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  • 17 Years After WCW... who is still kicking around? The news of Meiko Satomura is a big deal to many because she is one of the few remaining links to the third (and final) boom of women's wrestling in Japan.  That might be a bit of stretch as she debuted in 1995 in GAEA and was not really part of those big interpromotional events, but she was a top star in GAEA when it became the top women's promotion before the scene collapsed.The other link that might not be commonly brought up is that Meiko Satomura worked for WCW in 1996.  This was 22 years ago (it was in the second year of her career) and there are only a handful of people who worked for ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:18 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • National Hillbilly Day The Briscoes (Jay & Mark)Haystacks CalhounCousin Luke (Gene Lewis)Cousin JuniorThe Godwinns (Henry & Phineas)Hillbilly JimThe Kentuckians (Grizzly Smith & Luke Brown)Virgil the Kentucky Butcher (Mighty John Quinn)Man Mountain DeanMan Mountain MikeWhiskers "Daniel Boone" Savage**Scufflin' Hillbillies (Chuck Conley & Rip Collins)Uncle Elmer (Plowboy Frazier)"#1 Hillbilly" Ron Wright
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 2:53 AM by Wrestling Scout
  • The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire - British World Champions Britain has become the home to a surprising war in 2018 between the WWE's new NXT UK brand and ITV's "World of Sport" wrestling.  The country has an amazing array of talent and the two companies have been snatching them up.Curiously, British wrestling back in its heyday had a number of championships that included "British," "European" and "World" in their names.  The "World" titles were essentially the top titles in the various weight classes and the best of the best held them.NXT UK Brand General Manager Johnny Saint has had more British "World" championship reigns than anyone! Johnny Saint10 Lightweight ReignsMarty Jones7 Mid-Heavyweight Reigns1 Light Heavyweight ReignNorman Walsh**3 ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2018, 6:58 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • 10 WCW Superstars That the WWF/WWE Botched The death of Vader last week caused a lot of discussion about his legacy.  One point that really stuck out was just how poorly the WWF had used him when he joined the company in 1996.  Vader had been one of the best in the world, but it seems that the WWF (and Vince McMahon especially) just saw him as a WCW guy coming in.  He was made a top heel, but it never quite clicked the way that it should have or could have.  While the narrative has long been that WCW struggled to "make" stars and the WWF excelled at it.  There were plenty of stars who were much better booked in WCW than the WWF.10. Ricky ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2018, 7:19 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • G1 Climax - 25 Surprising Competitors Since 1974, New Japan has held an annual tournament that has changed its name, the type of tournament it is and the reward for winning many times over the years.  In the 1970s and 1980s, the company brought a wide variety of foreign talent.  Some of them, like Andre the Giant, Tiger Jeet Singh and Stan Hansen, became iconic figures in Japan.  Others, like Killer Karl Krupp, Dick Murdoch and the Masked Superstar, achieved success in Japan that perhaps eclipsed their successes in North America.  There have also been a number of wrestlers who appeared in tournaments (sometimes more than once) and it is surprising, especially considering how star-studded the tournaments were in the 1990s and have been in ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 4:39 PM by Wrestling Scout
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