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  • Bruno Sammartino Main Event Sellouts at MSG (1963-1980) Bruno Sammartino drew more sellout crowds to Madison Square Garden than any other individual in history.  Between 1963 and 1980, he main evented many times and many of those main events drew a full house.Ivan Koloff (left) and Superstar Billy Graham (right) each drew six sellouts with Bruno and each defeated him for the WWWF Championship.  Ernie Ladd (center) also drew a sellout crowd with Bruno.  These three only account for 5% of the sellout crowds that Bruno Sammartino drew at Madison Square Garden... consider that fact!WWWF Championship (1st Reign)May 17, 1963: def. Buddy Rogers to win WWWF title in 48 seconds (main event) - selloutAugust 23, 1963: def. Killer Kowalski to retain WWWF title (main event ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:30 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • April 14th is National Ex-Spouse Day The following is an incomplete list of the many marriages that have not lasted whether it was because of the business or other issues.  The nature of the pro-wrestling business led to plenty of marriages being broken up by someone being left for someone else - Did Sable leave Marc Mero for Brock Lesnar?  Did Nikki Bella leave Dolph Ziggler for John Cena? Did Stephanie McMahon steal Triple H away from Chyna?                                      Eddie Gilbert divorced Missy Hyatt                                                                                             and married Madusa soon thereafterChris Adams & Jeannie ClarkChris Adams & Toni ClarkKurt Angle & Karen AngleSteve Austin & Lady Blossom (Jeannie Clark)Steve Austin & DebraBrian Blair & Mike McGuirkBrazo de Oro & Lady ApacheDirty White Boy (Tony Anthony) & Dirty White Girl ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 5:40 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Tri-State Wrestling's Superdome Events (1976-1979) In the mid-1970s, the Tri-State Wrestling began running the Superdome in New Orleans.  The city was the biggest in the territory and while it was an expensive building to rent, they ran six shows with crowds over 15,000 and two over 20,000!  These supershows were groundbreaking for the time in that they were drawing in a much less populous market than New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, which had hosted some big cards during during the previous 10 years.1976JulyAndre the Giant & Buck Robley vs. Ken Patera & Bob SweetanDick Murdoch vs. Killer Karl Kox (Jim Bowie Death Match)Terry Funk vs. Bill Watts (NWA World Championship)1978April Ernie Ladd vs. Andre ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:30 AM by Wrestling Scout
  • April 9th is Name Yourself Day - Pro-wrestlers who legally changed their names It is not all that unusual to change one's name, but in pro-wrestling it is sometimes done so one can own the rights to their name.  Perhaps the most famous example of this was Jim Hellwig who wrestled as the Ultimate Warrior for the WWF.  In 1993, he legally changed his name to "Warrior" and was able to     Warrior's memorable last appearance on the Raw after    use that name when he             Wrestlemania occurred just hours before his death. made public appearances and wrestled in WCW.  A number of pro-wrestlers had used this strategy when dealing with WWF, although it can be difficult if they did not use the name prior to their time in the company ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 10:27 AM by Wrestling Scout
  • NXT Brings Back the North American Championship When NXT announced they were introducing a North American title, it seemed like a strange regional belt.  However, it was a championship with a rich history dating back over sixty years.  Several territories used the title as their top singles title.In 1956, Jim Wright rolled into the Amarillo territory with the North American championship.  He soon dropped the belt and headed down the road.  The title was owned by Dory Funk (Sr.) for the next decade.In 1968, Archie Gouldie was established as the first North American champion.  In 1972, the NWA Canadian heavyweight title was abandoned and so Stampede began recognizing their North American title as the territory's top singles championship.  They kept that title active until ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2018, 5:06 PM by Wrestling Scout
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