ECWA tore through the Greater Newark Boys & Girls on Saturday December 7, 2013. In front of a loud capacity crowd the stars of the ECWA provided laughs and some breath taking ‘Oh My God!’ moments! WWE Hall of Famer JJ Dillon was on hand and a very popular man as the fans flocked to meet the wrestling legend. All this was in support of the US Marines and their Toys for Tots toy drive which was a rousing success! So what did you miss? Read the recap and results below to find out:
Empire State Wrestling, “WrestleBash”
November 30, 2013
Rochester Wrecking Crew won the tag team turmoil battle royal
Rhett Titus beat Matt Milan.
ESW Interstate Title: Kevin Bennett beat Colin Delaney to retain.
ESW Tag Team Title: The Flatliners beat The Colony to retain.
Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Cup: Trent Barreta beat Johnny Gargano, Brandon Thurston, RJ City, “Inferno” Johnny Adams and Gabreal Saint.
ESW Heavyweight Title: Chris Cooper beat Pepper Parks to retain.
Jamin Olivencia beat Bill Collier.
Gene Snitsky, Will Calrissian & Yuri Koloff beat Dalton Castle, Frankie Feathers & Blackjack Phoenix. After the match, Kevin Nash came out and laid out The Caesar.
With this years PPV only a matter of days away i’m going down the list and reviewing the past PPV. Each articles will be a different year, also to see what was good and what was bad.
This PPV once again focused on the young and upcoming superstar in Wade Barrett. This of course was the year of the Nexus who stole the summer in their take over / feud with WWE management. He took on the the face of the WWE in John Cena. Also on the card was a forgettable WWE title match with the Miz taking on Randy Orton. The under card was also forgettable. Hell this hole PPV was forgettable but the fact is its review time!
We kick things off with a triple threat Intercontinental Title match with Dolph Ziggler © Defeating Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger in a Ladder match.
This is no doubt about that this was a spot match but to a PPV built around this kind of gimmick it needed it. You had Ziggler who was the man for the title at the time and they needed someone to plug in against him. One of the better ladder matches that you will see in WWE.
The Divas Tag Team Table match and the Tag Team Title matches were just filler. At the time the Tag Team division was a joke and had no meaning. The Divas match was a different from the norm and while the women gave good effort never stood out. Especially following a match before it.
#1 Contender Ladder Match For WWE Title: John Morrison Def. King Sheamus
Before we get into this Lets remember that The Miz was champion at this time so the title was not was it usually is. The King Sheamus gimmick never got over and to have an Irish guy as a king was just laughable. Morrison has always been a guy that WWE management thought could be something but never matched up to the “Top Guy” role they wanted him to be.
WWE Title Match: The Miz © Defeats Randy Orton
Prior to this The Miz cashed in his MITB briefcase and won the title. This was an okay match but honestly you couldn’t take The Miz seriously at this time. Orton was trying to refined his character. At the time the WWE title was not the main focus point of the WWE. This was honestly a forgettable match and feud.
Four Way TLC Match For The World Heavyweight Championship: Edge © Def. Kane, Rey Mysterio & Alberto Del Rio
This was a fun match to watch and really it was time for Kane to lose the belt. He had his reign which was OK with a stupid storyline with the Undertaker. Del Rio was really coming into his own at this time and hadn’t proven himself as a title contender in my opinion. His feud with Mysterio i think go him into this match.
John Cena Def. Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match.
This really was the blow off with both guys, of course this was the year of the Nexus storyline and then they made Cena their B*tch. Cena got his revenge in this one and went on his marry way. Wade never rebounded since the Nexus and honestly looks lost. They have repacked him several times but nothing got him as over then when he was the top heel in the summer of this year.
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The goal of every young sports-entertainment hopeful is to hear their name announced as they strut down the aisle in a WWE arena. For a select few, that dream comes true. But for others, the name that ends up being announced is a complete nightmare.
WCW is the greatest rival WWE has ever faced. The Monday Night Wars are one of the most pivotal battles in the history of sports-entertainment. WCW’s success rested on the shoulders of experienced competitors and high-flying young ring warriors. More than a decade since the demise of the Atlanta-based organization, WWE Classics lists the Top 50 WCW Superstars of all-time.
But before you cover the WWE Classics’ Facebook wall with missives like “What about Tully Blanchard???,” take a moment to read the guidelines the WWE Classics team followed when compiling this list.
Sports Illustrated online has posted an exclusive feature article on TNA President Dixie Carter! Titled “Welcome To Dixieland: A Look at Pro Wrestling’s Female Boss”, the piece looks at Dixie’s past, the rise of TNA Wrestling, the early years of the company, the success with SpikeTV, the future of TNA and so much more!
The boos get louder each time Dixie Carter steps out onto the stage, but in pro wrestling, that’s never a bad thing. After a decade of running Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), the No. 2 pro wrestling company in the world, Carter has learned that any reaction is a good reaction.
WWE Survivor Series Mailbag: Answering the tough questions about the weak link in pro wrestling’s Big Four pay-per-views
By The Masked Man on
Welcome to the RassleBag. Sunday brings us Survivor Series, the least big of the “Big Four” shows on the WWE calendar. Whereas WrestleMania is sui generis and SummerSlam and the Royal Rumble remain the epic tentpoles they were originally envisioned to be, Survivor Series is a remnant of a time when pro wrestling storytelling was about dragging out major feuds as long as possible (and when Thanksgiving seemed like a reasonable time to program a big wrestling show). I charted the history of the Series two years ago, but here’s the short version: It used to be four or five good guys versus four or five bad guys. No longer. These days, you won’t find superstars wasting time in multi-partner tag matches. The title bouts are just like at any other PPV; the only difference is that WWE makes a lackluster effort to keep the tradition going by tossing out a couple teams of mid-carders. All it does is remind us how far the event has fallen. But don’t take my word for it — take it from my readers.
When did Survivor Series cards start resembling Payback? Isn’t this supposed to be one of the big four? Why not push the 4-on-4 elimination style matches as a once a year extravaganza?
Why doesn’t WWE stick with the traditional Survivor Series format? It seems that the old format would be more conducive to extending feuds and keep them from having to create too many new angles.
Why doesn’t WWE bring back War Games?
This is just a taste of the torrent of mail I got from wrestling fans exasperated about the state of Survivor Series. Grantland’s own Bill Simmons is on the record as advocating that it be replaced by Money in the Bank because MITB at least has a big match built into it. I can’t totally disagree, except that I’m a whiny traditionalist who thinks the Survivor Series legacy is worth salvaging. But how?
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It’s that time of year again. Just like we did last November, WWE.com cornered some of your favorite Superstars (and Fandango) in the locker room and asked them to choose the four members of their dream Survivor Series teams. The playing field was wide open. Superstars could pick any competitors, past or present, just as long as they gave us a reason why they’d like to tag up with them.
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