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TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW One Night Stand II

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ECW: One Night Stand II
June 11, 2006
New York City, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

Paul Heyman comes out to the ring to a warm welcome by the ECW fans. He pours another cup of the ECW kool-aid for anyone who will listen. ECW IS BACK! THE SHOW IS GOING TO BE JUST LIKE IT USED TO BE! He thanks the fans for all their support. Without them, none of this would be possible.

Now cue the old ECW intro video circa 2000!

Your host is Joey Styles.
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ROH: A Night of Appreciation (04.2002)

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ROH: A Night of Appreciation
April 27, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

We see the Carnage Crew (HC Loc and Tony DeVito) getting together. HC Loc is the ref who got abused by the Natural Born Sinners on the first show. All I know about Tony DeVito is the jobber work he did on WWF TV in the 1990s. Anyways, they beat up a couple of ring crew guys and laugh it up.

Elsewhere, Quiet Storm wants to stretch Brian XL because he doesn’t like him. When Brian calls Storm a beeyotch, Chris Divine asks him what his problem is. This is Ring of Honor heat, bro.

Outside the Murphy Rec Center, Christopher Street Connection (wearing Da Hit Squad t-shirts) try to take over Da Hit Squad’s duty to hype the crowd before the show. As soon as Da Hit Squad find out and catch them making out, they chase these gay dudes back to NYC. For some reason, Dan Maff starts quoting Roddy Piper lines at the CSC.

Back to the Quiet Storm situation, he goes and finds American Dragon to teach his partner one of those freaky-looking submissions. While Brian XL is still talking crap, Dragon comes up behind him and stretches him real good.

Over in the Puerto Rican locker room, Tony DeVito enters the room on Da Hit Squad and Boogalou. He threatens Boogalou and walks out.

In other places, the old man from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission appears again to give the guys some details about who will be watching them tonight. How could they possibly care less? Eddie Guerrero gets a round of applause. This will be his last night in ROH and he’s already the WWF IC champ. The old man gives Spanky a hard time for wearing headphones while he’s talking. Anyways, this is a night of appreciation for Eddie Guerrero.

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino. Read the rest of this entry

ROH World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Christopher Daniels &
Donovan Morgan
Bryan Danielson
& Michael Modest
9/21/2002 Unscripted[1]
AJ Styles &
Amazing Red
Christopher Daniels
& Xavier
3/15/2003 Expect the Unexpected[2]
Backseat Boyz Dixie & Izzy 9/20/2003 Glory By Honor II[3]
Dixie & Izzy Backseat Boyz 10/16/2003 Tradition Continues
Briscoe Brothers Dixie & Izzy 11/1/2003 Main Event Spectacles
CM Punk &
Colt Cabana
Briscoe Brothers 4/24/2004 Reborn: Stage 2
BJ Whitmer
& Dan Maff
CM Punk &
Colt Cabana
5/15/2004 Round Robin Challenge III
Briscoe Brothers (2) BJ Whitmer
& Dan Maff
5/15/2004 Round Robin Challenge III
CM Punk &
Colt Cabana
Briscoe Brothers 5/15/2004 Round Robin Challenge III
Rocky Romero
& Ricky Reyes
CM Punk &
Colt Cabana
8/7/2004 Testing the Limit
BJ Whitmer &
Dan Maff (2)
Rocky Romero
& Ricky Reyes
2/19/2005 Third Anniversary
Celebration[4]
BJ Whitmer &
Jimmy Jacobs
Samoa Joe
& Jay Lethal
4/2/2005 Best of American Super
Juniors Tournament[5]
The
Carnage Crew
BJ Whitmer &
Jimmy Jacobs
7/9/2005 Escape from New York
BJ Whitmer &
Jimmy Jacobs (2)
The Carnage Crew 7/23/2005 The Homecoming
Tony Mamaluke
& Sal Rinauro
BJ Whitmer &
Jimmy Jacobs
10/1/2005 Joe vs. Kobashi
Austin Aries &
Roderick Strong
Tony Mamaluke
& Sal Rinauro
12/17/2005 Final Battle
Chris Hero &
Claudio Castagnoli
Austin Aries &
Roderick Strong
9/16/2006 Glory By Honor V
Christopher Daniels
& Matt Sydal
Chris Hero &
Claudio Castagnoli
11/25/2006 Dethroned
Briscoe Brothers (3) Christopher Daniels
& Matt Sydal
2/24/2007 Fifth Year Festival
Naruki Doi
& Shingo
Briscoe Brothers 3/3/2007 Fifth Year Festival
Briscoe Brothers
(4)
Naruki Doi & Shingo 3/30/2007 All Star Extravaganza III
Jimmy Jacobs
& Tyler Black
Briscoe Brothers 12/30/2007 Final Battle
Rocky Romero
& Davey Richards
Jimmy Jacobs
& Tyler Black
1/26/2008 Without Remorse[6]
Briscoe Brothers
(5)
Rocky Romero
& Davey Richards
4/12/2008 Injustice[7]
Jimmy Jacobs &
Tyler Black (2)
Kevin Steen &
El Generico
6/6/2008 Up For Grabs[8]
Kevin Steen &
El Generico
Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black 9/19/2008 Driven
Davey Richards
& Eddie Edwards
Kevin Steen &
El Generico
4/10/2009 ROH on HDNet

Footnotes:
[1]: This was an 8-team tournament final to crown the first-ever ROH tag team champions.
[2]: As a member of Christopher Daniel’s stable called the Prophecy, Xavier was allowed to defend the titles in Donovan Morgan’s place. Styles and Red were forced to vacate the belts due to an injury Red suffered.
[3]: The vacant titles were decided in a gauntlet match which also featured the teams of the Briscoe Brothers, Hydro & Deranged, and the Ring Crew Express. The Backseat Boyz were the team to survive by defeated Dixie and Izzy and were therefore awarded the tag belts.
[4]: In March 2005, Dan Maff quit the wrestling business and the titles were once again made vacant.
[5]: This match was to determine who would take the vacant ROH world tag team titles.
[6]: Rocky Romero & Davey Richards defeated Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries, and Brent Albright & BJ Whitmer in an Ultimate Endurance match to win the titles.
[7]: In May 2008, a Mark Briscoe injury caused the Briscoes to vacate the tag belts.
[8]: This was an 8-team tournament final to crown new ROH world tag team champions.

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

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #4 7-10-2002

  • National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #4 7-10-2002

From: Nashville, Tennessee

NWA-TNA Opening Video (which you can hear Jeremy Borash counting down to the start of the show) Read the rest of this entry

TNA X-Division Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
AJ Styles Jerry Lynn 6/26/2002 TNA PPV #2[1]
Low Ki AJ Styles 8/7/2002 TNA PPV #8[2]
Jerry Lynn Low Ki 8/28/2002 TNA PPV #11[3]
Syxx-Pac 10/9/2002 TNA PPV #15[4]
AJ Styles (2) Syxx-Pac 10/23/2002 TNA PPV #17
Jerry Lynn (2) AJ Styles 11/6/2002 TNA PPV #19
Sonny Siaki Jerry Lynn 12/11/2002 TNA PPV #24
Kid Kash Sonny Siaki 2/12/2003 TNA PPV #31
The Amazing Red Kid Kash 4/30/2003 TNA PPV #42
Chris Sabin The Amazing Red 5/14/2003 TNA PPV #44[5]
Michael Shane 8/20/2003 TNA PPV #58[6]
Chris Sabin (2) Michael Shane 1/7/2004 TNA PPV #75[7]
Kazarian The Amazing Red 3/31/2004 TNA PPV #87[8]
AJ Styles (3) Kazarian 6/9/2004 TNA PPV #97
Michael Shane (2)
& Kazarian (2)
AJ Styles 7/28/2004 TNA PPV #104[9]
Petey Williams 8/11/2004 TNA PPV #106[10]
AJ Styles (4) 1/16/2005 Final Resolution[11]
Christopher Daniels AJ Styles 3/13/2005 Destination X[12]
AJ Styles (5) Christopher Daniels 9/11/2005 Unbreakable[13]
Samoa Joe AJ Styles 12/11/2005 Turning Point
Christopher
Daniels (2)
Samoa Joe 3/12/2006 Destination X[14]
Samoa Joe (2) Christopher Daniels 4/13/2006 iMPACT!
Senshi (2) Sonjay Dutt 6/22/2006 iMPACT![15]
Chris Sabin (3) Senshi 10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
AJ Styles (6) Chris Sabin 11/2/2006 iMPACT!
Christopher
Daniels (3)
AJ Styles 11/16/2006 iMPACT!
Chris Sabin (4) Jerry Lynn 1/14/2007 Final Resolution[16]
Jay Lethal Chris Sabin 6/17/2007 Slammiversary
Samoa Joe (3) Chris Sabin 6/21/2007 iMPACT![17]
Kurt Angle Samoa Joe 8/12/2007 Hard Justice
Jay Lethal (2) Kurt Angle 9/9/2007 No Surrender
Johnny Devine Jay Lethal 1/24/2008 iMPACT!
Jay Lethal (3) Johnny Devine 2/10/2008 Against All Odds[18]
Petey Williams (2) Jay Lethal 4/17/2008 iMPACT![19]
Sheik Abdul Bashir Petey Williams 9/14/2008 No Surrender[20]
Eric Young Sheik Abdul Bashir 12/7/2008 Final Resolution[21]
Alex Shelley Chris Sabin 1/11/2009 Genesis[22]
Suicide 3/15/2009 Destination X[23]
Homicide Suicide 7/16/2009 iMPACT!
Samoa Joe (4) Homicide 8/16/2009 Hard Justice
The Amazing Red (2) Samoa Joe 10/8/2009 iMPACT!

Footnotes:
[1]: AJ Styles pinned Jerry Lynn in a ‘double-elimination’ match which also included Low Ki and Psicosis to be crowned the first-ever TNA X-Division Champion.
[2]: This match also included Jerry Lynn.
[3]: This was a three-way ladder match which also included AJ Styles.
[4]: At the same show, Jerry Lynn was stripped of the X-Division title due to injury. Syxx-Pac won an invitational ladder match which also included Kid Kash, Tony Mamaluke, The S.A.T., Ace Steele and AJ Styles to win the title.
[5]: This match also included Jerry Lynn.
[6]: Michael Shane captured the belt to win the first-ever ‘Ultimate X’ Match which also included Frankie Kazarian to become the new X-Division champion.
[7]: Sabin regained the X-Division title in an ‘Ultimate X’ match which also included ex-champ Michael Shane, Low Ki and Christopher Daniels.
[8]: On the same show, Chris Sabin was stripped of the X-Division title due to injury. As the two top challengers, Frankie Kazarian pinned Amazing Red to win the vacant title.
[9]: During this ‘Ultimate X’ match, Kazarian and Shane pulled down the title together to become co-champions.
[10]: Since the co-champion thing doesn’t work, the title became vacant. Petey Williams won a 22-man X-Division gauntlet match to be crowned the new X-Division champion.
[11]: This was an ‘Ultimate X match which also included the ex-champ Petey Williams and Chris Sabin.
[12]: This was an ‘elimination’ match which included ex-champ AJ Styles, Ron Killings and Elix Skipper. The first elimination was a tag match – the loser of the fall was eliminated. The second elimination was a three-way match – the loser of the fall was elimination. The third elimination was an ‘Ultimate X’ match where the winner would retrieve the belt.
[13]: This match also included Samoa Joe.
[14]: This was an ‘Ultimate X’ match which also included AJ Styles.
[15]: This match also included the ex-champ Samoa Joe, but Sonjay Dutt was the one pinned. The reason Senshi is listed as a two-time champion is because he has also won the belt wrestling as Low Ki.
[16]: This match also included the ex-champ Christopher Daniels, but Jerry Lynn was the one pinned.
[17]: This match also included the ex-champ Jay Lethal, but Chris Sabin was pinned.
[18]: This was a six-man street fight where the one who earns the pin wins the X-Division title which included Jay Lethal and the Motor City Machine Guns against Johnny Devine and Team 3D. Lethal scored the pinfall on Devine.
[19]: Petey Williams cashes in his ‘Feast or Fired’ contract on Jay Lethal and pinned him quickly with the Canadian Destroyer.
[20]: This match also included Consequences Creed.
[21]: Right after Eric Young won the belt, TNA official Jim Cornette stripped him of the belt after he won it in a controversial fashion because of the crazy referee Shane Sewell. The title becomes vacant.
[22]: This was a tournament final.
[23]: This was an ‘Ultimate X’ match which also included the ex-champ Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal.

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

ECW World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
The Super
Destroyers
The Night Breed 6/23/1992 Philadelphia, PA[1]
Tony Stetson &
Larry Winters
The Super
Destroyers
4/2/1993 Radnor, PA
The Suicide
Blondes[2]
Tony Stetson &
Larry Winters
4/3/1993 Philadelphia, PA
The Super
Destroyers (2)
The Suicide
Blondes
5/15/1993 Philadelphia, PA
The Suicide
Blondes (2)
The Super
Destroyers
5/15/1993 Philadelphia, PA[3]
The Dark Patriot &
Eddie Gilbert
Salvatore Bellamo
& The Sandman
8/8/1993 Philadelphia, PA[4]
Johnny Hotbody &
Tony Stetson
10/1/1993 NWA Bloodfest:
Part 1[5]
Tommy Dreamer &
Johnny Gunn
Johnny Hotbody &
Tony Stetson
11/13/1993 November to
Remember
Kevin Sullivan &
The Tazmaniac
Shane Douglas &
Tommy Dreamer
12/4/1993 Philadelphia, PA[6]
The Public Enemy Kevin Sullivan &
The Tazmaniac
3/6/1994 Philadelphia, PA
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
The Public Enemy 8/27/1994 NWA World Title
Tournament
The Public Enemy
(2)
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
11/5/1994 November to
Remember
Sabu &
The Tazmaniac
The Public Enemy 2/4/1995 Double Tables
Chris Benoit &
Dean Malenko
Sabu &
The Tazmaniac
2/25/1995 Return of the
Funker
The Public Enemy
(3)
Chris Benoit &
Dean Malenko
4/8/1995 Three Way
Dance
[7]
Raven &
Stevie Richards
The Public Enemy 6/30/1995 Jim Thorpe, PA
The Pitbulls Raven &
Stevie Richards
9/16/1995 Gangsta’s Paradise
Raven &
Stevie Richards
(2)
The Pitbulls 10/7/1995 Philadelphia, PA
The Public Enemy
(4)
Raven &
Stevie Richards
10/7/1995 Philadelphia, PA[8]
2 Cold Scorpio &
The Sandman
The Public Enemy 10/28/1995 Philadelphia, PA[9]
Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
(2)
2 Cold Scorpio &
The Sandman
12/29/1995 New York, NY[10]
The Eliminators Cactus Jack &
Mikey Whipwreck
2/3/1996 Queens, NY[11]
The Gangstas The Eliminators 8/3/1996 The Doctor Is In
The Eliminators
(2)
The Gangstas 12/20/1996 Middletown, NY
The Dudley Boyz The Eliminators 3/15/1997 Hostile City
Showdown
The Eliminators
(3)
The Dudley Boyz 4/13/1997 Barely Legal
The Dudley Boyz
(2)
The Eliminators 6/20/1997 Waltham, MA[12]
The Gangstas (2) The Dudley Boyz 7/19/1997 Heat Wave
The Dudley Boyz
(3)
The Gangstas 8/17/1997 Hardcore
Heaven
[13]
John Kronus
& New Jack
The Dudley Boyz 9/20/1997 As Good As It Gets
Little Guido &
Tracy Smothers
John Kronus
& New Jack
10/18/1997 Philadelphia, PA
Doug Furnas
& Phil LaFon
Little Guido &
Tracy Smothers
12/5/1997 Waltham, MA
Chris Candido
& Lance Storm
Doug Furnas
& Phil LaFon
12/6/1997 Better
Than Ever[14]
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
Chris Candido
& Lance Storm
6/27/1998 Philadelphia, PA
The Dudley Boyz
(4)
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
10/24/1998 Cleveland, OH
Balls Mahoney &
Masato Tanaka
The Dudley Boyz 11/1/1998 November to
Remember
The Dudley Boyz
(5)
Balls Mahoney &
Masato Tanaka
11/6/1998 Queens, NY
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam (2)
The Dudley Boyz 12/13/1998 Japan
The Dudley Boyz
(6)
Sabu &
Rob Van Dam
4/17/1999 Buffalo, NY[15]
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
The Dudley Boyz 7/18/1999 Heat Wave
The Dudley Boyz
(7)
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
8/13/1999 Cleveland, OH
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney (2)
The Dudley Boyz 8/14/1999 ECW on TNN
The Dudley Boyz
(8)
Spike Dudley &
Balls Mahoney
8/26/1999 ECW on TNN
Raven &
Tommy Dreamer
The Dudley Boyz 8/26/1999 ECW on TNN
The
Impact Players
Raven &
Tommy Dreamer
1/9/2000 Guilty as Charged
Tommy Dreamer &
Masato Tanaka
The
Impact Players
2/26/2000 ECW on TNN
Raven &
Mike Awesome
Tommy Dreamer &
Masato Tanaka
3/4/2000 Philadelphia, PA
The
Impact Players (2)
Raven &
Mike Awesome
3/12/2000 Living
Dangerously[16]
Yoshihiro Tajiri &
Mikey Whipwreck
Simon Diamond &
Johnny Swinger
8/25/2000 ECW on TNN[17]
Little Guido &
Tony Mamaluke
Yoshihiro Tajiri &
Mikey Whipwreck
8/26/2000 ECW on TNN
Danny Doring
& Roadkill
Little Guido &
Tony Mamaluke
12/3/2000 Massacre on
34th Street[18]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: The Suicide Blondes consisted of Chris Candido, Johnny Hotbody & Chris Michaels. Since there were three members of the team, all three members were allowed to defend the titles using the Freebird Rule.
[3]: The titles were vacated once Chris Candido left ECW for Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
[4]: This was a tournament final.
[5]: Johnny Hotbody and Tony Stetson were awarded the titles due to the fact that the Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert were leaving ECW.
[6]: Shane Douglas substituted for Johnny Gunn in this match.
[7]: This was a three-way match which also included the team of Rick Steiner & The Tazmaniac.
[8]: This was a three-way match which also included the team of The Gangstas.
[9]: Scorpio defeated Rocco Rock in a match also for Scorpio’s ECW World TV title, choosing Sandman as his partner.
[10]: Whipwreck defeated Scorpio in a match for his TV and Tag Team titles; Cactus Jack appointed himself as Mikey’s partner.
[11]: This match aired on February 6, 1996, on ECW Hardcore TV.
[12]: The Dudley Boyz defeated John Kronus in a handicap match due to Perry Saturn being injured.
[13]: Due to Mustafa Saed leaving ECW, the Dudley Boyz were once again crowned ECW world tag team champions.
[14]: This was a three-way match which also involved the team of Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten.
[15]: D-Von Dudley defeated Rob Van Dam in a singles match to win the titles.
[16]: This was a three-way dance which also involved the team of Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka. On April 22, 2000, Justin Credible won the ECW world heavyweight title and therefore was forced to vacate the title. By this point, Lance Storm had left ECW for WCW anyway, so Credible threw down his tag belt as a sign that he was abandoning the title.
[17]: Tajiri and Whipwreck won the titles in a three-way tournament final which also included the teams of Tommy Dreamer & Jerry Lynn and Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
[18]: On April 11, 2001, ECW shut down and the WWF buys their assets, which makes Doring and Roadkill the final REAL ECW world tag team champions.

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

Best of TNA X-Division Matches – Disc One (2003)

TNA – Best of the X-Division Matches Disc One
Released: 2003

This was actually the very first DVD to be released by TNA, which should show you what the company’s main focus was originally. It starts out with a two-minute long intro set to System of a Down-type music with various highlights from the first year of TNA. It’s not as epic as the video packages we see during the monthly PPV days, but it gets its point across.

Your hosts are Mike Tenay and Don West. Read the rest of this entry

The AJ Styles YouTube/DailyMotion Mix Tape

Yeah! Everybody loves mix tapes! I’m starting with the letter A and doing ten-match profiles on everybody great I can find.

It’s probably a little risky to start with this guy because the first wrestler I recap sets the precedent on whether or not you the reader continues to care or not, but don’t worry. Besides, you can’t spell AJ Styles without the letter A! (duh), so he has to be first on our list. Read the rest of this entry

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