It’s Kenny! Mikey! And Johnny! They are the Spirit Squad, and they are the first Trio officially announced for King of Trios!
For the love of little kittens, CHIKARA, they NEED to go up against the Submission Squad!
😦! Well that is certainly unexpected!
The WWF Superstars pay tribute to Brian Pillman [October 6th, 1997]
On October 5th, 1997, Brian Pillman was set to take on Dude Love at the WWF Pay Per View Badd Blood. The match had all the workings of a possible classic, as both Pillman and Dude Love (Mick Foley) had worked together in other companies, and both were known for their unorthadox styles and unpredictable demeanors. What happened instead was truly tragic.
As the time came closer to Pillman’s match and he still hadn’t arrived at the arena, Jim Cornette was instructed to search for the whereabouts of Pillman. After a phone call was placed to the hotel in which Pillman had stayed, it was learned that he was reported dead as a result of arteriosclerotic heart disease, the same disease that had taken Pillman’s father.
Though the fans of the WWF had shown resentment for Pillman in recent months, after he’d brandished a gun on live television and had sided with Bret Hart in the Hart Foundation, the reception for his memorial was deafening. Beloved by several long-time wrestling fans, Pillman had a legendary career behind him, having teamed with Stone Cold Steve Austin in WCW as The Hollywood Blondes. His death was a straight shot through the heart of wrestling fans, who had grown to adore him for his lunacy and ability to shock audiences worldwide. He was only 35 years old.
His taste in suits has improved vastly since his ROH days, thank God.
Kazuchika Okada is not only a great wrestler (and adorable), but also seems to be a genuinely good person. Kudos to him for doing this.
“History will mark this day as the day that El Patron returned home. But the truth is, after listening to that grand reception, I don’t think El Patron ever left, because his heart belongs to you, it belongs to Mexico. A lot has been said about why I left, why I came back. Seven years ago I embarked on that dream, that adventure called America. And by suffering, blood, sweat and tears we showed North Americans and the entire world, that when you do things with heart, with passion, with love, and being humble under the eyes of God our Father, dreams do come true. Of course it wasn’t easy, and then came a day that the dream turned into a nightmare. Similar to many of you, or if not you, to family members of yours, who have gone to the other side looking for a better life for those that we love, I came across a monster, a monster called racism. Racism doesn’t distinguish sex, race, religion, color, it doesn’t care…if you have money, if you don’t have it. But this man that’s standing right here (points at his father Dos Caras), that has given me everything and has made me the person that I am, gave me the biggest gift a father can give his son – honesty and the spirit to triumph. He never lowered his head, so that I could learn to never lower it in front of anyone. I love you, Dad. In the U.S., they might be able to take my job, but they’ll never, ever take away my dignity and my pride. And on this night, my fellow Mexicans, I promise you and God that never again will someone come and disrespect my people, myself and all those that I love – because I am El Patron Alberto and I am Mexican ladies and gentlemen!”
Edge and Christian take the Ice Bucket Challenge [August 18th, 2014]
After being challenged by Tommy Dreamer, Adam Copeland (as he’s known now, but known then as Edge) takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. What he doesn’t expect is that Christian too was challenged, and isn’t against some old fashioned tomfoolery.
What I love about this video so much is seeing these two doing anything together, yet again. Edge and Christian were my favorite WWF tag team for years, so this video definitely warmed my heart. Can’t say the same for them, though!
Alberto Del Rio/El Patron making his return to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración and looking pretty damn awesome doing so.
Where was The Champ’s rally? The Five Knuckle Shuffle? That knowing grin he loves to throw the WWE Universe as if to say, “Yeah, I got this one”? They weren’t on display at the STAPLES Center. The only thing that was there was a monster with a black heart and two championship titles in his death grip.
For much of the match, the voice of a lone child could be heard chanting, “Let’s go, Cena!” By the time Brock Lesnar’s hand was raised in victory, the kid had fallen silent. Dreams had been dashed. Hopes had been crushed. And a Beast had become king."
— WWE.com (via saintdane05)
Match Of The Day:
Kevin Steen vs. Claudio Castagnoli
C*4 Wrestling - Rise Above
October 16th, 2009
C*4 Wrestling is a federation based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was started in 2007 and the full name is actually Capital City Championship Combat.
Today’s MOTD is “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs. Claudio Castagnoli, from C*4’s “Rise Above” event in 2009. I love both Steen and Castagnoli, so this one was an easy choice.