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  • wRestle in Peace - 2018 2018 saw the deaths of figures in pro-wrestling of all types - promoters, announcers, bookers, trainers, managers and, of course, pro-wrestlers.  These individuals had influence or notable runs in countries all over the globe in promotions of various sizes.  Bruno Sammartino is the greatest legend to have passed, but there are many greats who had impressive careers.For a complete listing, please refer to the CACC's 2018 Finishes (although they were rebuilding things recently)Motoko BabaBrickhouse BrownBrian ChristopherWalt HarrisLarry HennigDon Leo JonathanPaul JonesRene Lasartesse**Jose LotharioReggie LoveNeff MaiavaRaul MataLarry MatysikJim NeidhartPicudoRayo de JaliscoMasa SaitoBruno SammartinoDick SlaterUniverso 2000**VaderJohnny Valiant ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2019, 6:54 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame - Class of 2018 A sizable class this year with five of the fifteen non-wrestlers going in.  The other two are one of the first luchadors to go in after a few years of a logjam and a somewhat surprising Japanese wrestler.  Who knows what next year holds based on these inductees.Bill ApterHoward FinkelGary HartJimmy HartJerry JarrettLA Park (La Parka)Yuji Nagata
    Posted Dec 25, 2018, 5:39 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • TLC Matches (2000-2018)         In 1999, two midcard tag teams met in a ladder match.  Edge, Christian, Matt and Jeff Hardy tore the house down in a match that launched their respective careers.  The following year those two teams were joined by the Dudley Boyz in a match with not only ladders, but tables and chairs and the "TLC" match was born.  Since that first match in 2000, the company has offered around two dozen TLC matches on television shows, at pay-per-views and, of course, at the TLC event (which has existed since 2009).Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) vs. Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) - 2000Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) and Dudley Boyz (Bubba ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 7:37 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Ring of Honor Final Battle (2002-2018) In February 2002, Ring of Honor held their first show.  Twelve shows later, they held their first year-end show dubbed "Final Battle."  It became their biggest show of the year in years to come featuring either big blowoff matches or interpromotional dream matches.  In 2009, the first Final Battle was available on pay-per-view.2002 - Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki vs. Samoa Joe vs. Steve Corino in a four-way match for the Number One Contender's Trophy2003 - Great Muta & Arashi vs. The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Dan Maff)2004 - Samoa Joe (c) vs. Austin Aries for the ROH World Championship2005 - Kenta (c) vs. Low Ki for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship2006 - Bryan Danielson (c ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:10 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • CMLL's Juicio Final (1989-2005) In 1989, CMLL introduced a Friday night end-of-the-year supershow called "Juicio Final" (Final Justice) and ran several big lucha de apuesta matches through 1996.  They brought the name back a few more times, used the name "Sin Piedad" (No Mercy) other times and moved to other months other years.December 1, 1989 - Fuerza Guerrera and Rocky Star in a Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask matchDecember 8, 1989 - All Star vs. El Hijo del Santo in a Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask matchDecember 14, 1990 - Octagón vs. Huracán Ramírez vs. Fuerza Guerrera in a Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask matchDecember 13, 1991 - Máscara Año 2000 vs. Aníbal in a Lucha de Apuesta ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2018, 6:40 PM by Wrestling Scout
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