Courtesy of WWE.com:
The footage makes you appreciate just how far technology has come since May 19, 1996. Had it happened today, a hundred iPhones would have captured the moment in high-definition from every conceivable angle. Instead, it exists as a single shaky video clip shot from a handheld camcorder somewhere in the mezzanines of Madison Square Garden.
It shows four men in a WWE ring surrounded by a blue steel cage. The quality is sketchy and the colors bleed, but the figures of Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Triple H — enemies in the ring, but 4/5ths of the backstage collective known as The Kliq (along with Sean Waltman) off-screen — are somehow unmistakable. One day later, Hall and Nash will exit WWE and head to WCW where they will start The Monday Night War as generals in The New World Order. But, tonight, they celebrate in front of an appreciative crowd as longtime friends in an act that is both a touching show of camaraderie and, in the eyes of many traditionalists, an unforgiveable insult to sports-entertainment convention.
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New England Pro Wrestling FanFest takes place June 21, 2014!
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI will be the 8th annual New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and FanFest. The morning, 8AM ’till 4PM, will be the FanFest, followed by a limited seated Q&A session. The day will close out with the annual New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremony.
It’s one of the premier annual pro wrestling events in the world. And on June 21 it returns with its greatest line-up of wrestling stars and legends ever.
Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into its Hall of Fame! Slaughter had an amazing career and his inclusion into the OWW Hall of Fame is long overdue.
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to Sergeant Slaughter:
From the time of his debut in 1972 until he retired in the 1992, Sergeant Slaughter was one of the real stars in professional wrestling. The American patriot had major success in the NWA, AWA, and the WWF. His feuds with Pat Patterson, Bob Backlund, Stan Hansen, Larry Zbyszko, and the Iron Sheik are legendary. Among his many championships, Sergeant Slaughter famously defeated the Ultimate Warrior in 1991 to win the WWF world title. He then headlined WrestleMania VII, losing the belt to Hulk Hogan. At his peak Sergeant Slaughter was so famous that a cartoon version of his character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe toy line, animated series, and comic books. Slaughter is currently working in the WWE’s front offices. It is our pleasure to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into the OWW Hall of Fame!
Courtesy of Newsday.com writer Josh Stewart (Photo by Getty Images / Bryan Bedder):
Newsday.com presents a WWE Network ‘Legends’ House’ preview
WWE hall of famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper turned to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and with a regretful expression on his face asked, “A little stiff, huh?”
In the ’80s this line might have been muttered in the corner during some tag-team match in Altoona, Pa., the term “stiff” referring to nailing someone for real within the staged combat of pro wrestling.
But this time Piper and Duggan were conversing between bites of salad at Smith and Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan while watching a sneak preview of the new WWE Network series “Legends’ House” with media members. The series premieres Thursday at 8 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE: OWW and CAGEMATCH announce a strategic partnership!
Dear wrestling fans around the globe, Online World of Wrestling (OWW) and CAGEMATCH, the internet wrestling database, would like to inform you that we have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership with the goal of improving your experience as a wrestling fan.
CAC Radio features the 2014 Iron Mike honoree Terry Taylor!
On this edition of CAC Radio, David and Morgan welcome the 2014 Iron Mike Honoree Terry Taylor to the show. Terry talks about his career from the beginning to what he is doing today to keep the sport of professional wrestling going stronger than ever. Find out how honored Terry is to be coming to the CAC reunion.
We hope you enjoy this interview as much as David and Morgan did.
Listen to it here!
Tencozy takes the NWA tag team titles from Irongodz in Japan on Sunday, April 6, 2014!
One year after the NWA landed in Japan at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Invasion Attack 2013,” at which then-NWA World Heavyweight Champion “Ironman” Rob Conway successfully defended the title against Satoshi Kojima, and thus began a battle for dominance between the two storied promotions, New Japan seems to have the upper hand.
Brew City Wrestling returns to West Allis, WI this Friday April 18, 2014!
Brew City Wrestling returns with more FAN-DAMONIUM on Friday, April 18th to the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92 St. in West Allis, WI. Bell time is 7:30pm, doors open at 6:45pm and tickets are $15 or $10 on the website, www.brewcitywrestling1.com using Pay Pal.
Courtesy of ESPN.com and Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE:
Former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, authorities said Monday.
Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
ClickWrestle special match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Sara Del Rey
Cheerleader Melissa, the woman who would later be named the “Future Legend “of pro wrestling, heads up against the woman who was once known as Nikki at APW, Sara Del Ray! These two women have a history, and they’re bringing all of their grudges to the ring tonight!
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