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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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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (02.04.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
February 4, 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Toru Tanaka (9/27/1977)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta
#1 Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (01.28.78)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
January 28, 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Mr. Fuji & Professor Toru Tanaka (9/27/1977)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta
#1 Song of the Week: Baby Come Back by Player
#1 TV Show of 77-78 Season: Laverne & Shirley starring Penny Marshall & Cindy Williams

Your host is Vince McMahon.
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SLACKAMANIA DVD REVIEW – WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe DVD Recap (Disc Two)

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WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe
Three-Disc DVD Set
Released: 4/14/2015

DISC TWO
THE MATCHES

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Memphis Wrestling: (06.09.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
June 9, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Robert Fuller (6/4/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee (6/4/1979)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.


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Memphis Wrestling: (05.19.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
May 19, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-TV Studios

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Mongolian Stomper (4/16/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji (5/14/1979)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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WWF: Monday Night Raw (12.27.93)

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WWF: Monday Night Raw
December 27, 1993
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson Civic Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/11/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (9/13/1993)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and the Quebecers. Yes, both of them. Pierre only speaks French here. Jacques’ English – how you say – not so good either.
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WWF: Monday Night Raw (12.20.93)

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WWF: Monday Night Raw
December 20, 1993
White Plains, NY
Westchester County Civic Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/11/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (9/13/1993)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels.
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WWF: Monday Night Raw (12.06.93)

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WWF: Monday Night Raw
December 6, 1993
White Plains, NY
Westchester County Civic Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/11/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (9/13/1993)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan.
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WWF: Monday Night Raw (11.20.95)

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Monday Night Raw
November 20, 1995
Richmond, VA

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (11/19/1995)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (10/22/1995)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (9/25/1995)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (10/23/1995)

We get some still shots of Bret Hart defeating Diesel for the WWF title last night at Survivor Series.

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