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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE SummerSlam 2007

WWE: SummerSlam 2007
August 26, 2007
East Rutherford, NJ
Continental Airlines Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (7/2/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (6/4/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Candice Michelle (6/24/2007)
ECW Champion: John Morrison (6/24/2007)
World Heavyweight Champion: The Great Khali (7/20/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Deuce & Domino (4/20/2007)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Hornswoggle (7/22/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (06.11.07)

WWE: RAW
June 11, 2007
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wachovia Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Santino Marella (4/16/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (6/4/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (4/24/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (6/3/2007)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (5/11/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Deuce & Domino (4/20/2007)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

It’s time for the 2007 WWE DRAFT!

It’s Mr. McMahon APPRECIATION Night!

It’s a THREE-HOUR RAW!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE WrestleMania 23

WWE: WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Detroit, MI
Ford Field

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (12/3/2006)
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: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

From the Figure Four Weekly dated April 9, 2007:

Between pay-per-view revenue, live attendance and merchandise, this show should gross in the neighborhood of $46 million. WWE claimed 80,103 fans from 24 countries paid $5.38 million to attend. The gate is legit and it is a new company record. I cannot confirm the attendance, but they had sold all 70,000 available tickets in the weeks before the show and more were released in the final seven days. I believe the building was set up for 75,000, but they were also selling SRO (standing-room only) tickets, so that number may be legit. It likely broke the attendance set at WrestleMania III of 78,000 fans, which the company inflated to 93,173 and has since become part of legend. The most-attended WWE show in history remains the 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium, which drew 80,355. The biggest gate in wrestling history remains the Antonio Inoki retirement show in 1998 which made over $7 million at the Tokyo Dome. WrestleMania XXIII will likely do around $1 million in merchandise, and the expected 740,000 domestic buys would net the company $22 million. It should be noted that it still falls below the December 30, 2006 Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz fight both in the gate ($5.4 million, which is actually fantastically impressive because that show only drew 1/6 the attendance) and the domestic buyrate (1.05 million buys). Worldwide, WWE should pull in 1.2 million buys.

They replay Vince McMahon’s introduction of Aretha Franklin from WrestleMania 3 as she returns to sing the National Anthem.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WrestleMania 22

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WWE: WrestleMania 22
April 2, 2006
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (1/29/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin (2/20/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: Big Show & Kane (11/1/2005)
WWE Women’s Champion: Trish Stratus (1/9/2005)
World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle (1/10/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (2/19/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

TEN YEARS AFTER: With WrestleMania 32 coming up tomorrow, I thought it might be cool to look at how WWE has changed with ten years of perspective and see if there are any similarities between then and now. Injuries and careers ending changed the game. In 2006, it’s Batista missing WrestleMania and Eddie Guerrero passing away in October. In 2016, it’s Seth Rollins injured and Daniel Bryan whose career was cut short. John Cena is in his first year of being *the man* in WWE and he’s REALLY getting booed by WWE fans right about now. In 2016, Roman Reigns is getting treated even worse by WWE fans than John Cena. Either way, both received big pushes and neither one of them were embraced by the audience. Triple H headlines his fourth WrestleMania here and he’s still being used to help boost the main event players to this day. A McMahon is mixed up in a match that he should have no chance (in hell) of winning. Shane McMahon is here. The Undertaker is still around. In 2006, we’re witnessing the blowoff to the best Divas feud in WWE history. The Divas title match going down this year is comparable to this level of greatness IMO. Just so many comparisons, it almost seems intentional. Read the rest of this entry

Kyle’s No Mercy 1999 Report

What’s up everybody. My name is Kyle and I’ve been a wrestling fan for 16 years. I love all kinds of wrestling and I also happen to love women. That is all.

How it works:

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Scott & Justin’s Survivor Series 1987

                Survivor Series

November 26, 1987

Richfield Coliseum
Richfield, Ohio

Attendance: 21, 300

Buy Rate: 7.0

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura
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Scott & Justin’s Wrestlemania II

Wrestlemania II: THREE TIMES THE FUN!

April 7, 1986
Buy Rate: 7.0
Closed Circuit Attendance: 320,000

Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
Attendance: 16,585
Announcers: Vince McMahon and Susan Saint James
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King of the Ring 1995

WWF King of the Ring 1995
June 25, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
The Spectrum

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Jarrett (4/26/1995)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Yokozuna (4/2/1995)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (4/3/1995)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Dok Hendrix. Read the rest of this entry

WWE Womens Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Fabulous Moolah Judy Grable 9/18/1956 New Orleans, LA[1]
Wendi Richter Fabulous Moolah 7/23/1984 The Brawl to End It All
Lelani Kai Wendi Richter 2/18/1985 New York, NY
Wendi Richter Lelani Kai 3/31/1985 WrestleMania
Fabulous Moolah (2) Wendi Richter 11/25/1985 New York, NY[2]
Velvet McIntyre Fabulous Moolah 7/3/1986 Brisbane, Australia
Fabulous Moolah (3) Velvet McIntyre 7/9/1986 Sydney, Australia
Sherri Martel Fabulous Moolah 7/24/1987 Houston, TX
Rockin’ Robin Sherri Martel 10/7/1988 Prime Time Wrestling[3]
Alundra Blayze Heidi Lee Morgan 12/13/1993 Poughkeepsie, NY[4]
Bull Nakano Alundra Blayze 11/20/1994 Tokyo, Japan
Alundra Blayze (2) Bull Nakano 4/3/1995 Monday Night Raw
Bertha Faye Alundra Blayze 8/27/1995 SummerSlam
Alundra Blayze (3) Bertha Faye 10/23/1995 Monday Night Raw[5]
Jacqueline Sable 9/21/1998 Raw is War[6]
Sable Jacqueline 11/15/1998 Survivor Series
Debra Sable 5/10/1999 Raw is War[7]
Ivory Debra 6/14/1999 Raw is War
Fabulous Moolah (4) Ivory 10/17/1999 No Mercy
Ivory (2) Fabulous Moolah 10/25/1999 Raw is War
The Kat Ivory 12/12/1999 Armageddon[8]
Harvey Wippleman The Kat 1/31/2000 Raw is War[9]
Jacqueline (2) Harvey Wippleman 2/3/2000 Smackdown!
Stephanie McMahon Jacqueline 3/30/2000 Smackdown!
Lita Stephanie McMahon 8/21/2000 Raw is War
Ivory (3) Lita 11/2/2000 Smackdown![10]
Chyna Ivory 4/1/2001 WrestleMania X-7[11]
Trish Stratus 11/18/2001 Survivor Series[12]
Jazz Trish Stratus 2/4/2002 Raw
Trish Stratus (2) Jazz 5/13/2002 Raw[13]
Mighty Molly Trish Stratus 6/23/2002 King of the Ring
Trish Stratus (3) Mighty Molly 9/22/2002 Unforgiven
Victoria Trish Stratus 11/17/2002 Survivor Series
Trish Stratus (4) Victoria 3/30/2003 WrestleMania XIX[14]
Jazz (2) Trish Stratus 4/27/2003 Backlash
Gail Kim Jazz 6/30/2003 Raw[15]
Molly Holly (2) Gail Kim 7/28/2003 Raw
Victoria (2) Molly Holly 2/23/2004 Raw[16]
Trish Stratus (5) Victoria 6/13/2004 Bad Blood[17]
Lita (2) Trish Stratus 12/6/2004 Raw
Trish Stratus (6) Lita 1/9/2005 New Year’s Revolution
Mickie James Trish Stratus 4/2/2006 WrestleMania 22
Lita (3) Mickie James 8/14/2006 Raw
Trish Stratus (7) Lita 9/17/2006 Unforgiven[18]
Lita (4) Mickie James 11/5/2006 Cyber Sunday[19]
Mickie James (2) Lita 11/26/2006 Survivor Series
Melina Mickie James 2/19/2007 Raw
Mickie James (3) Melina 4/24/2007 Paris, France[20]
Melina (2) Mickie James 4/24/2007 Paris, France
Candice Melina 6/24/2007 Vengeance
Beth Phoenix Candice 10/7/2007 No Mercy
Mickie James (4) Beth Phoenix 4/14/2008 Raw
Beth Phoenix (2) Mickie James 8/17/2008 SummerSlam[21]
Melina (3) Beth Phoenix 1/25/2009 Royal Rumble
Michelle McCool Melina 6/28/2009 The Bash

Footnotes:
[1]: This is a tournament final.
[2]: Moolah wrestled as Spider Lady and unmasked after the victory.
[3]: The title became completely inactive in 1990.
[4]: This was a tournament final.
[5]: Blayze (Madusa Miceli) threw the title belt in the trash upon arrival in WCW, leaving the title once again vacant.
[6]: This was to fill the vacant title.
[7]: Though Debra had her clothes stripped off first in this evening gown match, she was still declared the winner by WWF commissioner Shawn Michaels.
[8]: This was a four-way evening gown match held in a pool that also included Jacquelyn and B.B and had the Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young as special guest referees.
[9]: Harvey Wippleman dressed up as a woman and called himself Hervina in order to obtain the title.
[10]: This was a four-corners match which also included Jacqueline and Trish Stratus.
[11]: The title became vacant when Chyna left the WWF because of a contract dispute.
[12]: This was a six-pack challenge match which also included Lita, Jacqueline, Mighty Molly, Ivory and Jazz.
[13]: This was a tag team match with Trish Stratus and Bubba Ray Dudley taking on Jazz and Steven Richards.
[14]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Jazz.
[15]: This was a seven-woman battle royal which also included Trish Stratus, Ivory, Jacqueline, Victoria and Molly Holly.
[16]: This was a fatal-four way match also including Lita and Jazz.
[17]: This was a fatal-four way match also involving Lita and Gail Kim.
[18]: Trish Stratus retired as WWE Womens Champion on the same night she won the belt. Because of her retirement, the title became vacant.
[19]: This was a tournament final.
[20]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Victoria.
[21]: Phoenix teamed up with Santino Marella to take on Womens champion Mickie James and Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston in a “Winner Takes All” match.

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

Survivor Series 1987

WWF Survivor Series 1987
November 26, 1987
Richfield, OH
Richfield Coliseum

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Honky Tonk Man (6/2/1987)
World Tag Team Champions: Strike Force (10/27/1987)
Women’s Champion: Sensational Sherri (7/24/1987)

It’s the first-ever Survivor Series! Vince decided that Ted Turner shouldn’t have ALL the fun on Thanksgiving with Starrcade, so he started a tradition of his own. A festivus for the rest of us, if you WEEL.

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Pilgrim” Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

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