We are coming up on the WWE’s 26th annual Survivor Series and the writers have decided to use a “traditional” Survivor Series elimination match as one of the top matches. The fact that the team members have changed is not uncommon, as was the case in 1993′s All Americans vs Foreign Fanatics match-up, but that doesn’t mean it was good. In fact, comparing WWE today to 1993 is hardly a compliment. But enough about the bad, this column is about the good….no great. I love the Survivor Series in it’s original format, whether it was a 5 on 5 team or 4 on 4, and I thought I would look back at some of the best teams that have ever been assembled in The Survivor Series. » Read more..
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It’s one of my favorite times of the year. For me, it’s my Christmas of wrestling, a time where legends of the past are allowed, for a brief time, to be put back in the spotlight. I smile from ear to ear with each passing week as the video packages reveal the next inductee. While a vast majority of my personal favorites have already gone into the WWE Hall of Fame, there are a lot of notable superstars that I think should be in and can go in together. I’d like to qualify this column’s suggestions but saying, before it gets going, that this isn’t my “perfect class” of the WWE Hall of Fame. Bruno Sammartino does not want to go in, nor will he, so I am not going to suggest him for that reason. I understand that Mick Foley is the current plan right now to headline this year’s class but I am holding off on Mick as well. It’s not that I don’t think Foley should be in, I do, but I am going to make a case for some people to get in ahead of Mankind/Dude Love/Cactus Jack. For the purposes of this article I am going to follow the WWE formula of one woman, one manager, one tag team, a celebrity, two mid card performers, an upper midcard attraction, and a main eventer. So he’s my ideal class of 2013 based on that criteria. » Read more..
It was one of the highlights of my wrestling fandom, being live in Pontiac Michigan to see “Macho Man” Randy Savage defend the Intercontinental Title against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at Wrestlemania III. Ever since that program, the IC belt has held a special place in my heart. There were many times that the belt and angle surrounding it was what I had the most interest in. I think I was more into the Intercontinental title when Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior were on top of the WWF and had their title for title match. So when I flash forward to today and see that the Intercontinental championship is largely an afterthought, it makes me long for the days when the belt had meaning. So what I would like to do today is look back at some of the wrestlers that I feel are the greatest Intercontinental champions in history. » Read more..
I was recently watching some wrestling from the past online (any listeners to our podcast will be shocked!) and Jim Ross put over that fact that, at the time, Rob Van Dam was the best wrestler to never have won the world title. As well all know, Rob would win the title at the second ECW one night stand by honorably declaring when he was cashing in the Money In The Bank briefcase against John Cena. This fact seems to have been forgotten about when the talk was John Cena was the first to give a cash in date against CM Punk at RAW 1000. RVD’s reign would be a short one, due tot he fact that he like to drive with his shirt off (amongst other things).
The point of this is that the statement Jim Ross made really got me thinking as to who really were the best wrestlers to never win the Heavyweight title. In today’s day and age the title is passed around to seemingly every guy getting a main event push in the company. “Back in the day”, when the Heavyweight champions had reigns that lasted for years or the men chosen for the title were limited to a select few, there were definitely many top notch wrestling talents that did not get a run with THE belt. So, as I got to thinking about it, here are some of the guys that could have had a chance as Heavyweight Champion and not dropped the ball, in my opinion. » Read more..
TNA has announced they will start a Hall Of Fame. Other than that it will exist, that it will happen at Bound For Glory and that the 1st inductee is “The Icon” Sting very little is known about what they intend to do at this point, but it seems likely Sting will be joined by some of his peers and not be the only inductee unlike how Andre The Giant was for the 1st year of the WWF/WWE’s HOF. So join me as I look at many of the best candidates TNA may be considering and try to figure out who is most likely to join Sting and what TNA’s strategy may be, and then I’ll state my opinion on who I think they should also put in at the inaugural event.
The Guys at We Talk Wrestling look back at one of their favorite years, 1989. Hear Addie and Mo’s thoughts on both NWA/WCW and WWF in this great year in wrestling history. This is part two of two.
1989 Review Part 2 (right-click to download)
The Guys at We Talk Wrestling look back at one of their favorite years, 1989. Hear Addie and Mo’s thoughts on both NWA/WCW and WWF in this great year in wrestling history. This is part one of two.
1989 Review Part 1 (right-click to download)
It’s the We Talk Wrestling that we didn’t want to do. Addie and Mo discuss the life and times of the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage. The guys go through the career of Randy and highlight their thoughts and memories on his major angles as well as career achievements in both WWF and WCW. RIP Randy Savage, you will be missed.
Show 27 (right-click to download)
I’m simply not done celebrating the man.
And neither is my co-host, so Addie and I have decided to each pick our top 5 matches from The Macho Man.
I should start by pointing out this was a real hard list to pair down to 5, so I’ll quickly mention 2 matches I love not on the list. First his Mania 7 with Warrior which was a terrific match but the angle later with Elizabeth was even better, but I wasn’t sure if I should be including that in my criteria, so I left it off though Warrior and Savage do make the list in another form.
Also the 1992 Survivor Series tag match with Mr. Perfect as Savage’s partner against Ric Flair & Razor Ramon was another match I loved but it didn’t quite make the cut as so much of the focus during the match was on the returning Perfect working as a babyface for the first time in the WWF as he came back so smooth & quick like I had never seen, I decided this match is more likely to go in a Curt Hennig top match list. » Read more..
Randy Savage and Owen Hart are the reasons that you are reading this right now. Without those two men there is no We Talk Wrestling podcast, there is no wetalkwrestling.com, and simply put, I am not a fan.
One Saturday morning in late 1986 a 9 year old Addie was in tears, running to his Mom and Dad terrified by what he saw.
“Mom, is Ricky Steamboat going to be OK?”
My parents assured me that he would be fine but I hated this dastardly man that did this to my hero Ricky. So much so that I convinced my Dad to buy tickets and drive two hours to Pontiac Michigan in order to see Ricky get his revenge. I attended Wrestlemania III not for Hogan and Andre (although I was excited for that match) but for Savage-Steamboat. As we all know I would not be disappointed as the greatest Wrestlemania match of the first decade of the event occurred and my hero was vindicated. » Read more..