On This Day... In Wrestling History

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  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    April 3 2005
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    John Cena Def JBL to win his first WWE title reign

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    Batista def Triple h to the world heavyweight title and officially put an end to the reign of terror.
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 3 2002 2005
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    John Cena Def JBL to win his first WWE title reign

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    Batista def Triple h to the world heavyweight title and officially put an end to the reign of terror.

  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    April 3 2002 2005
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    John Cena Def JBL to win his first WWE title reign

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    Batista def Triple h to the world heavyweight title and officially put an end to the reign of terror.

    Corrected
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    April 3 2011
    Edge wrestled his final match against Alberto Del Rio at Wrestlemania 27
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    Shame Edge's career ended after such a terrible wrestlemania
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 65,089 Regulator
    Damn edge been gone that long
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  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 6 2014
    Wrestlemania 30

    Cesaro won the Andre the Giant battle Royal(Which lead to absolutely nothing)
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    Daniel Bryan Won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
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    Brock Lesnar def. The Undertaker ending the streak
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    eternal soldier
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 7 2013

    John Cena Def. The Rock for The WWE World Heavyweight championship
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    TheBoyRojonoVIBE
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 65,089 Regulator
    edited April 2016
    Nigga warrior went out with a bang with that speech ain't nobody toppin that shit
    TheBoyRoVIBE
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure. The wwe needs to put him in the hall of fame
  • (ob)Scene(ob)Scene Posts: 4,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure.

    Allegedly
  • Joker_De_La_LoverJoker_De_La_Lover PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderPosts: 41,661 Regulator
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure. The wwe needs to put him in the hall of fame

    He od'd
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 28,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn drugs. Drugs drugs Drugs, shit has killed more wrestlers than anything else.
  • (ob)Scene(ob)Scene Posts: 4,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure. The wwe needs to put him in the hall of fame

    He od'd


    jono wrote: »
    Damn drugs. Drugs drugs Drugs, shit has killed more wrestlers than anything else.



    Word is the family wanted to keep it private so the public story is what we got.
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 28,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    (ob)Scene wrote: »
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure. The wwe needs to put him in the hall of fame

    He od'd


    jono wrote: »
    Damn drugs. Drugs drugs Drugs, shit has killed more wrestlers than anything else.



    Word is the family wanted to keep it private so the public story is what we got.

    WTF?! WTTTTTTFFFFF?!
  • (ob)Scene(ob)Scene Posts: 4,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    jono wrote: »
    (ob)Scene wrote: »
    April 20 1999
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    Rick Rude died of heart failure. The wwe needs to put him in the hall of fame

    He od'd


    jono wrote: »
    Damn drugs. Drugs drugs Drugs, shit has killed more wrestlers than anything else.



    Word is the family wanted to keep it private so the public story is what we got.

    WTF?! WTTTTTTFFFFF?!

    Yeah, man... It's also allegedly the reason he hasn't been inducted into the hall yet. Because it would automatically shine a light back on his death and the circumstances surrounding it.
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    April 28, 2012
    Shane Douglas held Extreme Reunion
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    This was hands down the worst ecw reunion ever. Even Paul Heyman refused to watch it.
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PWTORCH #704: COVER STORY
    HEADLINE: WWF forced to change name, becomes WWE
    SUBHEADLINE: Courtroom bodyslam by the World Wildlife Fund forces wrestling fed to change its identity
    By Wade Keller, Torch editor

    What's in a name? Vince McMahon hopes not very much. After years of establishing the brand initials WWF, the World Wrestling Federation has been forced to change its name. It has chosen to drop the "F" and add an "E." The WWF is no more. Now it's WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment.

    The World Wildlife Fund won an injunction last year preventing the World Wrestling Federation from using the initials in certain circumstances worldwide. The WWF is a worldwide company, and the limitations were cumbersome enough that a total name change was deemed prudent.

    "Our new name puts the emphasis on the 'E' for entertainment, what our company does best," said CEO Linda McMahon in a prepared statement.

    As usual, Linda was put in a position of making a "corporate-sounding" empty statement to try to put a smiley spin on an awkward name change. Wrestling fans may take solace that the McMahons didn't eliminate the middle "W" resulting in the WEF - World Entertainment Federation. That was probably the first choice of the McMahons. A few years ago during the IPO publicity, Linda said she'd prefer to eliminate wrestling entirely from their name, and that such was considered at one point, but they decided against it due to the familiarity of the WWF brand initials.

    WWE, though, has about the same ring to it as "Brand Extension," another of those corporate buzzwords that Linda has grown accustomed to in her world but which clanks like an out of tune piano to a regular person's ears.

    The name change began to take effect this past weekend as the website switched from WWF.com to WWE.com. The webpage letters changed over to WWE. The scratch logo looked the same, minus the "F." On Raw on Monday, a hedge clipper cut off the "F" on shrubbery that had been in the shape of the old "WWF" logo. The screen read: "Get the F out." Jim Ross proclaimed, "New look, same attitude."

    If the attitude is putting a stress on "entertainment" over "wrestling," then yes the attitude is the same. In the big picture, the name shouldn't matter that much. The WWF could call itself the Propane Smile Phone Toothbrush Company and if the shows were entertaining, people would watch. But was WWE the best choice?

    It didn't take long to get sick of the new name. Lilian Garcia announced over the p.a. system several Hardcore Title changes in the opening segment of Raw, each time announcing a new "World Wrestling Entertainment" champion. Clank, clank, clank.

    The WWF has been an entertainment show where the major plotline revolved around being a simulated sport. If a movie were made about football, and the football league within the context of the plotlines were referred to as National Football Entertainment, it would be ridiculed. The WWF has been so self-conscious about being associated with its roots that it apparently took a public backlash to get it to acknowledge the death of one of the industry's all-time great and most influential figures, Lou Thesz, last week. The fact is, the WWF has always been about simulated wrestling competition. That's a major element of its appeal, much to the dismay of the McMahons.

    Now, when the words "World Wrestling Entertainment" are stated, the word "Wrestling" is no longer what stands out. Instead, the ear hears the word "Entertainment" most. Linda got her wish. Sure, wrestling is still in the name, but as per her statement, what they "do best" is "entertainment."

    There were alternatives. They could have gone back to the World Wide Wrestling Federation, which is what the company was called prior to Vince McMahon Jr. taking over for his father in the early '80s. It could have been dubbed the 3WF for short and the scratch logo could have been altered only slightly. Linda's statement could have gone like this: "Our new name puts the emphasis on the worldwide nature of our product, since never before have our superstars been more popular across the globe." The organization, often referred to as "the Federation" for short, wouldn't have skipped a beat. And they wouldn't have offended the ears of wrestling fans across the world.

    Now, decades of history will be awkwardly referred to as the "former WWF." The lineage of its titles will be filled with asterisks denoting the point at which the title name changed. It won't be as confusing as the lineage of the NWA-to-WCW transfer, but it may never become pleasant sounding to longtime wrestling fans. It may not ever sound smooth even to new fans. But it's here to stay.
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  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    May 18
    1973
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    Brain Heffron aka The Blue Meanie was born
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    May 19

    1996
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    The curtain call occurred

    2006
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    See no Evil was released in theaters
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 28,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kane had that terrible May 19th storyline that involved Fake Kane too. Ugh
  • genocidecuttergenocidecutter Posts: 16,160 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    May 23

    1999
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    Owen Hart died due to an accident at Over the Edge 1999
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