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Hell in a Cell (1997 - 2018) - 40 matches, 53 participants

posted Sep 16, 2018, 6:47 PM by Wrestling Scout

In 1997, the WWF, in its push to reclaim their place as the premier pro-wrestling company in the world, created a hot new gimmick match - Hell in a Cell.  A super-sized steel cage structure that was a shift away from their long-standing blue bar cage match with its outdated "escape the cage" rules.

More than twenty years later, the WWE's Hell in a Cell has become an annual event and this year they introduced a new red cell in an attempt to evolve the match.

1 Shawn Michaels defeated 
The Undertaker - October 5, 1997

The Undertaker & Steve Austin defeated Mankind & Kane - June 15, 1998

The Undertaker defeated Mankind- June 28, 1998

4 Mankind vs. Kane went to a no contest - August 24, 1998

The Undertaker defeated Big Bossman - March 28, 1999 

6 Triple H defeated Cactus Jack - February 27, 2000

7 Kurt Angle defeated The UndertakerTriple HSteve AustinRikishi, and The Rock - December 10, 2000

Triple H defeated Chris Jericho - May 19, 2002

9 Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker - October 20, 2002

10 Triple H defeated Kevin Nash - June 15, 2003

11 Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels - June 13, 2004

12 Batista defeated Triple H - June 26, 2005

13 The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton - December 18, 2005 

14 D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) defeated Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon & Big Show - September 17, 2006 

15 Batista defeated The Undertaker - November 18, 2007

16 The Undertaker defeated Edge - August 17, 2008

17 The Undertaker defeated CM Punk - October 4, 2009

18 Randy Orton defeated John Cena - October 4, 2009

19 D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.) - October 4, 2009

20 Randy Orton defeated Sheamus - October 3, 2010

21 Kane defeated The Undertaker - October 3, 2010

22 John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger - September 26, 2011

23 Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton - October 2, 2011

24 Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena and CM Punk - October 2, 2011

25 The Undertaker defeated Triple H - April 1, 2012

26 CM Punk defeated Ryback - October 28, 2012

27 CM Punk defeated Ryback and Paul Heyman - October 27, 2013

28 Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan - October 27, 2013

29 John Cena defeated Randy Orton - October 26, 2014

30 Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose - October 26, 2014

31 Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt - October 25, 2015

32 Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker - October 25, 2015

33 The Undertaker defeated Shane McMahon - April 3, 2016

34 Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks - October 30, 2016

35 Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins - October 30, 2016

36 Roman Reigns vs Rusev - October 30, 2016

37 The Usos vs. The New Day - October 8, 2017

38 Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon - October 8, 2017

39 Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton - September 16, 2018

40 Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman - September 16, 2018

EMLL / CMLL Aniversario Shows (1934-2018)

posted Sep 15, 2018, 11:52 PM by Wrestling Scout

EMLL / CMLL has been running their Aniversario show since 1934. It might not always be the biggest event of the year, but the longevity of the event and the number of stars that have been featured in the main events is staggering.

The main event is usually a "Lucha de Apuestas" match (mask vs. mask, mask vs. hair or hair vs. hair) snd the 85th Anniversary show was no different
.  While there was talk of a mask vs. hair match between LA Park and Rush, it did not come to fruition.  Instead, there was a tag match between two tag teams of long-haired men.

1934 Stephan Berne vs. Ray Ryan 
1935 Carlos Meza vs. Sammy Levine 
1936 Zimba Parka vs. Tuffy Klein 
1937 Jack O'Brien vs. Joe Maynes 
1938 Tarzán López vs. Don Hill 
1939 Mexican National Welterweight Championship match: Bob Arreola vs. Cíclon Veloz 

1940 NWA World Middleweight Championship match Tarzán López (C) vs. John Nemenic 
1941 Mexican National Junior Heavyweight Championship match, Mike London (C) vs. Gorilla Ramos 
1942 Lobo Negro and Tarzán López vs. El Santo and Charro Aguayo 
1943 El Santo vs. Bobby Bonales – Lucha de Apuestas 
1944 NWA World Middleweight Championship match: Tarzán López vs. Mike Kelley 
1945 Unknown 
1946 Unknown 
1947 Unknown 
1948 Unknown 
1949 Unknown 

1950 Unknown 
1951 NWA World Middleweight Championship match: Sugi Sito vs. Enrique Llanes
1952 Cavernario Galindo vs. Gory Guerrero 
1953 Blue Demon vs. El Santo 
1954 Cavernario Galindo vs. Gory Guerrero – Super Luchas match 
1955 Cavernario Galindo vs. Halcon Negro – Lucha de Apuestas 
1956 El Santo vs. El Gladiador – Lucha de Apuestas 
1957 Unknown 
1958 Unknown 
1959 Unknown 

1960 Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship match: Ray Mendoza vs. Ruben Juarez 
1961 El Santo vs. Rene Guajardo – Lucha de Apuestas 
1962 Unknown 
1963 Espanto I vs. Ruben Juarez – Lucha de Apuestas 
1964 Unknown 
1965 NWA World Welterweight Championship match: Huracán Ramírezvs. Karloff Lagarde
1966 Unknown 
1967 Unknown 
1968 El Santo Ray Mendoza vs. Ola Blanca (Ángel Blanco and Dr. Wagner
1969 NWA World Middleweight Championship match: El Solitario vs. El Santo 

1970 Unknown 
1971 Unknown 
1972 Unknown 
1973 Ray Mendoza and Ringo Mendoza vs. Ángel Blanco and Kim Chul Won – Lucha de Apuestas 
1974 NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship match: Dr. Wagner vs. El Halcon 
1975 NWA World Middleweight Championship match: ??? vs. El Santo 
1976 El Faraón** vs. Perro Aguayo – Lucha de Apuestas 
1977 NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship match: 
El Faraón vs. Alfonso Dantés
1978 Unknown 
1979 Gran Cochisse vs. Américo Rocca – Lucha de Apuestas 

1980 El Vengador vs. Manuel Robles 
1981 Halcon Ortiz vs. Herodes – Lucha de Apuestas 
1982 Perro Aguayo vs. Tony Salazar – Lucha de Apuestas 
1983 Sangre Chicana vs. MS-1 – Lucha de Apuestas 
1984 Atlantis vs. Talismán – Lucha de Apuestas, mask vs. Mask 
1985 On September 19, 1985 Mexico City was hit by an earthquake and the event was cancelled 
1986 Américo Rocca, Tony Salazar and Ringo Mendoza vs. Los Misioneros de la Muerte (El Signo, Negro Navarro and El Texano - triple Lucha de Apuestas 
1987 Los Infernales (MS-1 and El Satánico) vs. Ray Mendoza and Kung Fu 
1988 NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship match, Fabuloso Blondy vs.Lizmark 
1989 Atlantis and El Satánico vs. Los Infernales (MS-1, Tierra Viento & Fuego) – Lucha de Apuestas 

1990 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras – Lucha de Apuestas 
1991 Konnan vs. Cien Caras vs. Perro Aguayo – Lucha de Apuestas 
1992 The Great KabukiLa Fiera and Pierroth Jr. vs. Rayo de Jalisco Jr.Atlantis and King Haku 
1993 Atlantis vs. Mano Negra – Lucha de Apuestas 
1994 Ricky Santana vs. El Texano – Lucha de Apuestas 
1995 Miguel Perez Jr. vs. Silver King – Luchas de Apuestas 
1996 CMLL World Heavyweight Championship match: Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Gran Markus Jr.
1997 El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas – Lucha de Apuestas 
1998 Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 and Emilio Charles Jr. vs. Kevin Quinn, El Boricua and Miguel Perez Jr. 
1999 Mr. Niebla vs. Shocker – Lucha de Apuestas 2000 Leyenda de Plata 

2000 final: Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Negro Casas 
2001 Los Infernales (El Satánico, Averno & Mephisto) vs. Los Nuevo Infernales (Último GuerreroRey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy, Máscara Mágica) - Steel Cage Match for the right to the Infernales name
2002 Negro Casas vs. Tarzan Boy – Lucha de Apuestas 
2003 Shocker vs. Tarzan Boy – Lucha de Apuestas 
2004 Universo 2000** vs. El Canek vs. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. - Lucha de Apuestas 
2005 Héctor Garza vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. vs. Universo 2000 – Lucha de Apuestas 
2006 Místico vs. Black Warrior – Lucha de Apuestas 
2007 Eight-man Infierno en en Ring cage match - Blue Panther, Lizmark Jr.,AtlantisMísticoPerro Aguayo Jr.Dr. Wagner Jr.Último GuerreroVillano V**
2008 Blue Panther vs. Villano V – Lucha de Apuestas 
2009 Místico vs. Negro Casas – Lucha de Apuestas 

2010 Fourteen-man Infierno en el Ring cage match - La Sombra, Olímpico, Místico, Volador Jr., Averno, Mephisto, Ephesto, Jushin Thunder LigerÚltimo GuerreroAtlantisMr. Niebla, El Alebrije, Histeria and Psicosis
2011 Ten-man Infierno en el Ring cage match - Rush, Mr. Águila, El Terrible, El Texano Jr., Héctor Garza, Máximo, Blue PantherNegro Casas 
2012 Rush vs. El Terrible – Lucha de Apuestas 
2013 La Sombra vs. Volador Jr. – Lucha de Apuestas 
2014 Atlantis vs. Último Guerrero – Lucha de Apuestas 
2015 Atlantis vs. La Sombra – Lucha de Apuestas
2016 Dragon Lee vs. La Mascara – Lucha de Apuestas
2017 Niebla Roja vs. Gran Guerrero – Lucha de Apuestas
2018 Rush & Cavernario vs. Volador Jr. & Matt Taven – Lucha de Apuestas

AAA's Triplemanía (1993 - 2017)

posted Sep 8, 2018, 7:15 PM by Wrestling Scout

I - 1993 - Cien Caras vs. Konnan - 3-Falls Retirement match

II-A - 1994 - Heavy Metal vs. Jerry Estrada - 3-Falls Hair vs. Hair 
II-B - 1994 - KonnanPerro Aguayo & Cien Caras vs. Jake RobertsLove Machine & Miguel Pérez, Jr.
II-C - 1994 - Konnan vs. Jake Roberts - 3-Falls Hair vs. Hair

III-A - 1995 - 13-Minis Steel Cage Elimination match
III-B - 1995 - Winners vs. Marabunta - 3-Falls Mask vs. Mask
III-C - 1995 - Winners vs. Super Caló - 3-Falls Mask vs. Mask

IV-A  - 1996 - Konnan & Perro Aguayo vs. Pierroth, Jr. & Cien Caras - Lumberjack match
IV-B - 1996 - La ParkaOctagón & Máscara Sagráda vs. Killer, Cien Caras & Heavy Metal - Lumberjack match
IV-C  - 1996 - Los Payasos (Coco Rojo, Coco Verde and Coco Amarillo) & Karis la Momia vs. Los Junior Atomicos (Máscara Sagráda Jr., Tinieblas Jr., Blue Demon Jr., and Halcón Dorado Jr.) - Steel Cage Mask vs. Mask Match

V-A - 1997 - Perro Aguayo, Tinieblas Jr. & El Canek vs. Jake Roberts, Killer & Gorgeous George III
V-B - 1997 - Perro AguayoOctagónCibernético** & El Canek vs. Jake Roberts, Gorgeous George III, El Cobarde, Jr. & Fuerza Guerrera**

Triplemanía VI - 1998 - Kick Boxer Vs Heavy Metal

Triplemanía VII - 1999 - Perro AguayoOctagón & El Cobarde vs. El TexanoPerro Aguayo, Jr. & Sangre Chicana

Triplemanía VIII - 2000 - OctagónJushin "Thunder" LigerLatin Lover& El Alebrije vs. CibernéticoShiima NobunagaAbismo Negro & Electro Shock**

Triplemanía IX - 2001 - Pirata Morgan vs. El Cobarde vs. Sangre Chicana - Hair vs. Hair Dog Collar Match

Triplemanía X - 2002 - Heavy Metal vs. Sangre Chicana vs. El Oriental vs. Electro Shock vs. May Flowers vs. El Brazo

Triplemanía XI - 2003 - Lizmark, La Parka**, Octagón and Super Caló vs. Abismo NegroCibernético & The Headhunters 

Triplemanía XII - 2004 - La Parka vs. Cibernético - Mask vs. Mask

Triplemanía XIII - 2005 - Latin Lover, La ParkaOctagón vs. Fuerza Guerrera & Los Hell Brothers (Chessman** & Cibernético)

Triplemanía XIV - 2006 - La Parka vs. Muerte Cibernetica - Mask vs. Mask

Triplemanía XV - 2007 - Los Hell Brothers (Charly Manson, Chessman, and Cibernético) vs. La Legión Extranjera (El MesiasSean Waltman, and Kenzo Suzuki) - "Domo De La Muerte" Cage match

Triplemanía XVI - 2008 - Cibernético vs. El Zorro - AAA Mega Championship

Triplemanía XVII - 2009 - Team AAA (El Hijo del Santo, La ParkaVampiroOctagón, and Jack Evans) vs. La Legion Extranjera (Silver King, Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Electro Shock, and Teddy Hart) - Six Sided Steel cage match for control of AAA.

Triplemanía XVIII - 2010 - L.A. Park vs. La Parka - Rights of "La Parka" name

Triplemanía XIX - 2011 - Dr. Wagner, Jr. vs. Rob Van Dam - AAA Latin American Championship Match

Triplemanía XX - 2012 - Dr. Wagner, Jr. vs. Máscara Año 2000, Jr. - Mask vs. Mask

Triplemanía XXI- 2013 - Cibernético vs. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo - Hair vs. Hair

Triplemanía XXII - 2014 - Cibernético vs. Dr. Wagner, Jr. vs. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs. Myzteziz

Triplemanía XXIII - 2015 - Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Myzteziz

Triplemanía XXIV - 2016 - Psycho Clown vs. Pagano - 3-Falls Mask vs. Hair

Triplemanía XXV - 2017 - Psycho Clown vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. - 3-Falls Mask vs. Hair

Triplemanía XXVI - 2018 - Psycho Clown vs. El Hijo del Fantasma vs. L.A. Park vs. Pentagón Jr.

Pro-Wrestlers and Prison

posted Aug 13, 2018, 6:51 PM by Wrestling Scout

Over the past month, there have been three events that have brought about some reflections on pro-wrestlers and prison sentences. The first was the death of Masa Saito, who did a few years back in the 1980s.  Saito and Ken Patera were believed to have thrown a giant rock through a McDonalds' window and later engaged in a physical exchange with local police.  Saito could have fled back to Japan and escaped his sentence, but he chose to remain and serve his time.  
Masa Saito adviser Sakaguchi, Choshu Seiji, Maeda Hiroaki
Once out, Saito had to return to Japan as the American scene was shrinking and he enjoyed success as a rival of Antonio Inoki.  His death was a mainstream sports story in Japan and his pall bearers were a regular all-star team of Japanese wrestling - Riki Choshu, Akira Maeda, Kensuke Sasaki, Keiji Muto and others (pictured).

Related imageThe other event was the sentencing of Ayako Hamada (pictured) for possession of methamphetamines.  Hamada has been bouncing between Japan and Mexico for years and the ties to illegal drugs led her to announce her retirement in Japan (a country where drugs of this sort are extremely taboo) as companies will probably not employ her after she gets out.  It should be noted that a number of foreigners traveling to Japan have run into issues related to drug possession including Steve Williams (who stayed out of the country for a few years), Matt Sydal (who has not been back) and even recent WWE signee Io Shirai ran into some problems with her boyfriend Nosawa when some drugs were apparently planted on them.

The last and most tragic is the recent death of Brian Christopher Lawler.  The former WWF and USWA star had been battling substance abuse and Image result for brian lawlerlegal issues for years.  Following an arrest that might have led him to a lengthy prison sentence, Lawler hung himself in his cell.  Lawler, who wrestled as "Brian Christopher" and "Grandmaster Sexay", was a tremendously talented performer in his day.  His father, Jerry Lawler, was famous for not drinking or using drugs, but for his son it became a struggle that plagued him most of his career.  Christopher's death is similar to Kerry Von Erich and Eddie Graham who were facing public disgrace and time behind bars.

Danny Little Bear
Evelyn Stevens

August 8th is International Cat Day

posted Aug 8, 2018, 7:47 PM by Wrestling Scout

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August 8th is International Cat Day!  There have been a large number of pro-wrestlers who have had cat names or nicknames.

The record probably goes to Chris Jericho who has had 

In Mexico, Jericho initially used the name Leon d'Oro ("Golden Lion"), but he later become known as "Corazon de Leon," which he translated to "Lionheart" when traveling elsewhere.  He even called his quebrada the "Lionsault" and his version of the Boston Crab the "Liontamer" (although both were renamed when he overhauled his persona in the WWF).  While working in Japan for WAR, he joined a heel stable with Kodo Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado and used the name Lion-do to play off his stablemates' names.  He also worked as Super Liger* in New Japan, although that persona was quickly dropped.  Therefore, Chris Jericho is the reigning cat champion with FIVE cat personas.

Image result for jushin liger new japan* - "Liger" is a lion/tiger hybrid, which does exist.  While we might not think of Jushin "Thunder" Liger as being cat-related, the main character in the anime that inspired the pro-wrestler was tied to a liger.

Here is a list of notable pro-wrestlers who used cat-related nicknames or names.

Black Tiger (Mark Rocco)
Black Tiger II (Eddy Guerrero)
Black Tiger III (Silver King)
Tiger Conway Jr.
Tiger Conway Sr.
Tiger Hattori
Tiger Jackson
Tiger Mask II (Mitsuharu Misawa)
Tiger Mask III (Koji Kanemoto)
Tiger Mask IV

Black Panther (Black Warrior)
El Pantera
"Black Panther" Jim Mitchell
"Doncaster Panther" Albert Wall

Other Big Cats
"Wildcat" Robbie Brookside
Cheetah Kid (Rocco Rock)
Leopard Mask (Rocco Rock)

Other "Cats"
Bearcat Brown

Thesz/Tragos Hall of Fame - Class of 2018

posted Aug 1, 2018, 6:20 PM by Wrestling Scout

Image result for Booker T thesz tragosThis past weekend, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa recognized the members of its Professional Wrestling Hall.  

George Tragos Award - Ben Askren 
Lou Thesz Award - Booker T
Frank Gotch Award - Bruiser Brody
Living inductee - Dan Severn
Posthumous inductee - Owen Hart
Jim Melby Award - Koji Miyamoto

15 All Japan Women Cards That Were Bigger than WWE's Evolution Will Be

posted Jul 24, 2018, 7:13 PM by Wrestling Scout   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 7:15 PM ]

Image result for wwe evolutionThe WWE announced their first all-women show, WWE Evolution, which will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in October.

While it is a significant step for the largest pro-wrestling company in the world, it might not even crack the top fifteen all-women shows that All Japan Women hosted.  The Nassau Coliseum's last major WWE show, 2010's Fatal 4-Way, has a listed attendance of 10,000 and these fifteen shows are at least that.  The other notable shows Great American Bash `08 (12,000+), Summerslam `02 (14,000+) and WrestleMania 2 (16,000+).

During All Japan Women's nearly forty years of existence, they had 3 boom periods in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and each included several big shows.  The 1970s saw two big shows headlined by the Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato and Maki Ueda) battling one another.  The 1980s prominently featured the Crush Gals (Chigusa Nagayo and Lioness Asuka) in top singles matches or facing one another.  The 1990s period saw AJW work with other women's companies and host several supershows between 1993 and 1996.  The most significant was the Big Egg Wrestling Universe show held at the Tokyo Dome, which bragged an attendance larger than the next two shows combined!

1. AJW - Big Egg Wrestling Universe - 42,500 (11/20/1994)
Bull Nakano vs. Alundra Blayze
Akira Hokuto vs. Aja Kong

2. AJW - All-Star Dream Slam -16,500 (4/2/1993)
Shinobu Kandori vs. 
Akira Hokuto
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Combat Toyoda & Megumi Kudo

-. AJW Wrestling Queendom II - 16,500 (3/27/1994)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Toshiyo Yamada
Shinobu Kandori & Akira Hokuto vs. Aja Kong & Bull Nakano

4. AJW @ Budokan Hall (8/24/1994) - 14,800

-. AJW - Destiny - 14,800 (9/2/1995)
Manami Toyota vs. Akira Hokuto

6. AJW Legacy of Queens 14,500 (8/25/1993)
Akira Hokuto vs. Rumi Kazama**

7. AJW @ Budokan Hall - 13,500 (8/22/1985) 

8. AJW @ Budokan Hall 13,000 (11/1/1977)
Jackie Sato vs. Maki Ueda

9. AJW - Wrestlemarinepiad - 12,500 (5/6/1989) 
Chigusa Nagayo & Lioness Asuka vs. Mitsuko Nishikawa & Akira Hokuto
Lioness Asuka vs. Chigusa Nagayo

-. AJW - Wrestling Queendom IV 12,500 (3/31/1996)
Yumiko Hotta vs. Leticia Olucini ("UFC Rules" Match)
Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue

11. AJW - St. Battle Final 1993 11,500 (12/6/1993)
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki 
Shinobu Kandori vs. Akira Hokuto

12. AJW @ Osaka - 11,000 (8/28/1985)
The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Yukari Omori & Jaguar Yokota
Chigusa Nagayo vs. Dump Matsumoto (Hair Match)

13. AJW - Monday Night Sensation - 10,500 (12/4/1995)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Aja Kong
Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai

--. AJW - Year End Spectacular - 10,500 (12/8/1996)
Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai vs. Mariko Yoshida & Takako Inoue**
Kyoko Inoue vs. Manami Toyota

15. AJW @ Tokyo - 10,000 (2/27/1979)
Jackie Sato vs. Maki Ueda (Loser Retires Match)

17 Years After WCW... who is still kicking around?

posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:18 PM by Wrestling Scout

Image result for meiko satomura mae youngThe 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 WCW that are still wrestling with any regularity and even fewer that are able to perform at a top level.  Satomura, at 38 years of age, is one of the few.  The only other GAEA girls that came over that still wrestles regularly is Sonoko Kato.

Related imageThe other wrestler of note would be AJ Styles, the current WWE Champion, who was with WCW for a few months before the company closed.  Styles went on to wrestle on the independents, NWA-TNA (later Impact Wrestling and TNA), Ring of Honor and finally New Japan before coming to the WWE in 2016.  He has managed maintain his abilities and is still considered one of the best in the world.

There are a number of ambassadors who are often Hall of Famers who are affiliated with the WWE.  People like Ric Flair, Sting and Ricky Steamboat who were legends in WCW regularly show up at WWE events.  There are also a significant number of agents, producers and trainers.  In addition, there are some on-air personalities who worked for WCW as well.

Arn Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Fit Finlay
Billy Kidman
Jaime Noble

Many of luchadors are still active (or at least semi-active), although none are performing at the level they were in the 1990s.  The possible exception of Rey Mysterio who works a different style and is selective about his schedule.
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La Parka (LA Park)

In Japan, particularly in New Japan, there are several wrestlers who can perform at a high level when called upon, but they are not what they once were.
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Dragon Kid
Kaz Hayashi

There are a lot of wrestlers who continue to work on independents and bigger companies when they have the chance although not as regularly as they once did and most of them are breaking down physically.

Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Shane Helms

National Hillbilly Day

posted Jul 5, 2018, 2:53 AM by Wrestling Scout

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The Briscoes (Jay & Mark)
Haystacks Calhoun
Cousin Luke (Gene Lewis)
Cousin Junior
The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas)
Hillbilly Jim
The Kentuckians (Grizzly Smith & Luke Brown)
Virgil the Kentucky Butcher (Mighty John Quinn)
Man Mountain Mike
Scufflin' Hillbillies (Chuck Conley & Rip Collins)
Uncle Elmer (Plowboy Frazier)

The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire - British World Champions

posted Jul 1, 2018, 6:58 PM by Wrestling Scout

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 
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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 Saint
10 Lightweight Reigns

7 Mid-Heavyweight Reigns
1 Light Heavyweight Reign

Mid-Heavyweight Reigns
3 Light Heavyweight Reigns

Wayne Bridges
Heavyweight Reigns

Mid-Heavyweight Reigns

Mike Marino
Mid-Heavyweight Reigns

John Quinn
Heavyweight Reigns

3 Lightweight Reigns

John Cortez
3 Lightweight Reigns

3 Heavy Middleweight Reigns

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