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June 17, 2018 in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Professional Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, Wrestling, Wrestling Time Machine
Tagged "Dirty" Dick Slater, "Flyboy" Rocco Rock, "Jungle" Jim Steele, "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, "Spark Plug" Bob Holly, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan, 2 Cold Scorpio, 911, Adam Bomb, Angelo Poffo, Axl Rotten, Bam Bam Bigelow, Bart Gunn, Beaulah McGillicutty, Big Van Vader, Bill Alfonso, Billy Gunn, Bob Backlund, Bobby Eaton, Booker T, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Brian Knobbs, Bunkhouse Buck, Cactus Jack, Chikara, Colonel Robert Parker, Dave Sullivan, DDP, Dean Malenko, Diamond Dallas Page, Diesel, ECW, ECW World Heavyweight Championship, ECW World Tag Team Championships, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Gangrel, Hack Meyers, Hakushi, Harlem Heat, Hulk Hogan, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Ian Rotten, Irwin R Schyster, Isaac Yankem DDS, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jerry Sags, Johnny Grunge, Kama, Kamala, Kimberly, King Mabel, Lord Steven Regal, Luna Vachon, Mabel, Man Mountain Rock, Max Muscle, Men on a Mission, Meng, Mick Foley, Mo, Mustafa Saed, New Jack, Paul E. Dangerously, Pitbull #1, Pitbull #2, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Raven, Razerhawk, Razor Ramon, Savio Vega, Scott Taylor, Scotty 2 Hotty, Shawn Michaels, Shinja, Sir Mo, Sir Robert of Eaton, Sister Sherri, Skip & Sunny, Smokey Mountain Wrestling, SMW, Stevie Ray, Stevie Richards, Sting, Sycho Sid, Tatanka, Taz, Ted DiBiase, Tekno Team 2000, The Bad Breed, The Black Phantom, The Blue Bloods, The Bodydonnas, The Diamond Doll, The Extreme Encyclopedia, The Gangstas, The Mad Capper, The Master, The Million Dollar Corporation, The Monster Maniacs, The Nasty Boys, The Phantom, The Pitbulls, The Public Enemy, The Renegade, The Roadie, The Sandman, The Smoking Gunns, The Undertaker, The Vampire Warrior, The World Wrestling Federation, Tod Gordon, Tommy Dreamer, Travis, Troy, TT2k, WCW, WCW Bash at the Beach, WCW The Great American Bash, WCW United States Championship, WCW United States Championship Tournament, WCW World Tag Team Championships, WCW World Television Championship, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, WWE Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE King of the Ring, WWF, WWF Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship, WWF King of the Ring, WWF Mat Caps, Yokozuna
Global Expansion: The WWE Invades the World by Jerry Whitworth
In less than a couple of weeks, this year’s WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament will air on the WWE Network as the company is reportedly moving forward with a UK-based ongoing series to air on its streaming service. While WWE’s aggressive expansion into the UK market was seemingly due to the return of World of Sport on ITV last year (which stalled only to recently get back on track), the UK scene has exploded of late (as has the wrestling industry in general). This is clearly evident by New Japan’s recent announcement of Strong Style Evolved UK N1 which happens only days after WWE airs its UK tournament. New Japan has already expanded its territory into the US in the last year and the UK is its latest bid to become a global brand like WWE. This has led to battle lines being drawn as WWE has made arrangements with UK promotions Insane Championship Wrestling and PROGRESS as well as snagging several of World of Sports’ stars while New Japan has formed an alliance with Revolution Pro Wrestling and prominently features Zack Sabre Jr (who participated in WWE’s inaugural Cruiserweight Classic), Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, and “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith Jr. in its promotion (Ospreay and Smith are also both featured in upcoming episodes of World of Sport). However, these moves could very well only be the opening salvo for a much larger confrontation as WWE tries to bring its Network to every corner of the world and New Japan has been emboldened by its consistent significant growth to try and offer some semblance of competition since WWE consumed WCW and ECW to become the undisputed king of sports entertainment. The question then becomes what country will enter WWE and New Japan’s optics next.
Posted in Professional Wrestling, Wrestling
Tagged AAA, CMLL, Impact Wrestling, Jerry Whitworth, Lucha Underground, New Japan, NJPW, Noah, Ring of Honor, Stardom, TNA, World of Sport, WWE, wXw
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I Do Not Think That Word Means What WCW Thinks It Means
Posted in Professional Wrestling, Wrestling, Wrestling Time Machine
Tagged "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, "Stunning" Steve Austin, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels, "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, 1995, Arn Anderson, Avalanche, Bam Bam Bigelow, Barry Horowitz, Big Bubba Rogers, Big Van Vader, Bob Backlund, Bobby Eaton, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Bull Nakano, Cactus Jack, Chris Benoit, Colonel Robert Parker, Dean Malenko, Duke "The Dumpster" Droese, ECW, ECW Championship, ECW Tag Team Championships, ECW Television Championship, Harlem Heat, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jim Cornette, Jimmy Hart, Johnny B. Badd, Kama, King Kong Bundy, Lawrence Taylor, Lord Steven Regal, March, March 1995, Meng, Mick Foley, NFL All-Pro Team, Owen Hart, Paul Bearer, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Raven, Razor Ramon, Renegade, Sabu, Shawn Michaels, Steve "Mongo" McMichael, Steven Dunn, Stevie Richards, Sting, Terry Funk, The Blacktop Bully, The British Bulldog, The Broadstreet Bullies, The Dangerous Alliance, The Four Horsemen, The Million Dollar Corporation, The Nasty Boys, The Sandman, The Smoking Gunns, The Tazmaniac, The Triple Threat, The Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, Tommy Dreamer, Tully Blanchard, Vince McMahon, WCW, WCW Saturday Night, WCW Uncensored, WCW Uncensored 1995, WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWE, WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE Women's Championship, WWF, WWF Intercontinental Championship, WWF Women's Championship