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Wrestling Heroes – The Ones Who Make You Believe

[AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally wrote this post in September 2015 before Shinsuke Nakamura came to the WWE, and at the time, I would have never dreamed he would. Little did I know that a short few months later, he’d be in NXT. For the record, he is still my favourite wrestler.]

I am assuming that if you are reading this website, you are a wrestling fan. If you’re not, maybe you’ll become one soon (seriously, it’s awesome)! But if you are a fan, and if you have been a fan for any length of time, you’ll discover very quickly that there are some wrestlers who you connect to emotionally as a character, and all the smart mark knowledge disappears, and you just cheer them. They make you believe. They get you out of your chair, jumping up and down. They cause you to want them to win, no matter who they’re facing. This is the art of pro wrestling at its best – when the wrestler in question draws you into what they are doing, and they make you believe, even if it’s just for a second. And make no mistake, that is absolutely an art form.

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NXT – September 16, 2015 Review

NXT – Episode 297
September 16, 2015
Full Sail University, Flordia
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton

Tyler Breeze enters for the opening match. Adam Rose comes out claiming that the WWE Universe took a poop on the Adam Rose party, and know he’s going to take a poop on the NXT Universe. The fan’s immediately begin chanting “party pooper,” which is awesome. Continue reading NXT – September 16, 2015 Review

NXT – September 9, 2015 Review

NXT – Episode 296
September 9, 2015
Full Sail University/Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Winterpark, FL/Providence, RI
Commentators: Rich Brennan & Corey Graves/Tom Phillips & Jimmy Uso

Peyton Royce vs. Carmella

Carmela comes out cutting a promo like Enzo and Cass, but doesn’t quite get the same reaction. Given time, I hope it catches on for her. Peyton Royce follows her, and this is her NXT debut. Continue reading NXT – September 9, 2015 Review

WCW Saturday Night – May 1, 1993 Review

WCW Saturday Night
May 1, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura

The Blackhearts vs. Dave Heart & Mike Winner

This is a quick squash designed to introduce Blackheart Apocalypse and Blackheart Destruction. They’re not very good, look quite generic. They spend the whole match screeching, for some reason. They win with a very ugly looking double team middle rope Power Bomb. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – May 1, 1993 Review

WWF Raw – April 26, 1993

WWF Raw
April 26, 1993
New York, NY
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, & Bobby Heenan

Bartlett is out, Heenan is in, thank goodness.

Damian Demento vs. Mr. Perfect

Apparently, Bartlett quit because Heenan was going to be on the show. Demento might be having a conversation with Bartlett, as Heenan implied Bartlett died, and Demento was talking to the sky. Continue reading WWF Raw – April 26, 1993

WWF Raw – March 22, 1993

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March 22, 1993
New York, NY
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, & Rob Bartlett

The Bushwackers vs. The Repo Man & Damian Demento

Luke & Butch enter through the crowd, and they do their usual entrance, including a new part where they hug and high five the ring card woman. Continue reading WWF Raw – March 22, 1993

WWF Raw – March 15, 1993

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March 15, 1993
The Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Rob “Vince McMahon” Bartlett

Monsoon introduces the show, and comments on Bartlett being dressed as McMahon. “McMahon” introduces the show, and the intro plays. Continue reading WWF Raw – March 15, 1993

WWF Raw – March 8, 1993

Raw_First_logoWWF Raw 1993
March 8, 1993
The Manhattan Center
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Rob Bartlett, Randy Savage

Hogan and Beefcake open the show with a promo, where Hogan claims he’s been hitting Beefcake in the head with a briefcase all week in order to train for IRS.

… sure Hulk… Sure.

Cue intro. Continue reading WWF Raw – March 8, 1993

WCW Saturday Night – March 6, 1993

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Macon, GA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura

Too Cold Scorpio/Marcus Bagwell vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker/Bob Cook

The show opens with this match already in progress, as Bagwell and Scorpio bounce all over the ring. TBS – The number one station in the world. Why? Because Jesse Ventura is on it. According to Jesse anyway. Bagwell gets the win after a fisherman’s suplex. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – March 6, 1993

WWF Raw – March 1, 1993

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WWF Raw 1993
March 1, 1993
The Manhattan Center
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Rob “Elvis Presley” Bartlett, Randy Savage

The show opens with Bret Hart coming down to the ring for his match, and Vince McMahon introduces the commentators, and focuses on Elvis being alive. Oh dear. Continue reading WWF Raw – March 1, 1993