TNA Lockdown just took place, the one TNA event each year where every match takes place in a steel cage. While the event has a couple of matches that might be amazing, here are five cage matches from the history of the WWE, WCW and NWA that rank as the best of all time.
5. Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko (WWF Showdown at Shea 1980)
This match was the culmination of one of the hottest feuds in all of professional wrestling, as Larry Zbyszko had been billed as Bruno Sammartino’s prize pupil for many years until frustration led him to the point that he laid out Sammartino with a chair. Zbyszko immediately became the biggest heel in the world and that led to this, the biggest cage match of all time at this period in wrestling history.
Even when you are considered one of the best performers in your business, that doesn’t mean things will go smoothly. That is especially the case when it comes to the pro wrestling business.
Case is point: Davey Richards (Wesley Richards) who is thought of by many as one of the best wrestlers in the business right now along with his tag-team partner Eddie Edwards. The two made a name for themselves at Ring of Honor as the American Wolves, having an incredible string of great matches over most of the last six years.
Even when they weren’t paired together, they still excelled with both of them winning the singles world championship in ROH, a promotion that is known for its excellent matches that sets the bar very high in front of a very critical audience.
Dailywrestlingnews.com reports TNA live event results from Knoxville, TN on March 2, 2014
Report by William Ramsey
1. Manik and Kenny King beat Zema Ion and Chris Sabin. King and Manik danced with Zema’s headphones on during the match. They celebrated after the match with a great dance off as well. The choreography of this match was awesome by all four guys.
2. Ethan Carter III beat Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernum in a handicap match.. EC3 was on offense for most of the match and the ending seemed very predictable. It didn’t seem to hold the crowd the way other matches did.
Anything can happen at a TNA Wrestling Live Event, and that was certainly the case on Sunday night in Morgantown, West Virginia, as The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) defeated The BroMans (Robbie E and Jessie Godderz) to become the NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions!
WCW, WWE, and ECW star Big Vito Lo Grasso recently appeared on The Undisputed Wrestling Show with “The Prophet” Rick Craig and Zane Pasley to discuss his time wrestling all over the world, wrestling with a dress on, and his wrestling academy (www.bigvito.com).
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://wrestlingrecaps.com and was written by Austin Skinner.
I do not follow Total Nonstop Action Wrestling or its weekly episodic Impact Wrestling show on Thursday nights. I haven’t even watched a full episode of TNA Wrestling since they attempted to go head-to-head with the WWE’s Monday Night Raw. However, during the last aired episode of Impact, a debut promo was played and my interest was instantly grabbed as I found out about it later on. What is old can again be new and this debut may be a new and fantastic opportunity for TNA to grab a lot of eyes on Thursday nights…
In this video Jeff Jarrett issues his first comments since leaving TNA. He talks about what he has been up to and where he thinks the pro wrestling business is headed. This is an interesting interview!