Despite always being given away on free TV, there was a time when Clash of the Champions was considered one of the biggest wrestling events in the world, on par with big shows like Wrestlemania. The shows featured a little bit of everything, from title matches, to great undercard bouts, to main events that were pay-per-view quality.
In existence for thirteen years, the show was seen twice a year or more, clocking in at thirty-five total installments. Currently, it has more installments than any other major wrestling show in U.S. history, a record WrestleMania won’t break for another eight years. The first show went head-to-head with WrestleMania IV in 1988, and was a huge success, main evented by Ric Flair defending the NWA World ..click here to read more
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One of the most fun components of pro wrestling growing up was the faction or stable. Evil managers generally assembled an all-star roster of top heels to organize for one sole purpose, destroy the top hero! Today I look back at the ten best stables in pro wrestling.
Some of the best memories of watching wrestling as a kid came from the stables. Whether it was Captain Lou Albano’s army of rotating villains challenging Bob Backlund, the Heenan Family’s obsession with Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan, or Dusty Rhodes getting jumped in a parking lot by the Four Horsemen, wrestling stables provided some of the best entertainment in the country.
I thought it would be fun to take a look back and countdown some of the best stables in pro wrestling. I compiled this list from a deep memory of old school wrestling, lots of tape watching in my later years, ..click here to read more
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While I don’t consider myself to be a booker or an armchair quarter back, I think that the WWE dropped the ball to turn John Cena heel at the Survivor Series. The company had the perfect setting at the perfect venue with the perfect match, and yet again they continue to keep Cena as a face.
I did not order the event because I felt that there was a 99.99% percent chance that WWE would not “pull the trigger” to turn Cena heel. Yet Cena was practically booed out of Madison Square Garden from what I read on various websites.
Creative could have had Cena turn on The Rock with him (Cena) joining up with The Miz and R-Truth to cause an “injury” storyline, followed by Cena taunting the crowd with how he is booed each ..click here to read more
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Kevin Nash has been (storyline) released from the WWE via Triple H on RAW this past Monday Night and also “future endeavored” on WWE.com for all to see. The “release” on WWE.com prompted many to wonder if he was actually in-fact released from the company or if it was a storyline, if you went with storyline you got that question right.
With all the recent Kevin Nash release hoopla from the WWE and without a single match under his belt during his brief time back on the main roster, one has to wonder…what was the point of bringing Kevin Nash back?
I have always been a Kevin Nash fan. While he may not be the greatest wrestling booker in the world (i.e. “Finger poke of Doom”), he has been a pretty entertaining talent in the world of wrestling ..click here to read more
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If you were watching WWE Raw Monday night, your ears probably perked up when the unmistakable theme of the nWo played as Kevin Nash made his way to the ring. All over Facebook, I saw posts like “Popped HUGE for the n.W.o theme!”, “nWo 2011?“, etc. Then, the match was made; CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash at WWE Night of Champions. As we saw later on, that match was changed to CM Punk vs. Triple H at Night of Champions 2011.
I, like many of you, was wondering why a match of that caliber is being used on a PPV event that’s not one of the “big four”. Then my mind started running & I thought to myself that this may very well be a revival of one of the most infamous stables in the history ..click here to read more
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Camel Clutch Blog writers Jeff Peck and Eric Gargiulo host the Still Real To Us podcast every week. The boys talk about all of the latest news and rumors in the world of WWE, TNA Wrestling, Ring of Honor, etc. every week on the podcast. If you enjoy our writings here or Eric’s Pro Wrestling Radio shows, check it out and give the show a try.
On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show, Jeff and Eric talk about SummerSlam and where the WWE goes from here. Is CM Punk better or worse than he was 8 weeks ago? Will Alberto Del Rio be a bigger star in the end than CM Punk? The boys also talk about the return of Kevin Nash with a slight difference of opinion ..click here to read more
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Monday, March 25th, 2002, University Park, Pennsylvania-Linda McMahon, the WWE CEO, opens up the show and explains the WWE draft. Ric Flair is the “owner” of WWF Raw and Vince McMahon is the “owner” of WWF Smackdown.
Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t able to be drafted, and is a free agent, and Triple H, Chris Jericho, and Stephanie McMahon couldn’t be drafted because they are in the main event on this card, wrestling for the Undisputed WWF Championship. Linda also stated that the draft will start next week on Raw. The rest of the 20 picks would be in the lottery on WWF.com later that night.
They’re at Penn State University for the first ever draft! The main event is Triple H defending the Undisputed WWF Championship against ..click here to read more
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After a disappointing go-home rating, many expected big things the night after all of the excitement surrounding the final moments of WWE Money in the Bank 2011. Unfortunately that excitement didn’t translate into big numbers.
If there was ever a RAW rating to watch, it was the July 18 RAW rating. As excited as most of the hardcore pro wrestling fans were about the CM Punk angle at Money in the Bank, all were left stunned when last week’s rating hit the newswire. How in the world could anyone not be into this angle?
The July 11 “Go-Home” RAW generated a 2.9 rating. Even as cynical as I was about this angle working, I was surprised the number was so low. The Punk defenders immediately came out and laid out ..click here to read more
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I thought I’d take advantage of the slow news day by plugging my latest pro wrestling podcast. Fellow CCB writer Jeff Peck and I host the Still Real To Us podcast every week. We talk about all of the latest news and happenings in the world of WWE, TNA Wrestling, Ring of Honor, etc. every week on the show. If you enjoy my writings here or my Pro Wrestling Radio shows, check it out and give the show a try.
On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show Jeff and I discuss one and only one topic, the New World Order and the Hulk Hogan heel turn. We take a look back on the 15th anniversary of arguably the biggest heel turn in ..click here to read more
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The WWE will send out fan surveys from time to time to get feedback on possible ideas. The latest WWE fan survey is about upcoming DVD releases. While the WWE has yet to commit to any of these, there are some fascinating DVD ideas on the table that are both exciting and a little surprising.
Topping the list is an idea to do a DVD collection paying tribute to former WWWF world champion, the Living Legend Bruno Sammartino. The WWE included Bruno Sammartino in the list of home video subjects currently under consideration. The DVD would mark the first WWE home video spotlighting Bruno in over 25 years. The WWE have produced DVDs on the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage without any involvement ..click here to read more
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Scott Hall is back in the news after a disturbing appearance at Top Rope Promotions which saw Hall stumbling in the ring, looking sloppy, and slurring his words. The night ended in the hospital with another chapter written in the never ending saga of turmoil known as the Scott Hall story.
The disappointing news comes a week after Scott Hall kept himself away from the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. It wouldn’t have been just any appearance for the former Razor Ramon. The appearance would have put Hall back in the headlines as part of The Kliq reunion following Shawn Michaels‘ induction speech. Instead, Hall decided to wait a week to make news of his own.
The saga started last week ..click here to read more
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Anyone who watched the end of Raw Monday night saw The Miz come out dressed up like The Rock and viciously attack his Wrestlemania 27 opponent, John Cena. Even though it was quite obvious who it was from the get go, the comedy of the gag stretched far past the impersonation, adding another depth to the growing persona of The Miz.
That got me thinking about some of the best pro wrestling mockeries and impersonations wrestlers have pulled on each other. While DX is clearly the king of these shenanigans (and The Rock being the butt end as well), some other worthy acts popped back up on my radar. When used sparingly and written sharply, the mock segment can be one of the most effective tools in advancing mic skills, collecting ..click here to read more
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