Matches from History: ‘In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede’ Main Event

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Craig Wilson

With Owen Hart being one of this blog’s favourite wrestlers and the impending release of a WWE DVD set on him, we’ve turned this week into a sort of ‘Owen Hart week’ on here. On the back of last week’s ‘Top Five Owen Hart Moments’ pieces, we look at one of the best matches he was involved in: the main event of the 16th In Your House event, The Canadian Stampede. Continue reading

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The Legion of Gloom: The WWF’s Tinkering of Monsters to Mannequins

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Brian Damage

When you talk about the greatest tag teams of all time…you’d be hard pressed not to mention the Road Warriors in that discussion. Hawk and Animal dominated the tag team ranks consistently wherever they traveled to. They won several regional titles, a Crockett Cup as well as the only team to win the AWA, WCW and WWF tag team belts in pro wrestling history.
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Top Five Survivor Series Teams

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Craig Wilson and Jamie Lithgow

This Sunday’s Survivor Series will see a main event of Team Cena featuring John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan take out Team Authority of Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev and new Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.

Today on the blog – in homage to that Survivor Series tradition – Craig and Jamie share their favourite teams to have competed at the event. Continue reading

Raw Rewind 18 August 1997

Craig Wilson

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On this #Rawrewind we take in the 18 August 1997 show. This week’s main event is HBK teaming with Triple H to face The Undertaker and Mankind whilst we’ll hear from Rocky Maivia regarding his decision to join The Nation of Domination.

Also on the show, LOD take on Owen Hart & The British Bulldog, The Patriot hopes to continue his push with a match against Vader and Brian Pillman hopes to end his stint wearing a dress when he faces Jesse James.

All the previous Raw Rewinds can be located here.

Champion Roll Call:

WWF Champion: Bret Hart
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Stone Cold Steve Austin
WWF Tag Team Champions: Stone Cold Steve Austin & Dude Love
WWF European Champion: The British Bulldog
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Raw Rewind: 26 May 1997

Craig Wilson

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This #Rawrewind takes in the show from 26 May 1997 and is headlined by WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldog & Owen Hart facing the reluctant tag team of Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Elsewhere, Ahmed will put his King of the Ring spot on the line against Vader whilst Goldust and Jerry Lawler will lock up with the winner advancing to the next round of the KoTR tournament.

All the previous Raw Rewinds can be located here.

Champion Roll Call:

WWF Champion: The Undertaker
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart
WWF Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart and the British Bulldog
WWF European Champion: The British Bulldog
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Why I miss the cartoon wrestling world of the early 90s

Craig Wilson

Growing up watching the then World Wrestling Federation was great fun. On one hand there were the heroes such as Hulk Hogan, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan and the Ultimate Warrior that everyone cheered alongside the bad guys in Sgt. Slaughter, Andre the Giant and the Undertaker that the crowd loathed. Those were great and simpler times.

The most successful tag team in wrestling history The Legion of Doom

The over the top gimmicks of stars such as the viking character of The Berserker, the corrections officer Big Boss Man, a petty thief in the Repo Man, Doink the Clown and Papa Shango, a witch doctor. Continue reading