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Throwback Thursday – Bret and Owen: 25 years later

If you’re one of the cool kids like me then you for sure know today is the 25th anniversary of Bret and Owen Hart’s iconic cage match at Summerslam 94. For those of you who inexplicably haven’t seen it, I have half a mind to call your mothers. The entire angle is an absolute masterpiece, following…

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Throwback Thursday – 1993 King of the Ring

The first-ever pay per view King of the Ring winner was none other than Bret “Hitman” Hart, when he won the 1993 tournament by beating Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, and Bam Bam Bigelow (Bret’s busy night also included telling off Hulk Hogan in a much-publicized backstage altercation during the event). During the coronation ceremony, however,…

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Throwback Thursday – King of the Ring

This past week on RAW it was announced that the King of the Ring would be returning after a four-year hiatus with the tournament taking place over a number of weeks, culminating at the upcoming Clash of Champions. Since its debut in 1985, the King of the Ring has been won by a who’s who…

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Ranking Summerslam Intros

Few things are more important for a wrestling event than setting the right tone, right off the bat. It creates an atmosphere that will be carried over throughout the evening, both with the live crowd and with the audience at home. The WWF/E has always been on another level when it comes to production and…

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Harley Race – The Greatest Wrestler

Last Thursday the wrestling world lost “the greatest wrestler to ever walk God’s green earth”, as the legendary Harley Race passed away at the age of 76. If you followed wrestling prior to the 1980s, you are probably quite familiar with Race’s body of work. His eight runs with the NWA World Heavyweight Championship made…

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Throwback Thursday – 1994 Summerslam: Razor Ramon w/ Walter Payton vs Diesel w/ HBK

“23,000 fans are ready to rock the house”, shouts Vince McMahon as “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon walks the aisle flanked by legendary Chicago Bear “Sweetness” Walter Payton. Why this match doesn’t get more love, I’ll never understand. The 1994 edition of Summerslam is remembered for a lot of things: Bret and Owen’s spectacular cage…