Online World of Wrestling http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:54:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Online World of Wrestling no Online World of Wrestling info@blackpants.net info@blackpants.net (Online World of Wrestling) Online World of Wrestling Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more Professional Wrestling Online World of Wrestling http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com Being a world champion is an honor http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88441/world-champion-honor/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88441/world-champion-honor/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88441 In the yesteryear of pro wrestling champions like Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammertino and Buddy Rogers were put on a pedestal for good reason.

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If you are a professional wrestler than your goal should be to become the world heavyweight champion. To be the top guy in our business, the person that is putting asses every 18 inches. However not everyone can be “The Man”, not everyone can be the champ, not everyone can be that guy. So in today’s wrestling, unfortunately, if you aren’t ever the world heavyweight champion you are almost looked at as a failure. If everyone got their turn as world champion then it would diminish the championship but somewhere along the way we’ve tried to determine that being the champion is our only measure of success. Give me a roster full of Roddy Pipers, Jimmy Snukas, Arn Andersons, Ted Dibiases over any of the 20 somethings that were world champions but you forget they held that distinction until someone casually reminds you.

Being a world champion is an honor. It should be held in the highest regard. In the yesteryear of pro wrestling champions like Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammertino and Buddy Rogers were put on a pedestal for good reason. If you weren’t these men, then your honor came in working on top with them. Selling out Madison Square Garden and other arenas across the country. That honor held true up until recently in our business were our microwave society ,who always wants something fast and new, changed that course of action.

Hulk Hogan drew money, unquestionably. In his first run, he was the WWF Champion for 1984 to 1988. Is that to say that no one else that worked for the WWF during those years were deserving of being champion? That’s ridiculous when you consider the roster they had at that time. The fact was people were paying to see Hulk Hogan and guys lined up to work with Hogan on top. Everyone from Harley Race to Terry Funk, Andre The Giant to King Kong Bundy. Any of those men you could make a case for being suitable as WWF Champion.

If you have a championship that is passed around like a hot potato then at the end of the day an actual potato would be worth more than your gold and leather. By the same token if you tell the fans that a wrestler’s worth is calculated by whether they have held this championship then you are devaluing your own commodity. Not everyone can be world heavyweight champion but everyone can be a wrestling star on your show. Everyone can be viable piece to a much larger puzzle that in the end will have fans lining up to cheer or boo to their heart’s desire.

— Greg Anthony

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Legend finishes up with WWE this week http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88416/legend-finishes-wwe-week/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88416/legend-finishes-wwe-week/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:30:15 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88416 Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed on Twitter that he is no longer officially under contract with WWE.

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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed on Twitter that he is no longer officially under contract with the company after this week. Ross tweeted the following:

Tomorrow is my last, legal day w/ @WWE It was a great 21 year run. Best biz decision ever was coming to WWE’93. Grateful to all involved.

— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 23, 2014

 

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Has WWE changed its relationship with fans? http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88428/wwe-changed-relationship-fans/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88428/wwe-changed-relationship-fans/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88428 I feel the WWE has changed its relationship with its fans, and that is a good thing.

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I feel the WWE has changed its relationship with its fans, and that is a good thing.

Chris Harrington here does a great job explaining what the WWE Network numbers are and what they should be. He gives 10 ways he believes that the network can improve said low numbers. One idea he doesn’t list is improve the actual content on television.

This week’s Monday Night Raw was viewed by and average of 4.43 million viewers.  This is a great number and an excellent way to directly target wrestling fans.  WWE did a great job of this by running a few excellent angles to get fans excited about SummerSlam 2014 which is an exclusive property of the network. We were treated to an excellent angle between Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella. I joked on Twitter that after that angle they could have the two women headline Wrestlemania. I was only half kidding, keeping the women apart in limited physical interactions is building a match up very well that we know won’t live up to the hype.

Brock Lesnar also made a return to the program as HHH’s plan C to challenge and take away John Cena’s title. This was Lesnar’s return to television after the Wrestlemania season where he got tons of coverage breaking the Undertaker’s streak.

The WWE is a diversified company that makes money a few different ways. This network is a huge investment and investors moving forward are going to judge the company fairly or unfairly based on the numbers it does. This is one area where fans actually have leverage due to the fact they want you to sign up. If the company continues to provide excellent television as it did last night, and do great build up to events like SummerSlam, the fans could be big winners in this new relationship.

— Alex Goff

 

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Ox Baker starts a riot in 1974 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88422/ox-baker-starts-riot-1974/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88422/ox-baker-starts-riot-1974/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:35:40 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88422 Ox Baker starts a huge riot in Cleveland while relentlessly heart-punching another wrestler.

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Vince Russo’s 10 biggest regrets in wrestling http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88386/vince-russos-10-biggest-regrets-wrestling/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88386/vince-russos-10-biggest-regrets-wrestling/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88386 10 things I would have done differently in the WWF, WCW and TNA if I could do it all over again.

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By Vince Russo:

You caught me on a good day. Much is going on in my life at the time, and it is truly time for me to just sit back and reflect. Life is all about decisions—we make some good ones, we make some bad ones. However, at the end of every life lesson, all that really matters is what did we learn about ourselves. How can we take each and every experience and make us better human beings for it. Because, quite frankly, that’s really all we can do with our mistakes. We can’t rewind, we can’t do over, we just have to live, learn and move on.

The things I would have done differently throughout my wrestling career didn’t really consist of “moments”. There weren’t too many “moments” in the wrestling business that had I decided to go another way, my life would be dramatically different. What I would have changed had to do with the important decisions that indeed did have a huge impact on my life.

So—let’s start at the beginning.

10. I Would Never Have Got Into The Wrestling Business In The First Place

There is no doubt about this. With all the highlights throughout my career that you think I may have experienced, there were at least 10 lowlights for every single one.

But, let me start from the beginning. The moment I made the decision to make professional wrestling my career, I knew right then that I was painting myself into a corner because my options would be very limited. If I had ever decided to leave WWF, where was I going to go? At that time, I knew that ECW wasn’t going to be a main stay. To me, it just never had the feel of turning into a full-fledged viable third promotion. It had nothing to do with Paul Heyman, or the talent that was there, but it did have everything to do with MONEY. So, if you ever wanted to explore other options—there was only WCW. You had no other options. You weren’t working for a mobile phone provider where you have 10 options—you had ONE.

This is something that I still deal with today. When you have a resume that consists of 23 years of sports entertainment—exactly what are you going to do with that?

Read the rest of the article here!

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TNA star suggests WWE copied a storyline http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88359/tna-star-suggests-wwe-copied-storyline/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88359/tna-star-suggests-wwe-copied-storyline/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88359 TNA champion Bobby Lashley suggested that WWE's new stable is a copy of his stable with MVP and Kenny King.

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As seen on RAW last night, a new stable was formed with Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley suggested that WWE’s new stable is a copy of his stable with MVP and Kenny King in TNA.

Lashley tweeted:

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. @The305MVP @KennyKingPb2

MVP re-tweeted Lashley’s message with a wink face.

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Could WWE sue CM Punk? http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88390/wwe-sue-cm-punk/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88390/wwe-sue-cm-punk/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:18:39 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88390 Things may not exactly be done yet as far as WWE and CM Punk are concerned.

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WWE is that things may not exactly be done yet as far as the CM Punk issue is concerned.

Punk, whose WWE contract officially expired recently, noted during a recent interview that he will “never” return to WWE again.

While nothing is official at this point, there is at least some talk going around the company regarding a possible lawsuit against Punk for breach of contract.

There aren’t a lot of specific details regarding this story as of right now, however it is known that there are many people very high up in WWE who are less than pleased with how everything went down with Punk.

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Incredible Hulk Hogan vs. Dominic DeNucci from January 1980 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88351/incredible-hulk-hogan-vs-dominic-denucci-january-1980/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88351/incredible-hulk-hogan-vs-dominic-denucci-january-1980/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:47:32 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88351 The Incredible Hulk Hogan takes on Dominic DeNucci in Madison Square Garden on January 21, 1980.

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The Incredible Hulk Hogan takes on Dominic DeNucci in Madison Square Garden on January 21, 1980.

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Match of the Week: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Reby Sky http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88346/match-week-cheerleader-melissa-vs-reby-sky/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88346/match-week-cheerleader-melissa-vs-reby-sky/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:50:43 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88346 Cheerleader Melissa makes her return to APW, where she first trained to be a wrestler, to take on the vivacious Reby Sky.

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This week’s ClickWrestle Match of the Week is Cheerleader Melissa vs. Reby Sky from May 24, 2014.  Cheerleader Melissa makes her return to APW, where she first trained to be a wrestler, to take on the vivacious Reby Sky. Melissa has created a very strong career for herself since she was last seen in the federation and Reby Sky is very much an amateur compared to her. But Reby Sky is very talented and it is possible that she could walk away with the victory.

All week, this match’s price will be cut in half: from $2.49 to just $1.25.

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Revisting a classic ROH match http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88332/revisting-classic-roh-match/ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/88332/revisting-classic-roh-match/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=88332 AJ Styles and Bryan Danielson battle to become the first ever owner of the ROH Number One Contender trophy.

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As I mentioned in a previous article, I did not like Xavier as ROH Champion at all. I didn’t see the reason for this title reign, who he sucked up to, or why ROH thinks he deserved it. His matches were not intriguing, nor did they didn’t really catch my attention. So luckily, Ring of Honor created a “secondary title” that at the time was more interesting and intriguing than the World Title picture itself.

Seeing how Ring of Honor was a young and upcoming promotion in 2002, the only title it had at that time was the Ring of Honor Title. It didn’t have the status of the World Title. The status of World Title would happen at the crossover show with F.W.A. in England, when Samoa Joe decided to defend the ROH title. During the time that Xavier held the ROH Title there was a ranking system the promotion created and the person on top of that ranking system would hold the created “Number One Contendership Trophy”. This trophy can be defended against other opponents and made you eligible to go for a shot at the ROH Title. This “title” could be considered a secondary title similar to the Intercontinental Title in W.W.E.’s world. Ironically, some of the matches where this trophy was on the line were the best matches.

One of those matches was the first ever match to determine the first ever owner of the Number One Contender trophy. When I say first match, I actually mean when the actual trophy was on the line. When the concept was first brought up, ROH at “All Star Extravaganza” decided to have a Gauntlet Series to decide the winner. The participants were C.M. Punk, Michael Shane, Paul London, The Amazing Red, A.J. Styles and Bryan Danielson. When all was said and done, the final two competitors would be A.J. Styles and Bryan Danielson. The match we will talk about here.

Bryan Danielson was established as a main ROH talent, after already having some great matches in ROH, despite having some leaves of absences for Japanese commitments. Up to this point, A.J. Styles could not be considered a main ROH guy. He got eliminated in the second round of the ROH Title tournament. He defended the T.N.A. title in another show, and lost a title match against Low Ki for the ROH Title. This match was awesome for the time. Revisiting it, the match is as good today as it was back then. Unfortunately, as for lots of ROH matches in 2002, this might be only for hardcore fans.

Bryan Danielson is the first to come out, with A.J. Styles to follow. Both men shake hands as the fans chant.

Both men lock their hands up and struggle for position, but turns into a neutral struggle.

They lock arms again and again battle for position. Dragon and Styles go back and forth with some great mat wrestling too hard to keep up with, as the fans get up and applaud both men.

A.J. Styles tackles Dragon to the floor as both men go back to mat wrestling back and forth as then get into the ropes and the ref breaks it up.

Again they lock hands and struggle for position. Dragon takes Styles into the corner as they eventually break it up.

Again they lock hands and Dragon goes behind Styles into a full nelson as Styles reverses it, but Dragon re-reverses it into a headlock. A.J. Styles leads Dragon into the ropes as Dragon comes off and shoulder blocks A.J. Styles to the ground. Dragon goes for Styles on the floor with a front face lock.

Styles fights it off and they are both struggling for position for a while until Dragon gets another front face lock on.

A.J. Styles fights it off and applies a type of head lock, as both men get to their feet, with Dragon breaking the hold, twisting the arm of Styles and applying a standing head lock. Styles punches Dragon in the gut, as Dragon runs off the ropes with Styles nailing a dropkick for a two count.

Styles picks up Dragon and hits a chop to the chest and a forearm to the head. Styles Irish whips Dragon into the ropes which Dragon reverses with a drop toe hold with Styles slipping to the outside. Dragon runs as if he will dive outside but Styles ducks as Dragon then slips to the outside.

Dragon nails a European uppercut on Styles. Dragon whips Styles to the barricade but Styles jumps the guard rail, turns around and super kicks Dragon. Styles picks up Dragon and drops him across the guardrail throat first and then kicks him while he is down. Styles picks up Dragon and throws him back into the ring, and goes for the pin but Dragon grabs the ropes at one.

Styles picks Dragon up and hits a side backbreaker into a gutbuster. Styles picks Dragon up again and hits two forearms which drop Dragon to the floor for a two count. Styles picks up Dragon, and with a forearm to the forehead, as both men lock up hands.

Dragon monkey flips Styles over but both men still hang onto the lock as Styles gets up and gives Dragon a monkey flip of his own with both still hanging on.

Dragon head butts Styles three times, but Dragon falls to the ground. Styles goes for Dragon but Dragon kicks him in the head. As Styles is groggy on the ropes Dragon kicks him. Dragon places Styles’ arm under Styles’ head and stomps down on it. Dragon then grinds his foot into Styles’s armpit and drops a knee on his arm and goes for a knuckle lock on the ground.

Styles knees Dragon in the back, but Dragon holds onto a face lock. Dragon gets him up, twists the arm and nails a chop, as both men chop each other and Dragon backdrops Styles onto the ground for a two count.

Dragon places Styles arm on the ropes and nails a series of head butts. Dragon nails a European Uppercut that drops Styles to the ground as Dragon grabs Styles arm but Styles retaliates with two forearms, jumps off the ropes and hits a sunset flip for two. Dragon gets up and stomps Styles in the head five times.

Dragon picks up Styles and goes for a back drop but Styles reverses in into a backdrop and Chancellor. They get up as they reverse each other until Styles goes for his infamous off the ropes reverse D.D.T. but Dragon reverses it into a gut wrench suplex for two.

Dragon’s eye is bleeding!

Dragon hits a European Uppercut as Styles nails a forearm as Dragon hits Styles with two European Uppercuts that drop Styles to the outside.

Styles crawls back inside as Dragon goes for a vertical suplex but Styles reverses it into a brain buster. Both men are down. Styles gets up first and goes for a moon lock. Styles reverses it, which makes it more painful. Styles varies the moon lock into a standing moon lock as Dragon grabs Styles and does a lock of his own. Both men have the moon lock on at the same time. Both men pull back and forth for leverage as the ref calls for stalemate. Both men let go.

Styles grabs Dragon and goes for a vertical suplex with Dragon landing on his feet and Styles nailing a neck breaker, for a two.

Styles nails a forehead and Irish whips Dragon into the ropes. Dragon reverses it, Styles jumps into Dragon’s arms (forget the name of the hold) and Dragon locks on a full nelson. Styles breaks it up but Dragon hits a German suplex and holds it for two.

Dragon nails a D.D.T. on Styles and goes to the top rope. Dragon nails a flying head butt bleeding eye and all and gets a two.

Dragon nails a European Uppercut, Irish whips Styles into the ropes, Styles ducks a clothesline, Dragon ducks a clothesline and Styles nails Dragon with a spinning back roundhouse kick. The camera shows a close up of the bleeding eye. Styles grabs Dragon from behind, nails a German suplex holds on, turns it into a back suplex, but midair he drops Dragon face first for a two count.

Styles pulls Dragon close to the corner, climbs the top rope but Dragon gets up, punches Styles as Styles gets crotched. Dragon climbs the ropes, and nails a super back suplex with Styles flipping over. Both men are down. Dragon gets Styles over and Styles gets a foot on the ropes.

Dragon nails a European Uppercut, but Styles hits back with a forearm to the case. Dragon returns one of his own. Then both men hit each other with slaps. Dragon goes for the spinning forearm and misses. Styles goes for a spinning clothesline and misses. Bothe men then connect at the same time with spinning clothesline and are down.

Both men get to their knees and exchange chops to the chest. They change to slaps, with Dragon then grabbing Styles nose leading him into the corner. Dragon is irate, nails a chop, a forearm, another chop, a European Uppercut, another chop and another European Uppercut. Dragon whips Styles into the opposite corner, runs towards Styles but Styles nails a back elbow, jumps onto the ropes grabs Dragon after a moonsault and nails a reverse D.D.T. for a two.

Styles calls for the Styles clash and nails it, but Dragon kicks out at two!!!!

Styles goes for the pin again but another two.

Styles picks up Dragon goes for a German suplex, but Dragon reverses it into a Dragon suplex which Styles kicks out of at two.

Dragon goes for the cattle mutilation (not the yes lock, for you WWE junkies. I wish he would use this submission) in the middle of the ring, and then turns it into a pin for two.

Dragon climbs the ropes, but Styles gets up and nails a forearm on Dragon and climbs the ropes. Dragon shoves Styles off the second rope, but Styles nails another forearm to the head. Styles goes for a superplex but Dragon shoves him off. Dragon gets up, but Styles leans into the ropes causing Dragon to crotch himself. Styles grabs him for the Styles Clash, but Dragon holds onto the ropes, but Styles bashes his head into the turnbuckle two or three times so that Dragon will let go, but Dragon won’t let go. So Styles drops him to the ground like a power bomb, picks him up again and power bombs him again. Picks him up a third time and nails the Styles Clash for the win!

The first ever Number One Contendership Trophy Holder, A.J. STYLES!

— Jose Perez, OWW columnist

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