Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Velvet McIntyre's WWF Championship Reign

Velvet McIntyre is best known for her time in the WWF when the promotion began using more women's wrestlers during the 1980's expansion period.  She began wrestling in 1980 after training in Oregon with Sandy Barr.  She joined the WWF in 1982 wrestling in a tag team with Princess Victoria and as a singles wrestler.  Her red hair and trait for wrestling barefoot made her stand out from the other woman competitors.  

In July 1986 on a tour of Australia McIntyre would defeat her long time nemesis The Fabulous Moolah to capture the WWF Women's Championship.  It was a short reign, but nonetheless she is a former WWF Women's World Champion.

July 3, 1986 Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Velvet McIntyre defeated WWF Women's Champion: The Fabulous Moolah to win the championship

July 4, 1986 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
WWF Women's Champion: Velvet McIntyre defeated The Fabulous Moolah by disqualification

July 5, 1986 Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia
WWF Women's Champion: Velvet McIntyre defeated The Fabulous Moolah by disqualification

July 6, 1986 Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
The Fabulous Moolah defeated WWF Women's Champion: Velvet McIntyre 

July 7, 1986 Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
WWF Women's Champion: Velvet McIntyre defeated The Fabulous Moolah

July 9, 1986 Homebush Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia
The Fabulous Moolah defeated WWF Women's Champion: Velvet McIntyre to win the championship

The travel for this tour is CRAZY totally 10,368km or 6443 miles.  

Velvet is also a former two time WWF Women's Tag Team Champion, NWA Texas Women's Champion, NWA United States Women's Champion, NWA Women's Tag Team Champion, and held the ICW, WWWA, CWA, & ECCW Women's Championships.

She wrestled at WrestleMania II, the inaugural Survivor Series.  My research on the internet shows he finished up with the WWE in 1988 and wrestled sporadically after that with her final match in the July 1998 for the British Columbia based ICW.  

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Does Roman Deserve The Record

This post is just my opinion on the subject...

When Roman won the title at Payback 2020 I was happy for him, his first run had been cut short and he deserved to have a good run with the title.  And he started off strong feuding with Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Brian Danielson and Edge.  I wasn't a big fan of him pinning both Dragon and Edge at the same time at WrestleMania, but it was good.  Through these early months the Bloodline story started and it has been a fantastic story, especially when Sami Zayn got involved, it was compelling.

However, I feel the hand has been overplayed.  Back in 2020 it was the pandemic still and it wasn't until July 2021 that WWE left the Thunderdome and started back up with their full time house show schedule, and for the most part everyone went back on the road full time.  Not Roman.... 

Between the dates of August 30, 2020 & January 27, 2024

Roman has wrestled 134 matches, mostly tag
2020: 10 matches, 2021: 61 matches, 2022: 52 matches, 2023: 11 Matches

He has defended the Universal Championship 56 times

By comparison during that same time frame
Jey Uso 317 matches
Jimmy Uso 285 matches
Sami Zayn 240 matches
Shinsuke Nakamura 225 matches 
Kevin Owens 222 matches

Seth Rollins 298 matches, also since winning the World Heavyweight Championship on May 27, 2023 he has defended the title 65 times in his 242 day reign.

Cody Rhodes returned to the WWE on April 2, 2022 has wrestled 147 matches since then and was out with his injury for 6 months

Currently Roman has the 4th longest reign for a men's top championship in the WWE, using the match listings on Cagematch and here is how he measures up compared to the top 3 as of January 28, 2024. 

Bruno Sammartino
2,803 days WWWF Championship May 17, 1963 - January 18, 1971
669 tittle defenses 

Bob Backlund 
2,135 days WWF Championship February 20, 1978 - December 26, 1983
884 title defenses 

Hulk Hogan 
1,474 days WWF Championship January 23, 1984 - February 5, 1988
474 title defenses

Roman Reigns 
1,245 days WWE Universal Championship August 30, 2020 - current
56 defenses 

I have heard a rumor that at this point they want Roman to beat Hulk Hogan's record because of inappropriate comments that Hogan has made in the past.  I'm not sure if I believe that or not.  To accomplish that he would need to hold to the title to September 12, 2024.  

When his title run started I thought it was great, when his run surpassed two years I thought it was fantastic, when he didn't lose the title to Cody at Mania in 2023 I thought it was a mistake, and the remainder of 2023 just seemed like they wanted that number to grow.  Admittedly every match he had in 2023 was a great match, no doubt.  But he doesn't deserve the record, not at this point. 

I feel the same way about Nick Aldis' 1043 day reign as NWA Champion with his 34 defenses during that time frame.

To me I still feel the titles are important, the title reigns mean something.  Like Gunther's current record breaking run as the Intercontinental champion, but you need to be present and not be off TV for months at a time.  Do I think having a title defense at every house show is important, not at all!  But this is a TV wrestling landscape you need to have title matches or at least the champion appearing and competing on TV to further storylines, not disappearing to a couple months at a time. 

When Roman does lose the title it really needs to mean something and I think Cody defeating him it will.  I don't think it will mean as much if The Rock or CM Punk win the title.  

I'm also very curious what they are going to do with the titles, as Roman holds the Universal and WWE Championships and they are listed separately on the WWE Website.  I feel like after his reign ends they will do away with the Universal Championship and just the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. 

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

159 Person Battle Royal

June 19, 2010 California based AWS: Alternative Wrestling Show presented a night of professional wrestling entitled Bart's Birthday Bash.  The main event on the show featured a 3 ring 159 intergender World War 3 Battle Royal.  This style battle royal was invented by World Championship Wrestling in 1995 however theirs featured 60 competitors. 

I can't find much about the event on the internet however the entire event is on IWTV and I watched it.  There are three rings, and according to a Sean Ross Sapp interview with Willie Mack the three rings were different sizes, 20 feet, 18 feet, and 16 feet.  Not only were the rings different sizes but also different heights making them not level from one ring to the next.  

Right as the bell rang the center ring, which was the 20 foot ring, broke and was slowly collapsing in as the match progressed.  The commentators were not great but they stated there was near 500 fans in attendance, I would wager there were more wrestlers than fans on this show. 

The footage is one hard camera drifting from ring to ring and it's just chaos for over 30 minutes until the last few competitors fighting in the two outside rings. It came down to Lil Cholo, Johnny Paradise So Cal Crazy, & Scorpio Sky.  

I have listed the names of the competitors below, thanks to Cagematch, and there were several well known wrestlers in it including the eventual winner Scorpio Sky who won last eliminating 
Lil Cholo. 

Until next time!!

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The Competitors
Adam Ryder
Aiden Riley
Andre Machievski
Andrew Hellman
Angel el Exotico
Ann Arkiss
Axe Hammer
Babi Slymm
Bart Kapitzke
Billy Blade
Black Sawyer
Blood Eagle
Bobby Ramos
Brandon Parker
C. Edward Vander Pyle
Cedric Barr
Charles Mercury
Chris Kadillak
Chris Lyonz
Cincinnati Red
Claudia del Solis
David E. Jones
David Frazier
Davis King
Devan Lynch
Diamond Azul
DK Murphy
Dr. Maldad
Dragon Mask
Drew Gabrial
Drunken Uncle Ronnie
Eddie Mattson
Edgar Von Hammersmark
El Delicioso
El Moblin
Enigma de Oro
Ethan Reed
Evan Jelik
Extreme Loco
Famous B
Foob Dogg
Freddy Bravo
Harry Murkin
Hawk Jones
Hector Canales
Human Tornado
Hunter Matthews
Incendio Calavera
Jacob Diez
Jalen Wu
James Morgan
Jarek Matthews
Jason Watts
Jenna Lynne
Jeremy Jaeger
Jesse Nahara
Joey Dynamite
Joey Ryan
John Hudson
Johnny Goodtime
Johnny Paradise
Johnny Yuma
Jon Ian
Josh Worthy
Kadin Anthony
Kid Caramba
King Jakal
Kitana Vera
Krystal Van Voorhis
Kyle Haystacks
Leo Blaze
Lex Lucco
Lil Cholo
Lil Nate
Little Gino
Logan X
Lucha Machine
Mad MacIntosh
Maldad Loco
Matt Collins
Matt Sinister
Mikey Callahan
Mondo Vega
Monte Maldito
Mr. Impact
Nelson Creed
Nick Lovin
Nick Madrid
Night Shadow
Omar Duncan
Oso Loco
Peter Avalon
Piloto Suicida
Pinky Santino
Randy Van Stone
Ray Murillo
Ray Rosas
Ricky Mandel
Ridiculoso Blanco
Rising Son
Roger Ruiz
Ronnie Thrash
Ron Rivera
Ruben Iglesias
Ryan Kidd
Ryan Ramos
Ryan Stone
Ryan Taylor
Sam Knight
Scorpio Sky
Sexy Chino
Shamu Jr.
Shane Ballard
Shannon Ballard
SoCal Crazy
Tab Jackson
Tank Alvarado
The Amazing Web
The Awesome Plague
The BC Killer
The Stepfather
Thomas Quentin
Thunder Kitty
Tim Allen
Todd Chandler
Tommy Kim
Tommy Misfit
Tommy Wilson
Ultra Taro
Van Acid
Vance Lamborghini
Vintage Dragon
Viper Valentine
Washington Wayne
Willie Mack
Yyan Nakano

Monday, January 15, 2024

Other Promotions Running Madison Square Garden

When I was a kid I watched all the wrestling that I could, I still do we just have way more access today than in the 1980's.  Growing up in the Maine my primary promotion was the WWF and watching the TV shows or the Coliseum Home Video releases the commentators always drilled home that Madison Square Garden was the greatest sports arena in the world where all the biggest matches and moments happened.  I always wanted to got to MSG for a show, my buddy Jay and I talked about it for years and finally we did it in 2018.  You can read about that trip here.

As a kid only the WWF ran shows at Madison Square Garden and as I got older I learned of the exclusive deal the WWF and The McMahon family had as the wrestling promoters of MSG.  It apparently when back decades through different version of Madison Square Garden.

There have been 4 versions of Madison Square Garden, the first operated from 1879 to 1890, the second 1890 to 1925, the third 1925 to 1968 and the current version opened February 11, 1968.  The first wrestling card promoted at a Madison Square Garden was on November 24, 1875.  

Roderick "Jess" McMahon had been promoting wrestling since 1915 and became the first McMahon to promote wrestling at the Garden in 1925 at the 3rd incarnation.  He would later partner with Toots Mondt running shows at MSG, and his son Vince J. McMahon would take over for his father in 1957 partnering with Mondt to promote shows.

Other promoters ran the Garden the McMahon and Mondt's Capital Wrestling Corporation would become the sole promoters in 1961.

Jack Pfefer & Pedro Martinez promoted at MSG and their show on November 14, 1960 would be the final show promoted at the venue until 2019 that did not have the name McMahon attached to the promotion. 

Tony Marino defeated Miguel Torres 
Red Grupe defeated Swede Hanson
Dixie Rebels: #1 & #2 (Mario Galento & Jerry Miller) defeated Luther Lindsay & Mr. Puerto Rico 
Haystack Muldoon pinned Pampero Firpo
Bavarian Boys: Rudy Jacobs & Harry Wenzel defeated P.Y. Chong & Larry Simon
Karl Gotch defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification
Ricki Starr & Miguel Perez defeated The Fargo's: Jackie Fargo & Sonny Fargo
Bruno Sammartino wrestled Antonino Rocca to a 34:00 curfew draw
This was the last non-McMahon Family, WWWF / WWF / WWE show to be promoted at Madison Square Garden.  From 1963 through 1988 the WWE ran monthly shows at the Garden  until national expansion took their tour across the world.  1989 - 1991 averaged 8 shows a year and over the next several years the numbers would continue to decline to 2 shows in 2005.  Citing the rising costs and fees of running the Garden WWE would run just 1 show a year, typically the annual post Christmas house show which began in 2011.  

This is why MSG management ended their exclusivity deal with the WWE, as WWE was still running upwards of a dozen shows a year in New York City, just not at the Garden.  This opened the door for other promotions to run The World's Most Famous Arena.  In June 2018 New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor announced the G1 Supercard to be held April 6, 2019.

This date coincided with WrestleMania weekend with Mania being held at the Meadowlands and other WWE shows in the surrounding area with nothing booked at MSG.  My friends and I bought tickets in July 2018 when they went on sale and were Garden bound for the first non WWE show to be held at the venue in 59 years.  The show sold out within 16 minutes of the general on sale time.

It was a stacked card, however we all felt that the ROH portion was not as good as the New Japan portion of the show. 

Dark Match
Oedo Tai: Kagetsu and Hazuki, & Jenny Rose defeated Hana Kimura, Sumie Sakai, & Stella Grey

Honor Rumble: Kenny King won outlasting: Minoru Suzuki, Cheeseburger, Beer City Bruiser, Sho, Shingo Takagi, Bushi, Yoh, Shaheem Ali, Rhett Titus, LSG, Ryusuke Taguchi, Will Ferrara, Chase Owens, Rocky Romero, Brian Milonas, Bad Luck Fale, Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams, Yoshi Hashi, PJ Black, Jushin Thunder Liger, TK O’Ryan, Vinny Marseglia, Delirious, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Colt Cabana, Hirooki Goto, King Haku, The Great Muta.

Main Card
ROH World Television Champion: Jeff Cobb defeated NEVER Openweight Champion: Will Ospreay to win both championships
Rush defeated Dalton Castle with The Boys in 15 seconds, post match Castle beat up The Boys
Kelly Klein defeated Woman of Honor World Champion: Mayu Iwatani to win the title
New York City Street Fight: Flip Gordon and Lifeblood: Juice Robinson & Mark Haskins defeated Bully Ray, Shane Taylor, & Silas Young
Dragon Lee defeated Bandido & IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion: Taiji Ishimori to win the championship
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Guerrillas of Destiny: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa with Jado defeated ROH World Tag Team Champions: Villain Enterprises: PCO & Brody King and Los Ingobernables de Japon: Evil & Sanada and The Briscoe Brothers: Mark & Jay to win both championships
British Heavyweight Champion: Zack Sabre Jr with Taka Michinoku defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi by submission
Kota Ibushi pinned IWGP Intercontinental Champion: Tetsuya Naito to win the championship
Ladder Match: Matt Taven defeated Jay Lethal & Marty Scurll to win the championship
Kazuchika Okada defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion: “Switchblade” Jay White with Gedo to win the championship

While we were in New York City for Mania weekend Lucha Libre AAA held a press conference at Madison Square Garden that we attended announcing a show to take place September 15, 2019 on the main floor of MSG. However after poor ticket sales the show was moved the smaller Theatre at Madison Square Garden and it became a joint show with IMPACT Wrestling.  During the press conference AAA CEO Dorian Pena talked about the July 24, 1994 show that AAA ran at the then called Paramount theatre and how excited they were to run the main floor.  

Although located inside the MSG complex this is not The Garden.  Originally called Felt Forum when it opened in 1968 when the Garden was sold out the overflow would watch the show via closed circuit in the Felt Forum.  The name of the venue changed names many times over the years to what is is called now.  

AAA was not the first wrestling promotion to run a show in smaller venue under the main floor of MSG.  WCW: World Championship Wrestling held two shows there, the first April 13, 1993 and the second on June 30, 1996.  NXT held one event in the venue on November 16, 2016.  

On October 27, 2009 Hulk Hogan held a press conference at Madison Square Garden to announce the release of his new book, and representatives from TNA Wrestling were on hand to sign Hogan to a full time contract with the promotion.

After the G1 Supercard, WWE increased their presence at the Garden running both Raw & Smackdown live TV from MSG, the same week as the AAA card, and post pandemic have run TV and House Shows at the Garden.

Speaking of the Pandemic, prior to the world shutting down in 2020 at Wrestle Kingdom 14 January 4, 2020 NJPW announced their return to MSG with Wrestle Dynasty!  The show was cancelled and has not been rescheduled. 

Here are some other blog posts I wrote about Madison Square Garden

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April 14, 1993 WCW: World Championship Wrestling
Johnny B. Badd pinned Tex Slazenger
Maxx Payne defeated Steve Regal
Chris Benoit fought Ron Simmons to a no contest; Simmons was scheduled to win the match but the bout was stopped per order of the New York State Athletic Commission after Benoit hit a dive to the floor
Van Hammer pinned Vinnie Vegas
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions: The Hollywood Blondes: Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
Rick Rude pinned Cactus Jack
WCW US Champion: Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion: Paul Orndorff via disqualification 
NWA World Champion: Barry Windham pinned Ricky Steamboat
Sting defeated WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader via disqualification when Harley Race interfered

July 24, 1994 AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide
Every match was contested in Best Two Out Of Three Falls format
Diamond Dallas Page & Louie Spicolli defeated El Bandido & Indio Valiente
2 Cold Scorpio, Heavy Metal & Tito Santana defeated Los Payasos (Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul & Coco Rojo) by DQ
Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito defeated Espectrito & Jerrito Estrada
El Hijo del Santo & Octagon defeated La Parka & Psicosis
Cien Caras, Konnan & Perro Aguayo wrestled Los Gringos Locos: Eddy Guerrero, Jake Roberts & Love Machine to a No Contest

June 30, 1996 WCW: World Championship Wrestling
Chris Benoit pinned Eddie Guerrero with a roll over and grabbing the ropes for leverage
WCW Cruiserweight: Champion Dean Malenko pinned Lord Steven Regal
Jim Duggan pinned VK Wallstreet
WCW US Champion: Konnan  with Pedro Morales pinned Kevin Sullivan with a sunset flip after Morales hit an interfering Jimmy Hart with a headbutt
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat: Booker T & Stevie Ray via disqualification
WCW TV Champion: Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson via submission with the Torture Rack
The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy in a streetfight when Jerry Saggs pinned Johnny Grunge after Grunge fell into a table
Randy Savage pinned Ric Flair with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage; Bruno Sammartino was the guest referee for the bout; Flair initially won the match via pinfall after hitting Savage with a weapon but Sammartino spotted the weapon and had the match continue
WCW World Champion: The Giant defeated Sting via disqualification

November 16, 2016 NXT Live
 No Way Jose defeated Roderick Strong
The Iconics: Billie Kay & Peyton Royce defeated Daria Berenato & Liv Morgan
Oney Lorcan defeats Elias Samson
TM-61: Nick Miller & Shane Thorne defeated SAnitY: Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton with Eric Young
Tye Dillinger defeate Eric Young
Bobby Roode defeated Cedric Alexander
NXT Women's Champion: Asuka defeated Ember Moon and Nikki Cross
#DIY: Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe and The Revival: Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson

September 15, 2019 AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide
Chris Dickinson & Mascarita Dorada defeated Dave The Clown & Demus
Josh Alexander, Michael Elgin & Sami Callihan defeated Drago, Faby Apache & Murder Clown
AAA World Cruiserweight Title #1 Contendership Four Way Match: Daga defeated Aero Star and Flamita and Puma King
Taya Valkyrie defeats AAA Reina de Reinas Champion: Tessa Blanchard to win the title
AAA World Tag Team Champions: The Lucha Brothers: Fenix & Pentagon Jr. defeated The Latin American Exchange: Ortiz & Santana
Brian Cage, Cain Velasquez & Psycho Clown defeated Los Mercenarios: El Texano Jr., Rey Escorpion & Taurus
Dr. Wagner Jr. defeated Blue Demon Jr.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Me with Wrestlers 2023 Edition

Here are the wrestlers I got my picture made with in 2023, it was more than I thought. 

Marcus Mathers
January 7th Pug Pro Wrestling North Andover, Massachusetts 

Ricky & Kerry Morton
January 21st Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

Rachael Ellering
March 25th  Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

ECW Arena
April 16th 2300 Arena, NJPW Show, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not a wrestler but a definite historic Wrestling Venue 

Leah Marlene
May 18th Jonathan's Restaurant Ogunquit, Maine
Not a wrestler, but a fun concert the wife and I went to

May 20th Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

Killer Kelly
May 20th Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

Above The Rest
May 20th Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

El Hijo del Vikingo
June 9th Northeast Wrestling Waterbury, Connecticut

Megan Bayne 
June 9th Northeast Wrestling Waterbury, Connecticut

Dave Dwinell
July 26th International Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Albany, New York

Kayla Sparks
July 26th International Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Albany, New York

Let's Wrestle Group
December 9th Let's Wrestle! Brewer, Maine
After the final Let's show at the Indoor Yardsale they took a group photo and Alexander Lee and Randy invited me to be in the photo.

Gaby Forza
December 16th Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

Anthony Greene
December 16th Limitless Wrestling Yarmouth, Maine

I'm going to try to get more pictures with many Maine wrestlers that I haven't before, as they say, take the pictures.  Maybe even starting tomorrow night at the Let's Wrestle show in Fairfield. 

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Cost Of Being A Wrestling Fan

There is no such thing as a free hobby, some are more expensive than others, but everything costs money.  Going for a hike, you might argue, doesn't cost anything.  Well it does, the gas spent getting to the trail, the proper equipment you need for the hike, and any other intangibles.

My friends and I are planning to go to WrestleCon & The Collective in Philly during WrestleMania weekend and I trying to budget how much money I would need.  Then I started to think how much did I spend in 2023 on wrestling, I went to 27 wrestling events, you can read about it here: 2023 My Year In Wrestling!.  So you have the ticket costs the gas to get there, going out to dinner.  I mean yeah I would have eaten dinner regardless, but I not necessarily what I spent going out.

Then you have the wrestling AEW PPV's, any and all merchandise that I bought, shirts, books, trading cards and ect.  That has got add up to a ton of money.  

On tickets alone in 2023 I spent over $1,300 

My friends and I got all 8 AEW PPV's for a total of $421.92, but those are split 3 or 4 ways so it lessens the cost.

I have Peacock, FiteTV+, & New Japan World those total  just over $300 a year

I can't even begin to imagine what I spent on Merchandise related to wrestling.

In 2024 I have decided that I am going to keep a wrestling expense ledger to see exactly how much I spend on my beloved Professional Wrestling!

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