Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History... - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply

Old 07-13-2012, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
theidealstranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,377
theidealstranger 501 - 1000theidealstranger 501 - 1000theidealstranger 501 - 1000theidealstranger 501 - 1000theidealstranger 501 - 1000theidealstranger 501 - 1000
Default Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

Rank various breakthrough events/moments in wrestling history? Find my top 10 list below, add or remove any as you see fit.

1) Hogan Slamming Andre
2) Undertaker "dying" and coming back
3) Montreal Screwjob
4) Austin's "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass"
5) Hogan's heel turn in WCW and formation of NWO
6) Shane Douglas slamming NWA belt calling out ECW's name as Extreme Championship Wrestling
7) The Madusa Incident
8) Fingerpoke of Doom
9) Mankind's win announced in WCW before relay
10) Mankind being thrown down the cell by Undertaker
theidealstranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 07-13-2012, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Been there, done that, and got the T-shirt, son, and you're just doing reruns.
 
Elipses Corter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 10,055
Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500Elipses Corter 9001 - 9500
Default Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

10. The Madusa Incident
9. Undertaker "dying" and coming back
8. Mankind being thrown down the cell by Undertaker
7. Fingerpoke of Doom
6. Mankind;s win announced in WCW before relay
5. Austin's "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass"
4. Hogan slamming Andre
3. Shane Douglas slamming NWA belt calling out ECW's name as Extreme Championship Wrestling (which he didn't do, it was still Eastern)
2. Montreal Screwjob
1. Hogan's heel turn in WCW and formation of NWO
Elipses Corter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
peachchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 558
peachchaos 251 - 500peachchaos 251 - 500peachchaos 251 - 500peachchaos 251 - 500peachchaos 251 - 500
Default Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

Those are all really important. Here are a few more:

- Hogan beating the Iron Sheik for the WWF Championship
- Wrestlemania/Clash of the Champions and Starrcade/Survivor Series going head-to-head, laying the groundwork for the Monday night wars
- Flair showing up in WWF with the Big Gold Belt
- Mike Tyson's involvement in WrestleMania 14
- Goldberg beating Hogan in the Georgia Dome
- Jerry Lawler/Andy Kaufman
- Austin vs. Vince interrupted by Dude Love (when Raw finally won in the ratings)
peachchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 01:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
Old School, cause I'm an old fool....
 
Greenlawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The South
Posts: 1,998
Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000Greenlawler 1501 - 2000
Default Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

Interesting I would qualify mine as since 1970 since I have little knowledge of what was of major impact pre 1970.

To me number one is a series of events that is truly number 1 imo.

1. Verne Gagne reverses Hogan's AWA title win over Bockwinkle, Hogan leaves for WWF and Hulkamania is born.
2. Ric Flair returns to the ring after planecrash with new look and attitude
3. Dusty Rhodes turns face in match with Pak Song
4. Hogan NWO heel turn
5. Austin declares "Austin 3:16"
6. Lawler slaps Kauffman on David Letterman
7. Dr. D David Schultz slaps Stosel on 20/20
8. WWE turns the Rock heel and lets him take the mic as a member of the NoD
9. Montral Screwjob
10. Nash over Goldberg, the start of the end for WCW
Greenlawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 01:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
Its Yer'sel
 
wkdsoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,964
wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500wkdsoul 4001 - 4500
Default Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

Ron Simmons August 2, 1992 first African American Champ.
Mankind Hell in Cell
Mankind winning and WCW subsequently annoucing his WWE champ win on Raw.
Austin 3:16 promo.
Rock becomes corporate champ.
Fingerpoke of Doom.
Montreal Screwjob.
Shane appears on WCW.
Hogan Heel Turn.
Shane Douglas belt throw down.

off the top of my head i'm sure they'll all be mentioned by others.
__________________

wkdsoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Meltzer said I'm a good worker
 
the modern myth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 8,959
the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000the modern myth 6501 - 7000
Default Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...

Bret Hart facing British Bulldog at Summerslam 1992 was a pretty pivotal moment. I read that Summerslam 1992 drew the largest paying audience for a wrestling event in history; although other events have claimed to have drawn larger crowds, they are disputed because of allegations of cooking the numbers to look bigger. Also, the event holds the record for most merchandise sold at a wrestling event: over $1,000,000 worth of merchandise sold - most of it British Bulldog related. This event also proved to Vince McMahon that Bret Hart had what it took to be the top guy in the company, and a guy that could deliver in the main event.
__________________
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt9zbhgZAW1qmssh1o1_400.jpg
the modern myth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios