Archive for the ‘PPV’ Category

NWA Starrcade 1985 The Gathering North Carolina Atlanta Georgia

NWA Starrcade 1985 Takes Place in Two Locations – North Carolina Edition – November 28th, 1985 – Today in Wrestling History

National Wrestling Alliance’s (NWA) Starrcade 1985 was one of those events that took place in two locations. This was on the same night, in two separate arenas, nowhere near each other. This is also the first live wrestling event to be broadcast from two separate locations. Do not worry, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) would […]

Survivor Series 1990 WWE PPV

Survivor Series 1990 Sees Undead Walk – November 22nd, 1990 – Today in Wrestling History

Survivor Series 1990 is an incredibly special event for fans of wrestling. Even if you are not a follower of WWE, you know who the Undertaker is. He made his WWE debut at this event in Hartford, Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center. Undertaker was billed as the mystery partner for The Million Dollar Team, […]

WCW Road Wild 1998 Sturgis South Dakota

WCW Road Wild 1998 Invades South Dakota – August 8th, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Road Wild 1998 was just one of several annual showcases of just how wild World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was. WWE did not have anything to compare to outrageous sets and locations that WCW would make use of in the wrestling war. Road Wild was one of a couple “destination” Pay Per Views WCW put […]

SummerSlam 1997 WWF WWE

SummerSlam 1997 Leaves Stone Cold Steve Austin Paralyzed – August 3rd, 1997 – Today in Wrestling History

The tenth annual SummerSlam event took place at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It is the Pay Per View (PPV) event that is well known for the injury to Stone Cold Steve Austin. Due to a botched piledriver delivered by Owen Hart (RIP), Austin was temporarily paralyzed. This event in general […]

WCW Slamboree 1993

WCW Slamboree 1993 A Legends Return Took Place in Georgia – May 23rd, 1993 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Slamboree 1993 A Legends Return was the first time that World Championship Wrestling used the Slamboree name. This event took place in Atlanta, Georgia at The Omni. Approximately 7,000 fans were in attendance for the event. There were many legends on the card for this event.

WCW Wrestlewar 1992 WarGames Sting

Wrestlewar 1992 WarGames Fourth Event Invades Florida – May 17th, 1992 – Today in Wrestling History

Wrestlewar may be a foregone Pay Per View (PPV) but WarGames lives on. Utilized in NXT in recent years the dual steel cage match has stood out as a match stipulation. Wrestlwar 1992 was the fourth, and final, event to use the name. This event took place in the Jacksonvill Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

WCW Slamboree 1999

World Championship Wrestling Slamboree 1999 Goes Down in Missouri – May 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999 was beginning to unravel. The New World Order (NWO), both factions, were a shamble on television due to injuries. Unfortunately, storyline wise, so much depended on the NWO dominance that WCW was in a pickle. With that said, they did continue forward with regular Pay Per View (PPV) events […]

WCW Slamboree 2000 Ready to Rumble

Final WCW Slamboree Takes Place – May 7th, 2000 – Today in Wrestling History

Little did we know when this event aired on Pay Per View (PPV) that it was the last one. That is the sad truth about Slamboree in 2000. It was the final World Championship Wrestling (WCW) produced Slamboree event. This was due to the WWE buying out WCW early the following year. For those wondering, […]

Collision in Korea IWGP WCW NJPW Ric Flair Antonio Inoki

WCW NJPW Collision in Korea Day 2 – April 29th, 1995 – Today in Wrestling History

The second day of a two-day event, Collision in Korea, was just as unique as the first. This unique event happened in 1995. The location was Mayday Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. To say this was probably a one-time event is an understatement.

Jay Leno Versus Hulk Hogan Road Wild

Happy Birthday One Time Wrestler Jay Leno – April 28th, 1950 – Today in Wrestling History

You would be well forgiven for not knowing that the famous, former, Tonight Show host Jay Leno was a wrestler. Well, he is billed as having one match, officially. Good enough. Born in 1950 in New Rochelle, New York, Leno’s full name is James Douglas Muir Leno. Leno’s career has been a wild one for […]

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