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

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

And we continue…

THE FIGHTS:
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WWF: Boston Garden (02.08.1986)

WWF: Boston Garden
February 8, 1986
Boston, MA

The current WWF champions were as follows:
WWF World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Tito Santana (7/6/1985)
WWF Tag Team Champions: The Dream Team (8/24/1985)
WWF Women’s Champion: The Fabulous Moolah (11/25/1985)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (05.26.97)


WWF: Raw is War
May 26, 1997
Evansville, IN
Roberts Memorial Stadium


The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (4/28/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jim Ross. 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

Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon (Disc Two)

Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon – 3 Disc Set
Released: June 29, 2010
Disc Two

And now, the matches! Read the rest of this entry

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (04.10.82)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
April 10, 1982
Charlotte, NC
(taped on 4/7/82)

Today’s host is Bob Caudle. Read the rest of this entry

The History of the Intercontinental Championship: Part Two

WWECLASSICS on Demand Showcase
The History of the Intercontinental Title: Part Two

In the intro, I notice Edge is wearing the WCW U.S. title? Of all the times he won the belt, that’s the best they could come up with for an Intercontinental title show?

Your host is Jack Korpela.

On this edition, we concentrate on the 18-month long Morales/Muraco feud. Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Summerslam 1988

Summerslam

August 29, 1988
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York
Attendance: 20, 000
Buy Rate: 4.5
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and “Superstar” Billy Graham

1) The Fabulous Rougeaus and the British Bulldogs wrestle to a time limit draw at 11:19

Fun Fact: According to the Dynamite Kid’s book, there was real heat between him and Jacques Rougeau. In fact, there was a skirmish at a live event backstage, where Jacques sucker punched Dynamite in the face, fucking up his teeth. Dynamite wanted revenge and it was evident if it wasn’t for agents stepping in, it would have been real ugly. This match took place after that incident, and it’s rumored not to piss anyone off, Vince had it end in a draw. Still, many feared that Dynamite would take out revenge during the match, but he was a professional and didn’t take any liberties.

Fun Fact II: The Rougeau Brothers turned heel in May 1988, and kicked off a heated feud with the Killer Bees. Shortly after the turn, the Rougeaus began claiming that they were pro-American and would soon be relocating. This became a long running joke, as the Rougeaus began carrying little American flags to the ring and soon after this PPV, they added Jimmy Hart as their manager, and along with Hart came the classic theme song “All American Boys” and promises of a move from Canada to Memphis, TN. The storyline was really fun, and the Rougeaus drew some strong heat because of it.

Fun Fact III: This the British Bulldog’s final PPV tag match (they are at Survivor Series, but this is their final two-on-two tag match). Their final PPV record as a team is 1-4-1. Their lone win was at Wrestlemania II and the one draw occurs here. The four losses occurred at Wrestlemania III, Survivor Series 1987, Wrestlemania IV and Survivor Series 1988. After Survivor Series, Dynamite would not be seen on WWF TV ever again (other than vintage footage). After leaving the WWF in December, the Bulldogs returned to Stampede, where they won another tag title, but they eventually split and had a vicious feud. In 1990, they finally went their own ways, with Davey Boy going overseas for a brief run before returning as a solo act to the WWF. Dynamite wrestled for Stampede and in England, even forming a New British Bulldogs team, but by 1991 his back was in such bad shape he was forced into retirement and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Davey Boy will be back shortly in our review world, but sadly we will no longer have the pleasure of watching the Dynamite Kid ply his trade on a major PPV setting.

Scott: Now, if you’re going to have a time limit draw, Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Wrestlemania IV

Wrestlemania IV

March 27, 1988
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Attendance: 18, 165
Closed-Circuit Attendance: 175, 000
Buy Rate: 6.5
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

Fun Fact: Before we get into the show itself, let’s get into the reasons why Wrestlemania was set up the way it was. On February 5, 1988, NBC held a special prime time edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event. This was on a Friday night, and it was called “The Main Event.” It was the first time in over 3 decades that Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Royal Rumble 1988

January 24, 1988
Copps Coliseum
Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 18, 000
TV Rating: USA Network: 8.2
Announcers: Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura

1) Ricky Steamboat (Richard Blood) defeats Rick Rude (Richard Rood) by disqualification at 17:40

Scott: Since this was on cable TV, which means there were commercial breaks, they didn’t need that many matches. Read the rest of this entry

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