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Championship Father & Son Tag Teams

posted May 17, 2021, 4:33 AM by Wrestling Scout

Rey and Dominik Mysterio make WWE history at WrestleMania Backlash
Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik made WWE history by becoming the companies first father & son tag team to capture a version of the tag titles.  They are, however, hardly the first father-son tandem to win a notable tag team title.  

Aguayos (Perro & Perro Jr.) - Mexican Nat'l
Armstrongs (Bob & Brad) - Georgia
Armstrongs (Bob & Steve) - Independent
Currys (Wild Bull & Flying Fred) - Texas
Garibaldis (Gino & Leo) - Los Angeles
Grahams (Eddie & Mike) - Georgia
Guerreras (Fuerza & Juventud) - Mexican Nat'l
Guerreros (Gory & Chavo) - Los Angeles
Hennigs (Larry & Curt) - PNW Tag
Olivers (Rip & Larry) - PNW Tag
Parkas (LA Park & Hijo Del LA Park) - Independent
Poffos (Angelo & Lanny**) - Detroit

#NationalSuperheroDay - Pro-Wrestlers Who Borrowed from Superheroes

posted Apr 28, 2021, 3:59 AM by Wrestling Scout

Every Rey Mysterio Superhero Costume, Ranked | TheSportsterAccording to my calendar of many observations and hashtags, April 28th is #NationalSuperheroDay.

The connections between the worlds of pro-wrestling and comic book superheroes have been present for decades.  In Mexico, luchadors, most notably El Santo and Blue Demon, have been elevated to superhero status.  In Japan, Kinnikuman combined pro-wrestling with comics to enjoy unique success by bringing the stars in while Tiger Mask and Jushin Liger went the other way by putting their characters in the ring.
There are many examples of pro-wrestlers borrowing from the identities of some of the most popular Marvel and DC comic book characters over the years.  Some might have simply used the name, which was the case for "The Incredible" Hulk Hogan, who was massive
professional wrestler Tony Marino had a gimmick in the mid-late '60s called  "Battman" | Enmascarado
 and muscular, but neither green nor inept.  Others over the years,
completely lifted the character, but the nature of intellectual property changed, so using the name "Batman" or "Spiderman" has not happened much in recent years.

George Hines
Pepper Martin

Captain America

Green Hornet
Atlas Falls: The Story of a Wrestling Superstar Going From Riches to Rags |  Ring the Damn Bell
Percival A. Friend


Lone Ranger


"Suntan Superman" Ron Killings
"Swiss Superman" Cesaro

TarzanThe Canada 150, Part 10: Tarzan Tyler to Sami Zayn - Last Word on Pro  Wrestling
Tarzan Baxter
Tarzan Boy
Tarzan Zorro (Hans Mortier)

El Zorro
Tarzan Zorro (Hans Mortier)

"Name Yourself Day" - Pro-Wrestlers Who Used Other Pro-Wrestler's Names

posted Apr 11, 2021, 3:13 PM by Wrestling Scout

Dino Bravo - OWW
Unsolved Mysteries: Who Killed WWE Superstar Dino Bravo? | by Michael East  | The Mystery Box | Medium
One of the earliest examples was the teenage Robert Friedrich taking the name "Strangler" Lewis, which may have been a tribute to fellow Wisconsinite Evan "Strangler" Lewis, and using that throughout his career.  Over the years, this became a common trend in pro-wrestling, where an up-and-comer would use a version of an established pro-wrestler's name (often the surname) to help them stand out.

We will not delve into those who used popular monikers like The Destroyer, the Assassin or the Executioner or even regionally popular ones like Mr. Wrestling, the Mighty Yankee or the Medics.  These personas, which were almost always masked characters, were often playing off the notoriety of more famous versions, but it's a little more complex.

Instead, we will look at those individuals whose name used the same name (but not necessarily the same persona) either deliberately or by happenstance.

Awesome Kong (Kharma* / Amazing Kong & half of the Kongs)
Barbarian (John Nord & Tonga John)
Richard Blood (Ricky Steamboat & Tito Santana)
Dino Bravo (Italian Casanova & Canada's Strongest Man)
Paul Diamond (from Toronto & from Croatia)
Terry Garvin (Terry Joyal & Terry Simms)
Doug Gilbert (The Professional & Dangerous Doug)
Dizzy Golden (Ed Leslie & Mike Golden)
Bret Hart(t) (The Hitman & Barry Horowitz) 
Kamala (Jim Harris & Ben Peacock)
Kane (The Big Red Machine & Stevie Ray)
Karl Krauser (Karl GotchBaron Von Heisinger)
Dan Kroffat (Cowboy & Phil Lafon)
Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer & Bobby Bass)
Steve Regal (Mr. Electricity & William Regal)
Tommy Rogers (of The Fantastics & of the Rock-n-Roll RPMs)
Sabu (Homicidal, Suicidal & Genocidal & Cocoa Samoa)
Samu (of the Samoans & Sabu)
Oki Shikina (the Hawaiian* & the Mexican)
Nikolai Volkoff (Nicoli & Bepo Mongol)

ImageIn the UK, borrowing names of notable pro-wrestlers from North America has been a practice for a long time.  Some of these wrestlers, like Steve Regal and Ray Steele, did have good careers.  There is also the curious case of Kendo Nagasaki whose namesake and some aspects of his persona were used by Kazuo Sakurada in the 1980s.

Many of the British wrestlers borrowing names did not have significant careers and mostly seem to leave newer fans asking "Why did Big Daddy's nephew, Steve Crabtree, choose to wrestle as 'Greg Valentine'?"  As the WWF increasingly encroached on the British scene, promoters relied increasingly on "WWF Tribute" acts.  However, this more akin to Jack Pfefer than harmless name-borrowing.  Here are a number of notable pro-wrestlers from North America whose names were used by British wrestlers.

WWE Hall of Fame - Class of 2020 & 2021

posted Apr 3, 2021, 8:01 PM by Wrestling Scout   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 5:52 PM ]

Boxing News Archives - WWE RumorsLast year's Hall of Fame was delayed due to Covid-19 and the WWE decided to pair that class with a new 2021 class.  While the Hall of Fame might seem a bit bloated with two classes going in (and still without a full crowd).

Class of 2020
Titus O'Neil (Warrior Award Recipient)

Brickhouse Brown

Class of 2021
Bella Twins (Nikki & Bri)

Ethel Johnson

Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame (2001-2021)

posted Mar 30, 2021, 5:05 PM by Wrestling Scout

There was a bizarre story of the Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) being part of the 2021 Class of the Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame.  While Dave Meltzer had shared it on one of his radio shows, it was not confirmed anywhere else.

This Hall of Fame is one of the many virtual Halls that exist and recognizes stars within a fixed geographic area.

Louie Spicolli
Grand Olympic Auditorium

Johnny “Red Shoes” Dugan

Gene LeBell

Jimmy Lennon Sr.


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Jesse Hernandez

Bill Anderson

Darren “Dynamite D” McMillan
Super Dragon

Cincinnati Red

Joey “Kaos” Munoz

Jeff Walton
Jon Ian
Rick Knox

Nat'l Something on a Stick Day - Pro-Wrestling & Pole Matches

posted Mar 28, 2021, 6:24 PM by Wrestling Scout

Wrestling Matches - Dutch Savage
March 28th is National "Something on a Stick" Day.  While that might be a food observation for many, in pro-wrestling it seems like an opportune time to reflect on the history of "pole" matches.  While this has become an often-mocked gimmick match, largely due to Vince Russo misusing it for years and WWE continuing to use it in questionable ways after him, it was a hot gimmick matches that promised blood, culminated feuds and drew money for many years across a number of territories.

The origins of the concept are lost to time, but the man who popularized one version is not.  Dutch Savage was a top star in the Pacific Northwest for many years and introduced the gimmick to Portland in 1972.  Billed from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dutch Savage played up that coal mining tradition and introduced a "glove" with metal across the knuckles.  The idea was that two men would fight and the first to gain possession of the glove would use it to pummel their opponent into a bloody mess as coal miners apparently needed to do on occasion.  This blue collar narrative spoke to the loggers, truckers and farmers and it became Dutch's go-to match throughout the rest of his career and it was even used in the area after he retired.  While there were some variations, typically the glove was placed up on a pole and hence the "on a pole" concept became popularized.

Notable Coal Miner's Glove Matches of the 70s and 80s
Dutch Savage vs. Siegfried Stanke
Dutch Savage vs. John Anson (Karl Von Shotz)

Jim Duggan vs. Ted Dibiase ("Loser Leaves Town Coal Miner's Glove On A Pole Steel Cage Tuxedo Street Fight")
Davey Boy Smith vs. Larry Cameron

The concept was particularly popular in the South where items like belts, whips and straps were often substituted in.  The gimmick of the ladder match began in the early 1970s in Stampede Wrestling and emphasized a prize.  At some point those two goals became intertwined and prizes, flags and even titles were added to the pole.  These idea evolved into the "Money in the Bank" concept that is popular today.

Like the coal industry, the marketability of the coal miner's glove match has largely died out and by the 1990s, it was rarely used.  The notable exceptions being WCW using it as part of a "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" gimmick where Sting beat Jake "The Snake" Roberts and a match in East Tennessee's Smoky Mountain Wrestling where Tracey Smothers and Brian Lee battled in one at a big show.  Needless to say, this type of match just does not speak to modern fans as it once did, so it has been modified.  The weapons have been swapped out.  Vince Russo added all sorts of silly items and really harmed the credibility of the gimmick.  TNA later played around with multiple mystery boxes in their "Feast or Fired" matches.

Other Notable "On A Pole" Matches
Axe Handle
Curt Hennig vs. David Flair

Baseball Bat

Megumi KudoCombat Toyoda vs. Shark TsuchiyaBad Nurse Nakamura

Black Glove


Brass Knuckles

Carson City Silver Dollars

Chain Headdress
Scott Steiner vs. Petey Williams

Meng vs. Crowbar

Kid Kash vs. Abyss (also "First Blood")

Champagne Bottle

Diamond Dallas Page vs. David Flair

Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. Hunico (Sin Cara)

(WWF)WWF vs WCW: Jeff Jarrett | WrestleZone Forums
Jeff Jarrett vs. Steve Blackman

3 Live Kru (BG James, Konnan & Ron Killings), Dusty Rhodes & Larry Zbyszko vs. Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock & The Elite Guard (Collyer, Hernandez & Onyx) 

Jeff Jarrett vs. Joe E. Legend

Jeff Jarrett v. Nathan Jones

Jeff Hardy v. Elias

Judy Bagwell
Buff Bagwell vs. Kanyon

Eddy Guerrero vs. Perry Saturn



Big Bossman v. Nailz
D'Lo Brown vs. Apolo

Trish Stratus v. Torrie Wilson

Piñata10 Disturbing WCW Nitro Moments You Totally Don't Remember – Page 5

Black Reign (Dustin Rhodes) vs. Frankie Kazarian


Singapore Cane
The Sandman vs. Tommy Cairo

The Sandman vs. CM Punk & Julio Dinero

The Sandman vs. Carlito

Steel Chair & Baseball Bat
Apolo & Slash Venom vs. Ricky Banderas & Vampiro

Steel Pipe
Drew Galloway vs. Low-Ki

(Texas All-Star)
Iceman Parsons & Tiger Conway Jr. vs. Al Madril & Mike Golden

Turkey on a Pole
Col. DeBeers vs. Jake "The Milkman" Milliman

Billy Kidman vs. Shane Douglas


History of Title Unifications (1945-2021)

posted Mar 13, 2021, 4:45 PM by Wrestling Scout

Kota Ibushi Continues Pushing to Unite IWGP Heavyweight & IC TitlesEarlier this month, New Japan announced that their two top titles, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the Intercontinental Championship would be unified with a new title - the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship being created.  Kota Ibushi, the 31st individual to hold the IWGP Heavyweight title and the 14th to hold the Intercontinental.

Looking back over the past 75 years, there have been many title unifications.  While some were historic matches that did big business, others were less significant and mainly ways to get rid of a belt.

1945 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with World Heavyweight Championship (Kansas version)
Orville Brown d. Ed Virag

1949 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with AWA World Heavyweight Champion (Boston version)

1949 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with MWA (Midwest Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Champion

Lou TheszOrville Brown was forced to vacate

1952 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with California World Heavyweight Championship

Lou Thesz d. Baron Michele Leone

1952 - Unification of NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship with World Junior Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version)

1957 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with NWA World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal)

Lou Thesz, claim by Edouard Carpentier dropped

1963 - Unification of AWA World Heavyweight Championship with Omaha World Heavyweight Championship

1963/1964 - Unification of NWA World Heavyweight Championship with AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Al Haft's)

1966 - Unification of AWA World Heavyweight Championship with WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Indianapolis)

1974 - Unification of NWA United States Tag Team Championships (Tri-State version) with NWA United States Tag Team Championships (Gulf Coast version)

Bob Sweetan & Siegfried Stanke d. Bob Kelly & Rocket Monroe

1986 - Unification of NWA United States Heavyweight Championship with NWA National Heavyweight Championship

1987 -  World Television Championship with (Mid-South) UWF Television Championship

1988 - Unification of NWA International Tag Team Championships with 
PWF World Tag Team Championships

1989 - Unification of AWA World Heavyweight Championship with WCWA World Heavyweight Championship to form USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship

1989 - Unification of NWA International Heavyweight Championship with PWF World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA United National Championship to form the All Japan Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship

1992 - Unification of WCW World Tag Team Championships with NWA World Tag Team Championship

1994 - Unification of WCW World Heavyweight Champion with WCW International World Heavyweight Championship

1996 - Unification of IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship with WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Welterweight Championship, UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship to form the J-Crown

2001 - Unification of WWF Intercontinental Championship with WCW United States Championship

Edge d. Test

2001 - Unification of WWF Tag Team Championship with WCW Tag Team Championship

The Dudley Boyz d. The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff)

2001 - Unification of WWF Championship with WCW Championship to form the Undisputed WWF Championship

2002 - Unification of WWE Intercontinental Championship and WWE European Championship

2002 - Unification of WWE Intercontinental Championship and WWE Hardcore Championship

2002 - Unification of WWE World Heavyweight Championship with WWE Intercontinental Championship

2003 - Unification of WWA World Heavyweight Championship with the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

2006 - Unification of ROH World Championship with ROH Pure Championship

Bryan Danielson d. Nigel McGuinness 

2007 - Unification of IWC World Heavyweight, UWA World Light Heavyweight, National Heavyweight, and GPCW SUPER-X Monster Championship to form AAA World Championship

2008 - Unification of IWGP Heavyweight Championship (New Japan version) with IWGP Heavyweight Championship (Inoki Genome version)

2013 - Unification of WWE Championship with World Heavyweight Championship to form WWE World Heavyweight Championship

2016 - Unification of King of the Mountain Championship with TNA World Heavyweight Championship

Lashley d. James Harris

2017 - Unification of GFW Global Championship with Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship (former TNA World Heavyweight Championship)

Alberto El Patron d. Lashley

History of the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match

posted Mar 5, 2021, 4:13 AM by Wrestling Scout

David LaGreca's tweet - "Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match #aewdynamite  #Revolution " - TrendsmapAEW recently announced that Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley will meet in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match at the company's Revolution pay-per-view.  It is an unprecedented happening.  The match and adaptations of began in Japan in 1990.  While hardcore groups in the US like ECW, XPW and CZW had tried to bring the match over and have it on a big show, it never quite happened in the same way.

The match is closely associated with FMW kingpin Atsushi Onita who introduced the concept and several variants between 1990 and his retirement (one of many) in 1995.  Many would say the most famous of these was the one he had with Terry Funk in 1993, although the cage match versions he had with Genichiro Tenryu and later Hayabusa drew bigger crowds.  After Onita's retirement, the IWA used their own version as the finale of their memorable King of the Death Match tournament where Terry Funk put over Cactus Jack.

FMW would renew the gimmick on the anniversary of Onita's retirement with Terry Funk returning to FMW.  They used it several more times, usually with Funk involved, and only once more with Onita in 1997 when he was challenged by rising star W*ing Kanemura.

Onita's reputation was mixed with the pro-wrestling fans and when he showed up in New Japan in 1999, it was a perfect storm.  To traditionalists, Onita was dishonest and disloyal and relied on "garbage wrestling" to stay relevant.  To his fans, Onita was the ultimate rebellious spirit who had left his traditional roots behind and made his own path.  Atsushi Onita, while highly limited in the ring, still had the charisma to captivate fans.  In New Japan, he had three high profile death matches with Masahiro Chono, the Great Muta and Riki Choshu (who came out of retirement).  In World Japan, he had a couple more.  He brought the match to a variety of independent groups, where he and other aging legends battled in these bizarre spectacles.

Most Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
2. Mr. Pogo - 8
3. Terry Funk - 4
-. W*ING Kanemura** - 4

FMW 8/4/90
Tokyo Shiodome Special Ring
4,520 Fans (Sold Out)
Atsushi Onita d. Tarzan Goto (11:14) via KO in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

FMW 5/6/91
Osaka Expo Festival Land
7,883 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. Mr. Pogo (13:27) in a Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match. 

FMW 8/17/91
Saga Tosu JR Kyushu Station Special Venue
48,221 Fans
Barbed wire Death Match Tournament Finals Match: Atsushi Onita d. Sambo Asako (9:51) via KO in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

FMW 9/23/91
Kawasaki Stadium
33,321 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. Tarzan Goto (16:01) via KO in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Cage Death Match.

FMW 6/30/92
Ganryujima Sekigaha Island
0 Fans
Tiger Jeet Singh d. Atsushi Onita (7:03) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

FMW 9/19/92
Yokohama Stadium
30,000 Fans
WWA Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship Match: Atsushi Onita d. Tiger Jeet Singh (13:54)  in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match to become the NEW WWA Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion.

FMW 5/5/93
Kawasaki Stadium
41,000 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. Terry Funk (12:14) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Exploding Ring Death Match.

FMW 7/24/93
Kitakyushu Bay Square 
12,030 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. Mr. Pogo (13:08) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 8/22/93
Hyogo Osaka Nishnomiya Stadium
36,223 Fans
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship Match: Atsushi Onita d. Mr. Pogo (12:45) to become the 1st FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Champion in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Exploding Cage Death Match.

FMW 12/8/93
Tokyo International Trade Harumi Dome
12,522 Fans (Sold Out)
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship Match: Atsushi Onita d. Mitsuhiro Matsunaga (17:32) to Defend the Title for the 2nd Time in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Explosive Corners Death Match.

FMW 5/5/94
Kawasaki Stadium 
52,000 Fans (Sold Out)
Genichiro Tenryu d. Atsushi Onita (23:55) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Cage Death Match.

FMW 8/28/94
Osaka Castle Hall
15,382 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. Masashi Aoyagi (17:07) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 9/7/94
Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center 
5,880 Fans
FMW Brass Knuckles Championship Match: Atsushi Onita d. Mr. Pogo (13:44) to become the NEW FMW Brass Knuckles Champion in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 9/25/94
Tokyo Jingu Pool Stadium
3,200 Fans (Sold Out)
Atsushi Onita & Mr. Gannosuke & Katsutoshi Niiyama d. Mr. Pogo & The Gladiator & Hideki Hosaka in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Dynamite Pool Elimination Death Match.

FMW 12/1/94
Hiroshima Green Arena
7,880 Fans
The Great Nita (Atsushi Onita) & Ho Chi Win (Tarzan Goto) d. Mr. Pogo & Hisakatsu Oya when Nita pinned Oya (11:36) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 5/5/95
Kawasaki Stadium 
58,250 Fans (Sold Out)
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship Match: Atsushi Onita d. Hayabusa (18:11) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Exploding Cage Death Match to Defend the Title for the 1st Time in Atsushi Onita's Retirement Match.

IWA 8/20/95
Kawasaki Stadium 
28,757 Fans
King of the Death Match Tournament Finals Match: Cactus Jack d. Terry Funk (13:21) in Barbed Wire Rope, Exploding Barbed wire Boards and Exploding Ring Time Bomb Death Match.

FMW 5/5/96
Kawasaki Stadium
33,231 Fans
Terry FunkMr. Pogo d. HayabusaMasato Tanaka when Funk pinned Hayabusa (19:01) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Exploding Ring Death Match. 

FMW 8/1/96
Tokyo Shiodome
3,580 Fans (Sold Out)
Terry Funk d. Mr. Pogo (11:42) via KO in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Glass Crush Spider Net Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 9/1/96
Nagoya City Park
4,150 Fans
Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda d. W*ING Kanemura & Hido & Hideki Hosaka when Tanaka pinned Hosaka (13:32) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match.

FMW 4/29/97 
16,000 Fans (Sold Out)
Yokohama Arena
FMW Independent & WWA Women's Championship Match: Megumi Kudo d. Shark Tsuchiya (21:46) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match to become the NEW FMW Independent & WWA Women's Champion in Megumi Kudo's Retirement Match.

FMW 8/2/97
Tokyo Shiodome
3,750 Fans
W*ING Kanemura d. Masato Tanaka (13:05) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

FMW 9/28/97
Kawasaki Stadium
50,012 Fans
Atsushi Onita d. W*ING Kanemura (17:41) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Exploding Cage Death Match.

New Japan 4/10/99
Tokyo Dome
63,500 Fans
Atsushi Onita vs. Masahiro Chono ended in a Double KO (16:10) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.

New Japan 8/28/99
Meiju Jingu Stadium
48,000 FansNew Japan World Gems #4: Masahiro Chono Vs. Atsushi Onita | Japanese  Puroresu Ichiban
Great Muta d. Great Nita (Atsushi Onita) (13:32) in No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Barricade Explosive Land Mine Double Hell Death Match.

Yokohama Arena
18,000 Fans
Riki Choshu d. Atsushi Onita (7:46) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

World Japan 3/1/03
Shiro Koshinaka d. Atsushi Onita (8:05) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

Shinya Hashimoto vs. Kintaro Kanemura, WEW (5/5/2003) | HANDWERK
WEW 5/5/03
Kawasaki Stadium
18,500 Fans
Shinya Hashimoto d. Kintaro Kanemura (8:41) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

World Japan 6/29/03
Hokkaido Sports Center
Atsushi Onita & Genichiro Tenryu d. Riki Choshu & Shiro Koshinaka (7:05) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match.

Michinoku Pro 9/23/03
Kogen Ski Resort Special Ring
Great Sasuke d. Atsushi Onita (21:59) in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Exploding Mine Board Death Match.

Ribera Steakhouse Produce 8/26/12
Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium
Akebono d. Atsushi Onita (13:35) in a No Ropes Barbed wire Barricade Mat Double Hell Megaton Exploding Death Match.

Zero-1 2/8/13
Bodymaker ColosseumAtsushi Onita and Akebono eating the exploding barbed wire. | Pro  wrestling, Wrestling, Wwe
Atsushi Onita d. Akebono (10:21) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Double Hell Exploding Barbed Wire Chair Death Match.

Ribera Steakhouse Produce 8/31/13
Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium
The Great Nita (Atsushi Onita) d. KILLER ANY WHERE (Akebono) (7:08) in a No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Exploding Baseball Bat Death Match.

Zero1 3/21/14
Hakata Starlanes
Atsushi Onita and Shinjiro Otani d. Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Yoshihiro Takayama in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Big Blast Electric Chair Death Match.

wRESTle is Peace - 2020

posted Feb 16, 2021, 10:26 AM by Wrestling Scout



Tom "The Claw" Andrews (of The Interns)

The year 2020 left a heavy toll with a number of individuals succumbing to not only COVID-19, but also tragic accidents, undisclosed health issues and suicide.

Scott Bowden
Justice Pain
Hana Kimura
Danny Havok
Shad Gaspard
Kevin Greene
Brodie Lee (Luke Harper)
Principe Aereo
Mitch Ryder

Greatest Intercontinental Champion of All-Time? (1979-2020)

posted Dec 26, 2020, 6:44 PM by Wrestling Scout

In honor of the passing of Pat Patterson, the first holder of the Intercontinental Championship, it is an appropriate time to who is "The Greatest Intercontinental Champion of All-Time?"  While the Honkytonk Man has made this claim since his record-setting reign, that is only one measure of the champion.

This system will look at the number of reigns, length of reigns and number of days held (combining their reigns) and individuals will be ranked accordingly and earn points in turn.  The individual with the lowest point total will have a significant claimant of the greatest to hold this title.

1. Pedro Morales - 8+2+1 = 11
2. Honkytonk Man - 8+1+4 = 13
3. Don Muraco - 7+4+3 = 14
4. Randy Savage - 8+3+8 = 19
5. Mr. Perfect - 7+6+9 = 22
6. Tito Santana - 7+12+5 = 24
7. The Miz - 2+22+2 = 26
8. Ultimate Warrior - 7+13+7 = 27
9. Rocky Maivia / The Rock - 7+15+7 = 29
10. Razor Ramon - 5+6+19 = 30
11. Greg Valentine - 19+5+8 = 32
12. Shawn Michaels - 6+9+17 = 32
13. Cody Rhodes - 7+21+9 = 37
14. Jeff Hardy - 4+13+21 = 38
15. Dolph Ziggler - 3+26+12 = 41
16. Pat Patterson - 8+23+10 = 41
17. Ken Patera - 8+24+11 = 43
18. Randy Orton - 8+26+16 = 50
19. Shinsuke Nakamura - 8+26+18 = 52
20. Bret Hart - 7+18+31 = 56
21. Wade "Bad News" Barrett - 4+11+42 = 57
22. Chris Jericho - 1+40+16 = 57
23. Jeff Jarrett - 3+17+45 = 65
24. Big E - 8+34+24 = 66
25. Drew McIntyre - 8+36+25 = 69

Number of Reigns
1. Chris Jericho - 9
2. The Miz - 8
3. Dolph Ziggler - 6
6. Jeff Hardy - 5
-. Edge - 5
-. Triple H - 5
-. Wade "Bad News" Barrett - 5
10. Razor Ramon - 4
-. Christian - 4
-. Kofi Kingston - 4
14. John Morrison - 3
-. Shelton Benjamin - 3
-. Dean Ambrose - 3
-. Goldust - 3

Lengths of Reigns
1. Honkytonk Man - 454 days
2. Pedro Morales - 425 days
3. Randy Savage - 414 days
4. Don Muraco - 385 days
5. Greg Valentine - 285 days
6. Mr. Perfect - 280 days
7. Rocky Maivia / The Rock - 265 days
8. Shelton Benjamin - 244 days
9. Cody Rhodes - 236 days
10. Pat Patterson - 233 days
11. Ken Patera - 231 days
12. Tito Santana - 226  days
13. Ultimate Warrior - 216 days

Number of Days Held (Combined)
1. Pedro Morales - 2 reigns - 619 days
2. The Miz - 8 reigns - 597 days
3. Don Muraco - 2 reigns - 541 days
4. Honkytonk Man - 1 reign - 454 days
5. Tito Santana - 2 reigns - 443 days
6. Razor Ramon - 4 reigns - 437  days
7. Ultimate Warrior - 2 reigns - 434  days
8. Randy Savage - 1 reigns - 414  days
9. Mr. Perfect - 2 reigns - 406  days
-. Shawn Michaels - 3 reigns - 406  days
11. Wade "Bad News" Barrett - 5 reigns - 397  days
12. Dolph Ziggler - 6 reigns - 372  days
13. Jeff Hardy - 5 reigns - 367  days
14. Shelton Benjamin - 3 reigns - 354  days
15. Rocky Maivia / The Rock - 2 reigns - 339  days
16. Chris Jericho - 9 reigns - 318 days

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