Owen Hart achieved so many things during his WWF career. He was an Intercontinental and European champion, a tag team champion, a Slammy award winner and a King of the Ring winner. For many of Owen’s fans, the one title that alluded him and deserved so richly was the WWF title. For one night in August of 1994, the ‘King of Harts’ unlocked that achievement…even for just a minute or so.
After a rather unmemorable stint in the WWF as a part of the ‘Make A Difference’ Fatu angle in 1995, The Samoan Gangsta Party were brought into ECW in 1996. Originally named Gangstas in Paradise consisting of Sammy the Silk and ‘Big’ Matty Smalls, the tag team was immediately thrust into the world tag team title picture and feuded with one of ECW’s top teams in the Gangstas (Mustafa Saed and New Jack).
Back in the 1980’s, the World Wrestling Federation was “kayfabe” governed by one man. The official title was president of the WWF. That man was none other than Jack Tunney. Sure, there other WWF Presidents before and after Tunney…but none had the impact that he had from his run that started in 1984 and ended in 1995.
As the Monday Night Wars were heating up between bitter rivals in WCW and the WWF…it was WCW who was getting the better of Vince McMahon’s once untouchable wrestling empire. World Championship Wrestling decided to go head to head with the World Wrestling Federation on Monday night’s by creating the Monday Nitro program. They also swooped in and signed away two of the WWF’s top talents in Kevin Nash (Diesel) and Scott Hall (Razor Ramon). With his back against the wall, Vince McMahon decided to fight fire with fire and in June of 1996…he did just that by signing then wrestling’s hottest commodity in Brian Pillman. Continue reading →
In November of 1986, during a taping of WWF Superstars…The Macho Man Randy Savage defended his Intercontinental Title against Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat. During the course of the match, Savage snapped and brutally attacked Steamboat. First, Savage dropped a double ax handle from the top rope onto the back of Steamboat’s head while draped over the metal barricade. Then Savage dragged an obviously injured Steamboat into the ring and grabbed the time keepers bell. Savage then climbed the top rope and drove the bell into Steamboat’s throat. Continue reading →
For weeks, former pro wrestler Magnum TA was serving as a color commentator for NWA wrestling. During a world tag team title match that pitted the tag champions Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard versus Lex Luger and Barry Windham…the members of the Four Horsemen were continually getting outside interference from their manager JJ Dillon. Fed up, Magnum left the broadcast position and went to ringside with a baseball bat. Magnum wound up using the bat on Dillon and Blanchard causing Luger and Windham to get disqualified. Continue reading →
In this latest ‘A Moment in Time‘ we look back at one of the most iconic moments in wrestling history: when ‘Superfly’ Jimmy Snuka appeared on Piper’s pit, a segment that created a memorable feud that lasted for many years.Continue reading →