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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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Championship Wrestling from Florida: (11.19.83)

Championship Wrestling from Florida
November 19, 1983
Tampa, FL
(Taped on 11/16/83)

The NWA & CWF champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (6/10/1983)
NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Mike Rotunda (9/24/1983)
NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion: Barry Windham (9/19/1983)
NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions: Dusty Rhodes & Blackjack Mulligan (11/5/1983)
NWA Bahamas Champion: Dusty Rhodes (7/1983)
NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Champion: Blackjack Mulligan (9/1983)

Your hosts are Gordon Solie & Buddy Colt. Read the rest of this entry

WWE – The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions (BLURAY EDITION~!)

WWE – The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions
Released: 5/22/2012
Two-Disc BLU-RAY Set

DISC ONE

Your host is Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

Shawn Michaels: My Journey (Disc One)

Shawn Michaels: My Journey
Disc One
Released: March 15, 2010

Michael Cole hosts the DVD as he feeds Shawn Michaels questions before each match on the set. If there’s anything interesting, I’ll be sure to tell you. Otherwise, I’ll just be recapping the matches. Read the rest of this entry

Superbrawl VI

WCW Superbrawl VI
February 11, 1996
St. Petersburg, FL
Bayfront Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Randy Savage (1/22/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Konnan (1/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Lex Luger (1/22/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Johnny B. Badd (10/29/1995)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.29.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 29, 1996
Canton, OH
Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Randy Savage (1/22/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: One Man Gang (12/27/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Lex Luger (1/22/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Johnny B. Badd (10/29/1995)

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and that Emmy-award winning Steve “Mongo” McMichael. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.22.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 22, 1996
Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Palace

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ric Flair (12/27/1995)
WCW U.S. Champion: One Man Gang (12/27/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (10/28/1995)
WCW World Television Champion: Johnny B. Badd (10/29/1995)

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and that Emmy-award winning Steve “Mongo” McMichael.

Konnan stops by the announce table to flash his completely fake Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.15.96)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 15, 1996
Miami, FL
James L. Knight Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ric Flair (12/27/1995)
WCW U.S. Champion: One Man Gang (12/27/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (10/28/1995)
WCW World Television Champion: Johnny B. Badd (10/29/1995)

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and that Emmy-award winning Steve “Mongo” McMichael. 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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