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Survivor Series 1988 Review

The 2nd Annual Survivor Series... Starring Hulk, Jake, and "Not King" Harley Race!


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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sting's WWE DEBUT!

Sting made his WWE TV debut at tonight's Survivor Series pay-per-view. Sting appeared at the end of the Team Cena vs. Team Authority main event when Triple H was beating on Team Cena survivor Dolph Ziggler.

Sting and Triple H had a staredown before Triple H attacked but missed. Sting left Triple H laying after a Death Drop and helped Ziggler get the pin on Rollins.

As noted, it was expected that the debut tonight is leading to a WrestleMania 31 match against The Undertaker but now it appears Sting may be facing Triple H.

With Team Cena winning tonight, The Authority loses power and the only person that can bring them back into power is John Cena.

My Thoughts on Survivor Series..

Friday, 21 November 2014

Survivor Series 1988 Review

By: Chris "Sledge" Douglas | +PuroWAVE  | @purowavepodcast | +Sledgecorp Productions 

Once again, that time of year rolls around.  And of course that means a gratuitous amount of food... for most people.  I'm of course broker than I've ever been, and MY Thanksgiving is in danger.  But I still have the Internet!  So even though I'm in desperate need of food, I'm going to write something 15 people MIGHT read.  So without further ado and with GREAT HUNGER... I present Survivor Series 1988!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kenta Kobashi vs. Mike Awesome

This is an interesting bout between the late Mike Awesome of FMW and ECW fame vs. Kenta Kobashi.  It's never really talked about, but I thought it was a fun big guy feud.  What do you think??

I liked it because the two were powerhouses who could take massive amounts of damage and keep going.  Not to mention it was two guys from different schools of pro-wrestling thought.  Kobashi the more traditional, and Awesome who made his name for things like the above pic.  I miss clashes of styles.

AJPW, 09/04/1999

Monday, 17 November 2014

Happy Monday! Here's footage of Toshiaki Kawada Kicking a TV Show Host In The Head.

You all know I'm a huge fan of puroresu, ESPECIALLY of All Japan in the mid to late 90's.

Remember when I showed you this Saturday?

Well, here is footage of the man himself kicking a non-wrestling TV show host in the head.

KO in 38 seconds.  Even though the host was hyped up to, and I'm paraphrasing, "3X Superman."

So... can we then say that Superman got knocked out by Toshiaki Kawada?

I'd be OK with that.

Sunday, 16 November 2014



In some ways, I wish I could take credit for any of this, but I can't.  Not the matches, the ratings, not even the list (about the only thing I can claim credit on was choosing the above FANTASTIC mullet-filled photo of Dave).  It was posted on Reddit by M-G-K, and came to MY attention via the International Wrestling Fanbase group on Facebook.  Please proceed to this link to read M-G-K's intro and show some love to the post

Meanwhile, here is this list of matches.  I may do my own review of them in their own articles in the future.  I'd be interested to see if I agree with Davey-Boy.

And now, for "posterity," here it is:

1994: Bret Hart v. Owen Hart, cage - (four more parts in user's video list)
All Japan:
1992: Masanobu Fuchi & Yoshinari Ogawa v. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - no video found
1994: Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, & Giant Baba v. Masanobu Fuchi, Toshiaki Kawada, & Akira Taue - no video found
1996: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue v. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama - no video found
New Japan
1987: Keiji Mutoh & Shiro Koshinaka v. Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada - video not found
1993: Psicosis & Heavy Metal & El Picudo v. Rey Misterio Jr. & Super Calo & Winners - no video found
AJPW Women
1992: Manami Toyota v. Kyoko Inoue - video not found
1984: Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Nobuhiko Takada - no video found
Japan Women's Pro:
Michinoku Pro:

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Toshiaki Kawada's theme... performed LIVE???

That's right.  You heard me.  You see the above embed.  There is a band dedicated to performing pro-wrestling theme songs called Monkey Flip.

Once you've finished picking up the pieces of your exploded head, go ahead and click it.  You'll be glad you did!

Here, they're performing one of my all-time favorite theme songs, "Holy War."  This man who likes to do THIS to people:

I think I'm going to look up more of these performances!