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  • Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame Just over 25 years ago, the struggling USWA held a special "Memphis Memories" event at the Mid-South Coliseum and they drew an impressive 8,300 fans.  The event included the first inductees of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame.  It was an effort to pull some old eyeballs onto their current product.  There is video is available online.The following year, Memphis Memories II was not quite as successful and two years later the USWA would close shop.While there have been several attempts by websites and individuals to revive or reboot the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame, those two first classes are worth noting.Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame - Initial ClassTommy Gilbert Al & Don Greene Christine Jarrett ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2019, 7:39 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • JWA's World League (1959-1972) 60 years ago this year, Rikidozan's JWA held its first World League tournament.  Over the next fourteen years, the tournament included both the top native stars of the JWA and some of the biggest stars from around the world (as well as some less notable pro-wrestlers).  More than ten dozen men competed, but only four ever won the tournament - Rikidozan (5), Toyonobori (2), Giant Baba (6) and Antonio Inoki (1). The Top Ten (Number of Appearances) 1. Michiaki Yoshimura* (11)  2. Giant Baba (9) 3. Kintaro Oki (8)  4. Kokichi Endo** (7) 5. Toyonobori (6) 6. Rikidozan (5) -. Seiji Sakaguchi (5) 8. Antonio Inoki (4) -. Kantaro Hoshino (4) -. Mitsu Hirai (4) 3 Appearances Freddie Blassie The Great Togo ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 7:45 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Class of 2019 D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chyna, X-Pac, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn)Inducted by Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray)Inducted by Brutus "The Barber" BeefcakeInducted by Hulk HoganHonkytonk ManInducted by Jimmy HartTorrie WilsonInducted by Stacy KeiblerSue AtchisonInducted by John CenaLegacyJim BarnettBruiser BrodyPrimo CarneraJoseph CohenS.D. JonesWahoo McDanielBuddy RoseHisashi ShinmaProfessor Toru TanakaLuna Vachon
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 11:28 AM by Wrestling Scout
  • WWE Developmental Champions (1999-2019) Last night at NXT Takeover: New York, a new NXT champion was crowned.  Although this is the 17th reign of a champion of NXT, it is only the latest it long lineage of champions at the top of the various developmental territories. It has been twenty years since the WWF first set up formal arrangements with regional groups.  While they had worked with Jerry Jarrett's USWA, Paul Heyman's ECW, Jim Cornette's SMW and groups over throughout the 1990s, the system was really started by Jim Ross in 1999.  While these groups had varying levels of success, most had a featured champion and many times this champion was someone with a developmental contract and was being groomed for ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2019, 5:31 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • First Non-McMahon Pro-Wrestling Show at MSG in over 58 years! This weekend the most of the pro-wrestling world focuses on the greater New York City area as numerous big events are happening.  While the WWE's Wrestlemania 35 is receiving a most media attention and NXT Takeover is perhaps the one most fans are anticipating.  The historic nature of the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden cannot be downplayed.  It is the first time in nearly 60 years that a wrestling show is being promoted at the Garden by someone who is not a McMahon.On November 14th, 1960, promoters Jack Pfefer & Pedro Martinez ran a card at the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City.  This card drew just under 13,000.While the card ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 7:50 PM by Wrestling Scout
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