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  • 25th Anniversary of SMW's Night of Legends - Jim Cornette's Biggest Shows In a recent episode of the Jim Cornette Experience, he went through his favorite show that he ever promoted - Smoky Mountain Wrestling's Night of Legends.  He also shared his six most successful shows during his time promoting SMW and later OVW.OVW - Christmas Chaos - 1/31/01 1. Minnesota Stretching Crew (Brock Lesnar & Shelton Benjamin) vs. Johnny Spade & Sly Skraper2. Randy Orton vs. Robbie D 3. Rob Conway vs. Ron Waterman4. Derrick King, Jason Lee & Rip Rogers vs. Buddy Landel, Chris Michaels & Sean Casey5. Damaja vs. Russ McCullough6. Flash Flanagan & Trailer Park Trash vs. Mr. Black & Rico Costantino 7. Big Show vs. Mark Henry8. Team Extreme (Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy & Lita) vs. The Disciples ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2019, 7:29 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Too Sweet: From the Kliq to the Elite (1994-2019) Social cliques are not unusual in pro-wrestling.  Buddy Rogers had a group of friends like Billy Darnell, Johnny Barend, Ray Stevens and many others that were regularly connected with him as partners or opponents.  He was able to use his influence to manipulate promoters in way that is an often overlooked part of his legacy.In the mid-1990s, the WWF was at one of their low points and a group of talent seized the opportunity to exercise their influence to dominate the company.  "The Clique," for better or worse, changed the game and were central both companies (WWF and WCW) during the Monday Night Wars.  Their reality transformed into angles that have impacted most pro-wrestling companies in ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2019, 6:56 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • RAW Reunion on July 22nd The WWE loves to pull together these special editions and bring in all the stars of yesteryear to try and pop a rating.  The shows often do well and have some unique highlights, but it comes at a tough moment in the company's history.  Their ratings are sinking, interest is waining and competition from another pro-wrestling company is becoming a reality for the first time in nearly twenty years.While the show will feature plenty of comedy and skits as well as characters like The Boogeyman and Santino, it will feature some big names and could pull eyeballs onto the product right before Summerslam.Kurt AngleSteve AustinEric Bischoff**Booker TChristianTed DiBiaseD-Von Dudley ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2019, 7:22 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • July 21st is No Makeup Day! Face paint, not unlike the mask, is almost synonymous with the popular idea of a pro-wrestler.  A roided up monster who yells incoherently and clobbers his opponents.  This caricature probably comes from the Ultimate Warrior and the Road Warriors who were influenced by the post-Apocalyptic Mad Max movies.The character became a something of a trope for years to come.  Any video game, comic or music video that featured a pro-wrestler seemed to love including a face-painted maniac.  The Road Warriors original designs were more random and it was not for a few years that both really settled on the look that they became famous for having.While Adrian Street might have been one of the ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2019, 5:30 AM by Wrestling Scout
  • Verano de Escándalo (1997-2019) Traditionally, Verano de Escándalo (meaning "Summer Scandal") is AAA's big summer show that follows up on the stories from TripleMania.  However, it is one of their smaller big shows.  Most shows have featured Lucha de Apuestas matches and there have been two unmaskings (Kick Boxer in 1999 and the team of Carta Brava Jr. & Soul Rocker in 2017).1997Perro Aguayo, Perro Aguayo Jr. and Heavy Metal vs. Sangre Chicana, El Picudo and El Cobarde II - Steel Cage Elimination Lucha de Apuestas match1998Heavy Metal and Blue Demon Jr. vs. Kick Boxer and Abismo Negro - Steel Cage Match1999Heavy Metal and Octagón defeated Jaque Mate and Kick Boxer - Steel Cage Luchas de Apuestas match2000Heavy Metal ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 6:18 PM by Wrestling Scout
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