.05.15)

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ULTIMA LUCHA: Finale
August 5, 2015

Los Angeles, CA
The Temple

The current Lucha Underground champs are as follows:
Lucha Underground Champion: Prince Puma (1/7/15)
Lucha Underground Trios Champions: The Disciples of Death (7/29/15)
AAA Mega Champion: Alberto El Patron (12/7/14)

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Great video package highlighting everything you need to know about the 38 weeks of Lucha Underground.

HIPSTER BAND OF THE WEEK: None

Your hosts are Matt Striker and Michael Schiavello (subbing for Vamp, brother). Read the rest of this entry

Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC THREE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc Three
Released: November 14, 2006

And the final disc.

THE PIT:
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Lucha Underground on El Rey Network (07.22.15)

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Lucha Underground
July 22, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
The Temple

The current Lucha Underground champs are as follows:
Lucha Underground Champion: Prince Puma (1/7/15)
Lucha Underground Trios Champions: Angelico, Ivelisse & Son of Havoc (4/22/15)
AAA Mega Champion: Alberto El Patron (12/7/14)

In Dario Cueto’s office, he meets with Big Ryck. He feels that Ryck has lost focus as of late and he’s been blinded by Daivari’s money. Ryck doesn’t like being told that he’s been blinded. Yikes. Dario wants Ryck out of Daivari’s shadow and back in the spotlight. He tells Ryck that tonight he will reveal the power of the Aztec medallions and hands him one of them. Ryck has to decide whether he wants money or power. Why not have them both? Dario hands Ryck a medallion and then Ryck holds out his hand for a big wad of cash. Ahh, just like the old days.

HIPSTER BAND OF THE WEEK: Sergio Arau

Your hosts are Matt Striker and Brother Vampiro. Read the rest of this entry

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