Archive for the ‘WWE’ Category

Chris Jericho Monday Night Raw Debut

Chris Jericho Makes Monday Night Raw Debut – August 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

By the time Chris Jericho had made his debut on Monday Night Raw, he had been off television year or two. At least in North America due to his wrestling in Japan. Between his leaving World Championship Wrestling and debuting in the WWF, Jericho wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. His debut in the World […]

Shayna Baszler WWE NXT MMA UFC

Shayna Baszler Punches Her Way into the World – August 8th, 1980 – Today in Wrestling History

Shayna Baszler is a cross sport star, having started her career in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She would see a final mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 15 wins and 11 losses. Most of those wins being via submission. She would begin her wrestling career with a loss before becoming a force in the WWE.

Marty Jannetty WWF Superstar

Former WWE Star Marty Jannetty Subject of Police Investigation

Marty Jannetty, born in 1960, recently found social media fame via a claim of alleged murder. The news became public earlier this week when Jannetty made a not so cryptic social media post. The post was made available on Janetty’s Facebook account. Considering the situation, Jannetty can potentially face legal action.

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 […]

WWF Royal Rumble

WWF Royal Rumble Review on Super Nintendo

Wrestling games are quite a conundrum of gaming. Some developers get it just right while others have trouble figuring out what exactly a “squared circle” is. For the time, LJN’s WWF Royal Rumble for the Super Nintendo was better than the competition of the time. There was not much competition though. This game was released […]

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter Taken Away – June 2nd, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

The Junkyard Dog, born Sylvester Ritter, was a charismatic athlete. His time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the 1980’s was iconic. His positivity was infectious and while he had personal troubles, he always had a smile for fans. He stood out against a colorful collection of athletes no matter where he […]

Jake the Snake Roberts Jake Roberts

Sadistic Jake the Snake Roberts Born – May 30th, 1955 – Today in Wrestling History

It’s been 6 years since Jake was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but on this day in 1955, Jake the Snake Roberts was born. He was one of the most intimidating wrestlers in wrestling back in the day. I could not imagine laying in the Ring and having a huge snake laid on […]

Owen Hart WWF Champion

Remembering Owen Hart – May 23rd, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

Owen James Hart was born on May 7th, 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The world probably knows him better as Owen Hart, or The Blue Blazer, from his time in wrestling. We all know how he left this world, that is not the point of this article. This article is to remember the man, the […]

Shad Gaspard WWE

Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard Found Dead

It is tragic when anyone passes away, even more so when they leave us as a hero. That is exactly what Shad Gaspard did. For those that do not know, Gaspard was a WWE superstar, first part of a tag team then a singles run.

Andre the Giant WWF

Eighth Wonder of the World Andre the Giant Born Today – May 19th, 1946 – Today in Wrestling History

Born André René Roussimoff in the town of Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France, you may know him better as Andre the Giant. In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now WWE, he was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” among other names. His match against Hulk Hogan in 1987 at Wrestlemania III is unforgettable. His career […]

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