Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow and Brian Damage
This past week the WWE announced that as well as Smackdown going live in July, there would also be a brand split. Always keen to keep our fingers on the pulse, today’s Sunday Sermon will look at the ramifications of this move going forward and what it means for the product.
Craig Wilson & Brian Damage
It’s that time again as we look back at This Week in Wrestling. In this edition Craig discusses the departure from the WWE of Adam Rose, Brian shares his weekly dose of the more interesting pictures and videos that he’s stumbled upon this week and our look ahead to next week on the blog.
After yesterday’s bonus edition looking at WCW Slamboree, Jamie has spent another night in 1996 to bring us up to speed with the rest of the news from another busy week in the WWF and WCW. As always some context is needed to adjust our minds to life in 1996; a film version of 70’s TV show ‘Mission Impossible’ has just been released starring the wee man – Tom Cruise – and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls destroyed Shaq’s Orlando Magic (they won the series 4-0) to reach the NBA Finals. Anyway, let’s see who got destroyed in the wrestling ring in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …
In a bonus edition of ‘The Way We Was‘ our 1996 timeline reaches WCW’s latest pay per view; Slamboree. The main event saw The Giant defend his WCW Title against Sting while most of the other matches were part of the BattleBowl tournament. This involved random pairings of wrestlers competing in a tag team tournament to then reach a battle royal, the winner of which would be declared ‘Lord of The Ring’ and receive a coveted BattleBowl ring. So, let’s see who left Slamboree with gold around their waist and who left with gold around their finger… Continue reading
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow
The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely or poorly used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we Book or Cook Sin Cara. Continue reading
Today we have the second ‘Alternative Wrestling History‘ piece. Today we examine the situation surrounding the main event of Wrestlemania XIV. It’s been well documented that Shawn Michaels wasn’t the most stable champion the World Wrestling Federation has ever had during his third reign and there were many things that could’ve gone askew during one the most important main events of all time as a result. Continue reading
2008 saw a classic feud between Chris Jericho and ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels hog the limelight in the WWE. In this latest ‘A Moment in Time‘ piece, we look at one of the most memorable moments of that feud: when Chris Jericho punched Michaels’ wife. Continue reading