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Posts by tag: Steve Austin

3 weeks ago

WWE Top 10 Video: World Championship Victories

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The WWE has posted one of the more interesting top 10 lists on its YouTube channel. The WWE ranks the top 10 WWE championship wins in a list that is bound to stir debate among wrestling fans.

Before I get into anything I just want to preface this by saying you have to take these lists for what they are. It is someone’s opinion the same as I have my opinion and you have yours. Thus there really is no right or wrong list when it comes to something this subjective. That said, this list is ridiculous!

10 – The Rock defeats Triple H (Backlash 2000) 9 – Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar (No Way Out 2004) 8 – Mankind defeats The Rock (Monday Night Raw, 1999) 7 – Randy Savage defeats Ted DiBiase (WrestleMania 4) 6 – Ultimate Warrior defeats Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania 6) 5 – Daniel Bryan defeats Batista, Randy Orton (WrestleMania 30) 4 – John ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 weeks ago

Happy 35th Birthday WWE Intercontinental Championship

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The WWE Intercontinental championship celebrates its 35th birthday today. The Inertcontinental title has wrapped around the waists of some of the greatest workers in WWE history. Its present value may be diminished but its place in history remains strong.

It is almost impossible for someone watching pro wrestling today to understand what the I-C title meant for several decades to WWE fans and wrestlers. At one time some would argue the best workers in the company were rewarded with this prestigious title. Today the title is more a curse than a blessing, but that doesn’t change 35 years of rich history.

The WWE recently ranked the top 25 champions in I-C history on WWE.com. I did my own ranking a ..click here to read more , , , ,

3 weeks ago

WWE.com Rank the Best Intercontinental Champions in History

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The WWE Intercontinental championship is just days away from turning 35 (and I will have an extensive blog on that next week) and WWE.com is looking back at the greats that held the title. WWE.com has ranked the top 25 champs of all-time and while they got many right, they got many wrong.

The intercontinental title means different things for fans of different WWE eras. For fans like me that started watching wrestling in 1982, the I-C title is the “worker’s championship”, a reward for the hardest workers in the company. For today’s fans, it is a title generally served to the low-mid carders with absolutely no prestige or value.

The WWE has started celebrating the 35th anniversary of the title early. WWE.com put together a controversial list of the top 25 Intercontinental title champions of all-time. Of course you have to take these lists with a grain of salt and understand ..click here to read more , , , ,

1 month 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 ..click here to read more ,

2 months 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 months ago

Happy Anniversary Austin 3:16 WWE1996 King of the Ring

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18 years ago on June 23, 1996 Steve Austin was able to capitalize on a unique opportunity and delivered a catchphrase that turned the pro wrestling business around. Happy 17th anniversary WWE King of the Ring 96 and Austin 3:16.

It is hard to imagine how different the pro wrestling business would have been if not for Austin’s performance at the 1996 King of the Ring. Austin was already breaking out but on that night he went from star to a superstar on the cusp of a phenomenon. It is even crazier to think about that if not for WCW signing away Hall and Nash, Austin 3:16 may have never even happened.

The original plans for the 1996 King of the Ring were booked for Hunter Hearst Helmsley to win the tournament. Triple H was booked to be in Austin’s spot, beating Marc Mero and Jake Roberts en route to a big ..click here to read more ,

3 months ago

Another Wrestling Mistake like Stone Cold Steve Austin?

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Professional wrestling is the kind of business where fans can look back 10-15 years later and ask, “What were they thinking?”

Never was that question asked so often as when “Stunning” Steve Austin was released by the WCW before he signed with Vinnie Mac and the boys in Stamford. Austin was one of the hidden gems in the company who released or misused or had the misfortune of going down with the sinking ship. He skills and craft was so “special” that even the great Ric Flair said of all the moves the company made over the years, letting Austin go was one of the worst.

Austin must not think so, mainly because he left one ship to ride another one, becoming one of the most popular characters of all time and helped define the “Attitude Era” of the WWE.

When the WWE made cuts this week that included 11 superstars (including one ..click here to read more ,

3 months ago

Steve Austin Talks Goldberg, WWE Stars, and One More Match

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Stone Cold Steve Austin has had some of the biggest matches in WWE history. Unfortunately there was still plenty of money left on the table due to a variety of circumstances, some of which Austin revealed in a recent media interview.

Anytime Stone Cold is going to talk to the media I am going to listen. Austin has turned into one of the more outspoken former WWE stars in recent months. The best Austin interviews are the ones he does with the wrestling media and a recent stop at Ring Rust Radio was no exception.

Austin covered a variety of topics on the interview. One of the more fascinating topics was when Austin was asked about guys he is disappointed he didn’t get to do a match or program with. Austin dropped some names, some obvious, and some not so ..click here to read more , , ,

3 months ago

Top 25 Best WWE B-Show PPV Events In History

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When you look past WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and even King of the Ring, what have been the best PPV events in WWE history? I pored through the last two decades of the promotion, and came up with this list of secondary-PPV excellence. All are recommended viewing on WWE Network.

25. Backlash 2009 (April 26, 2009 – Providence, RI)

After a largely-unfulfilling WrestleMania outside of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels’ timeless epic, WWE rebounded with a better show, surrounded by Chris Jericho’s battle with an ageless Ricky Steamboat, a tremendous Last Man Standing match with John Cena and Edge for the World Heavyweight belt, and Christian felling Jack Swagger to become ECW Champion. Tack Taker/Shawn onto this, make it four hours, and boom: a great WrestleMania.

24. No Mercy 1999 (October 17, 1999 – Cleveland, OH)

One of the few PPVs from 1999 that actually holds up years later, No Mercy took place ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 months ago

Top 25 Greatest Heel Turns in Pro Wrestling History

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Seth Rollins’ betrayal of his Shield teammates in favor of Evolution has drawn both shocked reactions and lukewarm reception from viewers. While it’s too early to stamp Rollins’ turn as a success or a failure, here’s a look at some of the wrestling history he’s up against, the twenty-five best shifts to the dark side ever.

25. Shawn Michaels Superkicks Hulk Hogan (July 4, 2005)

Would’ve meant more if WWE had stuck to Michaels’ heel run, but Hogan’s alleged refusal to lay down (ironic if you’re Michaels) killed the impact. Independence Day Raw ends with Hogan and Michaels passively celebrating a win, and Michaels landing Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere.

24. Terry Taylor Gradually Betrays Chris Adams (May 1987)

With UWF’s excitable Jim Ross calling each turn of the key, Taylor was conveniently absent for Hot Stuff International’s assaults on Adams, culminating with Taylor subtly allowing Adams to be pinned in a Tag ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 months ago

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks Rumored Heat With Hulk Hogan

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Arguably the two biggest stars in our history of professional wrestling are Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Rumors of heat spread throughout the dirt sheets and Internet for years between those two but according to Austin, it just wasn’t true.

The access to someone like Steve Austin weekly on a podcast is unprecedented. Austin hosts his podcast twice a week and shoots on everything and everyone. Austin has turned into a heck of an interviewer, but it is generally Austin who is the one dropping the 411 as he likes to call it.

Austin recently conducted a lengthy interview with his former WCW boss Eric Bischoff. The four-part podcast is fascinating on every level and there isn’t a topic that these guys don’t cover. One of the more interesting topics however was Hulk Hogan.

Austin and Bischoff were discussing Austin’s run in ECW and the controversial promos he cut when ..click here to read more ,

4 months ago

WWE Network: 10 Ric Flair Hidden Gems

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You have probably seen all of Ric Flair’s legendary matches at this point but what about the ones you missed? Thanks to the WWE Network, you can go back and see the gems that you missed. Here are 10 great ones you probably never heard of to get you started.

There are dozens of top Ric Flair matches blogs on the Internet and most contain the usual suspects. Flair’s matches with Terry Funk at the Bash 89, the Ricky Steamboat series, Sting at C.O.C I, and Randy Savage at WM 8 generally round out the list. Flair was so damned good throughout his career, that there are plenty of others that don’t get the same attention. I thought it would be fun to scan the WWE Network for 10 Flair hidden gems that are just as good the usual suspects, yet seem to fly under the radar on the typical lists ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

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