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4 days ago

Hulk Hogan Wants One More WWE Match

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The Hulkster is at it again! The only person that thinks he hasn’t seen the last Hulk Hogan match is Hulk Hogan. Hogan is not ready to say the word retire just yet and his mind, he has one more match left in him and wants it in a WWE ring.

Hogan appeared on the Matthew Aaron Show recently where he claimed that he has one more match left in him. The Hulkster has one goal in mind and that is to wrestle in a WWE ring one more time. According to the Hulkster, it is not a question of whether he can go, it is a matter of putting the match together.

“Brother, my goal is to perform in the ring again, it’s not if, it’s when, I’ve been training like crazy, my back doesn’t hurt at all, my back’s perfect, (Hulk has had 9 back surgeries) now I’ve finally got ..click here to read more

2 weeks ago

SummerSlam Facts and Stats Even Hardcore WWE Fans Probably Forgot

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SummerSlam Facts and Stats Even Hardcore WWE Fans Probably Forgot

Vince McMahon loved playing “anything you can do, I can do better” with Jim Crockett, his chief rival in the wrestling wars of the 1980s.

Every event Crockett promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance held, the WWF countered with an event of their own. The NWA had Starrcade. Vince McMahon and the WWF created Wrestlemania. The two companies went back and forth creating pay-per-view events until finally Crockett went bankrupt and sold his company to Ted Turner.

Even though Vince had won, he still wasn’t finished cashing in on the pay-per-view model. After Wrestlemania, Survivor Series, and the Royal Rumble, the WWF needed an event to close out the summer. Thus, in 1988, SummerSlam was born.

The WWE considers SummerSlam the second biggest event of the wrestling year (after Wrestlemania) and this year’s match-up of John Cena and Brock Lesnar promises to be an event for the ages. SummerSlam 2014 prompted us to ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

2 weeks ago

Hulk Hogan WWE RAW Birthday Videos

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Check out this collection of videos from WWE Monday Night RAW’s Hulk Hogan 61st birthday celebration. The celebration featured the return of legends, a reunion and even a survey in one of the most entertaining segments of the year.

I loved every second of this segment. I have to say that I love the way that Roddy Piper still sells his hatred for Hulk Hogan 30 years later. The scowl on Piper’s face was just simply awesome. I am a big Paul Orndorff fan but he certainly looked out of place here. At one point I thought to myself how cool it would have been for Randy Savage to come out if he were still alive. Imagine that pop!

Speaking of pops, the n.W.o. reunion turned out better than anyone could have expected. There have been numerous reports of Scott Hall falling off of the wagon in recent months on the independents ..click here to read more , , , , , , , ,

2 weeks ago

Jack Swagger, Tag Teams and Other Wrestling Thoughts

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It’s a good thing to have someone in the wrestling business fighting for Old Glory again. The idea to make Jack Swagger a “Real American” in terms of fighting for his country and having the thousands in attendance each week cheering for the USA is one of the trademark spot of the older wrestling generation.

Whether it was Hulk Hogan or Sgt. Slaughter or Jim Duggan, there has always been someone to jump at the chance to fight for the country he loves and create controversy. But what happens when the man who fights for our country doesn’t have anyone to fight anymore?

The program between Swagger and Rusev has been good for the WWE over the past month, but it should end at SummerSlam. What happens to Swagger then? Fan support in this case is not as much for Swagger as it is for Zeb Colter, who has tugged at the ..click here to read more , , ,

2 weeks ago

25 signs you are a 1980s WWF wrestling fan

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Many of us who liked 80s pro wrestling and watched such WWF shows as Championship Wrestling and Prime Time Wrestling (the precursor to the WWE’s Raw) have grown nostalgic for those golden days. After hours and hours of scientific research, I have concluded that you may be a WWF pro wrestling fan from the 1980s if:

2 weeks ago

Stone Cold Steve Austin Compares Legacies With Hulk Hogan

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Stone Cold Steve Austin may not have wanted to work with Hulk Hogan in 2002 but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t respect the Hulkster. Austin was recently asked to compare their legacies and his answer may surprise you.

If there was a Mount Rushmore of WWE legends there is no question that Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin would be on that mountain. That is why it always fascinating to hear Austin and Hulk talk about one another. The fact that they never worked together adds to the mystique of this fairy tale rivalry. Yet Austin has gone out of his way in recent years to pay the Hulkster his respect and squash any implied heat.

Austin recently talked about perceived heat with Hulk on his podcast and claimed there was never any real animosity between the two. Austin recently did a media stop and the subject ironically came up once ..click here to read more ,

3 weeks ago

50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

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50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

So here it is! The ultimate compilation of great and historic SummerSlam WWE matches. Here are the 50 greatest matches ever from the biggest party from the WWE summer extravaganza.

50. MILLION DOLLAR CHAMPIONSHIP: TED DIBIASE VS. VIRGIL (August 26, 1991 – New York, NY) One of the most underrated matches in WWE history, and Virgil’s greatest match ever, sees Virgil pay off years of indifferent abuse from Dibiase, knocking him out on an exposed turnbuckle, all while Rowdy Roddy Piper, Virgil’s motivator, did one hell of an acting job at the commentary table.

49. ROCKERS/TITO SANTANA VS. FABULOUS ROUGEAU BROTHERS/RICK MARTEL (August 28, 1989 – East Rutherford, NJ) Go ahead, find the weakest worker in the match, I dare you. Just a tremendous back and forth contest with three skilled faces, and three heels who knew the formula. Just think, if Strike Force never broke up, this would have been an amazing TLC ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 weeks ago

WWE Network Review: The Main Event 88

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The WWE Network has recently added the majority of the Saturday Night’s Main Event collection. What better show to start with than the one that featured the most watched televised show in World Wrestling Entertainment history!

Episode 37 of SNME is not technically SNME as it was branded the “Main Event”. The Main Event aired on a Friday night in prime time on February 5, 1988. The show featured without question the biggest rematch in WWE history pitting Hulk Hogan against Andre the Giant in a singles match for the first time since their historic WrestleMania 3 bout. The three-match card only ran an hour yet those 60-minutes were record breaking. It was also newsworthy for what down inside of the ring and out.

You won’t find a bigger event by the numbers. The live broadcast remains the most watched wrestling program in American television history bringing in a whopping 33 million viewers with ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

4 weeks ago

10 Hulk Hogan Alternatives To Be WWF Champion In 1984

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10 Hulk Hogan Alternatives To Be WWF Champion In 1984

I am not a big fan of “what ifs” but a recent podcast discussion got me thinking. What would have happened in 1984 if Hulk Hogan wasn’t available to the WWF? Who could Vince McMahon Jr. pick to beat the Iron Sheik and lead his quest to take over the world of pro wrestling?

A recent podcast at drew my attention to this topic. The guys had a fascinating discussion about the best choice to become WWWF champion in 1978 if Bob Backlund wasn’t available? The podcast immediately prompted me to think about the same question but in regards to a Hogan-alternative. Thus it didn’t take long to stop the podcast and start typing this blog.

So here is the scenario. Hulk Hogan is unavailable to Vince McMahon for whatever reason. Whether he is injured or preferred to stay in the AWA and work his New Japan gig, he ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

1 month ago

The Lovable Losers: Top 10 Memorable 1980s WWF Jobbers

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One of the most fun memories I have of being a pro wrestling fan were the jobbers. I spent many Saturdays watching WWE (WWF) stars squash preliminary wrestlers in one-sided affairs. Today I pay tribute to these unsung warriors and look back at the most memorable WWF jobbers of the 80s.

Please don’t misunderstand this blog. I am not here to make fun of these lovable losers. I am here to pay tribute and honor the brave who stood up to Big John Studd in the face of a bear hug, were clawed to unconsciousness by Blackjack Mulligan, and were showered by the spit of Captain Lou Albano. Yes, pro wrestling would not be the same for an hour every Saturday if not for these forgotten warriors.

Keep in mind a few things when reading the list. One, I am only looking ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

The 25 Greatest Moments From WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event History – The Classic Years

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The 25 Greatest Moments From WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event History – The Classic Years

With WWE adding Saturday Night’s Main Event to its Network archives this week, fans of that age are no doubt thrilled. I speak for myself as well when I think of the joys as a kid of staying up late on the weekends to catch headline wrestlers in marquee matches on free television.

Sure, Monday Night Raw’s diluted the allure of that by running through matches with name wrestlers week after week until there’s nothing special about anyone, but things were different in 1980s. The weekends were filled with jobber matches, while the top guys were held apart from each other. Pay-per-view encounters were one thing, but the five or six times you got Saturday Night’s Main Event, you were provided with 90 minutes of must-see television, with Vince McMahon’s carnie drawl, Jesse Ventura’s cartoonish gravitas, Mean Gene’s hype-filled inquisitions, and the best of the 1980s WWE roster playing it all ..click here to read more , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

Top 10 WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event Matches

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Saturday Night’s Main Event is expected to land on the WWE Network today. With 36 shows and over 3000 minutes of matches where do you even start? You would start with the ten best SNME matches as determined by a blogger who has seen them all!

I loved Saturday Night’s Main Event. It brought not only the expected feuds but even a few dream matches to free television for wrestling fans. The matches were always fast paced as the WWE generally would try to squeeze 4-5 in an hour which made for some excellent matches. The WWE Network is getting them all today so I thought it would be a great time to dig deep into the archives and create a must-see list for first-time viewers.

WWE championship: Hulk Hogan vs. Terry Funk (SNME #4) – This match rarely gets the love it so rightly deserves. Terry Funk was on his game here ..click here to read more , , , , ,

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