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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out and welcome everyone to the show. They also guarantee there will be no interference in any matches tonight.

WWE “Survivor Series”
November 24th, 2013
From the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL
Theme Song: How I Feel by FLO RIDA!!

Five on Five Elimination Match
Rey Mysterio, Goldust, Cody Rhodes & the Usos vs. Jack Swagger, Cesaro & the Shield w/Zeb Coulter
This was a really good match and everyone looked really good. Swagger, Cesaro and Ambrose went out a bit too early though. Reigns and Rollins looked like gold. It’s hilarious how over Roman Reigns was here. But you could already see the seeds of a Superman push being planted.
Survivor: Roman Reigns

The Authority are backstage and Randy Orton comes in and demands respect. He also wants to confirm there will be no interference in matches tonight. He seems worried about having to defend the WWE Championship against the Big Show.

For the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston (champion)
Damn, Big E was fucking jacked here. His pecks were massive. This was a good match but it fell of deaf ears.
Winner: Big E Langston
Afterwards Big E cuts a pretty bad promo playing too hard to the crowd.

AJ Lee drops a huge PIPE BOMB. No, she just cuts a semi-psychotic promo putting down her Survivor Series teammates. She says they don’t deserve to be on Total Divas, which has new episodes on the E! Network.

Seven on Seven Elimination Match
Total Divas (the Legendary Bellas, Natalya, JoJo, Cameron, Naomi and Eva Marie) vs. AJ Lee, Aksana, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Summer Rae & Rosa Mendez
There were certainly some vacuums in this one. It was rapid-fire eliminations and almost no tags. I can’t even say who looked best or worst because they all got out so quickly. Naomi, Tamina and Natalya looked pretty good. Nikki Bella looked good but Legends seldom don’t. Eva Marie and Summer Rae didn’t even have tome to look like garbage. I didn’t even know JoJjo ever wrestled.
Survivors: Natalya and the Legendary Nikki Bella

Randy Orton is backstage and he tells referee Charles Robinson (who is officiating his match tonight) to call it fair tonight, *wink-wink*.

The Kick-off Panel (Josh Mathews, Mick Foley, Booked T and Bret Hart) are about to give their thoughts on the show when Ryback comes out and cuts them off. He says they won’t do anything about him because they’re cowards. He issues an open challenge to anyone in the back to come out and make a name for themselves. It’s answered by...MARK HENRY!

Ryback vs. Mark Henry
This really was not good and the crowd was stunned silent.
Winner: Mark Henry

The pre-show panel give their thoughts.

For the World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (champion)
This was more even than the usual John Cena Match. Cena actually got some offence in, instead of getting his ass kicked for fifteen minutes only to overcome the odds at the last moment.
Winner: John Cena

Santino and R-Truth are backstage playing with WWE toys when el Matadors, el Torito, Fandango and John Laurentits come in to play with them.

CM Punk & Daniel Bryant vs. the Wyatt Family w/Bray Wyatt
...the Wyatt Family blow.

Watching this made me chuckle. It reminded me of that time when the WWE wanted the main events to be Orton and Cena but the fans wanted Bryant, so the WWE stuck Bryant in meaningless feuds with the Wyatts. Winter 2014 was a hilarious time. This was good whenever Harper was in the ring. Rowan really isn’t that great.
Winners: CM Punk & Daniel Bryant

For the WWE Championship
The Big Show vs. Randy Orton (champion)
This was what you’d expect. There were a few audible “we want Bryant” chants and some booing when a few didn’t quite work out.
Winner: Randy Orton

John Cena comes out and stares Randy Orton down.
This was a decent show but the crowd died after the first match, again. I can’t blame them with the promise of a main event featuring Randy Orton and...the Big Show...and the Authority in their “prime”. Late-2013 to early-2104 was such a hilariously terrible time in the WWE and the beginning of the current backlash.

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WWE “Royal Rumble”
January 30th, 2005
From the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California
Commentators: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler (Raw), Michael Cole and Tazz (Smackdown), Jim Ross and Taz (the Royal Rumble (fuck you, Michael Cole))

Edge vs. Shawn Michaels
This was a decent match. There was some decent grudge backstory between the two. Edges matches always bored me until their final five or six minutes and this was no different.
Winner: Edge

Eric Bischoff and Teddy Long are backstage in the Royal Rumble Number drawing room discussing whether a Raw star or a Smackdown star will win the Royal Rumble. Ric Flair and Eddie Guerrero come in to draw their numbers. Flair goes first and seems happy with his number. Eddie doesn’t seem too happy with his number so he hugs Flair and wishes him luck. Flair takes another look at his number...and he’s not happy. GUERRERO STOLE HIS NUMBER!!!

John Heidenreich is backstage fretting about his Casket Match with the Undertaker. Gene Snitzky comes in and tells him he likes him. John says he likes him too. Snitzky has an idea for Heidenreichs match.

Casket Match
Heidenreich vs. the Undertaker
This wasn’t very good at all. I didn’t like commentaries lines trying to build Heidenreich as one of the Undertakers “mortal enemies”. Heidenreich doesn’t even register as a blip on the Undertakers radar, let alone the WWEs. Snitzky did interfere on Heidenreichs behalf but then Kane (Snitzkys “arch enemy”) popped out of the casket to even the odds. I remember rumours of a Tag Team Match happening at Wrestlemania that year but it never happened.
I’m not sure if Heidenreich pinning the Undertaker at the end was intentional or not?
Winner: the Undertaker

Teddy Long is trying to get Eddie Guerrero to return Ric Flairs number. Evolution storm in and Eddie gives the number back...and Flairs wallet. Batista goes to leave to get his number for the Royal Rumble but Triple H tells him that taking care of Randy Orton is more important. Batistas eyes show a man who is not happy.

Christian, Tyson Tomko and John Cena get their Royal Rumble numbers. Christian isn't impressed by Cena so he challenges him to an impromptu rap battle. Christian doesn’t do too bad. Cena roasts him pretty good though.

For the WWE Championship
Kurt Angle vs. the Big Show vs. JBL (champion)
It’s been fifteen years and I still can’t believe that JBL was WWE Champion. It’s still strange to me. This was good but I would’ve liked it much more if it was a no holds barred, no disqualification type match.
Winner: JBL

Batista is walking backstage when Carlito Caribbean Cool asks him to sign a petition to remove Teddy Long as Smackdown General Manager. Batista says “no” and goes to get his Royal Rumble Number. While doing that he overhears Eric Bischoff banning Evolution from ringside of the World Heavyweight Championship Match. Batista doesn’t seem too upset over that. In fact, he seems happy.

For the World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton vs. Triple H (champion)
Fuck, I miss Ortons Mercy Drive entrance. That was an entrance. That was also all I cared about happening in this match. Fuck the Reign of Terror and fuck Triple H.
Winner: Triple H

Nunzio is walking backstage with his Royal Rumble Number but Kurt Angle steals it from him.

JBL and his cabinet crash the General Managers room. They're riding high after JBLs victory. Teddy Long informs JBL that his next title defence will be against the Big Show in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match at No Way Out. That spoils the party.

The Royal Rumble
Featuring: Batista, Booker T, Charlie Haas, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Christian, Daniel Puder, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, Gene Snitzky, Hardcore Holly, the Hurricane, John Cena, Jonathan Coachman, Kane, Kenzo Suzuki, Kurt Angle, Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, Muhammad Hassan, Orlando Jordan, Paul London, René Duprée, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Scotty 2 Hotty, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Simon Dean and Viscera
There were some epic spots in here: Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit being the first two entrants and working magic with one another (the whole match should have been them immediately tossing out whoever came out and then just going back to each other), Daniel Puder getting his ass handed to him by Guerrero, Benoit and Hardcore Holly, the Raw and Smackdown guys momentarily putting their differences aside and throwing Muhammad Hassan out (that guy should have been a top heel for years)...and Vince McMahon blowing both his quads out then sitting in the ring yelling orders to restart the match after the double-elimination of John Cena and Batista. I’ve always been partial to the 2004 Royal Rumble myself but this one is really damn good too. My only problem was the guys came in every minute (which didn’t give certain things enough time to properly settle in) and the middle entrants were all pretty low-tier. The building was FUCKING NUCLEAR by the end.
Winner: Batista
There were some classic backstage segments on this show: Eddie stealing Flairs Number, Snitzky and Heidenreich being fucking creepy, Batista just being cool. I thought Maria’s classic “the Edge” line was also on this show but I guess that was some other show? Then there’s the timeless image of Vince sitting the ring after blowing out his quads. Not to mention the classic beating of Daniel Puder in the Royal Rumble. It’s usually a bad sign when the matches are the least memorable part of a show but those were all moments that have been imbedded in the history of wrestling. The undercard matches were all solid, except the Casket Match. And the Rumble itself was really damn good. I was actually smiling when I watched it. This is worth checking out again.

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WWF “Summerslam”
August 30th, 1998
From Madison Square Gardens in New York City, New York
Commentators: Jim Ross and Jerry “the King Lawler

For the WWF European Championship
Val Venis vs. D-Lo Brown (champion)
This was a better match than I’ve ever seen Val Venis have. I have seen D-Lo have some really good matches in Ring of Honor. But this was a good, solid opener. D-Lo did drop Val on his head when he botched a Powerbomb towards the end and it was kinda eerie to watch considering what happened to Droz a year after this.
Winner: D-Lo Brown via disqualification

Michael Cole and Mankind are by a hearse that Stone Cold Steve Austin destroyed earlier in the evening. Austin apparently thought the Undertaker and Kane were in the hearse. They weren’t. It was just Mankind’s rental.

Whoop-Whoop, the Insane Clown Posse and the Oddities come out to “entertain” the crowd.

3 on 4 Handicapped Match
The Oddities w/Luna and the Insane Clown Posse vs. Kai En Tai w/Yamaguchi-san
This was terrible and went ten minutes longer than it needed to. I think the Oddities could have had passable matches (for someone his size John Tenta was very good) but they got caught up in comedy stuff.
Winners: the Oddities

Hair verses Hair Match
Jeff Jarrett w/Southern Justice vs. X-Pac w/Howard Finkle
This was another surprisingly good match. When you get caught up in the X-Pac character sucking so much balls it’s easy to forget he was a competent wrestler.
Winner: X-Pac
The Billy Gunn, the Road Dogg, Droz and the Headbangers come out to partake in the festivities of shaving Double J’s head.

Dok Hendrix is by the Lion Den for the Lions Den Match between Ken Shamrock and Owen Hart later tonight.

Michael Cole is with The Rock, who is defending the Intercontinental Championship in a Ladder Match against Triple H later tonight.

Marc Mero & Jacqueline vs. Sable & Edge
This was a good inter-gender Tag Team Match.
Winners: Sable & Edge

Michael Cole is with Mankind, who has to decide whether or not to defend the WWF Tag Team Championships by himself since Kane is apparently not at the venue. Vince McMahon gives him a pep talk and an idea that he’ll be in the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame if he defends the titles by himself.

Lions Den Match
Owen Hart w/Dan “the Beast” Severn vs. Ken Shamrock
These two put on as good a match as you could expect in a ten foot round cage. It was better than UFC and really wasn’t that bad at all.
Winner: Ken Shamrock

Michael Cole is with Stone Cold Steve Austin, who respects the Undertaker but will do whatever it takes to win tonight.

No Holds Barred, Pinfalls Count Anywhere Match for the WWF Tag Team Championships
Mankind (champion(s)) vs. the New Age Outlaws
This really wasn’t too good.
Winners: the New Age Outlaws (new WWF Tag Team Champions)
After the match is over the Outlaws throw Mankind into a dumpster they had wheeled out to ringside. But then Kane (Mankind’s Tag Team partner) comes out of the dumpster and beats Mankind up then wheels the dumpster backstage.

The DX Band comes out to perform the DX song.

Ladder Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
Triple H w/Chyna vs. the Rock (champion) w/Mark Henry
This wasn’t a very bad match at all. Very good actually. I did recently watch that “Wrestling isn’t wrestling” video from a few years ago and it was hard to watch Triple H here and not chuckle at him. But this was probably better than Shawn Michaels Ladder match with Razor Ramon, which I’ve never really concerted myself with.
Winner: Triple H (new WWF Intercontinental Champion)

Home Video Exclusive footage of the Rock telling Triple H that payback is a bitch.

For the WWF Championship
The Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (champion)
It was incredible watching Austin and especially the Undertaker putting their body’s through Hell during this. Austin must have fucked his back up large flying out of the ring at one point and the Undertaker did a leg drop from the top rope onto the announce table that he probably still feels today. A man his size shouldn’t do things like that. This was a good MATCH. No Vince McMahon coming out at the end screwing Austin over. No Ministry of Darkness. Kane did come out towards the beginning but he didn’t really have any effect on the match.
Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin
Nowadays it’s popular to shit on the Attitude Era and its focus on stupid storylines over wrestling. I’ll admit to doing it because a lot of times it's warranted. But this show was damn good and had some good wrestling. There wasn’t any tacking sex shit aside from a short promo by Val Venis before his match. Even Sable was wearing a modest t-shirt that looked two sizes too big for her. No massive, overbooked run-ins at the end of any matches. Except the hair verses hair match but that was after the match and made sense. It was quite refreshing.

The only matches that WEREN’T any good were the two Handicapped matches. The only other problem I can point out is that I have the Summerslam Anthology version, which I think came out in 2008. The WWEs music editing wasn’t that good at the time (not that it’s any better now) and they still blurred out the “F” in “WWF”. It wasn’t as distracting as videos from years before this but it was still bad.

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WCW/Slim Jims “Halloween Havoc”
October 26th, 1997
From the MGM Grande Arena in Paradise, Nevada
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Dusty Rhodes and (for the first three matches) Mike Teney

Tonight: Hollywood Hulk Hogan verses Rowdy Roddy Piper in a Steel Cage.

Yuji Nagata w/Sonny Onoo vs. Ultimo Dragon
Ultimo Dragon was really damn good but I don’t need to tell you that. This was a good match where they really sold Dragons arm being injured very well.
Winner: Yuji Nagata

Disco Inferno is ready to fight a woman tonight and even though he can’t hit her he vows to win. Jacquelyn attacks him.

Gedo vs. Chris Jericho
Damn, they botched a Frankensteiner so bad in this one. Yikes. The commentators tried to sell it as a block by Gedo. Yeah, sure. Okay match.
Winner: Chris Jericho

Mean Gene Okerlund is with Debra McMichael, whose job is at stake tonight when whoever she chooses to take on Steve McMichael faces Steve McMichael. She looked a lot better here then she ever did in the WWF.

Mask verses Title
For the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero (champion)
This match was both sloppy and beautiful. These two always worked so well together and it was even better in these days when Rey could really go. I think this may be the best match I’ve seen Rey Mysterio have.
Winner: Rey Mysterio Jr. (new WCW Cruiserweight Champion)

Mean Gene Okerlund says a certain cliq backstage may add another member to their ranks tonight. He can’t talk about it but if you call the WCW hotline you may find out.

Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff say that due to WCW failing to provide a safe working environment (for both them AND the fans) Hogan will not wrestle tonight unless they give them a written contract guaranteeing that Sting will not be in the building tonight.

Steve McMichael vs. Alex Wright w/Debra McMichael
The commentators were more concerned with talking about what Hogan and Bischoff just announced rather than this match. I think they mentioned this match once or twice. I’m not even sure if Debras job was indeed on the line or not. This did get some excitment when Goldberg ran out and took Steve McMichael out.
Winner: Alex Wright
Afterwards Debra gave Goldberg Steve McMichael’s Super Bowl Ring. Then Goldberg took Alex Wright out too.

Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth are ready for Diamond Dallas Page and the Las Vegas Sudden Death Match later tonight.

Non-Sanctioned Match
Disco Inferno vs. Jacquelyn
Jacquelyns wig here was brutal. The match was not good because Disco refused to hit her. So it was a lot of stalling and jumping out of the ring. I do like Jacquelyn though. Unlike so many other women wrestlers (past and current) she’s one of the few who you could tell always really wanted to be there.
Winner: Jacquelyn

Curt Hennig vs. Ric Flair
I’m sure it has happened but I’ve never seen Ric Flair run out to the ring and just throw his robe off the side before. Zero pomp. I guess the anger here was due to Hennig turning his back on WCW and the Four Horsemen. Flair probably would have been even more pissed if he knew that within a year Steve McMichael would be in the Four Horsemen.
Winner: Curt Hennig via disqualification

Randy Savage is on the WCW Live Wire live internet chat.

JJ Dillon is with Mean Gene Okerlund and he says that Hollywood Hulk Hogan’s match against Rowdy Roddy Piper WILL HAPPEN as advertised. An unhappy Eric Bischoff comes out but Dillon presents him with a written contract saying Hogan HAS to wrestle.

Scott Hall w/Syxx-Pac vs. Lex Luger
Special Guest Referee: Larry Zybyzko
This wasn’t too bad a match. It got a bit crazy at the end.
Winner: Lex Luger

Las Vegas Sudden Death Match (basically a Last Man Standing Match)
“Macho Man” Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Diamond Dallas Page
They should have just called the Last Man Standing match a “Weekend in Vegas” match. But who gives a crap about this match; Elizabeth was wearing leather shorts. #drool
Winner: Randy “Macho Man” Savage

Steel Cage Match
Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
This was an absolute mess but it was fun. There was no referee in the ring, so no pinfalls or submissions. Then Hogan left the cage (which was huge, almost as big as a Hell in a Cell) closely followed by Piper but that didn’t end the match. So I don’t know how one was supposed to win this match. Sometimes you just don’t ask. Because the referee DID come into the ring when Hogan told him to.
Winner: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
Randy Savage and Eric Bischoff come in and attack Piper but a bunch of guys with bad wigs and Sting masks try to come to the rescue. Then a fan in Sting makeup climbs into the cage and Hogan and Savage beat the crap out of him.
This was a good show. The Las Vegas Sudden Death Match was really good, Scott Hall verses Luger and Flair verses Hennig were decent and the main event was a lot of fun. They all had over-the-top stupid endings though, all involving the nWo members in some way. Eddie Guerrero verses Rey Mysterio was a REALLY good match that stood on its own. I think I’ve seen it before, possibly on one of Eddies DVDs. The only part of the show I really didn’t like was the stretch between when Hogan and Bischoff made their announcement and when JJ Dillon resolved the issue. It was all the commentary team talked about. But as was WCW during the nWo run. And it wasn’t like I was too invested in Steve McMichael verses Alex Wright or Disco Inferno verses Jacquelyn.

A lot of titles weren't defended on this show. Hogan was World Heavyweight Champion, Hennig was United States Champion and Disco Inferno was (I think) Television Champion. Not sure why for the first two but they did mention Discos title wasn't on the line because it was a non-sactioned match, in between talking about Hogan and Bischoff.

Watching this I can kind of see why people hated Eric Bischoff so much. He was a dweeb hanging out with cool kids. Kinda like Adam Page is today.

Wow, some of the fans that got on camera. at this show were...special. Las Vegas + late 1990’s wrestling fans = wow.

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Ultimate Warrior “Always Believe”

Disc One is a documentary from 2014 that gives a bit of a crash course history lesson on the Ultimate Warrior but serves more as damage control on the WWE’s part for the Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD they released a few years earlier that pretty much smeared him. It also goes into his return to the WWE to enter the Hall of Fame in 2014. I watched a bit of it but I had to turn it off when Diana Warrior started appearing too much.

Disc Two is the matches, which are all that interest me.

WCCW on July 25th, 1986
2 on 1 Handicapped Match
Dingo Warrior w/Gary Hart vs. Perry Jackson & Chico Cabello
I haven’t seen a match like this in years. It was an elimination handicapped squash.
Winner: Dingo Warrior

WCCW June 2nd, 1987
“Big Bear” Collie vs. Dingo Warrior
This was a more competitive squash but it was noticeable for the ridiculously brutal chops the Dingo Warrior hit on his opponent.
Winner: Dingo Warrior

November 24th, 1987
Frenchy Martin vs. the Ultimate Warrior
I thought Frenchy Martin was a full-time manager of Dino Bravo by this point? Squash.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

November 29th, 1987
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Brian Costello
Bobby Heenan was pretty funny on commentary with his subtle jabs at the Warrior. This was another squash.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

December 5th, 1987
“Iron” Mike Sharpe vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was a competitive squash match.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

Wrestling Challenge on May 8th, 1988
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Conquistador 1
Guess what. This was another squash.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

(FYI we’re about thirty minutes into disc two)

October 10th, 1988
The Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart vs. the Ultimate Warrior
The Warrior has won the Intercontinental Championship by this point. If they were going to include nothing but squashes I don’t understand why include this match instead of the one when he beat the Honky Tonk Man for the title? But I think this was a little more competitive than that match. Didn’t he beat Honky Tonk Man in a few seconds for the title?
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior via disqualification

May 8th, 1989
For the WWF Intercontinental Championship
“Ravishing” Rick Rude (champion) w/Bobby Heenan vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was much better. Warrior still got his early flurry in but Rude then worked most of the match. It was refreshing after seven squash matches in a row.
Winner: Ultimate Warrior via countout

June 6th, 1989
Andre the Giant & “Ravishing” Rick Rude w/Bobby “the Brain” Heenan vs. “King” Duggan & the Ultimate Warrior
Andre was pretty fucking hilarious in this match mocking Duggan. It was a good match considering three of the four guys in it weren’t really the best wrestlers.
Winners: “King” Duggan & the Ultimate Warrior

From Wrestling Challenge on September 24th, 1989
The Ultimate Warrior vs. John Weiss
Warrior was so pumped to squash John Weiss that he didn’t even take the Intercontinental Championship belt off. What a maroon.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

From Maple Leaf Wrestling on October 29th, 1989
For the WWF Intercontinental Championship
Andre the Giant w/Bobby “the Brain” Heenan vs. the Ultimate Warrior (champion)
This was at least not a ridiculous squash. Andre’s matches weren’t the best by this point. This one relied on a very drawn out bear hug.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior via disqualification

From Wrestling Challenge on March 11th, 1990
The Brooklyn Brawler vs. the Ultimate Warrior
Holy squash-moly. I couldn’t even type fast enough for this one.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

(So rather than show the Hulk Hogan match from Wrestlemania they skip to an interview from Saturday Nights Main Event on April 28th, 1990. What the fucking fuck?)

From Saturday Nights Main Event on April 28th, 1990
For the WWF World Championship
Haku w/Bobby “the Brain” Heenan vs. the Ultimate Warrior (champion)
This was somewhat competitive but the real Haku would just rip the Ultimate Warriors head off.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

Saturday Nights Main Event from April 1991
Sgt. Slaughter w/Col. Mustafa and General Adnan vs. the Ultimate Warrior
Sadly this is the best match on this set up until this point. Again, I have no idea why they skipped over Warriors title reign or the match where he retired fucking Randy Savage at Wrestlemania VII? This was notable for the Undertaker causing distraction.
Winner: no contest

From Wrestling Challenge on April 28th, 1991
“The Model” Rick Martel vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was a much more interesting match because for the first time the Warrior showed vulnerability. It was like a John Cena match; the Warrior got beaten up quite a bit and then pulled out the quick victory.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

From Superstars on May 18th, 1991
Smash w/Mr. Fuji vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was very similar to the previous match. Both matches were playing off the Warrior being in fear of the Undertaker.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

(The Undertaker match, which they of course don’t show and instead skip ahead another year.)

From Superstars on May 2nd, 1992
Skinner vs. the Ultimate Warrior
Back to the squash’n.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

From May 19th, 1992
Papa Shango vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was about as competitive as the earlier match with Iron Mike Sharpe.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

From Summerslam Spectacular on August 23rd, 1992
The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart vs. the Ultimate Warrior & Randy “Macho Man” Savage
This was okay but the more interesting story was the tension between Savage and the Warrior, who met at Summerslam for the WWF Championship a week later, and also Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect assaulting the Warrior.
Winners: the Nasty Boys via count out

(So let’s skip that match from Summerslam 1992. And let’s also skip the only squash of the Ultimate Warriors I’d want to watch: the one against Hunter Hurst Helmsley at Wrestlemania XII.)

From Monday Night Raw on April 29th, 1996
Isaac Yankem DDS w/Jerry “the King” Lawler vs. the Ultimate Warrior
The best part of this was Warriors entrance. It was longer than the match. But he ran out twice so that meant at least seventy seconds of wrestling.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior

From Monday Night Raw on July 8th, 1996
Owen Hart w/Jim Cornette vs. the Ultimate Warrior
This was the most evenly matched matchup on the DVD thus far. It had Owen Hart, my favourite Hart, so it wins.
Winner: the Ultimate Warrior via disqualification

Disc three is a bunch of Warriors promos from his WWF run. Those are funny but I really don’t have any desire to watch them.
Overall this set was a huge disappointment. The Ultimate Warrior was never a good wrestler but why did they not include any of his BIG matches? I mean yeah, the matches where he beat the Honky Tonk Man and Hulk Hogan to win the Intercontinental and WWE Championships were on that, was the match with Rick Rude at Summerslam 1990 and the Macho Man retirement match. But they had more than enough room to include those since the whole point of this DVD was to make him look good. I can see not including any of the WCW stuff. But I don’t think including a million squashes did him any favours.

And yet they didn’t include his most famous squash against Triple H at Wrestlemania XII.

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WWE “Great Balls of Fire”
July 9th, 2017
From the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T

Tonight: Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman face off in an Ambulance Match, Sasha Banks takes on Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship and Samoa Joe challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.

Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins
This wasn’t a bad match. It was a little too choreographed in parts but these two work well together. Bray was such damaged goods by this point though. But he really isn’t anything special anyway. I’m not sure why people had such high expectations of his lame character.
Winner: Bray Wyatt(!?WTF!?)

WWE Battleground promo.

#WWEhero promo.

The Hardy Boyz are with Charley Caruso and they’re ready for their half hour Iron Man match against Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Championships.

History of Enzo Amore and Big cASS (which I fast-forwarded).

Enzo Amore vs. Big cASS
Oh fuck Enzo Amore so much. I seriously hate that guy so fucking much. Talentless piece of garbage. Fuck him, good fucking riddance. cASS was garbage too but he at least came across as someone who was trying.
Winner: who the fuck cares?

“Kurt Angle 24” promo.

The Miz and the Miztourage He defends his Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose later tonight.

30-Minute Ironman Match for the Raw Tag Team Championships
The Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & SHEAMUS (champions)
Cesaro and Sheamus made the Hardy’s their bitches for the first ten minutes of this match, complete with a nice homage to Sheamus’ glorious victory over Daniel Bryant at Wrestlemania XXVIII. The Hardy’s mounted a bit of offence towards the middle of the match but the last ten minutes were all Cesaro and Sheamus. Good fucking match.
Winners: Cesaro & Sheamus (4-3)

Rocket League Championship segment.

John Cena verses Rusev Flag Match at Battleground promo.

Dean Ambrose is backstage getting ready for his match.

Let’s meet the international announcers.

For the Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss (champion)
Ha-ha, HAHA, fuck you Sasha Banks. This match wasn’t bad because they beat the high holy hell out of themselves. But if you ever want to see why most of these girls don’t have a long shelf life watch these two fumble around the ring. You can’t throw a hundred pound frame around like that.
Winner: Sasha Banks via count out

Rocket League promo.

Randy Orton verses Jinder Mahal Punjabi Prison Match at Battleground promo.

Recap of the 205 Live match between Neville and Akira Tozawa that was on the preshow.

For the WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (champion) w/Maryse and the Miztourage vs. Dean Ambrose
I really didn’t care about this match and I doubt I would have cared two years ago.
Winner: the Miz

WWE Network promo.

Ambulance Match
Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns
This was a decent big man match when they were in the ring. Ambulance matches are stupid so when they got out there it was...stupid. Seriously, shouldn’t your opponent have to be incapacitated when you throw them in the ambulance in order for you to win? Strowman won this when he dodged Reigns and Reigns jumped into the ambulance.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Roman jumps out, throws Strowman into the ambulance and drives the ambulance into the parking area. He then backs the ambulance into a trailer.

Curt Hawkins vs. Heath Slater
This was an impromptu match to kill time while the camera kept cutting backstage to Kurt Angle and Jamie Noble trying to get Braun Strowman out of the ambulance. I felt bad for them as the crowd watched the screen and completely ignored them. They didn’t even show the pinfall. I don’t even know why they bothered?
Winner: Heath Slater

Fire and rescue are able to get the ambulance open but Braun Strowman refuses their help. I swear Jordynne Grace was acting as an extra in the background here. Maybe someone can confirm?

For the WWE Universal Championship
Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar (champion) w/Paul Heyman
I liked this match. The two of them could have had a classic and this was not that but it was still nice to see Brock have his usual one-sides M.D.K. This was one of the very few times he’s looked vulnerable in years.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
This was a decent show but a lot of it served as a reminder of why I hate the current WWE product now. The commentary was shit. The camerawork and the fucking crowd cuts were ridiculous. Enzo. Just, fucking Enzo. The iron man match was very good though. Very good. And I enjoyed the women’s match but probably for all the wrong reasons. The ambulance match was good enough when they were in the ring and the main event was fine except for the fact that we all knew Samoa Joe didn’t have a snowballs chance in hell.

I just don’t know who thought it was a good idea to use a then sixty year old song as the backdrop for a wrestling show. Well I do but come on.

We watched this because the poster had Lesnar and Joe on it and my son asked who’d win between the two.

Sadly, Great Balls of Fire hasn’t been heard from since :’(

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Hi every one
Do any of you have any list recommended matches that are not very talked about? I am looking for matches from any year and any promotion
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