Tagged: Miss Elizabeth

Rock vs. Cena, like other big angles, will work well because it’s predictable

By modern standards, it was certainly a bold move by the WWE to set the stage for WrestleMania XXVIII by announcing Rock vs. John Cena as the main event.

That type of straightforward booking worked great  for big angles  in the 1980s. We guessed that “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff was going to turn on Continue reading

Randy Savage’s 1980s WWF run made Hulk Hogan look good

Of all the feuds Hulk Hogan had in the WWF and WWE, the best grudge was Hogan’s battles with Randy “Macho Man” Savage.

Savage is very much associated with the WWF’s 1980s period. His high-flying moves, while not as innovative compared to others like Dynamite Kid or Tiger Mask, were nonetheless very new for WWF fans. Remember, Vince McMahon, Sr. built the WWWF and WWF with Continue reading

Man, did the first WWF SummerSlam have some sucky matches

I remember being giddy back in 1988 when the original WWF SummerSlam rolled around, because for the first time I was able to order the show on pay-per-view on my cable system (shout out to the old Continental Cable in the Boston area).

I certainly remember Ultimate Warrior steamrolling Continue reading

George “The Animal” Steele goes from dislocating shoulders to the New York Times

The New York Times actually had a short article today about George “The Animal” Steele’s whereabouts, which made me think back to 1981, when Steele dislocated a jobber’s shoulder on Championship Wrestling.

The prelim guy was Rick Bolton, who, ring announcer Joe McHugh told us, made his debut appearance for this angle.

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