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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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ECW: Hardcore TV (03.07.95)

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ECW: Hardcore TV
March 7, 1995

The ECW champs were:
World Champ: Shane Douglas (3/26/94)
Television Champ: Dean Malenko (11/4/94)
Tag Team Champs: Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko (2/25/95)

Don’t know if it’s just my copy, but we’re thrust right into in-ring action in the ECW Arena. Yay! Read the rest of this entry

ECW: Hardcore TV (02.07.95)

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ECW: Hardcore TV
February 7, 1995

Current Champs:
World Champ: Shane Douglas (3/26/94)
Television Champ: Dean Malenko (11/4/94)
Tag Team Champs: Tazmaniac and Sabu (2/4/95)

We’re back at the ECW Arena in South Philly this week.

Jason brings out The Pitbulls and Jason, a different Jason, who’s dressed up like the Jason from the Jason movies. He’s from the WINGS promotion in Japan, and the fans think he’s dog doodoo. Read the rest of this entry

ECW: Holiday Hell 1995

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ECW: Holiday Hell
December 29, 1995
Queens, NY
Lost Battalion Hall

The current ECW Champs were as follows:
ECW World Champion: The Sandman (12/9/1995)
ECW World Tag Team Champions: The Sandman & 2 Cold Scorpio (10/28/1995)
ECW World TV Champion: 2 Cold Scorpio (8/25/1995)

Your host is Joey Styles. This is the ECW debut in NYC and there’s red, white, and blue ropes for some reason.
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ECW: November 2 Remember 1995

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ECW: November 2 Remember
November 18, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
ECW Arena

The current ECW Champs were as follows:
ECW World Champion: Mikey Whipwreck (10/28/1995)
ECW World Tag Team Champions: The Sandman & 2 Cold Scorpio (10/28/1995)
ECW World TV Champion: 2 Cold Scorpio (8/25/1995)

Your host is Joey Styles. He tells us we are about to see the greatest night ever of ECW action. We shall see.
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ECW: Gangsta’s Paradise (09.95)

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ECW: Gangsta’s Paradise
September 16, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
ECW Arena

The current ECW Champs were as follows:
ECW World Champion: The Sandman (4/15/1995)
ECW World Tag Team Champions: Raven & Stevie Richards (6/30/1995)
ECW World TV Champion: 2 Cold Scorpio (8/25/1995)

Your host is Joey Styles.
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ECW: Heatwave 1995

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ECW: Heatwave
July 15, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
ECW Arena

The current ECW Champs were as follows:
ECW World Champion: The Sandman (4/15/1995)
ECW World Tag Team Champions: Raven & Stevie Richards (6/30/1995)
ECW World TV Champion: Eddie Guerrero (4/8/1995)

Your host is Joey Styles.
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ECW: Hardcore Heaven 1995

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ECW: Hardcore Heaven
July 1, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
ECW Arena

The current ECW Champs were as follows:
ECW World Champion: The Sandman (4/15/1995)
ECW World Tag Team Champions: Raven & Stevie Richards (6/30/1995)
ECW World TV Champion: Eddie Guerrero (4/8/1995)

With an internet wrestling convention in town, it’s safe to say this is a sell-out show. In fact, wrestling fans may even be hanging from the rafters.

Your host is Joey Styles. Read the rest of this entry

ECW: Hardcore TV (01.17.95)

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ECW: Hardcore TV
January 17, 1995

Current Champs:
ECW Champ: Shane Douglas (3/26/94)
TV Champ: Dean Malenko (11/4/94)
Tag Champs: Public Enemy (11/5/94)

The show kicks off with a video of Raven walking around in a snowy neighborhood set to Offspring’s “Come Out And Play.” Then he cuts a promo from a basement, telling Tommy Dreamer to “take heed” to his dark, cliche poetry.  Read the rest of this entry

ECW: Hardcore TV (01.03.95)

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ECW: Hardcore TV
January 3, 1995

The current ECW champions were as follows:
World Champion: Shane Douglas (3/26/94)
Television Champion: Dean Malenko (11/4/94)
Tag Team Champions: The Public Enemy (11/5/94)

Your host is Joey Styles. Read the rest of this entry

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