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Royal Rumble 1997 Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, July 14, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Royal Rumble Match 1997

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1997

VENUE : Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

DATE : 19th January 1997


BACKGROUND : There was very little build up to the 1997 Royal Rumble in the sense that there was no clear cut obvious winners. The line up was pretty strong though with the likes of Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Steve Austin and Vader all taking part. The winner would go on to face the WWF Champion at Wrestlemania 13 and the sign of a good Rumble is just how many Wr...


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TNA - Turning Point 2009 - AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels v Samoa Joe

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, June 30, 2016, In : TNA 

MATCH : AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels v Samoa Joe

PROMOTION : TNA

EVENT : Turning Point 2009

VENUE : TNA Impact! Zone, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 15th November 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : TNA World Heavyweight Title


BACKGROUND : Four years prior to this match, at a PPV called Unbreakable, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe had a 5* classic triple threat match that many people including myself feel is the best match in TNA history. Fast forward to 2009 and the fan favourite team of AJ & Daniels wou...


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TNA - Turning Point 2004 - America's Most Wanted v Triple X

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, In : TNA 

MATCH : America's Most Wanted v Triple X

PROMOTION : TNA

EVENT : Turning Point 2004

VENUE : TNA Impact! Zone, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 5th December 2004

STIPULATION : Six Sides of Steel Match


BACKGROUND : The main event of Turning Point 2004 was contested in TNA's version of a cage match called Six Sides of Steel. The teams of America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) and Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper) had been feuding for some over the NWA Tag Team Titles but now the feud ha...


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WWE - Bad 2004 - HHH v Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Shawn Michaels v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Bad Blood 2004

VENUE : Columbus, Ohio

DATE : 13th June 2004

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match


BACKGROUND : Triple H and Shawn Michaels had been feuding on and off since Shawn's return to the ring two years prior. At Wrestlemania XX both men were involved in a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title which was won by Chris Benoit and Benoit was victorious again in the rematch at Backlash. This poured fuel on the feud between H...


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WWE - Armageddon 2006 - Tag Team Title Four Way Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, June 2, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brian Kendrick/Paul London v Dave Taylor/William Regal v The Hardy Boyz v MNM

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Armageddon 2006

VENUE : Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

DATE : 17th December 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Four Way Ladder Match


BACKGROUND : In the mid 00's the WWE had a slight resurgence of the tag team division and for this reason a tag team championship was given to each separate brand. The Smackdown brand had the WWE Tag Team Championship and the holders B...


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NWA - Crockett Cup 86 - The Fantastics v The Sheepherders

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : The Fantastics v The Sheepherders

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Crockett Cup 1986

VENUE : New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE : 19th April 1986


BACKGROUND : In 1986 the tag team division in wrestling was red hot with some tremendous teams. As a tribute to his late father Jim Crockett announced a tag team tournament in conjunction with Mid-South Wrestling. The show featured 24 top teams and lasted a whole day with the winner eventually going on to win the prestigious Crockett Cup. One of the quarter fina...


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NWA - Clash of the Champions IV - Barry Windham/Ric Flair v Midnight Express

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Barry Windham/Ric Flair v The Midnight Express

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions IV : Season's Beatings

VENUE : Chattanooga, Tennessee

DATE : 7th December 1988

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Tag Team Titles


BACKGROUND : The Midnight Express are one of the greatest heel tag teams of all time but at this point in the NWA 1988 they were playing the babyface role. After feuding with, original Midnight Express members Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose, they defeated Four Horsemen members Tull...


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WWF - Canadian Stampede - Hart Foundation v Steve Austin's Team

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, April 28, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Goldust/Ken Shamrock/Legion of Doom/Steve Austin v The Hart Foundation

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Canadian Stampede

VENUE : Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

DATE : 6th July 1997

STIPULATION : 10 Man Tag Team Match


BACKGROUND : 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and Bret Hart had been involved in one of the most heated feuds of the 90's which involved a terrific match at Wrestlemania 13. The match at Wrestlemania seen arguably the greatest double turn in history where Austin came to the ring a villa...


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ECW - Heatwave 94 - Funk Bros v Public Enemy

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, In : ECW 

MATCH : The Funk Brothers v Public Enemy

PROMOTION : ECW

EVENT : Heatwave 1994

VENUE : ECW Arena, Philadelphia PA

DATE : 16th July 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : ECW Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Barbed Wire Ring Match


BACKGROUND : Heatwave 1994 was still quite early on in the rise of ECW and the main event featured ECW Tag Team Champions Public Enemy taking on legendary Texan brothers Terry and Dory Funk. Public Enemy had held the tag titles for about four months having defeated Tazmaniac and Kevin Sullivan o...


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WWF - Survivor Series 1993 - IRS Team v Razor Ramon Team

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team IRS v Team Razor Ramon

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1993

VENUE : Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

DATE : 24th November 1993

STIPULATION : 8 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : This was a traditional 8 man Survivor Series elimination match featuring Intercontinental champion Razor Ramon and his team of 123 Kid, Marty Jannetty and Randy Savage taking on I.R.S. and his team of Rick Martel, Diesel and Adam Bomb. The match had various feuds going into it with Ramon, Jannet...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 31 - Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns (v Seth Rollins)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns (v Seth Rollins)

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 31

VENUE : Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

DATE : 29th March 2015

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : Match Turned Into a Triple Threat Match


BACKGROUND : Brock Lesnar walked into the Wrestlemania main event as WWE World champion having been on a very successful run since conquering The Undertaker's streak at the prior Wrestlemania. Meanwhile, having won the Royal Rumble match Roman Reigns got ...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 20 - Eddie Guerrero v Kurt Angle

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, March 24, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Eddie Guerrero v Kurt Angle

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 20

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 14th March 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title


BACKGROUND : Wrestlemania 20 was during WWE's brand split and this WWE World Title match between Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle was the main event from the Smackdown brand. Eddie had only been World champion for about five weeks when he defeated Brock Lesnar in a terrific match at No Way Out. Also on the same show, Kurt Angle manage...


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WCW - Wrestlewar 1992 - Steiners v Fujinami/Lizuka

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : The Steiner Brothers v Takayuki Lizuka/Tatsumi Fujinami

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Wrestlewar 1992

VENUE : Jacksonville, Florida

DATE : 17th May 1992


BACKGROUND : In the early 90's, WCW had a working relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling which seen stars from both sides make appearances in both countries. On this occasion, the winner of this match would face the IWGP Tag Team Champions Bam Bam Bigelow & Vader. Tatsumi Fujinami was the veteran of the Japanese team having wrestled all over ...


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NWA - Clash of the Champions 17 - Dustin Rhodes/Ricky Steamboat v Enforcers

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, March 10, 2016, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Dustin Rhodes/Ricky Steamboat v The Enforcers

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions 17

VENUE : Savannah, Georgia

DATE : 19th November 1991

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Tag Team Titles


BACKGROUND : At Halloween Havoc both Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham were attacked by The Enforcers (Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko) with Windham having a car door shut on his hand. This set up a match at Clash of the Champions between The Enforcers and Dustin Rhodes with a mystery partner. The mystery part...


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WWF - Raw - Alundra Blayze v Bull Nakano

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Alundra Blayze v Bull Nakano

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Raw

VENUE : Poughkeepsie, New York

DATE : 3rd April 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Women's Title


BACKGROUND : This match took place the night after Wrestlemania 11 and was for the WWF Women's Title. Nakano won the championship from Blayze back in November and this would be her first televised title defence. Unfortunately, the WWF had a very poor female division in the mid 90's and never gave them much television time. These two ladies had over t...


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NWA - Great American Bash 1989 - WarGames Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Fabulous Freebirds/Samoan Swat Team v Midnight Express/Road Warriors/Steve Williams

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Great American Bash 1989

VENUE : Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

DATE : 23rd July 1989

STIPULATION : WarGames Match


BACKGROUND : When I think of the year 1989 the first thing that comes in to my head is great tag team wrestling. In the WWF you had teams such as Hart Foundation, Brainbusters, Demolition, The Rockers, The British Bulldogs....and the list goes on! Over in the NWA th...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 8 - Randy Savage v Ric Flair

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 8

VENUE : Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

DATE : 5th April 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : When Ric Flair won the WWF World Title at Royal Rumble 92 the original plan was for Wrestlemania 8 to be headlined by Flair vs Hulk Hogan but due to poor selling house shows headlined by that main event it was changed. Wrestlemania 8 was then given a double main event with Sid v Hogan and Flair vs Randy Savage for the t...


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WWE - Royal Rumble 2015 - Brock Lesnar v John Cena v Seth Rollins

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brock Lesnar v John Cena v Seth Rollins

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2015

VENUE : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE : 25th January 2015

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title


BACKGROUND : Brock Lesnar had been WWE World Champion since Summerslam when he defeated (and dominated) John Cena. Cena managed to beat Seth Rollins in a TLC match to become number one contender and get his shot at regaining the belt at Royal Rumble. At the Survivor Series PPV the Authority lost their...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 2002 - Chris Jericho v The Rock

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Jericho v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2002

VENUE : Phillips Arena, Georgia, Atlanta

DATE : 20th January 2002

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : When the invasion angle ended at the end of 2001 the WWF decided to unify both the WWF World Title and the WCW World Title to just the one Undisputed World Title. Chris Jericho became the first Undisputed Champ when he surprisingly defeated both The Rock and Steve Austin in one night. Jericho was becoming quite the a...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 1999 - Mankind v The Rock

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Mankind v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1999

VENUE : Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California

DATE : 24th January 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : When the WWF World Title became vacant the company held a tournament at Survivor Series 1998 to crown a new champion. Thanks to a lot of interference from Vince McMahon and his corporate stooges Mankind was able to make the finals of the tournament against fan favourite The Rock but in a shocking twist The Rock turned o...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 2001 - Kurt Angle v Triple H

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Kurt Angle v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2001

VENUE : New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE : 21st January 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : Kurt Angle had won the WWE Title by defeating The Rock three months prior to the Royal Rumble. Triple H had been heavily involved in feuds with both Kurt Angle and Steve Austin in recent months. During an episode of Monday Night Raw Angle was defending the championship against Austin when Triple H interfered costing Austin the ch...


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WWE - Royal Rumble 2007 - John Cena v Umaga (Last Man Standing)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : John Cena v Umaga

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2007

VENUE : San Antonio, Texas

DATE : 28th January 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : Last Man Standing Match


BACKGROUND : Since beating Edge four months ago John Cena had reigned supreme as WWE Champion and it was only common sense to have the undefeated Samoan Bulldozer Umaga named as the number contender. So at the New Years Revolution PPV the two went head to head. After a gruelling match Cena came out on top but the ...


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WWE - Royal Rumble 2009 - Edge v Jeff Hardy

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Edge v Jeff Hardy

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2009

VENUE : Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

DATE : 25th January 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : No DQ Match


BACKGROUND : Jeff Hardy had been WWF World Champion for around a month or so and he had been feuding with Edge for what seemed like his entire WWF/E career whether it was in singles competition or as part of a tag team. The build up to this match saw Hardy kept being involved in a series of accidents of which ...


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WWF - Action Zone 1994 - 123 Kid/Razor Ramon v Diesel/Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : 123 Kid/Razor Ramon v Diesel/Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Action Zone

VENUE : White Plains, New York

DATE : 28th September 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Tag Team Titles


BACKGROUND : In the WWF in the mid 90's there was a group of wrestlers who were seemingly pulling a lot of strings backstage and throwing weight around in backstage politics. The group became known as 'The Kliq' and this match is a rare showing of all the four main members competing. Razor Ramon and 123 Kid had been team...


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WWF - The Big Event - Jake Roberts v Ricky Steamboat

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Jake Roberts v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : The Big Event

VENUE : Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Canada

DATE : 28th August 1986

STIPULATION : Snake Pit Match


BACKGROUND : Jake 'the snake' Roberts had only been in the WWF for a few months when he viciously attacked Ricky 'the dragon' Steamboat on Saturday Night's Main Event. Roberts gave Steamboat a fierce looking DDT on the concrete before their match could commence and then draped Damien the snake all over him as an embarrassing i...


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WWF - Summerlsam 1992 - Randy Savage v Ultimate Warrior

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Ultimate Warrior

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 1992

VENUE : Wembley Stadium, London, UK

DATE : 29th August 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage were in the midst of renewing their feud from just over a year ago. At that point Warrior was able to retire Savage from wrestling by defeating him at Wrestlemania 7 but now Savage had been reinstated and had managed to win the WWF World Title in the meantime. The other side note ...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2014 - The Authority v Team Cena

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The Authority Team v Team Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2014

VENUE : Scottrade Center, St Louis, Missouri

DATE : 23rd November 2014

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : Once John Cena decided to reject The Authorities recruitment attempts a feud escalated between Cena and The Authority led by Triple H. A 10 man elimination match was set up with the stipulation being that if The Authority lost then they would lose all their power in the WWE but if Cena's tea...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2009 - Team Kofi Kingston v Team Randy Orton

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team Kofi Kingston v Team Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2009

VENUE : Washington DC

DATE : 22nd November 2009

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton had been feuding over the last few weeks on TV and because of this it was decided that each man would pick a team to face off against each other at Survivor Series. Kingston's team consisted of ECW Champion Christian, Mark Henry, R-Truth and MVP whilst Orton enlisted the help o...


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WWF -The BodyDonnas v The Underdogs - Survivor Series 1995

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The BodyDonnas v The Underdogs

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1995

VENUE : Landover, Maryland

DATE : 19th November 1995

STIPULATION : 8 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : The Bodydonnas team consisted of Skip (Chris Candido) and his new tag team partner Dr Tom Pritchard formerly of the Heavenly Bodies tag team, also Rad Radford (Louie Spicolli) who was in training to become a Bodydonna and newly turned heel 123 Kid. The Underdogs team consisted of a group of perennial jobbers l...


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WWF - Invasion 2001 - Team WCW v Team WWF

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team WCW v Team WWF

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Invasion 2001

VENUE : Cleveland, Ohio

DATE : 22nd July 2001

STIPULATION : 10 Man Tag Match


BACKGROUND : This match was built when Shane McMahon swept the rug away from underneath his father Vince by beating him to buying out rival company WCW. Eventually, it looked like wrestling fans were getting the WWF v WCW war they had been imagining for years! The WCW roster started interfering in matches on Raw causing friction and thus a WCW invasion start...


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WWF - Showdown at the Shea - Bruno Sammartino v Larry Zbyzsko

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bruno Sammartino v Larry Zbyzsko

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Showdown at the Shea

VENUE : Shea Stadium, New York

DATE : 9th August 1980

STIPULATION : Cage Match


BACKGROUND : Sometimes the simplest background storylines can provide the best feuds. The Bruno Sammartino - Larry Zbyzsko feud was simple booking but one of the greatest feuds of all time. Zbyzsko started his wrestling career in WWF as Sammartino's protege and carved out a satisfactory mid card level over the next few years. Zbyzsko ev...


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WWF - Adrian Adonis v Bob Backlund - 1982 MSG Event

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Adrian Adonis v Bob Backlund

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Live Event

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 18th January 1982

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : Bob Backlund was now in his fourth consecutive year as WWF World Champion having taken on many challenges from the best talent all over the World. On this occasion he would be up against the unorthodox Adrian Adonis in the best arena in the country Madison Square Garden. Adonis had only just recently joined the WWF ...


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WWF - No Way Out 2000 - Cactus Jack v Triple H

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Cactus Jack v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : No Way Out 2000

VENUE : Hartford Civic Centre, Hartford, Conneticut

DATE : 27th February 2000

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : The feud between WWE World Champion Triple H and Mick Foley had been going on for sometime. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were running the show to their benefit and this was getting many of the wrestlers backs up including Foley who debuted his Cactus Jack character in the f...


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WWF - Survivor Series 1995 - Wildcard Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Ahmed Johnson/British Bulldog/Shawn Michaels/Sid v Dean Douglas/Owen Hart/Razor Ramon/Yokozuna

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1995

VENUE : Landover, Maryland

DATE : 19th November 1995

STIPULATION : 8 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : Survivor Series over the years had always been famous for its traditional 8 man or 10 man elimination tag team matches where a group of 4/5 heels would team up to face 4/5 faces that they would most likely be feuding with either before or after th...


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WWE - Smackdown 24/05/01 - TLC III

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit/Chris Jericho v The Dudley Boyz v Edge & Christian v The Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Smackdown Event

VENUE : Anaheim, California

DATE : 24th May 2001

STIPULATION : Tables, ladders & Chairs Match

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE Tag Team Titles


BACKGROUND : This match is usually referred to as TLC III as it was only the third Tables, Ladders and Chairs match in history. It featured the three original tag teams from the previous matches - Edge & Christian, The Dudley Boyz and The Hardys ...


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Mid-South Wrestling - Jim Duggan v Ted Dibiase - Loser Leaves Town

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Mid-South 

MATCH : Jim Duggan v Ted Dibiase

PROMOTION : Mid-South Wrestling

EVENT : Houston Live Event

VENUE : Houston, Texas

DATE : 22nd March 1985

STIPULATION : Coal Miner's Glove Steel Cage Tuxedo Loser Leaves Town Match


BACKGROUND : This was one of the biggest feuds in the history of Mid-South Wrestling and it all culminated when Jim Duggan, Ted Dibiase and Matt Borne were tag team partners in a faction called The Rat Pack. The Rat Pack tag team started having some internal rifts and when Dibiase agreed t...


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WWF - Survivor Series 1990 - Dream's Team v Million $ Team

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The Dream's Team v The Million $ Team

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1990

VENUE : Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Conneticut

DATE : 22nd November 1990

STIPULATION : 8 Man Elimination Tag Match


BACKGROUND : This would be a typical Survivor Series elimination match from this era. The eight men involved though are all either Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers. The Dream Team was made up of captain Dusty Rhodes, Koko B Ware and the Hart Foundation whilst the Million $ Team was ma...


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WCW - Spring Stampede 1994 - Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Spring Stampede 1994

VENUE : Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois

DATE : 17th April 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW World Heavyweight Title


BACKGROUND : When Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat step in the ring together they don't do bad matches! In fact the series of matches they had in 1989 for the NWA World Heavyweight Title were some of the best wrestling I have ever seen. Fast forward 5 years and could these two men still put on a spectacle? Ric Fla...


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WWE - Summerslam 2009 - CM Punk v Jeff Hardy

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, August 21, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : CM Punk v Jeff Hardy

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2009

VENUE : Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

DATE : 23rd August 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match


BACKGROUND : This match was built upon two very different philosophies in the way to live your life. Storylines like these build great tension but they can blur the lines of reality and fiction. CM Punk lives a very clean and healthy lifestyle which he calls 'straight-edge' meaning he...


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WWE - Summerslam 2014 - Brock Lensar v John Cena

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brock Lesnar v John Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2014

VENUE : Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

DATE : 17th August 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title


BACKGROUND : Hot off of defeating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar, was in line for a WWE World Title shot against the legendary John Cena. Cena had only won the vacated title a couple of months ago in a ladder match after an injury to Daniel Bryan derailed his reign. Could Brock win his fourth WWE World Title and...


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WWE - Summerslam 2003 - Elimination Chamber Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Jericho v Goldberg v Kevin Nash v Randy Orton v Shawn Michaels v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2003

VENUE : Phoenix, Arizona

DATE : 24th August 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match


BACKGROUND : This was the second ever Elimination Chamber match with the first being at Survivor Series 2002. The original plan for the main event was to be Triple H defending his World Heavyweight Title against Goldberg but the match was chang...


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WWE - Summerslam 2007 - John Cena v Randy Orton

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : John Cena v Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2007

VENUE : East Rutherford, New Jersey

DATE : 6th August 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title



BACKGROUND : John Cena and Randy Orton followed very similar paths in the WWE as both men came through the system at around the same time and both went on to have stellar careers holding almost every title the company has to offer. During the brand split in the mid 2000s though they were kept quite separate from each other, this was until ...


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Piper's Pit Segment and Roddy Piper Tribute

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
I felt like I needed to write a tribute to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper this week after his sad passing at the weekend. The best way for me to pay tribute to Roddy I feel is to add his Piper's Pit talk segment into the Wrestling Match Hall of Fame. 

I grew up with Roddy Piper and as a Scotsman I could relate to his bagpipes and kilt! Even when he was a heel, I couldn't help but cheer his name. As a child the match between Piper and Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 8 was one of my favourite matches and I even ...

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WWF - Armageddon 2000 - Hell in a Cell Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : HHH v Kurt Angle v Rikishi v The Rock v Steve Austin v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Armageddon 2000

VENUE : Birmingham, Alabama

DATE : 10th December 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : 6 Man Hell in a Cell Match

 

BACKGROUND : This would be the first multi man Hell in a Cell match in the WWF/E featuring six of the biggest stars in the industry at this time. The match was set up by Commissioner Mick Foley and featured WWF World Champion Kurt Angle, The Rock, Steve Austi...


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WCW - WrestleWar 1990 - Lex Luger v Ric Flair

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Lex Luger v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : WrestleWar 1990

VENUE : Greensboro, North Carolina

DATE : 25th February 1990

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

 

BACKGROUND : In 1990 the people at the head offices of WCW had decided that Ric Flair had been seen as face of the company for too long and was to be replaced by the younger Sting as soon as possible. The match between Flair and Sting was on for WrestleWar 1990 but unfortunately an injury to Sting meant he had to be replaced b...


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AWA - All Star Wrestling - Robinson/Bastien v Bockwinkel/Stevens

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : AWA 

MATCH : Billy Robinson/Red Bastien v Nick Bockwinkel/Ray Stevens

PROMOTION : AWA

EVENT :All Star Wrestling

VENUE : Minneapolis, Minnesota

DATE : December 1972

CHAMPIONSHIP : AWA Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : 2 out of 3 Falls Match

 

BACKGROUND : This match is a 2 out of 3 falls match for the AWA Tag Team Championship held at the time by Nick Bockwinkel and 'The Crippler' Ray Stevens. This legendary tag team hadn't been together long but seemed to gel quickly. So could the tag team veteran Stevens and...


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WWF - King of the Ring 1993 - Bret Hart v Mr Perfect

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Mr Perfect

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT :King of the Ring 1993

VENUE : Dayton, Ohio

DATE : 13th June 1993

 

BACKGROUND : The WWF had held several King of the Ring tournaments over the years but this was the first time the tournament was showcased on Pay Per View. In the opening match of the PPV Bret Hart kicked off the eight man tournament by defeating Razor Ramon in a good match and Mr Perfect followed it with a pretty lame DQ win against Mr Hughes. This set up a semi final between tw...


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ECW - Hostile City Showdown 95 - Dean Malenko v Eddie Guerrero

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, In : ECW 

MATCH : Dean Malenko v Eddie Guerrero

PROMOTION : ECW

EVENT :Hostile City Showdown

VENUE : Philadelphia, Penns

DATE : 15th April 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : ECW TV Title

 

BACKGROUND : Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero had both wrestled all over the world in Japan and Mexico especially but both men were relatively unknown to the U.S. audience. These are two guys who had grown up in the wrestling industry in wrestling families and know the business inside out at a relatively young age. Could these two young le...


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NWA - Crockett Cup 1987 - Rhodes/Koloff v Luger/Blanchard

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Dusty Rhodes/Nikita Koloff v Lex Luger/Tully Blanchard

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT :Crockett Cup 1987

VENUE : Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

DATE : 11th April 1987

 

BACKGROUND : In the mid to late 80's the NWA would hold a tag team tournament they called the Crockett Cup. The winners of the tournament would share a $1 million prize so it was built as a big deal. In 1987 the final came down to Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard against the team of Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff. Luger and Blanch...


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WWE - Summerslam 2010 - Nexus v Team WWE

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Nexus v Team WWE

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT :Summerslam 2010

VENUE : Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

DATE : 15th August 2010

STIPULATION : 14 Man Elimination Tag Match

 

BACKGROUND : One of the biggest storylines to come out of the WWE in 2010 was the emergence of a heel faction called Nexus. Nexus was made up entirely of young rookies from NXT season 1 which was a reality show where the winner of the show was to receive a WWE contract. The Nexus members led by winner Wade Barrett were Justin Gab...


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WWF - Iron Sheik v Sgt Slaughter - Boot Camp

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Iron Sheik v Sgt Slaughter

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT :Madison Square Garden Event

VENUE : MSG, New York

DATE : 16th June 1984

STIPULATION : Boot Camp Match

 

BACKGROUND : Iron Sheik had returned to the WWF at the end of 1983 and upon his return he defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund. Sheik didn't hold the belt for long as he was seen as a transitional champion before losing to Hulk Hogan. After losing the belt Iron Sheik would stand in the ring at all events and berate the USA leading to Sg...


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WCW - Superbrawl 3 - Cactus Jack v Paul Orndorff

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Cactus Jack v Paul Orndorff

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Superbrawl 3

VENUE : Asheville, North Carolina

DATE : 21st February 1993

STIPULATION : Falls Count Anywhere Match

 

BACKGROUND : Paul Orndorff was at the end of his wrestling career here after having great success in the WWF throughout the 1980's. Since joining WCW in the early 90's he had been involved with some great matches too and helped in bringing through great talent. On the other side of the ring was Cactus Jack who had very little ...


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WWF - Brawl To End It All - Bob Orton v Tito Santana - IC Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bob Orton v Tito Santana

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : The Brawl To End It All

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 23rd July 1984

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

 

BACKGROUND : The Brawl to End It All was a live MTV special that was very important in building up towards the very first Wrestlemania. On the undercard of the show was a match between Intercontinental champion Tito Santana and 'Cowboy' Bob Orton. Both these men are really in the prime of their career in 1984. So co...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 8 - Bret Hart v Roddy Piper

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Roddy Piper

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 8

VENUE : Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

DATE : 5th April 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

 

BACKGROUND : Bret Hart had lost the Intercontinental Title to The Mountie at the beginning of 1992 in a match where he was attacked and not 100%. The Mountie would not hold the belt for very long though as he would lose it to Roddy Piper at the Royal Rumble. This would be the only time Piper would hold a belt in the WWF/E...


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WWF - Bob Backlund v Hulk Hogan - 1980

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bob Backlund v Hulk Hogan

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Philadelphia Live Event

VENUE : Philadelphia Spectrum, Pennsylvania

DATE : 12th April 1980

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

 

BACKGROUND : This match took place four years before the big boom of Hulkamania and the rise of good guy Hulk Hogan. At this time frame the biggest face in Pro Wrestling is clean cut WWF World Champion Bob Backlund and his opponent is the heel persona Hogan managed by Freddie Blassie. Hogan was building momentum with his...


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WWF - Greg Valentine v Tito Santana - Cage Match for IC Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Greg Valentine v Tito Santana

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Baltimore Live Event

VENUE : Baltimore, Maryland

DATE : 6th July 1985

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

STIPULATION : Cage Match

 

BACKGROUND : Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine came in to the WWF at the beginning of 1984 and soon began targeting Tito Santana's Intercontinental Title. Valentine and Santana faced off up and down the country until 'The Hammer' managed to win the belt in September of that year. This didn't end the feud thou...


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WWF - Bob Backlund v Sgt Slaughter - Cage Match for WWF Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bob Backlund v Sgt Slaughter

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Philadelphia Spectrum Event

VENUE : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE : 21st March 1981

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Cage Match

 

BACKGROUND : Bob Backlund had now been WWF World Champion for over three years and was beating all challengers in all types of matches. His latest challenge was that of Sgt Slaughter managed by the evil Grand Wizard. Slaughter had quickly rose to the number one contender spot on the back of his cobr...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 17 - The Rock v Steve Austin

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The Rock v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 17

VENUE : Houston, Texas

DATE : 1st April, 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

 

BACKGROUND : This was the second of three occasions that these two legends would face off at 'The Grandest Stage of them All'. Steve Austin would challenge The Rock for the WWF World Title when he won the 2001 Royal Rumble earning him the right to main event Wrestlemania. Austin had only recently returned from injury and had stated his desire to be to...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 23 - John Cena v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : John Cena v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 23

VENUE : Fort Field, Detroit, Michigan

DATE : 1st April, 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

 

BACKGROUND : Since his win over Triple H at Wrestlemania 22 John Cena had grown as a wrestler. Cena held the World Title for most of the last calendar year except from a small blip in the summer when he lost to Rob van Dam at One Night Stand. Shawn Michaels won the right to challenge for the belt by defeating Edge and Randy Orton in ...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 24 - Edge v The Undertaker

Posted by Kevin Kay on Sunday, March 22, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Edge v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 24

VENUE : Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 30th March 2008

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

 

BACKGROUND : The Undertaker was 15-0 at Wrestlemania with some major victories in the streak to that point. Edge and his cronies had been tormenting The Undertaker since he was able to cash in the Money in the Bank suitcase on the deadman. Both men had been putting on some great matches on PPVs and on Smackdown all year round ...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 28 - John Cena v The Rock

Posted by Kevin Kay on Saturday, March 21, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : John Cena v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 28

VENUE : Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

DATE : 1st April 2012

 

BACKGROUND : International movie star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and John Cena had been taking shots at each other for a while through social media but things started to heat up when The Rock was asked to be the guest host at Wrestlemania 27. In the main event of the show, between John Cena and The Miz, The Rock would interfere and cost Cena the match and the Champion...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 30 - Batista v Daniel Bryan v Randy Orton

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Batista v Daniel Bryan v Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 30

VENUE : The Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE : 6th April 2014

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

 

BACKGROUND : After months of torment from The Authority, Daniel Bryan had eventually got his chance to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title in the main event of Wrestlemania. Bryan had to get there the hard way and even had to wrestle Triple H earlier in the card for the slot in the main event! The two men he would ha...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 6 - Hulk Hogan v Ultimate Warrior

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Hulk Hogan v Ultimate Warrior

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 6

VENUE : Toronto Skydome, Toronto

DATE : 1st April 1990

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title & WWF Intercontinental Title 

 

BACKGROUND : For the past six years or so Hulkamania had run wild over the WWF and Hulk Hogan had pretty much sat at the top of the card as the biggest drawing face of the company. The WWF needed to build a new big star heading into the 90's and Ultimate Warrior was that man. Warrior had been around for a co...


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Mid-South Wrestling - JYD/Mr Olympia v Matt Bourne/Ted Dibiase - 1982

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Mid-South 
MATCH : Junkyard Dog/Mr Olympia v Matt Borne/Ted Dibiase

PROMOTION : Mid-South Wrestling

EVENT : TV Event October 1982

VENUE : Sam Houston Coliseum

DATE : October 1982

CHAMPIONSHIP : North American & Mid-South Tag Team Championships

STIPULATION : No DQ Match

BACKGROUND : Mid-South Wrestling was the birthplace of some of the greatest legends in the business. This match was in the midst of one of Mid-South's greatest feuds of all time, Ted Dibiase v Junkyard Dog. These two had been involved in a bitt...


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NWA - StarrCade 1983 - Greg Valentine v Roddy Piper

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : NWA/WCW 
MATCH : Greg Valentine v Roddy Piper

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : StarrCade 1983

VENUE : Greensboro Coliseum, North Carolina

DATE : 24th November 1983

STIPULATION : Dog Collar Match

BACKGROUND : Roddy Piper and Greg Valentine are two of only three people that wrestled at both the very first Starrcade and the first Wrestlemania. The only other person being Ricky Steamboat! Six months prior to this match Valentine had severely damaged Piper's ear with a ring bell that caused the Scot to lose 75% of his h...


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WWF - Don Muraco v Rocky Johnson (1983)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Don Muraco v Rocky Johnson

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Maryland Event

VENUE : Capital Centre, Maryland

DATE : 28th May 1983

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

BACKGROUND : Don Muraco was in his second spell as Intercontinental Champion having regained the title back from Pedro Morales at the beginning of 1983. Coming out of his infamous bloody feud with 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka, Muraco would go on to feud with veteran Rocky Johnson. Johnson was fairly new to the WWF at this time having sp...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 1989 Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Royal Rumble Match

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1989

VENUE : The Summit, Houston, Texas

DATE : 15th January 1989

BACKGROUND : Way back when I was 6 years old my Granny showed me my first wrestling video and that video was a brand new Royal Rumble 1989 VHS with The Ultimate Warrior on the front cover. The match that got me hooked onto wrestling was the actual Royal Rumble match with all the colourful characters! The match itself was the first Royal Rumble to have 30 men and it woul...


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WWF - Pat Patterson v Sgt Slaughter - MSG 1981

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Pat Patterson v Sgt Slaughter

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Event

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 4th May 1981

STIPULATION : Alley Fight

BACKGROUND : In the early 1980's Sgt. Slaughter was in the midst of a great heel programme that would see him challenge some of the best faces in the WWF at the time. On TV every week Slaughter would issue an open challenge for anyone to break his Cobra Clutch submission hold and on one occasion Pat Patterson who was on commentary at the tim...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 2001 - Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho - Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2001

VENUE : New Orleans Arena, New Orleans

DATE : 21st January 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

STIPULATION : Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho had been feuding in the WWF pretty much since the arrival of Benoit's Radicalz group in the company. The two men had been having great matches all year on PPV and on TV. Benoit had been Intercontinental Champion for some time and had beaten Jerich...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 2000 - Cactus Jack v Triple H - Street Fight

Posted by Kevin Kay on Saturday, January 17, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Cactus Jack v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2000

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 23rd January 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Street Fight

BACKGROUND : The WWF had been under the control of the McMahon-Helmsley regime of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon and they had spent a lot of time humilaiting the roster, none more so than Mick Foley. After months of placing Foley in handicap matches and humiliating him they eventually fired him. On an epis...


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WWF - Royal Rumble Match 2001

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, January 16, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Royal Rumble Match

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2001

VENUE : New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE : 21st January 2001

BACKGROUND : It's 2001 and the WWF is coming towards the end of the 'Attitude Era'. The Royal Rumble match is set and the winner is due to face whoever is WWF World Champion going into Wrestlemania 17. As usual with the Royal Rumble there are favourites to win and this year is no different! Rikishi has the number 30 after winning the privilege, Steve Austin is recently back...


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WWF - Royal Rumble Match 1990

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Royal Rumble Match

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1990

VENUE : Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 21st January 1990

BACKGROUND : The 1980's had ended and the WWF was looking to move into a different direction going into the 90's. At the top of the card though was the reliable Hulk Hogan who had been the World champion since his Wrestlemania victory nine months prior against Randy Savage. Hogan was the man who represented wrestling in the 80's the most so could one of the new gua...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 1991 - Orient Express v The Rockers

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Orient Express v The Rockers

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1991

VENUE : Miami Arena, Miami, Florida

DATE : 19th January 1991

BACKGROUND : At this point the WWF had a whole host of great tag teams on the roster with the likes of Legion of Doom, Demolition, Hart Foundation and The Nasty Boys. One of the top tag teams of the WWF at this time was The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) and they would be against Mr Fuji's newest team The Orient Express (Kato & Tanaka). Under the m...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 1995 - Bret Hart v Diesel

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bret Hart v Diesel

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1995

VENUE : Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

DATE : 22nd January 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

BACKGROUND : Bret Hart had been WWF World champion for some time heading into Survivor Series '94 against Bob Backlund but due to interference from his own brother, Owen, Bret unfairly lost the title. Just three days later though Diesel defeated Backlund in a match that lasted just 30 seconds to begin his first reign as champion. Due to Diese...


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WWF - Bob Backlund v Jimmy Snuka - MSG Event 1982

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bob Backlund v Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Live Event

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 28th June 1982

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Steel Cage Match

BACKGROUND : Back in 1982 Bob Backlund had been WWF World Champion for over four years and was in the midst of one of the greatest title reigns in wrestling history. His newest challenger was the animal from the Fiji Islands in Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka. At this point in his career Snuka is a me...


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NJPW - Andre the Giant v Antonio Inoki - 1977

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : NJPW 
MATCH : Andre the Giant v Antonio Inoki

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : Nagoya Live Event

VENUE : Nagoya, Japan

DATE : 2nd June 1977

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWF World Title

BACKGROUND : Andre the Giant was still young and a lot more mobile at this point so a match against Japanese legend Antonio Inoki seemed like a dream bout for New Japan. Andre had wrestled a lot in Japan and was as much of a spectacle in Asia as he was in North America. Antonio Inoki on the other hand was a Japanese legend and founder of New J...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 30 - Daniel Bryan v HHH

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Daniel Bryan v HHH

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 30

VENUE : Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE : 6th April 2014

BACKGROUND : The feud between Daniel Bryan and Triple H had lasted a long eight months when HHH screwed Bryan out of the WWE World Title. The road to Wrestlemania from the previous years Summerslam was full of Bryan trying his hardest to win back the belt whilst HHH tried to stop that from happening. Eventually, come Wrestlemania the main event was set between Champio...


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WWE - Money in the Bank 2013 - All Star Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Christian v CM Punk v Daniel Bryan v Randy Orton v Rob van Dam v Sheamus

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Money in the Bank 2013

VENUE : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE : 14th July 2013

STIPULATION : Money in the Bank Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : The usual Money in the Bank ladder match would take place at the Money in the Bank PPV where the winner would receive the chance to challenge for the WWE World Title whenever they wanted. This year the only difference was Stephanie McMahon...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2003 - Team Austin v Team Bischoff

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Team Austin v Team Bischoff

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2003

VENUE : American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas

DATE : 16th November 2003

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Match

BACKGROUND : One of the biggest feuds of 2003 in WWE was between General Managers Steve Austin and Eric Bischoff. Eric Bischoff had been running Monday Night Raw for some time but he was then forced to share his authority with 'Stone Cold' which lead to disagreements between the pair. Both men agreed to a tr...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2005 - Raw v Smackdown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, November 14, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Team Raw v Team Smackdown

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2005

VENUE : Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

DATE : 27th November 2005

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Match

BACKGROUND : Rather than having two wrestlers feuding going into the Survivor Series PPV this had the Smackdown brand feuding with the Raw brand. The two General Managers of the brands, Eric Bischoff and Teddy Long, had been trying to ruin each other's show for a while so a decision was made to have a 5 v 5 elimin...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2007 - Batista v The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Batista v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2007

VENUE : American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida

DATE : 18th November 2007

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : Throughout 2007 Batista and The Undertaker would have the best wrestling feud of the year with great matches at various PPVs including Wrestlemania 23. After a short break in the middle of the year due to injury the two would continue their feud over the WWE W...


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WWF - Survivor Series 88 - Team Mega Powers v Team Twin Towers

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Team Mega Powers v Team Twin Towers

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1988

VENUE : Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio

DATE : 24th November 1988

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Match

BACKGROUND : The Mega Powers of Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan were the biggest thing in wrestling at this time with Savage the current WWF World Champion. Over the last few months Slick's dominant Twin Towers team of Big Bossman and Akeem had been verbally attacking The Mega Powers so the 10 man...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 28 - HHH v The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : HHH v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 28

VENUE : Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

DATE : 1st April 2012

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

BACKGROUND : The Undertaker was currently 19-0 at Wrestlemania having defeated Triple H in a No Holds Barred match at Wrestlemania 27. The 'Taker though wasn't happy with the way he was carted off on a stretcher following that match and decided to challenge HHH to a re-match in a Cell. After having to be persuaded to accept, Triple H...


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WWE - Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Big Show v Drew McIntyre v Edge v Kane v Rey Mysterio v Wade Barrett

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Elimination Chamber 2011

VENUE : Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

DATE : 20th February 2011

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match

BACKGROUND : Edge went into the Elimination Chamber match as World Heavyweight Champion but the deck was stacked against him as he would have to defeat Big Show, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Rey Mysterio and Wade Barrett if he wanted to walk into Wrestlemania with the title. ...


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WWE - Elimination Chamber 2010 - World Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Chris Jericho v CM Punk v John Morrison v R-Truth v Rey Mysterio v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Elimination Chamber 2010

VENUE : Scottrade Center, St Louis, Missouri

DATE : 21st February 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match

BACKGROUND : This was the Smackdown brands Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Title. The participants of the match were current champion The Undertaker, elimination chamber veteran Chris Jerich...


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NOAH - Katsuhiko Nakajima v KENTA - 2nd Navigation

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : Katsuhiko Nakajima v KENTA

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : 2nd Navigation

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 1st March 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : After years of trying to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated KENTA at an event in Tokyo just one month prior to Second Navigation and this was KENTA's rematch. KENTA was pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the world at this point putting on great matches with all com...


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WWE - No Way Out 2008 - Raw Elimination Chamber Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Chris Jericho v HHH v JBL v Jeff Hardy v Shawn Michaels v Umaga

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : No Way Out 2008

VENUE : Paradise, Nevada

DATE : 17th February 2008

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match

BACKGROUND : The main event of the 2008 No Way Out PPV was the Raw brand's elimination chamber match. The winner would get a shot at the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 24 against title holder Randy Orton. The contenders for the match were Chris Jericho who supposedly invented the idea, HHH who ha...


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NJPW - Destruction 07 - Goto v Tanahashi

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, In : NJPW 
MATCH : Hirooki Goto v Hiroshi Tanahashi

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : Destruction 2007

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 11th November 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : This was the very first Destruction PPV that had been promoted by New Japan Wrestling. Although most of the matches on the PPV featured wrestlers from TNA, the main event was purely between two NJPW stars for the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Hirooki Goto is the challenging babyface who has been on a roll since his return fro...


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ROH - Supercard of Honor - Blood Generation v Do FIXER

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, In : ROH 
MATCH : Blood Generation v Do FIXER

PROMOTION : Ring of Honor

EVENT : Supercard of Honor

VENUE : Chicago Ridge, Illinois

DATE : 31st March 2006

STIPULATION : Six Man Tag Match

BACKGROUND : Ring of Honor had a good working relationship with Dragon Gate and agreed to showcase one of there matches at the Supercard of Honor PPV. The match would be two factions squaring off in a six man tag match featuring CIMA, Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi (aka Blood Generation) against Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi an...


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WWE - Summerslam 2004 - Chris Benoit v Randy Orton

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Chris Benoit v Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2004

VENUE : Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario

DATE : 15th August 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : Chris Benoit was in the midst of his initial WWE World Heavyweight a Title reign and had been having great matches with Triple H. Randy Orton was the young lion of the Evolution stable which also contained front man Triple H, legend Ric Flair and muscle man Batista. Evolution is in my opin...


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WWE - Summerslam 2008 - Edge v The Undertaker

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, August 14, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Edge v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2008

VENUE : Indianapolis, Indiana

DATE : 17th August 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

BACKGROUND : Edge and The Undertaker had been feuding for the best part of a year on the Smackdown. The two men had been having great PPV matches over the course of 2008 over the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Edge was thrust into this match against Taker in a Hell in a Cell by his ex-lo...


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WWE - Summerslam 2013 - Daniel Bryan v John Cena

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Daniel Bryan v John Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2013

VENUE : Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

DATE : 18th August 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

BACKGROUND : The General Manager of Raw at the time, Brad Maddox, had decided that John Cena could choose his own opponent at Summerslam and after a couple of hours he decided on fan favourite Daniel Bryan. Cena claimed that Bryan was the most worthy opponent on the roster and the fans appreciated that. Unfortun...


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WWF - Summerlslam 1992 - Bret Hart v Davey Boy Smith

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bret Hart v Davey Boy Smith

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 1992

VENUE : Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

DATE : 29th August 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

BACKGROUND : This match was the main event of the one and only major PPV to be held in my native United Kingdom. 'British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith was the obvious crowd favourite with the home support but the excellence of execution Bret Hart was on the rise in the WWF having held the Intercontine...


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WWF - Summerslam 2000 - TLC Match for Tag Team Titles

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, August 11, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Dudley Boys v Edge & Christian v Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 2000

VENUE : Raleigh, North Carolina

DATE : 27th August 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : TLC Match

BACKGROUND : This was a rematch from Wrestlemania 2000 where all three teams were involved in a triangle ladder match. Mick Foley gave this match a Tables, Ladder and Chairs (TLC) stipulation which would be it's first ever outing in the WWF/E. The feud between the three teams was ...


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Summerslam 2001 - Jeff Hardy v RVD - Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, August 8, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Jeff Hardy v Rob Van Dam

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 2001

VENUE : Compaq Center, San Jose, California

DATE : 19th August 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Hardcore Title

STIPULATION : Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : Summerslam 2001 took place in the midst of the Invasion angle which pitted WWF against the combined unit of WCW and ECW. The ladder match between WWF's Jeff Hardy and ECW's Rob Van Dam was a product of this feud with the Hardcore Title thrust between them. Both men were f...


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ROH - Joe v Kobashi - Kenta Kobashi v Samoa Joe

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, In : ROH 
MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Samoa Joe

PROMOTION : Ring of Honor

EVENT : Joe v Kobashi

VENUE : New Yorker Hotel, New York

DATE : 1st October 2005

BACKGROUND : This is the first time I had ever heard of or seen a Pay-Per-View that was name was just the main event participants. Simple but effective! Ring of Honor were able to bring in a Japanese legend in Kenta Kobashi for a few days so they decided (obviously) the best way to utilise him would be in a one-on-one match against their biggest s...


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NOAH - Navigation Against the Current - KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji v Ricky Marvin/SUWA

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji v Ricky Marvin/SUWA

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation Against the Current 2004

VENUE : Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 22nd October 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : As with last weeks induction this week consists of a GHC Junior Tag Team Title match featuring Naomichi Marufuji and KENTA. A year on and they are up against different opposition in SUWA and Ricky Marvin. SUWA was one of Ultimo Dragon's first trainee...


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NOAH - GHC Ta Team Title Tournament Final - Liger/Murahama v KENTA/Marufuji

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : Jushin Liger/Takehiro Murahama v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Accomplish Our Third Navaigation

VENUE : Osaka, Japan

DATE : 16th July 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : Pro Wrestling NOAH decided to create a tournament to crown the very first holders of the new GHC Junior Tag Team Titles and this match was the final. On one side you had Jushin Liger and Takehiro Murahama which was a sort of veteran/rookie blend with Liger having a lo...


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ROH - Era of Honor Begins - Danielson v Daniels v Low-Ki

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, In : ROH 
MATCH : Bryan Danielson v Christopher Daniels v Low Ki

PROMOTION : Ring of Honor

EVENT : The Era of Honor Begins

VENUE : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE : 23rd February 2002

STIPULATION : Triple Threat Match

BACKGROUND : The Era of Honor Begins was the first show put on by Ring of Honor which was an organisation that started up to fill the gap that was left when ECW was bought over by WWE. The first ever main event was between three men who would later be nicknamed 'The founding fathe...


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No Mercy 2001 - Kurt Angle v RVD v Steve Austin - WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, July 10, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Kurt Angle v Rob Van Dam v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : No Mercy 2001

VENUE : St. Louis, Missouri

DATE : 21st October 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Triple Threat Match

BACKGROUND : Steve Austin defending the WWF World Title in a triple threat match against Kurt Angle and Rob van Dam was the main event of No Mercy 2001 which was right in the midst of the famous Invasion angle. At the time of the match both Steve Austin and RVD were representing the ...


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HHH v The Rock - Judgement Day 2000 - Iron man match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : HHH v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Judgement Day 2000

VENUE : Louisville, Kentucky

DATE : 21st May 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : 60 Minute Iron Man Match

BACKGROUND : The Rock and HHH had been feuding since Wrestlemania a few months prior where The Rock was screwed in the main event by HHH and some of the McMahon family. The feud had been quite intense and it was decided that the best way to settle it would be a 60 minute Iron Man match with Shawn Mich...


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Slamboree 1999 - Triple Threat Tag Match - WCW Tag Team Titles

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 
MATCH : Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko v Kidman/Rey Mysterio v Perry Saturn/Raven

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Slamboree 1999

VENUE : St Louis, Missouri

DATE : 9th May 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Triple Threat Tag Match

BACKGROUND : In the late 90's WCW had a very good roster full of great undercard guys that really could have been given the ball to run with in terms of main eventing. Kidman and Rey Mysterio had been involved in a great feud for the Cruiserweight Titl...


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King of the Ring 98 - Mankind v The Undertaker - Hell in a Cell

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Mankind v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : King of the Ring 1998

VENUE : Civic Centre, Pitsburgh, Penn

DATE : 28th June 1998

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

BACKGROUND : Mick Foley (Mankind) and The Undertaker had been feuding in the WWF since Foley's arrival in 1996. The feud would stop and start over the next few years and, after brief runs as Cactus Jack and Dude Love, Foley would return as his original WWF moniker Mankind. When the feud reached it's peak a Hell in...


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WCW - Dean Malenko v Eddie Guerrero - Uncensored 97 - US Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 
MATCH : Dean Malenko v Eddie Guerrero

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Uncensored 1997

VENUE : North Charleston Coliseum, North Carolina

DATE : 16th March 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW United States Title

STIPULATION : No DQ Match

BACKGROUND : At this point in 1997 the WCW was all about Hogan and the NWO but what wrestling fans really remember about this era is the great undercard matches featuring Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio etc. This match in particular took...


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AJPW - Taue/Kawada v Akiyama/Misawa - December 1996

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : AJPW 
MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Jun Akiyama/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Event

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 6th December 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : World's Strongest Tag Determination League

BACKGROUND : The Holy Demon Army team of Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada had been together for a successful three years in AJPW. Together they had held the AJPW Tag Titles on three occasions but one thing that had eluded them in the past was the World's Strongest Tag D...


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WWF - Summerslam 95 - Razor Ramon v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Razor Ramon v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 1995

VENUE : Civic Centre, Philadelphia

DATE : 27th August 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

STIPULATION : Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : About 18 months after the original ladder match between Shawn Michaels & Razor Ramon the two men locked horns in a rematch at Summerslam 1995. The two men would both go into the match as faces but with very little build up between them. The reason for that was Michaels ...


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ECW - Sabu v Shane Douglas v Terry Funk - ECW World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : ECW 

MATCH : Sabu v Shane Douglas v Terry Funk

PROMOTION : ECW

EVENT : The Day The Line Was Crossed

VENUE : ECW Arena, Philadelphia

DATE : 5th February 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : ECW Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Three Way Dance

BACKGROUND : ECW at this point was starting to make some serious noises in the wrestling world with there new brand of Professional Wrestling which showcased hardcore matches, Lucha libre style matches as well as some Japanese wrestling style matches. In the US these...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall Dec 93 - Taue/Kawada v Kobashi/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd December 1993

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW World Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : This match takes place before Misawa and Kawada had started their big feud that would go down in history as one of the best series of matches in Japanese wrestling history. Kawada and Misawa were of course successful tag team partners previously but that ship had sailed...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 7 - Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Ultimate Warrior

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 7

VENUE : LA Sports Arena, LA, California

DATE : 24th March 1991

STIPULATION : Career vs. Career Match

This match was posted as a tribute to The Ultimate Warrior who passed away on 8th April 2014. The Warrior was one of the most charismatic and colourful wrestlers of all time and one of the reasons that I fell in love with wrestling in the first place. The first tape I ever watched was Royal Rumble 1989 where h...


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WCW - Superbrawl 2 - Brian Pillman v Jushin Liger

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Brian Pillman v Jushin Liger

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Superbrawl 2

VENUE : Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DATE : 29th February 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW Light Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : The WCW Light Heavyweight Title was brought into WCW at the end of 1991 and at this point only Flyin' Brian Pillman and Jushin 'Thunder' Liger had held the title. This was another match between the two Cruiserweights that were having matches that hadn't necessarily been showcased in America much up to t...


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NWA - Wrestle War 1991 - WarGames Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Barry Windham/Larry Zbysko/Ric Flair/Sid v Brian Pillman/Steiner Brothers/Sting

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : WrestleWar 91

VENUE : Phoenix, Arizona

DATE : 24th February 1991

STIPULATION : War Games Match

BACKGROUND : Ric Flair had been feuding with Sting for quite a while going into this match so it made sense for these two men to lead teams into the WarGames match. Ric Flair called upon his reliable Four Horsemen stable but unfortunately an injury to Arn Anderson meant he had to b...


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NWA - Great American Bash '90 - Midnight Express v Southern Boys

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Midnight Express v The Southern Boys

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Great American Bash 1990

VENUE : Baltimore Arena, Maryland

DATE : 7th July 1990

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA US Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : The Southern Boys were a team made up of Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong and were best known for their feud with the Fabulous Freebirds. Midnight Express were in their third reign as US Tag Title champions having defeated Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk recently. Midnight Express had faced ...


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NWA - Great American Bash 1989 - Ric Flair v Terry Funk

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Terry Funk

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Great American Bash 1989

VENUE : Baltimore Arena, Maryland

DATE : 23rd July 1989

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : After one of the greatest matches ever between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat at WretleWar, Flair was interviewed by Jim Ross. During the interview Terry Funk interrupted to congratulate Flair on his success and to challenge him to a match for his World Heavyweight Title. Flair was quick to throw ...


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NWA - Eddie Gilbert/Ron Simmons v The Fantastics - Clash of the Champions 4

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Eddie Gilbert/Ron Simmons v The Fantastics

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions 4

VENUE : UTC Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee

DATE : December 7th 1988

BACKGROUND : This match was the final of a tournament designed to crown new US Tag Team champions. The previous champions, Midnight Express, were forced to vacate the titles when they won the NWA World Tag Team belts so a tournament was erected. Originally, The Fantastics were supposed to face off against The Sheepherder...


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NWA - Crockett Cup 87 - Midnight Express v Road Warriors

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Midnight Express v Road Warriors

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Jim Crockett Snr. Memorial Cup

VENUE : Baltimore Arena, Maryland

DATE : 11th April 1987

BACKGROUND : When you ask any wrestling fan to name the best tag teams of the 1980's or all time there wouldn't be many that would leave either The Midnight Express or the Road Warriors off the list. This match was a quarter final of the annual Crockett Cup which was a tournament specifically for tag team wrestling with a $1 million pr...


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WWF - Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat - July 1986

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Toronto Live Event

VENUE : Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DATE : 26th July 1986

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

BACKGROUND : Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat had both arrived in the WWF at a similar time and were both given a good mid-card push from the start. Savage had been having some entertaining battles against Tito Santana whom he defeated for the Intercontinental Title whilst Steamboat had been having some ey...


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AJPW - Kuniaki Kobayashi v Tiger Mask II - March 1985

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kuniaki Kobayashi v Tiger Mask II

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Sumo Hall Show March 1985

VENUE : New Sumo Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 9th March 1985

BACKGROUND : Kuniaki Kobayashi had several high profile matches with the original Tiger Mask but an impressive Mitsuharu Misawa had picked up the mantle and now Kobayashi would have a run of matches with the second generation Tiger Mask. Whilst Kobayashi had been wrestling for around 12 years at this point all around the world, Misawa (Tiger Ma...


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WWF - MSG Event Dec 1984 - Brisco Brothers v North-South Connection

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The Brisco Brothers v North-South Connection

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Event Dec 1984

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 28th December 1984

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : One of the best tag teams of all time was the Brisco Brothers from Oklahoma but this match was towards the end of their very successful careers. The opponents today were the reigning Tag Team Champions the North-South Connection of Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis. Adonis had bee...


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WWF - MSG Event 1987 - Adonis/Race/Savage v JYD/Steamboat/Piper

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Adrian Adonis/Harley Race/Randy Savage v Junkyard Dog/Ricky Steamboat/Roddy Piper

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Event Feb 1987

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 23rd February 1987

STIPULATION : 6 Man Elimination Tag Match

BACKGROUND : This match is just a few months prior to Wrestlemania 3 when these six men will all be paired off into singles matches. Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat would be pitted against each other in a match that has already been inducted into...


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WWE - Royal Rumble Match 2004

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : 30 Man Royal Rumble

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2004

VENUE : Philadelphia, Penns

DATE : 25th January 2004

BACKGROUND : Royal Rumble 2004 as always was a platform to announce a challenger for the World Title at Wrestlemania whilst also creating undercard matches for the biggest show of the year. Heading into the match the main threats to win were Goldberg who had drawn number 30, Kurt Angle who had vowed to win, Chris Benoit who was an outsider at number 1, Randy Orton ...


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AAA - Triplemania 2-B - 8 Man Atomicos Rules Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : AAA 

MATCH : Blue Panther/Eddie Guerrero/La Parka/Psicosis v El Hijo Del Santo/Jushin Liger/Octagon/Tiger Mask III

PROMOTION : AAA

EVENT : Triplemania II-B

VENUE : Estadio Olimpico, Zapopan, Mexico

DATE : 15th May 1994

STIPULATION : 8 Man Tag Match - 2 out of 3 Falls

BACKGROUND : Triplemania is the biggest Mexican event of the year but in 1994 AAA decided to split the event over three days. This match came from the second show of the year or more commonly known as Triplemania-B. The eight ...


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WWF - Survivor Series 1992 - Bret Hart v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bret Hart v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1992

VENUE : Richmond Colieum, Ohio

DATE : 25th November 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

Bret Hart was beginning his first reign as WWF champion having beaten Ric Flair a few months prior to this event. Shawn Michaels was still in his first year as a single wrestler having split from Rockers tag team partner Marty Janetty at the start of 1992. This was a new look main event scene for the WWF who had traditionally favoure...
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WWF - King of the Ring 2001 - Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho v Steve Austin

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : King of the Ring 2001

VENUE : East Rutherford, New Jersey

DATE : 24th June 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Triple Threat Match

BACKGROUND : Steve Austin and Triple H had been feuding with Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho over the WWE Tag Team Titles on TV over the few weeks prior to the King of the Ring PPV. When Jericho and Benoit defeated 'The Two Man Power Trip' for the tag belts, Triple H ...


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WWWF - Bruno Sammartino v Stan Hansen (Cage Match 1967)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bruno Sammartino v Stan Hansen

PROMOTION : WWWF

EVENT : Live MSG Event

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 7th August 1967

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWWF World Title

STIPULATION : Steel Cage Match

BACKGROUND : Bruno Sammartino was in the middle of his second reign as WWWF World Champion in 1976 having held the title since beating Stan Stasiak three years prior. Sammartino would face a relative newcomer in Stan Hansen in April of 1976 and after a botched powerslam, would end u...


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NWA - StarrCade 1983 - Harley Race v Ric Flair

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Harley Race v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : IYH : StarrCade 1983 : A Flair for the Gold

VENUE : Greensboro, North Carolina

DATE : 24th November 1983

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Steel Cage Match

BACKGROUND : StarrCade 1983 was the very first StarrCade and was wisely headlined by one of the best feuds of the 1980's between Ric Flair and Harley Race. Flair had lost the NWA World Heavyweight Title to Race around six months prior and was determined...


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WWF - IYH 7 - Diesel v Shawn Michaels - WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Diesel v Shawn Michael

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : IYH : Good Friends, Better Enemies

VENUE : Omaha, Nebraska

DATE : 28th April 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : No Holds Barred

 

BACKGROUND : Good Friends, Better Enemies was the seventh In Your House Event from WWF. The main event saw WWF Champion Shawn Michaels take on his former buddy/bodyguard Diesel in a rematch from the Wrestlemania 11 main event a year prior. This would be Michael's' first defence of the title since he beat...


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WWE - Unforgiven 2006 - Edge v John Cena TLC Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Edge v John Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Unforgiven 2006

VENUE : Toronto, Canada

DATE : 17th September 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : TLC Match

 

BACKGROUND : These two men had been feuding over the WWE Title for quite a while and although Edge was walking in as champion both men had been evenly matched each having held the strap on two occasions. The match was built around the fact that Cena had the deck stacked against him with the event being held in Edge's hometown of T...


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WWE - No Way Out 2009 -Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Big Show v Edge v Jeff Hardy v Triple H v The Undertaker v Vladmir Kozlov

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : No Way Out 2009

VENUE : Seattle, Washington

DATE : 15th February 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

BACKGROUND : Edge came into this match as WWE World Title after defeating long time rival Jeff Hardy at the Royal Rumble when Matt Hardy turned on his own brother. This would (quite unfairly) be Jeff's rematch opportunity involving another four men. Vladimir Kozlov was so far unbea...


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WWF - Fully Loaded 2000 - Chris Benoit v The Rock

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v The Rock

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Fully Loaded 2000

VENUE : Dallas, Texas

DATE : 23rd July 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

BACKGROUND : The Rock was in the middle of his fifth WWF World Title reign having won the belt a month prior in a 6 man tag match against the McMahon-Helmsley regime. To get his revenge Shane McMahon has hired Chris Benoit to to defeat the Rock. Benoit had only been in the WWF for six months but was quickly becoming an asset for the compa...


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WCW - Halloween Havoc 94 - Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Halloween Havoc 1994

VENUE : Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

DATE : 23rd October 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Retirement Cage Match

 

BACKGROUND : This would only be the second time that these two icons had met on PPV so it was quite a big deal. Hulk Hogan had pinned Ric Flair to lift the WCW World Heavyweight Title at Bash at the Beach just months prior and this was Flair's opportunity to regain the belt. To m...


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WWE - Raw Elimination Chamber Match - No Way Out 2009

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Jericho v Edge v John Cena v Kane v Mike Knox v Rey Mysterio

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : No Way Out 2009

VENUE : Seattle, Washington

DATE : 15th February 2009 

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match

 

BACKGROUND : This was the Elimination Chamber match for the Raw brand and the main event of the No Way Out PPV. John Cena comes into the match as World Heavyweight Champion having defeated Chris Jericho around three months prior at Survivor Series. T...


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NWA - Argentina Rocca v Lou Thesz - 1963

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Argentina Rocca v Lou Thesz

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Live Event

VENUE : Buffalo, New York

DATE : 10th May 1963

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : In 1963, Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship causing a lot of controversy in the North East of America. This led to the North East breaking away from the NWA and starting the soon to be pivotal WWWF. With Thesz on top of the NWA and now on his fifth run as World Champ another leg...


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WCW Nitro 1999 - DDP v Sting

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : DDP v Sting

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Monday Night Nitro

VENUE : Fargo, North Dakota

DATE : 26th April 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP : WCW World Heavyweight Title

 

BACKGROUND : Sting and DDP were both veterans of WCW by 1999 and it had been some time since WCW Nitro was producing a programme anywhere near as entertaining as WWF Raw. Many people will have looked at this match on Nitro and dismissed it as two old timers who had put on numerous matches previously together. DDP was just starting his first ev...


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AJPW - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - June 1994

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd June 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

 

BACKGROUND : Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada had teamed together for most of the early 90s even winning the AJPW Tag Titles on a couple of occasions. Then when Kawada joined forces with Akira Taue, the two men had one of the longest and most decorated feuds in Japanese wrestling history. Kawada had never held a pin fall v...


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AJPW - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - May '98

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Showdown at the Egg

VENUE : Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

DATE : 1st May 1998

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

 

BACKGROUND : Toshiaki Kawada came into this match as the challenger to 3 time AJPW Triple Crown champion Mitsuharu Misawa. The rivalry between the two was huge dating back around five years with some excellent calibre matches. This was built as the biggest match Kawada's career with many saying he could replace Misawa as the to...


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WWF - Bob Backlund v Ken Patera - Texas Death Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bob Backlund v Ken Patera

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Event

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 19th May 1980

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Texas Death Match

 

BACKGROUND : Bob Backlund had been WWF World Champion for a couple of years and had been defeating some big names all around the world in some real long matches. Ken Patera had been feuding with Backlund for a number of years even before he had the won the Championship. This match would be contested under 'Tex...


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WCW - World War 3 1996 - Rey Mysterio v Ultimo Dragon

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Rey Mysterio v Ultimo Dragon

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : World War 3 1996

VENUE : Norfolk Scope Arena, Virginia

DATE : 24th November 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : J-Crown Championship

 

BACKGROUND : In the mid 90's WCW was quickly becoming the must watch Wrestling promotion on American TV. With big name stars like Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, young stars like The Giant and DDP, great wrestlers like Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko and of course Lucha Libre high flyers like these two men. Rey Mysterio was onl...


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WCW - Fall Brawl 1995 - Brian Pillman v Johnny B Badd

Posted by Kevin Kay on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Brian Pillman v Johnny B Badd

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Fall Brawl 1995

VENUE : Asheville Civic Center, North Carolina

DATE : 17th September 1995

 

BACKGROUND : Both Brian Pillman and Johnny B Badd were doing reasonably well in the WCW mid-card at this point in 1995 but the winner of this match was due a shot at Sting's US Championship. Both men were working successfully as faces going into this match so could one of them impress enough to win the match and go on to beat Sting for a massive t...


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WWE - New Year's Revolution - Elimination Chamber 2005

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Batista v Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho v Edge v HHH v Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : New Year's Revolution

VENUE : San Juan, Puerto Rico

DATE : 9th January 2005

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Elimination Chamber Match

 

BACKGROUND : For the first Pay Per View of 2005, the main event was an Elimination Chamber to determine a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The match featured six of the best from the Raw brand including Batista, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Ed...


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WWE - Backlash 2004 - Chris Benoit v HHH v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v HHH v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Backlash

VENUE : Edmonton, Alberta

DATE : 18th April 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

 

BACKGROUND : The triple threat match between Chris Benoit, HHH and Shawn Michaels was the main event at Backlash as it was at Wrestlemania 20. Benoit had pulled off what many would call an upset to lift the WWE World Heavyweight Title in an emotional end to the biggest show of the year. This match would take place just one month la...


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Brock Lesnar v Kurt Angle - Smackdown 2003 - Iron Man Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brock Lesnar v Kurt Angle

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Smackdown 18/09/03

VENUE : Raleigh, North Carolina

DATE : 18th September 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : Iron Man Match

BACKGROUND : Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle had been involved in a feud on and off for the best part of nine months going into this match and had hot-potatoed the WWE World Title between each other a few times. The highlight of their feud had been the great headline match at Wrestlemania 19 but...


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WWE - Royal Rumble 2003 - Chris Benoit v Kurt Angle - WWE World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v Kurt Angle

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Royal Rumble 2003

VENUE : Boston, Massachusetts

DATE : 19th January 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

BACKGROUND : Kurt Angle had been WWE World Champion for the matter of weeks since defeating Big Show at the recent Armageddon pay per view. Benoit had managed to become number one contender to the title by defeating Big Show in a match on Smackdown. Most fans were salivating over the thought of a match between these two excel...


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WWE - Summerslam 2002 - HHH v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : HHH v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Summerslam 2002

VENUE : Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

DATE : 25th August 2002

STIPULATION : No Holds Barred Match

BACKGROUND : Shawn Michaels had been out of action and in retirement as such from pro wrestling for over four years and it certainly didn't look like he would be making any return to the ring. Fortunately, the Heartbreak Kid would announce his return to the ring in the summer of 2002. It was suspected that Michael...


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WWE - No Mercy 2002 - Chris Benoit/Kurt Angle v Edge/Rey Mysterio

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit/Kurt Angle v Edge/Rey Mysterio

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : No Mercy 2002

VENUE : North Little Rock, Arkansas

DATE : 20th October 2002

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : This match was the final of a tournament that was devised to crown the first WWE World Tag Team champions exclusively for the Smackdown brand. It was during a time when the brand split was very much in effect and the Smackdown brand desperately needed tag titles to add a bit of compe...


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AJPW - Super Power Series 2001 - Genichiro Tenryu v Keiji Mutoh

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Genichiro Tenryu v Keiji Mutoh

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Super Power Series 2001

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 8th June 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Keiji Mutoh is better known in the west as The Great Muta and is probably the best Japanese wrestling export of all time but Muta also had a very successful career in his native Japan. In 2001 he had a massive resurgence by bringing together his BATT stable (Bad Ass Translate Trading) who would run ...


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WWF - Survivor Series 88 - Team Demolition v Team Powers of Pain

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team Demolition v Team Powers of Pain

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1988

VENUE : Richfield Coliseum, Ohio

DATE : 24th November 1988

STIPULATION : 10 Team Tag Match

BACKGROUND : This match was on the back of the successful 10 team match at Survivor Series 87 which pitted the 5 best face teams against the 5 best heel teams. Just like that match this would be crammed with great tag teams such as Powers of Pain, The Rockers, Hart Foundation, British Bulldogs and Young St...


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NJPW - 38th Anniversary Show - Koji Kanemoto v Naomichi Marufuji - IWGP Junior Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Koji Kanemoto v Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : NJPW 38th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th March 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Junior Heavweight Title

BACKGROUND : Naomichi Marufuji had recently won the prostegius IWGP Junior Heavyweight in a match against Tiger Mask IV and this would be one of his real first tests as champion against a man who had held the belt himself on numerous occasions going back to as far as 15 years prior to this match. Ma...


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NOAH - Akiyama/Nagata v Kobashi/Misawa - Navigate for Evolution 2002

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Jun Akiyama/Yugi Nagata v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigate for Evolution Day 10

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 17th February 2002

BACKGROUND : This match marked the return of one of Japan's greatest wrestlers Kenta Kobashi who had been really struggling with knee problems for the last few years. Kobashi would team up with the man whom he had faced and partnered many times in his long successful career, Mitsuharu Misawa. They would be up again...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 25th Anniversary Show

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : 25th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 21st October 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa had been providing wrestling fans with some great matches over the last twelve months including the amazing five star match at the start of 1997 when Misawa captured the AJPW Triple Crown from Kobashi. As I wrote in a previous induction, many claimed that to be...


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WWF - Survivor Series 1987 - Team Hart Foundation v Team Strike Force

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team Hart Foundation v Team Strike Force

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1987

VENUE : Richfield Coliseum, Ohio

DATE : 26th November 1987

STIPULATION : 20 Man Tag Match

BACKGROUND : This match seen 5 of the best face tag teams in the WWF at the time take on 5 of the best heel tag teams. The captains of the face team were the current Tag Team Champions Strike Force along with Killer Bees, Young Stallions, Rougeau Brothers and British Bulldogs. The heel team was captained...


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WWF - Bob Backlund v Pat Patterson - Cage Match for the WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bob Backlund v Pat Patterson

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : MSG Event

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens, New York

DATE : 24th September 1979

STIPULATION : Cage Match

BACKGROUND : Back in the 1970's a cage match was a big deal and a great way to end a long running feud. The WWF Champion at the time Bob Backlund had held the title for a long time but was up against the first ever Intercontinental Champion and this was looking like Backlund's hardest challenge to date. The Madison Square G...


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AJW - Destiny 1995 - Akira Hokuto v Manami Toyota

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : AJW 

MATCH : Akira Hokuto v Manami Toyota

PROMOTION : AJW

EVENT : Destiny 1995

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 2nd September 1995

BACKGROUND : At this point of her career, Manami Toyota was being compared to some of the best male wrestlers in Japan due to the calibre of some of her matches with the likes of Kyoko Inoue and Aja Kong. Toyota was not currently the WWWA champion but many considered her to be the best in her era especially after her win at the AJW Grand Prix tournament. Akira Hokuto...


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WWF - No Way Out 2001 - Steve Austin v Triple H - 3 Stages of Hell

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Steve Austin v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : No Way Out 2001

VENUE : Las Vegas, Nevada

DATE : 25th February 2001

STIPULATION : Three Stages of Hell Match

BACKGROUND : This would be the first ever Three Stages of Hell match between which consisted of three different falls. The first match would be a normal wrestling match, the second fall was a street fight with the third being a steel cage match. The build up started over a year ago when Steve Austin was injured in a hit an...


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WWF - Survivor Series 96 - Bret Hart v Steve Austin

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 1996

VENUE : MSG, New York

DATE : 17th November 1996

BACKGROUND : Following Shawn Michael's defeat of Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 12 for the WWF World Title, Hart would take a period of leave from wrestling for around 6 months. Throughout the Spring and Summer of 1996 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's star was growing including his impressive display and promo at the King of the Ring PPV. Austin would constantly berate Ha...


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AJW - Queendom 3 - Aja Kong v Manami Toyoya - WWWA Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : AJW 

MATCH : Aja Kong v Manami Toyota

PROMOTION : AJW

EVENT : Queendom 3

VENUE : Yokohama, Kanagawa

DATE : 26th March 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWWA World Title

BACKGROUND : The indestructible Aja Kong was in the middle of a two and a half year title reign as WWWA World Champion and was dominating the biggest female wrestling promotion in the world at this time. Manami Toyota had previously gone up against Kong at the Big Egg Universe Show in 1994 in what I described in a previous induction as p...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 23 - Money in The Bank Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Booker T v CM Punk v Edge v Finlay v Jeff Hardy v Matt Hardy v Mr Kennedy v Randy Orton

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 23

VENUE : Detroit, Michigan

DATE : 1st April 2007

STIPULATION : Money In The Bank Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : Wrestlemania 23 would follow the tradition set at the previous two Wrestlemanias and have a Money In the Bank Ladder Match with the winner given an opportunity to face any champion for their Title at any point over the course of the next 12 months...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 25 - Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 25

VENUE : Houston, Texas

DATE : 5th April 2009

BACKGROUND : The Undertaker was unbeaten in his previous 16 matches at Wrestlemania and getting the opportunity to face him and end the streak was quickly becoming a big deal at the greatest event of the year. Shawn Michaels defeated JBL and Vladimar Kozlov in seperate matches to get the chance to square up against 'Taker at Wrestlemania 25 and he was confident i...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 17 - Dudleys v Edge & Christian v Hardyz - TLC Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Dudley Boys v Edge & Christian v Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 17

VENUE : Houston, Texas

DATE : 1st April 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match

BACKGROUND : The TLC match between The Dudley Boys, Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz is a rematch of their original TLC match at Summerslam. The idea of the TLC match is the same as a normal ladder match but was devised around these three teams due to the involv...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 20 - Chris Benoit v Shawn Michaels v Triple H - World Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v Shawn Michaels v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 20

VENUE : Madison Square Gardens

DATE : 14th march 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : Triple Threat Match

BACKGROUND : HHH came into Wrestlemania 20 as the reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion having held the title for his third time since December when he defeated Goldberg. HHH and his Evolution faction had been running riot over everyone and one person in particular,...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 2000 - The Dudleys v Edge & Christian v The Hardyz - Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : The Dudley Boys v Edge & Christian v The Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 2000

VENUE : Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California

DATE : 2nd April 2000

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Tag Team Titles

STIPULATION : Triangle Ladder Match

BACKGROUND : For the first time in WWF history a triple threat tag team ladder match was to take place at Wrestlemania 2000. The three contenders would be The Dudley Boys, Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz. The Dudleys would walk into the ma...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 19 - Brock Lesnar v Kurt Angle - WWE World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Brock Lesnar v Kurt Angle

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 19

VENUE : Seattle, Washington

DATE : 30th March 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

BACKGROUND : The headline match at Wrestlemania 19 was for the WWE World Title between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. The two men had been feuding for some time on the Smackdown brand and the match was made official when Brock managed to win the Royal Rumble to get the chance to face the champ. Kurt Angle had been champion for the th...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 12 - Bret Hart v Shawn Michaels - Iron Man Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 25, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 12

VENUE : Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California

DATE : 31st March 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Iron Man Match

BACKGROUND : The big attraction for Wrestlemania 12 was the fact that two of their biggest draws over the last few years would go one on one for the WWF World Title in the very first Iron Match in the companies history. Champion Bret Hart and challenger Shawn Michaels were the companie...


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WWF - Mind Games - Mankind v Shawn Michaels - WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Mankind v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : In Your House : Mind Games

VENUE : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DATE : 22nd September 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

BACKGROUND : WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defends his title against Mick Foley's WWF alter ego Mankind but not with any real build up behind it. WWF were in a slight slump at this time and their rivals, WCW, were taking full advantage of it by becoming the number one wrestling promotion in the US. In sayin...


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AAA - When Worlds Collide - Art Barr/Eddie Guerrero v El Hijo Del Santo/Octagon - 2/3 Falls Hair v Mask Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : AAA 

MATCH : Art Barr/Eddie Guerrero v El Hijo Del Santo/Octagon

PROMOTION : AAA

EVENT : When Worlds Collide

VENUE : LA Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles

DATE : 6th November 1994

STIPULATION : 2/3 Falls Hair v Mask Match

BACKGROUND : When Worlds Collide was a one off PPV presented by the Mexican Lucha Libre federation AAA but presented by WCW in USA. The deal between the two companies was struck by Executive Vice-President Eric Bischoff when he managed to secure a PPV highlighting the pop...


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TNA - Bound For Glory 2005 - AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels - 30 Minute Iron Man Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : TNA 

MATCH : AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels

PROMOTION : TNA

EVENT : Bound For Glory

VENUE : Orlando, Florida

DATE : 23rd October 2005

CHAMPIONSHIP : TNA X-Division Title

STIPULATION : 30 Minute Iron Man Match

BACKGROUND : These two guys were in the midst of a great feud over the X-Division championship which at the time was a very highly regarded title in the wrestling world. AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels are usually described as being the blood line of TNA Wrestling because they hav...


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WWE - Night of Champions 2012 - CM Punk v John Cena - WWE World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : CM Punk v John Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Night of Champions 2012

VENUE : Boston, Massachusetts

DATE : 16th September 2012

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

BACKGROUND : CM Punk and John Cena had a very long and successful feud throughout 2011 which included the match of the year at Money in the Bank so it came as no surprise when they would re-ignite the feud in 2012. Going into the Night of Champions PPV, Punk had been WWE Champion for a long spell and had defeated all conten...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 15 - The Rock v Steve Austin - WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

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MATCH : The Rock v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 15

VENUE : First Union Centre, Philadelphia

DATE : 28th March 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : The "Attitude Era" was in full swing in Vince McMahon's WWF, which was undoubtedly one of wrestlings hottest boom periods. ...


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TNA - Final Resolution 2009 - AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels - TNA Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : TNA 

MATCH : AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels

PROMOTION : TNA

EVENT : Final Resolution 2009

VENUE : Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 20th December 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : TNA Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels were and still are two of the longest reigning members of the TNA roster having been with the company since its very early days. The feud between the two can be traced all the way back to 2004 where both men fought over the X-Division title but they have ...


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NOAH - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - Navigate for Evolution 2003

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Navigate for Evolution Day 9

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 1st March 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : There is not too much I can say regarding the backstory and history that these two men have had in the ring that I haven't already written in previous inductions. The difference in this match was that they were continuing their feud in a new and upcoming promotion in Pro Wrestlin...


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NOAH - Northern Navigation 2006 - KENTA v Takashi Sugiura - GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA v Takashi Sugiura

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Northern Navigation Day 12

VENUE : Sapporo, Hokkaido

DATE : 4th June 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : KENTA was the reigning GHC Junior Heavyweight champion going into this match having held the title for almost an entire year but at Northern Navigation he would be defending the strap against a former Junior champion in Takashi Sugiura. Sugiura and KENTA had both started wrestling in 20...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 26 - Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker - Career v Streak Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 26

VENUE : University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona

DATE : 28th March 2010

STIPULATION : No Disqualification Career v Streak Match

BACKGROUND : After tasting defeat at the hands of The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25, Shawn Michaels decided to challenge him to a re-match vowing to defeat him at the grandest stage of them all. At first, Undertaker refused Michaels offer of a re-match stating that he didn't feel Sh...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 13 - Bret Hart v Steve Austin

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 12, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Steve Austin

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 13

VENUE : Rosemont Horizon, Illinois

DATE : 23rd March 1997

STIPULATION : No DQ Submission Match

BACKGROUND : Stone Cold Steve Austin's rise in the WWF was really beginning to gain steam in 1997 and this match had been on the cards for almost a year. When Austin had won the King of the Ring competition he promised to go through the entire roster defeating everyone in his path including Bret Hart. Hart eventually ...


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NOAH - Departure 2004 - Jun Akiyama v Kenta Kobashi - GHC Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Jun Akiyama v Kenta Kobashi

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Departure 2004

VENUE : Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

DATE : 10th July 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : When Giant Baba passed away in 1999 he left his wrestling company, All Japan Pro Wrestling, to his widow Motoka Baba but a lot of the roster were unhappy with the direction Motoka was hoping to take the company. The biggest star in Japan at the time, Mitsuharu Misawa, decided to start his own promoti...


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WWE Money in the Bank 2011 - CM Punk v John Cena - WWE Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : CM Punk v John Cena

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Money In The Bank 2011

VENUE : Chicago, Illinois

DATE : 17th July 2011

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Title

STIPULATION : If John Cena loses he gets fired!

BACKGROUND : This match was the main event for the Money in the Bank 2011 PPV. The backstory behind it revolved around CM Punk vowing to beat John Cena for the WWE World Title with the added twist that his contract was to expire the next day and so he would walk away from the company w...


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WWF - Randy Savage v Tito Santana - Toronto Event 1986 - No DQ Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Tito Santana

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Toronto House Show

VENUE : Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DATE : 4th May 1986

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

STIPULATION : No DQ Match

This match was chosen by the members of www.wrestlingforum.com

BACKGROUND : Randy Savage and Tito Santana had been feuding for the last few months but the fire had intensified between the two when Savage cheated to beat Santana to win the Intercontinental Title in February. The feu...


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WWF - Wrestlemania 3 - Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, October 15, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 3

VENUE : Pontiac Silverdome, Michigan

DATE : 29th March 1987

Championship : WWF Intercontinental Title

BACKGROUND : 'Macho Man' Randy Savage had been WWF Intercontinental champion for over a year going into this match and had been gaining a lot of attention as a first class performer in the ring. The feud with Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat began when Savage attacked Steamboat ahead of a scheduled match by drop...


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NWA - WarGames Match - Great American Bash 1987

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, October 12, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Dusty Rhodes/Nikita Koloff/Paul Ellering/Road Warriors v Four Horseman/War Machine

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Great American Bash '87

VENUE : Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

DATE : 31st July 1987

STIPULATION : WarGames Match

BACKGROUND : This match would be the first televised WarGames match in NWA/WCW history. The reason I say first televised version is because Great American Bash 87 took place over many events throughout July. WarGames as explained in an earlier induction was one o...


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NWA - Barry Windham v Ric Flair - Crockett Cup 87 - NWA World Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Barry Windham v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Crockett Cup '87

VENUE : Baltimore, Maryland

DATE : 11th April 1987

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : Barry Windham had only just left the WWF due to a difference in opinion on where his role was within the company and he was majorly tempted at the shot that the NWA were offering him at the top of the card. In 1987, Flair was the biggest heel in the wrestling industry and he needed someone to be able to co...


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NWA - War Games Match - Dangerous Alliance v Stings Squadron WrestleWar 92

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Dangerous Alliance v Sting's Squadron

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : WrestleWar '92

VENUE : Jacksonville, Florida

DATE : 17th May 1992

STIPULATION : War Games Match

BACKGROUND : The War Games match was a fairly simple concept but I will explain quickly for those who hadn't seen one before. The match would involve two rings placed together with a cage surrounding the outside. The two teams of 5 wrestlers would nominate a man each to start the match, then a coin toss would determine wh...


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NWA - Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat - Wrestlewar 1989

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : WrestleWar '89

VENUE : Nashville, Tennessee

DATE : 7th May 1989

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : In the late 80's Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat had what many believe to be the greatest series of matches in the entire history of Pro Wrestling. Steamboat won the first match of the series by pinning Flair at the Chi-Town Rumble to lift the NWA World Title. Steamboat would continue his winning ways by succe...


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NWA - Ric Flair v Terry Funk - Clash of the Champions 9 - I Quit Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Terry Funk

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions 9

VENUE : Houston Field House, New York

DATE : 15th November 1989

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : I Quit Match

BACKGROUND : This match was a culmination of a great feud that begun when Ric Flair was attacked by Terry Funk following his succesful win over Ricky Steamboat at WrestleWar 1989. Funk had felt that he should have been next in line for a title shot but Flair believed that t...


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NOAH - Navigation Against the Current 2003 - Juventud Guerrera/Ricky Marvin v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Juventud Guerrera/Ricky Marvin v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation Against the Current Day 3

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 1st November 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : KENTA and Naomichi Marufuji were the two brightest young stars in Japanese wrestling in 2003 and had defeated all comers as GHC Junior Tag Champs over the last six months. They became the first holders of these titles when they won a prestigious tourname...


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NOAH - Naomichi Marufuji v Tatsuhito Takaiwa - 2001

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Naomichi Marafuji v Tatsuhito Takaiwa

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation In Raging Ocean Day 14

VENUE : Tokyo Ariake Colisseum, Tokyo

DATE : 9th December 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : Tatsuhito Takaiwa went into this match as the current GHC Junior Heavyweight champion and the wrestler with the most experience having been around in Japanese wrestling for a decade or so. Naomichi Marufuji on the other hand was still learning his trade in the bus...


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WWE - Survivor Series 2002 - Elimination Chamber Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Booker T v Chris Jericho v Kane v Rob van Dam v Shawn Michaels v Triple H

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Survivor Series 2002

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 17th November 2002

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWE World Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : When the WWE split into two seperate brands in 2002, the Raw brand decided to crown it's own World Champion and brought in 'The Big Gold Belt' to rival the WWE Title which was currently being defended on Smackdown. Triple H was given the He...


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6th June 1997 - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - Budokan Hall - AJPW Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 6th June 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown

BACKGROUND : Mitsuharu Misawa walks into this match as the current AJPW Triple Crown Champion having won the title six months prior by defeating Kenta Kobashi in a usual stellar match. His opponent today, Toshiaki Kawada, though is also a former Triple Crown winner having won the title in 1995 . These two men know each ...


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Raw 23/04/07 - John Cena v Shawn Michaels - London UK

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : John Cena v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Monday Night Raw

VENUE : Earls Court Arena, London, UK

DATE : 23rd April 2007

BACKGROUND : As I write this, Monday Night Raw has reached the 1,000 episode mark and over the years there have been some great matches and moments on the show. No Raw match has been better though than the one between John Cena and Shawn Michaels in April 2007. These two men had recently been WWE Tag Team champions when they defeated Team RKO (Randy O...


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Survivor Series 2001 - Team Alliance v Team WWF - 10 Man Elimination Tag Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Team WWF v The Alliance

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Survivor Series 2001

VENUE : Greensboro Coliseum, North Carolina

DATE : 18th November 2001

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Tag Team Match

BACKGROUND : The Invasion angle of 2001 was the one of, if not, the biggest storylines to come out of the wrestling industry. It all began when WWF owner Vince McMahon bought over his biggest rival WCW in March 2001. This mean that he could run a big angle in which the WCW wrestlers would try ...


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AJW - Aja Kong v Manami Toyota - Big Egg Wrestling Universe 1994

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : AJW 

MATCH : Aja Kong v Manami Toyota

PROMOTION : AJW

EVENT : Big Egg Wrestling Universe

VENUE : Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

DATE : 20th November 1994

BACKGROUND : The Bigg Egg Wrestling Universe was a female strong wrestling show held in Japan featuring women wrestlers from lots of different promotions all over the world. To this day the event is still highly regarded as one of the best shows to come out of Japan. Aja Kong was one of the best female wrestlers in the world at this time and was the cu...


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AJW - Aja Kong/Bison Kimura v Bull Nakano/Grizzly Iwamoto - Survival Shout 1990

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : AJW 

MATCH : Aja Kong/Bison Kimura v Bull Nakano/Grizzly Iwamoto

PROMOTION : AJW

EVENT : Survival Shout

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 19th August 1990

STIPULATION : No Disqualification Match

BACKGROUND : Throughout the late 1980's and early 1990's there were two names synomonous with ladies wrestling in Japan and they were Aja Kong and Bull Nakano. These two woman were in the midst of a long drawn out feud and were gearing up for a cage match at the big WrestleMarinPiads event in a f...


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NJPW - Omega/Ibushi v Devitt/Taguchi - IWGP Tag Team Titles - Destruction 2010

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Kenny Omega/Kota Ibushi v Prince Devitt/Ryusuke Taguchi

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : Destruction 2010

VENUE : New Sumo Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 11th October 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi (Apollo 55) were a hot team in NJPW in 2009 and 2010 with very few teams able to match up to the dominant pairing. The team had only held the IWGP Tag Team titles for three months but their original reign dating from July 2009 through to May 2010 p...


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Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 20.01.97 - AJPW Triple Crown Championship

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 20th January 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Not much to say about the build up to a Misawa v Kobashi match other than that these two men are renowned for their awesome encounters. Kobashi was going into this match as AJPW Triple Crown Champion but Misawa had won the title twice before and was eager to be only one of three men to lift it on t...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall Show - 24/01/95 - Taue/Kawada v Kobashi/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 24/01/95

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : The team of Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa go into this match as current AJPW Tag Team champions after winning the belts in the World's Strongest Tag Team League Tournament just one month prior. They would be up against familiar opponents in The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada &...


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ECW - Barely Legal 1997 - Six Man Tag Team Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : ECW 

MATCH : Dick Togo/Taka Michinoku/Terry Boy v Gran Hamada/Great Sasuke/Yakushiji

PROMOTION : ECW

EVENT : Barely Legal

VENUE : ECW Arena, Philadelphia

DATE : 13th April 1997

STIPULATION : Six Man Tag Match

Background : Barely Legal was the first ever ECW Pay Per View and it almost never happened due to cable companies point blank refusing to transmit a PPV from a company that was portrayed as blood thirsty and far too extreme. Eventually it was picked up and shown but at a later time t...


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NJPW - Kazuchika Okada v Tetsuya Naito - IWGP Title - 40th Anniversary Tour

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 14, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Kazuchika Okada v Tetsuya Naito

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : 40th Anniversary Tour

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 4th March 2012

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Heavyweight Title

Background : This would be the first title defence of Kazuchika Okada's IWGP Heavyweight Title run that had started only a month prior when he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in a good match. These two young men were thrust into the main event of a big show which is a lot of pressure to be placed on talent that still...


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NOAH - Go Shiozaki/KENTA v Katsuhiko Nakajima/Kensuke Sasaki

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Go Shiozaki/KENTA v Katsuhiko Nakajima/Kensuke Sasaki

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Southern Navigation Day 11

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 22nd June, 2009

Background : Going into this match KENTA had been having some excellent matches with Katsuhiko Nakajima for the coveted and much talked about GHC Junior Heavyweight Title. In this match though Nakajima would be teaming up with a veteran of the squared circle, Kensuke Sasaki. Sasaki would be and still is one o...


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Michinoku Pro - 3rd Anniversary - 10 Man Tag Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Michinoku Pro Wrestling 

MATCH : El Gran Hamada/Gran Naniwa/Masato Yakushiji/Super Delfin/Tiger Mask IV v Kaientai DX

PROMOTION : Michinoku Pro Wrestling

EVENT : Michinoku Pro's Third Anniversary

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 10th October 1996

STIPULATION : 10 Man Tag Team Match

Background : Michinoku Pro Wrestling was a relatively new promotion having only been around for under three years. Michinoku Pro was very different from the other promotions in Japan as it was the first to be based outside of the capita...


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WCW - Chris Benoit v Dean Malenko - Hog Wild 1996

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Chris Benoit v Dean Malenko

PROMOTION : WCW

EVENT : Hog Wild

VENUE : Sturgis, South Dakota

DATE : 10th August 1996

Background : Both Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit had only been in WCW for around 8 months at this point. WCW were recruiting wrestlers from all over the world in order to build a strong mid-card in the federation with the likes of Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Jushin Liger and the two men showcased here as great examples. Chris Benoit had been travelling with the ...


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NOAH - KENTA/Ishimori v Ibushi/Marufuji - Summer Navigation 2007

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA/Taiji Ishimori v Kota Ibushi/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Summer Navigation Day 12

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 15th July 2007

Background : This was the deciding match of the Nippon TV Cup which was a Tag Team League for the Junior Heavyweight division in Pro Wrestling NOAH. Ibushi and Marufuji had been very impressive as a team throughout the tournament which involved six teams altogether from Japan and America. Ibushi was at the receiving a lot of pr...


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WWF - No Mercy 99 - Christian/Edge v Hardy Boyz - Ladder Match

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Christian/Edge v The Hardy Boyz

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : No Mercy 1999

VENUE : Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

DATE : 17th October 1999

STIPULATION : Ladder Match

Background : This was the fifth of a best of 5 series of matches between Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz and with both teams at two wins each then a ladder match would be a good way to determine the winner. The team that does win the aptly named 'Terri Invitational' would gain the services of Terri Runnels as manage...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall - AJPW Triple Crown - Kenta Kobashi v Steve Williams

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Steve Williams

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd September 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : At this time in AJPW the roster was jam packed full of showcase talent that were putting on great matches every week including Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Stan Hansen and the two powerhouses in this match Kenta Kobashi and Steve Williams. 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams would go into this match as T...


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WWF - Royal Rumble 1992 - WWF World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : 30 Man Royal Rumble Match

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Royal Rumble 1992

VENUE : Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York

DATE : 19th January 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP: WWF World Title

Background : At the back end of 1991 Hulk Hogan was stripped of the WWF World Title after two of his matches with The Undertaker at Survivor Series and Tuesday in Texas both ended in controversial circumstances. WWF President, Jack Tunney, made a decision that the winner of the 1992 Royal Rumble match would aut...


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TNA - Unbreakable 2005 - AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels v Samoa Joe - X-Division Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : TNA 

MATCH : AJ Styles v Christopher Daniels v Samoa Joe

PROMOTION : TNA

EVENT : Unbreakable

VENUE : Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida

DATE : 11th September 2005

CHAMPIONSHIP: TNA X-Division Title

Background : Christopher Daniels walked into this match as TNA X-Division Champion having held the title for a record six months since beating AJ Styles at Destination X. TNA set up a Super X Cup Tournament which would grant the winner a title shot against Daniels at the Unbreakable Pay-Per-View. Sam...


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NWA - Chi-Town Rumble - Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat - NWA World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Chi-Town Rumble

VENUE : UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Ilinois

DATE : 20th February 1989

CHAMPIONSHIP: NWA World Heavyweight Title

Background : This was the first of the famous set of three matches that Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat would have with each other in 1989. Flair was in his seventh reign as NWA World Heavyweight Champion going into this match having held the title now for well over a year. Meanwhile, Steamboat had just rec...


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AWA - AWA World Title - Curt Hennig v Nick Bockwinkel 1986

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : AWA 

MATCH : Curt Hennig v Nick Bockwinkel

PROMOTION : AWA

EVENT : Championship Wrestling

VENUE : Las Vegas, Nevada

DATE : 15th November 1986

CHAMPIONSHIP: AWA World Title

Background : This match had a simple but interesting background story to it. Nick Bockwinkel was in his seventh reign as AWA World Champion and had been the corner stone of the AWA promotion for many years now. Whilst Curt Hennig was a young talented up and comer with a great future ahead of him. Hennig had only been in ...


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NOAH - KENTA v Naomichi Marufuji - Autumn Navigation 2006 - GHC Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA v Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Autumn Navigation 2006 - Day 15

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Japan

DATE : 29th October 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP: GHC Heavyweight Title

Background : When KENTA first began his career at Pro Wrestling NOAH he teamed with a young Naomichi Marufuji and they quickly became the first ever GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions after winning a tournament. Their reign would last for almost two years and would be hailed as one of the best reigns ...


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NWA - Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat - Clash of the Champions 6 - NWA World Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions 6 : Ragin' Cajun

VENUE : Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans

DATE : 2nd April 1989

CHAMPIONSHIP: NWA World Heavyweight Title

STIPULATION : 2 out of 3 Falls Match

Background : This was the big re-match between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat from the Chi-Town Rumble Pay-Per-View where Steamboat defeated Flair to capture the NWA World Heavyweight Title. This event was on free TV at the same as Wrestlemania ...


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ROH - CM Punk v Samoa Joe - Joe Vs Punk II - 2004 - ROH World Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : ROH 

MATCH : CM Punk v Samoa Joe

PROMOTION : ROH

EVENT : Joe Vs. Punk II

VENUE : Chicago Ridge, Illinois

DATE : 16th October 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP: ROH World Title

Background : At the ROH World Title Classic a few months prior these two men squared off against each other in a great match that would finish in a 60 minute time limit draw. Both CM Punk and Samoa Joe respect each other a lot but the fact remains that they need to know the answer to the big question 'Who is the better man?'. Ring...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - Budokan Hall Show (June 99) - AJPW Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show (June)

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 11th June 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : These two men had been feuding in Japan for a whole decade up to this point with Misawa getting the nod in all of their single bouts. Mitsuharu Misawa v Kenta Kobashi was one of the big money matches that AJPW could promote and they knew that these men would try and steal the show every time the ...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 26th Anniversary Show - Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : 26th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 31st October 1998

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : The feud between these two wrestlers over the years will go down in history as some of the best ever in Professional Wrestling. Both of these men are the greatest wrestlers in Japanese wrestling in my opinion and when they stood toe to toe against each other you knew you were in for a treat. Goin...


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NJPW - El Samurai v Koji Kanemoto - Best of the Super Juniors 1997

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : El Samurai v Koji Kanemoto

PROMOTION : NJPW

EVENT : Best of the Super Juniors

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th June 1997

Background : This was the final of The Best of the Super Juniors tournament which had been taking place over the last month. The tournament this year had 14 competitors who had been split up into two groups of seven. The winner of each group would go on to face each other in the final and those two were El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto. El Samurai had been ...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall (Dec '97) - Taue/Kawada v Akiyama/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Jun Akiyama/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show (December)

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th December 1997

Background : This was the final match of the AJPW Real Tag Team League 1997. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada had won the competition the last couple of years and had even beaten Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa in the previous years which was a great match. Misawa was the current Triple Crown Champion and his feud wi...


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AJPW - Budokon Hall (March 1995) - Johnny Ace/Steve Williams v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsaharu Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Johnny Ace/Steve Williams v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokon Hall Show (March)

VENUE : Budokon Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 4th March 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams had been in All Japan for a few years and had won past tag team gold with fellow American Terry Gordy and was also a former AJPW Triple Crown Champion. Gordy though had recently left the company and Johnny Ace stepped up as his new partner. Ace ...


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AJPW - BUDOKON HALL JUNE 1995 - TAUE/KAWADA v KOBASHI/MISAWA

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokon Hall Show (June)

VENUE : Budokon Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 9th June 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : Misawa and Kobashi go into this match as AJPW Tag Team champions after winning the belts in a tag team tournament. Mitsuharu Misawa is also the current AJPW Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight champion and the main man in Japanese Puroreso. Kenta Kobashi is the rising star of...


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NWA - Clash of the Champions - Ric Flair v Sting

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : NWA/WCW 

MATCH : Ric Flair v Sting

PROMOTION : NWA

EVENT : Clash of the Champions

VENUE : Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

DATE : 27/03/1988

CHAMPIONSHIP : NWA World Heavyweight Title

Background : This match was built around the fact that Sting was a young up and comer going toe-to-toe with the legendary Ric Flair for the title. Sting had only made his Pay-Per-View debut a few months prior and was beginning to gain a good support. It was clear at this point that the NWA had Stin...


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WWE - Wrestlemania 21 - Kurt Angle v Shawn Michaels

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Kurt Angle v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWE

EVENT : Wrestlemania 21

VENUE : Staples Center, LA, California

DATE : 03/01/2005

Background : This short feud began at the Royal Rumble just a few months prior when Shawn Michaels eliminated Angle from the Royal Rumble match. Kurt took exception to Shawn eliminating him and ruthlessly attacked him for costing him a chance to headline Wrestlemania. A few weeks later on Smackdown, Michaels challenged Angle to a match at Wrestlemania whi...


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WWF - Summerslam 1994 - Bret Hart v Owen Hart (Cage Match)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Bret Hart v Owen Hart

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Summerslam 1994

VENUE : United Center, Chicago, Illinois

DATE : 29/08/1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title

STIPULATION : Steel Cage Match

Background : Leading up to this match Bret and Owen had wrestled in an absolute classic encounter at Wrestlemania X which was won by Owen but Bret went on that night to defeat Yokozuna for the WWF World Title. Owen wanted a title shot and was considered number one contender after his win at Wrest...


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WWF - Badd Blood 1997 - Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 21, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Badd Blood:In Your House

VENUE : St. Louis, Missouri

DATE : 05/10/1997

STIPULATION : Hell in a Cell Match

Background : The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels had been feuding for the last few months since Michaels cost Undertaker the WWF Title in a match with Bret Hart at Summerslam. Michaels had been given the job to officiate that match and after accidentally hitting Taker with a chair shot he pinned his shoulders to the mat...


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WWF - Wrestlemania X - Razor Ramon v Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 14, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 

MATCH : Razor Ramon v Shawn Michaels

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania X

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 20/03/1994

STIPULATION : Ladder Match

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF Intercontinental Title

Background : This feud all started when Shawn Michaels was stripped of the Intercontinental Title by President Jack Tunney for not defending it enough. Razor Ramon won a specially designed tournament to become new Intercontinental Champion by beating Rick Martel in the final. Shawn wa...


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WWF - Wrestlemania X - Bret Hart v Owen Hart

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 7, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bret Hart v Owen Hart

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania X

VENUE : Madison Square Garden, New York

DATE : 20/03/1994

Background : This match started one of the greatest feuds in professional wrestling history. It was a simple concept between two brothers - one was a former World Champion, Intercontinental Champion, Tag Team Champion and King of the Ring winner whilst the other was jealous. Bret Hart was loved and adored by the fans and his younger brother Owen wanted to prov...


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WWF 11/01/94 - Bret Hart/Owen Hart v The Steiner Bros.

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : WWF/E Matches 
MATCH : Bret Hart & Owen Hart v The Steiner Brothers

PROMOTION : WWF

VENUE : Florence, South Carolina

DATE : January 11th 1994

BACKGROUND : In the build up before this match Owen and Bret Hart had been on tender ground due to a small falling out at the recent Survivor Series Pay-Per-View. So to show unity to the family they decided to tag together for a few matches. A match between two face teams in the WWF was quite rare in 1994 and a tag match between two legitimate sets of brothers ...


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