Positively Living with Diamond Dallas Page review

By Chris Vint

Bang…Self High Five…He’ll help you help you! Those are just some of the catchphrases we have heard from DDP and DDP yoga which is now a worldwide phenomenon. But, do we know how the man called Diamond Dallas Page started his journey into professional wrestling? Well this documentary does an amazing job of telling us!

DDP was quite the athlete at school and needed to be as he had one huge obstacle he later overturned later in life…he had ADD and couldn’t focus on reading or writing. Football and hockey were his main interests. That all stopped when he was hit by a car and flew 42 feet which took out part of his knee, he was only 12 years old. 

Not allowing anything to hold him back his next sport of choice was Basketball. While also going to wrestling school once a week he unfortunately tweaked his knee again. So he decided to enter the “bar” business with Norma Jeans. While doing radio work for his bar he soon found himself as a manager in the AWA but his “clients” couldn’t wrestle  – a sharpe contrast to what he became later with WCW. 

Greg Gagne phoned to invite him to the NWA and started in 1988. Eric Bischoff wasn’t a fan of DDP due to his loud and over the top persona. Working with Dusty Rhodes and through Luke of Bushwhackers DDP became rhythm and blues driver at wrestlemania 6 and would later return to the same arena to fight Christian at Wrestlemania X8. He had  a try out at the WWE for a commentator in 1990 to replace Jesse Ventura. He didn’t get the job and then decided he didn’t want to be an announcer or manager but he wanted to be a wrestler!

Going  to the power plant at age 35. Lot of people didn’t think he would make it because most Wrestlers started out much younger. He was put on tv after only 3 weeks of training and had a lot of gimmicks before we finally got the end product of the DDP we know and love now.

  • In 1995, Page got an award for most improved wrestler of the year from PWI. And 2 years later, he worked with Randy Savage and said his promos in that feud were the best he has ever done. It was called the Feud of the Year for 1997. Page said that Randy Savage elevated him to be a top guy. 

Page and Malone vs Hogan and Rodman. Malone stayed with Dallas and trained in the power plant – biggest grossing PPV in WCW history. One of the first celebrities that WCW would have in their time. 

Page’s professional wrestling career forever changed when he was in a 4 Corners Match featuring Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Sting. Against all odds, Page emerged victorious, which he couldn’t believe that he was the one to win this match against 3 of the best of all time.

In 2001, DDP came to WWE and did the stalker angle, the Positively Page gimmick, “He will help you like you.” Right here is where his career would end but this wasn’t a horrible situation in Page’s eyes because he ended his career working for the company he always dreamed he’d be.

After Page’s pro wrestling career was over, it was time for him to set the world on fire with Yoga! AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Goldust, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho are some of the WWE Superstars, like so many others, who have used DDP Yoga. Two best known for being “helped” are Jake Roberts and Scott Hall.  Wow, the transformation between these two icons alone is a testament to DDP.  From drug and alcohol addiction, these two changed their lives around thanks to Diamond Dallas Page. He even got them inducted in the Hall of Fame (thanks to DDP yoga)!

One day, DDP gets the call from HHH to say he’s going in the Hall of Fame and gets quite emotional about it. To be honest so did I with seeing how much he had grown over the years and how much he has done for people like Scott Hall and Jake Roberts (who he said helped him get into the wrestling business).

Available on blu-ray and DVD from 27th of March. You can head to WWEDVD and pre-order your copy today. I highly recommend you do so! Click here to order – https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/diamond-dallas-page-positively-living-order-p-12294.html?osCsid=ffb521d03af6b83d21c2b16563578573

Triple H: THY KINGDOM COME REVIEW

Julian Cannon here to give everyone a new movie review. This time, it is something I picked up not too long ago: the recently released “Triple H: THY KINGDOM COME.”


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The DVD starts on how Triple H (Paul Levesque) broke into the business after winning bodybuilding competitions. He then talks about his training with Killer Kowalski and Terry Taylor. There were clips of a younger Triple H when he was cutting promos and doing matches. For a guy that young, he knew what he was doing and he learned pretty fast. Killer Kowalski gave him the name “The Terrorizer,” although Triple H hated the name because it was too “generic.” He, however, just wanted to wrestle so he took the name no matter what. After a few months, Triple H found a local wrestler in the gym who worked for WCW, who then sent in a word to Eric Bischoff for him to join WCW for a two year contract. Triple H said that he only wanted one year just because he did not want Bischoff to spend a lot of money on him until he sees what he can do in the ring. When he went to WCW, he tweaked his ring name to “Terror Rising.” He was a major player in the mid card division for a while until he met Ric Flair. The two have been friends ever since. At the end of 1994, Triple H was repackaged and brought back with a French gimmick and teamed with William Regal for a short time until in 1995, when he was called up to WWE (then WWF.)

When he arrived in WWE, he used the name “Hunter Hearst Hemsley” with a similar gimmick he had before he left WCW. Then we get interviews from Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and Sean “X-Pac” Waltman. They all remarked that they all took him under their wing (including Scott Hall and Justin Credible) as the backstage group was formed as the Kliq. Triple H and Kevin Nash mentioned that Lex Luger was the one to come up with the Kliq name and hand gestures. Things would go great for them until the Madison Square Garden incident in May of 1996. It was Hall and Nash’s last night before heading to WCW.  This was also the night when they, along with Triple H and Shawn Michaels, all came out and embraced in the ring out of character (breaking “kayfabe”). In the wrestling world back then, this was an extremely taboo move because behind the scenes alliances were never to be shown, especially between a heel and a face, since this would render the gimmicks as fake. Since Hall and Nash left and Shawn was the champion, Triple H was the one who had to take the fall for it. When the interview went to Vince McMahon, he said that Triple H would have gotten fired but he put him on the bottom of the ladder instead. McMahon also said that “you are going to eat plates of sh**, and you are going to like it”. That meant that Triple H would just job out in the mid card for a year, including taking the 1996 King of the Ring winner spot away from him and booking Steve Austin to win it. Triple H did not see any light until he won the Intercontinental Championship in 1997 and, later that year, going on to win the King of the Ring.

Now the attention goes to the feud with Mick Foley. Foley said that he always thought he saw something in him in WCW. Triple H said that Foley brought out the brawling style of him in every way possible. From the steel cage match to the Falls Count Anywhere match, Foley and Triple H considered those matches as their classics.

The next portion is the formation of D-Generation X. Both Hunter and Shawn needed a bodyguard when they just happen to meet Chyna (Joanie Laurer) at a gym around this very time. Vince McMahon was originally against the idea but Shawn and Hunter fought for her. Another thing I did not know was that WCW was about to sign her, which led to Shawn to contact Shane McMahon to convince his dad to give Chyna a chance. That is interesting news but, however, nobody ever mentioned that Chyna and Triple H were dating, too. None of them talked bad about Chyna at all. The next person to talk was The Undertaker. This was the first time in a very long time that Undertaker has been interviewed in a WWE documentary so seeing him in it was worth every word he said. He talks about WCW kicking their ass every week and DX being part of the reason why WWE shifted from the New Generation Era to the Attitude Era. Eventually, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac comes into the interviews and talked about DX’s success with the fans, merchandise, the feud with the Nation of Domination and their attempt to raid WCW Nitro. By 1999, Triple H wanted to break away from the group. Billy Gunn was the only one to not agree with that direction because he felt that DX was not ready to break up.

When DX inevitably did meet its demise, Triple H changed his entire look and attitude for his journey to become the next WWE Champion. His first title shot occurred on Summerslam 1999 in a Triple Threat Match involving the current Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Mick Foley. It was wildly rumored that Austin did not want to drop the belt to Triple H on PPV but all 3 of them on the DVD discussed their own version of that rumor. Mick Foley won the belt but, however, Triple H won the belt for the first time the next night on Raw.

A few months later, the storyline of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon started and the next portion of interviews are from Stephanie, Vince and Linda McMahon along with DX, The Big Show and The Undertaker. The McMahon family talked about Triple H and Stephanie dating and that Vince did not allow Stephanie to date the wrestlers at all. However, Linda McMahon knew and let them two secretly date. Once Vince found out, he told them the risks of what could happen and he eventually gave Triple H his blessing. This may have been good but they were now the target of the entire locker room. Both Hunter and Stephanie were aware that all the wrestlers were talking about them but they did not care at all. Footage of their wedding shows from 2003 to end the segment.

The year 2000 also was a great feud between Triple H and The Rock. The Rock talks about the matches they had, including the second ever 60 minute Ironman match at Judgment Day 2000. The Rock then says that Triple H is the best in-ring worker he has ever worked with.

Going into 2001, Hunter talks about him teaming with Steve Austin and capturing the Tag Team, Intercontinental and WWE Championship. Next, we get footage from his first knee injury as Jim Ross and Paul Heyman mentioned that they were really scared for Triple H and that they were both surprised that he actually finished the match. The next footage is from the knee surgery that many WWE fans remember when it first aired on television along with the recovery and rehabilitation period. Now we get to the night Triple H returned from his injury on the first WWE Raw of 2002. Hunter said that he had no idea to how the crowd would react and that he thought the crowd would be silent.

Moving forward to late 2002 to early 2003, we get interviews from Randy Orton and Batista about how they were chosen to be part of Evolution, which consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista. The idea of the group was to have both Orton and Batista to become the future of the WWE. I should mention that the Blu-ray edition has special clips and one of them was from a former WWE Superstar Mark Jindrak. He talks about how he was actually supposed to replace Batista as a member of Evolution but, due to time constraints, it never happened. This portion of the DVD is my favorite but it would have been great if they had talked about their Wrestlemania matches.

Next, we get the feud between Triple H and John Cena. Triple H commented that Cena is one of the most hardest working guys in the locker room and has not wrestled anybody like him before. John Cena says that it was a huge honor wrestling Hunter at Wrestlemania. Cena also feels that Triple H was the hardest opponent he has faced at the time, too.

Right after the Wrestlemania match, the DX reunion begins. The fans loved every single second of it but, however, Shawn Michaels and Triple H kind of disliked it. That goes to show that they’ve matured from those days of pulling pranks, but it was fun times nevertheless.

Triple H now talks about the same knee injury he had in 2001 but, this time, it was on the other knee. It happened in WWE New Year’s Revolution in 2007, which caused him to have to go through another operation.  Triple H was supposed to face John Cena at Wrestlemania 23 for a rematch before he got injured but Shawn Michaels took the spot instead. He returned 7 months later and in 2008, he won the WWE Championship and got drafted to Smackdown. Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon felt that Triple H going to Smackdown would help out young talent such as Jeff Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, MVP and more.

Going into 2009 was the feud between Triple H and Randy Orton. During this feud, the entire McMahon family was involved and the real life marriage of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon was put into the feud as well. Triple H said that his match against Randy Orton could have been better, especially since the match between Shawn Michaels and Undertaker overshadowed the main event.

Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Vince McMahon now talk about Hunter’s duties as the COO of the WWE. They talk about him bringing talent in, training the students, board meetings, and more stuff about the duties in the corporate offices in the WWE.

Then finally, we get closing interviews from Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels, Batista, The McMahon family and Undertaker along with closing details about the Hell in a Cell match at Wrestlemania 28.

MY THOUGHTS OF THE DVD:

If I would have to choose between this DVD and the Mick Foley DVD that came out a few months earlier, I would have to tie them both as the best WWE documentary of the year. Although there were a few things left out, a lot of other features made up for it. The most worthy footage from this DVD is seeing and hearing The Undertaker being interviewed out of character. This was the first time in a long while that The Undertaker has been interviewed for a documentary and it was great to see him being interviewed. The details about Triple H’s relationship with Stephanie McMahon and how he went to the WWE from WCW is very newsworthy for the younger fans that was not aware about any of what is going on behind the scenes along with many of the other interviews as well. I believe that they made Triple H look way too good in those interviews but I do not have a problem with it. For non Triple H fans, it is still worth it to pick it up and watch this. Another fact I want to bring up is that this may be the longest documentary WWE has produced, clocking in at 2 hours and 27 minutes. I give this a thumbs up so go to your video store and add this to your collection.

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what would happen if tna wrestling and the wwe had a crossover

Julian cannon back for another post and I would like to say im happy meeting everyone for the first time at the annual BBQ. Now to give my thoughts on a topic that has been going on since 2006.

This was going to originally be a post about 7 of the best TNA wrestlers vs 7 of the best WWE wrestlers but things got changed after a news report came out a few weeks ago.

So the story is that Carter,

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who has visited the UK to promote TNA’s 2014 British tour, said that she enjoys the rivalry with WWE, arguing that it benefits both companies and – most importantly – the fans. She also told the Digital Spy magazine that “I don’t think [the WWE] shares my belief in this, but I believe that competition is 100% positively essential,
I think it’s important for fans and for us. To have one company dominate, a) it’s boring, and b) you are not being challenged enough. It’s always better to have other options out there and I truly believe it makes both companies better.”

When asked if she would ever be open to the idea of WWE and TNA stars appearing together in shows, she said: “I absolutely would do that. I’m not sure if they would do that, but I absolutely would.”

There you go. I personally think Vince McMahon was laughing too hard at this but we will never know. Here is my reaction and why I think that this can be either a good idea or bad idea.

THE GOOD

This will get their name and brand out there really quick on a nationwide basis. It happened to ECW in 1997 so I guess it can happen with them too so I can be up for it depending on how everything will be planned out. The audience will also see some wrestlers that they have seen before or never ever seen until that event happens. The crossover will be good for business and will gain the mainstream publicity for both WWE and TNA. You can hear the kids and teenagers and fans reaction and most of them will say things like “did you see those TNA guys jumped the guardrail last night on raw, that was really epic and im watching TNA impact on Thursday to see what the hell is going to happen next”. There you go, it takes one move for the entire wrestling fanbase to start talking for the week or even the month. its that simple. WWE will let TNA showcase their talent and WWE’s viewer numbers will go up. everyone wins. This was the same response when ECW first stepped foot in a WWE ring and the fans responded pretty well. The result of that was ECW and WWE had a talent exchange for a short time and we got to see guys like Rob Van Dam, Sabu, The eliminators and more would show up on raw in the months of 1997, and ecw would get WWE guys like Jerry lawler, Jake Roberts, Sunny, Justin credible and more.

THE BAD

The moment you have TNA originals (not ex WWE employees) like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, James Storm, and Austin Aries step in front of that crowd in a large stadium, at least 3 of them would want to think of jumping ship to the Big leagues..That noise from the WWE crowd is on the same level as the SuperBowl or the World series and everyone wants a piece of it. Also, how will this event be booked? Will they let the TNA wrestlers showcase their talent like having AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe on Monday night raw or smackdown? Or having them go against the WWE roster. I can tell you that once you see AJStyles go against John Cena, we know who will win because Vince McMahon is not going to let the face of the “Worldwide indy promotion” beat the face of the WWE. Its no way that’s happening in a million years. Another reason why this should never happen is because of the IWC(internet wrestling community) or the classic “smarks” term. They would not be happy if they see a TNA guy loose to this WWE guy and vice-versa. We will see angry fans on Youtube just complaining and whining over nothing as usual. Now lets say we have about 6 TNA guys in different matches with the WWE guys. I can bet you that out of 6, only one will win and the fans will take this as “oh wow WWE brought these TNA guys in just to bury them” and blah blah blah. Think of the outcry we will get after 11:05pm. My last reason is because there is too many guys in the back that will clash over with the creative. on WWE’s side its Vince McMahon, Johnny Ace and Triple H. on TNA’s side, there is Dixie Carter, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. We will get a huge ego tripping week and we all know how Hulk Hogan is backstage with his politics “brother”

In the end I would want this to happen but you would really think how should it happen. WWE and TNA (and Ring of Honor if you want to count it) are the biggest Wrestling promotions in the united states and whatever TNA does, WWE does not ever consider them a competitor. Its just fact because WWE scores at least 3.1-3.8 in TV raitings a week and TNA has not scored over 1.8 within the last 8 months. Its just rocket science that’s all

Hope you all like my post,

any questions, juliancannon70@yahoo.com

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Operation Retroshock – Episode 56 (3rd Anniversary Show)

Welcome Everyone to Episode 56 of Operation Retroshock! And not only that it marks our 3rd Anniversary!

In this show Chris and Allan decided to take a walk down memory lane by discussing their favourite things from the last 3 years of the show. On the agenda? Doctor Who, our interviews with the likes of Larry Kenney, Eric Stuart, Alyson Court, Townsend Coleman and Chris Jericho to name but a few. Our trip to GAMEfest, Wrestlemania and last but by no means least Star Wars!

Plus the first part of the show was filmed and is available on YouTube on Allan’s account: AllanGWPrice

So sit back and enjoy the memories with us!

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Wrestling: 5 tips for going to a wwe/tna or any wrestling event

Hey Guys, I am back for another post. The last time I went to a WWE house show was in madison square garden back in march. It was worth my 90 bucks so here is some tips for attending an event.

5. Follow The Product

Did you know that Bret Hart will be on Raw this week?

Do you know that CM punk and Paul Heyman are teasing something for this monday?

How many fans know that a 95 pound girl – AJ – is running Raw now?

This is what I mean. Of course, the diehard fans will know what is going on. However, not everybody there keeps up with the story lines. Lots of them are just there to enjoy a show. By following the product, It will be much more engaging and an enjoyable show with knowing what’s going on.

4. Leave Your House Early

Trust me! I have been to well over 40 wrestling shows. From small shows from ECW when I was a kid, to WWE pay-per-views, you have to be ready to go.

Upon the doors to the arena opening, it is just pure chaos. I hope you are ready for thousands of fans all running to their seats. It may seem like I am exaggerating here, but I am not.

I have been to a lot of WWE events, and all but two  have I  been early and on time. The few that I was running late were not very fun to deal with. Not fun at all…Add scanning tickets, getting a drink, using the restroom, getting food (I usually don’t), and you have a lot more on your hands.That is not even considering the huge crowd around the merchandise stands! The newest (or best) shirts always sell out BEFORE the show even begins. It sounds redundant, but leave your house early and avoid all of this rush!

3. Signs/Posters

Who doesn’t love “Sign Guy?”

When going to a WWE show, make sure you have some creative ideas for signs. A poster can not only add some fun to the show, but it can land you on TV!

That is a very cool thing to think about. In front of millions of people, you could be replayed in video packages and in WWE Magazine photos for years to come.

Of all the events I have gone to, only a few times have I gone without a poster. More often that not, I make up a few nice “quotes” a few hours before the show and write them on a big poster. Very cool!

2. Pick Your Poison

When going to a WWE event, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. The last thing you want to do is bring a “Negative Ned or Nelly” and be sitting next to him/her  for over three hours.

That can’t be fun.

Every move creates a negative comment under their breath. Every rest hold brings out a loud “boring” chant. Every finish warrants a “cynical, insulting” response. As always, there is a fine line between freedom of speech and ruining a show for others around you.

How do these people EVER enjoy a Wrestling show?

I often wonder. In my case, I have a lot of positive energy surrounding me in life. Thus, I have no doubts the WWE show is going to be a great time!

1.Don’t forget your tickets!!

Every time I go to see a sporting, musical or any other entertainment event, there is only one concern. Just one to worry about!

“Do you have tickets?”

You can get into a show without a poster. You can get into a show if you are late. You can get into a show if you are alone. You can get into a show if you do not follow the product.

However, you NEED a proof of purchase (ticket). It may sound like the most obvious choice, but it is also the most important.

No ticket, no entry!

 

wrestling observer newsletter awards 2011(for the people who never read the results)

The awards are based on the time frame from December 1, 2010 through November 30, 2011.

“CATEGORY A” AWARDS – WINNERS

DETERMINED BY POINTS ON A 5-3-2 BASIS.

FIRST PLACE VOTES Is number 1.

LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD (WRESTLER OF THE YEAR)

1. HIROSHI TANAHASHI (417) 2,718 (new japan pro wrestling)

2. C.M. Punk (248) 2,102 (wwe)

3. John Cena (68) 946

4. Masaaki Mochizuki (9) 493

5. Randy Orton (2) 388

6. L.A. Park (51) 326 (cmll)

7. Mark Henry (8) 269

8. Averno (9) 191

9. The Rock (9) 188

10. Davey Richards (14) 185

MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER

1. DAVEY RICHARDS (201) 1,511

2. Hiroshi Tanahashi (165) 1,112

3. Daniel Bryan (104) 948

4. Prince Devitt (5) 785

5. El Generico (67) 598

6. C.M. Punk (43) 452

7. Akira Tozawa (19) 363

8. Averno (49) 359

9. Eddie Edwards (22) 353

10. Dolph Ziggler (14) 351

BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW

1. THE ROCK (319) 2,222

2. Georges St. Pierre (244) 2,035

3. John Cena (53) 1,244

4. C.M. Punk (2) 273

5. Anderson Silva (10) 211

6. Jon Jones (11) 146

7. Cain Velasquez 51

8. L.A. Park 40

FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. JOHN CENA VS. C.M. PUNK (190) 1,551

2. Randy Orton vs. Christian (74) 747

3. Davey Richards vs. Eddie Edwards (61) 701

4. Blood Warriors vs. Junction Three (75) 673

5. Kevin Steen vs. ROH (56) 485

6. Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller (45) 458

7. Briscoes vs. All Night Express (8) 352

8. Sanada & Soya vs. Sekimoto & Okabayashi (16) 344

9. Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck (41) 295

10. Mark Henry vs. Big Show (17) 145

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. GIANT BERNARD & KARL ANDERSON (233) 1,678 (new japan pro wrestling)

2. Mark & Jay Briscoe (174) 1,632

3. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (87) 894

4. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin (104) 674

5. Young Bucks (41) 425

6. Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi (19) 362

7. Cima & Ricochet (13) 311

8. Bobby Roode & James Storm (29) 295

9. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (23) 215

10. Manabu Soya & Seiya Sanada (2) 116

MOST IMPROVED

1. DOLPH ZIGGLER (224) 1,478

2. Mark Henry (86) 828

3. Ricochet (79) 527

4. Cody Rhodes (24) 419

5. Zack Ryder (9) 314

6. Tetsuya Naito (28) 295

7. Wade Barrett (10) 236

8. Seiya Sanada (6) 196

9. Tama Tonga (19) 191

10. Kyle O’Reilly (2) 161

BEST ON INTERVIEWS

1. C.M. PUNK (338) 2,594

2. The Rock (178) 1,381

3. Chael Sonnen (137) 1,360

4. Kevin Steen (23) 490

5. Mark & Jay Briscoe (3) 361

6. Steve Austin (29) 228

7. The Miz (7) 161

8. Mark Henry (3) 112

9. Bully Ray (2) 106

10. Nick Diaz 92

MOST CHARISMATIC

1. THE ROCK (315) 1,906

2. John Cena (53) 1,151

3. C.M. Punk (81) 978

4. Hiroshi Tanahashi (51) 863

5. Georges St. Pierre (19) 359

6. Kevin Steen (26) 271

7. Chael Sonnen (26) 231

8. L.A. Park (15) 145

9. Clay Guida (2) 128

10. Zack Ryder (3) 126

BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER

1. DANIEL BRYAN (263) 1,829

2. Davey Richards (247) 1,655

3. Prince Devitt (30) 910

4. Yuji Nagata (29) 590

5. Eddie Edwards (13) 568

6. Zack Sabre Jr. (37) 254

7. Dolph Ziggler (3) 166

8. Kurt Angle (6) 154

9. Mike Quackenbush 106

10. C.M. Punk (4) 89

BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST BRAWLER)

1. KEVIN STEEN (161) 1,082 (pro wrestling unplugged)

2. Togi Makabe (89) 718

3. Mark & Jay Briscoe (63) 626

4. Sheamus (50) 545

5. Bully Ray (45) 517

6. L.A. Park (94) 499

7. Sami Callihan (49) 487

8. Masato Tanaka (25) 461

9. Mark Henry (59) 452

10. Randy Orton (32) 186

BEST FLYING WRESTLER

1. RICOCHET (116) 1,473 (cmll)

2. Kota Ibushi (131) 1,092

3. Pac (125) 992

4. Evan Bourne (59) 600

5. Prince Devitt (38) 472

6. El Generico (42) 393

7. Sin Cara (35) 383

8. Rey Mysterio (23) 224

9. Mascara Dorada (2) 221

10. La Sombra (17) 197

MOST OVERRATED

1. CRIMSON (127) 1,011 (tna)

2. Mason Ryan (54) 756

3. Kevin Nash (97) 735

4. Mr. Anderson (83) 727

5. Jeff Hardy (34) 477

6. HHH (32) 369

7. Sin Cara (39) 328

8. Matt Morgan (6) 174

9. C.M. Punk (14) 114

10. Randy Orton (5) 112

MOST UNDERRATED

1. DOLPH ZIGGLER (119) 942

2. Daniel Bryan (112) 840

3. Alex Shelley (82) 741

4. Tyson Kidd (31) 622

5. Drew McIntyre (35) 376

6. Yoshi Tatsu (15) 277

7. Jack Swagger (6) 237

8. Christian (24) 217

9. John Morrison (2) 157

10. Chris Masters (27) 153

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

1. ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP (313) 2,049

2. New Japan Pro Wrestling (275) 1,935

3. Dragon Gate (44) 914

4. Ring of Honor (61) 846

5. World Wrestling Entertainment (15) 659

6. CHIKARA Pro (41) 584

7. PWG (18) 580

8. Bellator (1) 239

9. All Japan (2) 110

10. CMLL (5) 108

BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW

1. WWE SMACKDOWN (188) 1,790

2. Ring of Honor (214) 1,603

3. Dragon Gate Infinity (108) 1,092

4. Ultimate Fighter (64) 838

5. Bellator Fighting Championships (43) 648

6. WWE Tough Enough (45) 404

7. WWE Raw (12) 360

8. CMLL (9) 197

9. WWE Superstars (15) 196

10. TNA Impact (2) 145

MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. JOHN CENA VS. C.M. PUNK 7/17 CHICAGO (333) 2,292

2. Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards 6/26 New York (112) 1,362

3. HHH vs. Undertaker 4/3 Atlanta (51) 890

4. Jun Akiyama vs. Suwama 10/23 Tokyo (75) 808

5. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yuji Nagata 4/3 Tokyo (39) 538

6. Kota Ibushi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi 6/10 Tokyo (15) 343

7. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito 10/10 Tokyo (6) 305

8. Kevin Steen vs. El Generico 12/18/10 New York (14) 183

9. Averno vs. La Sombra 9/16 Mexico City 107

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. DAICHI HASHIMOTO (552) 3,018

2. Uhaa Nation (23) 650

3. Takumi “Sho” Soya (24) 509

4. Obariyan (17) 315

5. Archibald Peck (15) 242

6. Fenix (3) 235

7. Dragon Lee (11) 185

8. Tommaso Ciampa (15) 111

9. Mike Dalton (2) 78

10. Dark Dragon 72

BEST NON-WRESTLER

1. RICARDO RODRIGUEZ (335) 2,357

2. Vickie Guerrero (191) 1,910

3. Jim Cornette (44) 532

4. Karen Jarrett (31) 430

5. Barrister R.D. Evans (6) 269

6. John Laurinaitis (14) 227

7. Truth Martini (8) 185

8. Michael Cole (11) 126

9. Ric Flair (7) 120

10. Teddy Long (6) 117

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. JOE ROGAN (214) 1,386

2. Kevin Kelly (77) 1,058

3. Michael Schiavello (113) 983

4. Jim Ross (112) 952

5. William Regal (65) 733

6. Mike Goldberg (22) 355

7. Scott Stanford (7) 344

8. Jimmy Smith (16) 242

9. Josh Matthews (6) 219

10. Nigel McGuinness (5) 188

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. MICHAEL COLE (568) 3,133

2. Booker T (37) 1,201

3. Jerry Lawler (27) 861

4. Taz (8) 334

5. Mike Tenay (7) 159

6. Josh Matthews (12) 124

7. Matt Striker (1) 92

8. Mauro Ranallo (2) 85

9. Gus Johnson 54

10. Todd Grisham 37

BEST MAJOR WRESTLING/MMA SHOW

1. WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 7/17 CHICAGO (374) 2,391

2. UFC 139 11/19 San Jose (40) 700

3. ROH Best in the World 6/26 New York (32) 542

4. ROH Final Battle 12/18/10 New York (15) 483

5. PWG DDT 4 3/4 Reseda (24) 378

6. UFC 129 4/30 Toronto (19) 274

7. WWE WrestleMania 4/3 Atlanta (12) 197

8. K-1 World Grand Prix 12/11 Tokyo (29) 188

9. New Japan G-1 Finals 8/14 Tokyo (4) 180

10. CHIKARA High Noon 11/13 Philadelphia (11) 129

“CATEGORY B” AWARDS – WINNER

DETERMINED BY FIRST PLACE VOTES

WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

1. TNA VICTORY ROAD 3/13 ORLANDO 405

2. TNA Turning Point 11/13 Orlando 55

3. WWE Capitol Punishment 6/19 Washington, DC 20

4. TNA No Surrender 9/11 Orlando 19

5. WWE Night of Champions 9/18 Buffalo 18

6. WWE Vengeance 10/23 San Antonio 14

7. TNA Against All Odds 2/13 Orlando 12

8. AWE Night of Legends 10/15 Fisherville, VA 10

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

1. RICOCHET DOUBLE ROTATION MOONSAULT 174

2. Daniel Bryan LeBell lock 127

3. Randy Orton RKO 55

4. Daisuke Sekimoto German suplex 35

5. Prince Devitt Bloody Sunday DDT 31

6. Akira Tozawa delayed German suplex 29

7. Evan Bourne shooting star press 27

8. Kota Ibushi double moonsault 19

9. Pac 360 shooting star press 18

10. AR Fox Lo Mein Pain 18

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

1. WWE ANTI BULLING CAMPAIGN AND MISTREATMENT OF JIM ROSS 183(FIRST TIME THIS AWARD GOT A TIE IN THE RESULTS)

2. TNA sending Jeff Hardy out while under the influence on PPV 178

3. Perro Aguayo Jr. faking cancer 140 (AAA promotion)

4. WWE never letting up on twitter during Raw 43

5. matt hardy teasing suicide video on youtube 25

6. Jarrett/Angle feud putting up custody of kids in match 22

7. Michael Cole burying talent in commentary 15

WORST TELEVISION SHOW

1. TNA IMPACT 430

2. WWE Raw 197

3. WWE NXT 88

4. Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling 15

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. STING VS. JEFF HARDY 3/13 ORLANDO 317

2. Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole 4/3 Atlanta 199

3. Kevin Nash vs. Ricky Morton 10/15 Fisherville, VA 35

4. john cena vs the miz 4/3 atlanta 9

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. HHH VS. KEVIN NASH 151

2. Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler 94

3. Michael Cole vs. Jim Ross 81

4. Sin Cara Azul vs. Sin Cara Negro 48

5. Winter & Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky 32

6. Crimson vs. Matt Morgan 29

Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff vs. Dixie Carter 29

8. Samoa Joe vs. Pope 19

9. Edge vs. Kane 16

10. Sting vs. Immortal 15

WORST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

1. TNA 564

2. WWE 67

3. AWE 14

4. Strikeforce 13

CZW 13

6. Urban Wrestling Federation 12

BEST BOOKER

1. GEDO & JADO 287

2. Joe Silva 223

3. Mike Quackenbush 128

4. Hunter Johnston 109

5. Gabe Sapolsky 26

6. Konnan 20

7. Vince McMahon 10

BEST GIMMICK

1. C.M. PUNK (anti corporate wrestler)160

2. Archibald Peck 107

3. Zack Ryder (long island ice z)83

4. Briscoes 51

5. Kevin Steen 35

6. Alberto Del Rio 33

7. R-Truth 31

8. Sin Cara 19

9. Mark Henry 16

10. Fake Sin Cara 12

WORST GIMMICK

1. MICHAEL COLE (heel commentator) 298

2. Zack Ryder(long island iced z/internet sensation) 52

3. Eric Young 49

4. Cody Rhodes (the mask gimmick) 31

5. Johnny Curtis 25

6. John Laurinaitis 19 and chrismon 19

8. Hunico 18

9. Fake Sin Cara 10

BEST PRO WRESTLING BOOK

1. CHRIS JERICHO “UNDISPUTED” 345

2. Stan Hansen “Last Outlaw” 154

3. John McCarthy “Let’s Get It On” 51

4. Jerry Jarrett “The Best of Times” 28

5. Joe Laurinaitis “The Road Warriors” 18

6. Brock Lesnar “Death Clutch” 10

BEST PRO WRESTLING DVD

1. BRET HART VS. SHAWN MICHAELS 335

2. Wrestling Road Diaries 143

3. Memphis Heat 128

4. History of WrestleMania 22

5. Steve Austin Bottom Line 13

Wrestleshock Episode 10 – Top 5 IC Champs

As the last full episode of Wrestleshock was the Honky Tonk Man interview and he was arguably the greatest intercontinental champion of all time, Mike and Chris give to you YOUR top 5 IC champions of all time.  Who made the list the most?  Was it Jeff Jarrett? Kane or HHH?  well i don’t recall them making a lot of lists!  Mike and Chris then go over your choices and their own choices as well. They talk about the 1000th episode of Raw very briefly and then what they think of the current state of the IC title in the WWE!

You have a task ahead of you as on 17th August is Summerslam and hopefully on the 12th August Mike and Chris….and perhaps someone else will be recording their Summerslam episode and we would like to hear from you again!  if you are a wrestling fan, why not send in your favourite moments or matches to vinto316@gmail.com or mikelacey91@yahoo.com.  please have them in before the 12th August!
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Wrestleshock: Honky Tonk Man interview

Yes you read correctly, Wrestleshock had an interview with the greatest intercontinental champion of all time, The Honky Tonk Man! Hopefully this was a pure joy to listen to and both Mike and Chris are fans of the gentleman! The guys talk about his reign as the IC champ, how he dropped the belt, his time with Greg Valentine and his thoughts on WCW! A very indepth and not to be missed interview!

Make sure you head over to his website www.honkytonkman.net and follow him on twitter @OfficialHTM. Thank you very much to this legend for taking time out of his schedule to appear on the show!

Chris also announces who the lucky winner was of the blu-ray copy of the best of Raw and Smackdown 2011! Was it you?

The next full episode featuring Mike and Chris will be about YOUR top 5 intercontinental champions of all time so still email your list to vinto316@gmail.com! Follow Mike on twitter – @mlacey91, Chris @vinto316 and the show @wrestleshock316. also chris has a YouTube channel so head over there – Vintomania is his username!

Wrestleshock ‘submission’

Welcome back to another episode of Wrestleshock Reviews.  This is the 5th episode of the reviews and hope you are all enjoying what the show is doing!
Chris has a few reviews for you and has a very special guest to help him review another dvd.  Chris first looks at the Elimination Chamber 2012 courtesy of Silvervision.co.uk – Chris goes over the good and the bad (the “great” khali) of the PPV and was this better than the previous release in the Royal Rumble 2012?  What are your thoughts on this?
Hayley Stewart (hayleythetiny on twitter and xswantongirlyx on Youtube) sends in an mp3 file to review the fantastic DVD release of Trish Stratus 100% stratusfaction guaranteed.  With Hayley being a big diva fan, she dissects the DVD and lets you know her thoughts on this.
Chris then has a fan request to review one dvd and that was Paul “Spanner” Yorke who asked for Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen to be reviewed so Chris obliges and goes through the set on one of the best factions of all time!  Does the 2 DVD disc set do justice to the newly inducted Hall of Famers?
Follow the show on Twitter – @Wrestleshock316, Chris @Vinto316 and Hayley @Hayleythetiny.  Is there a DVD that you want reviewed?  Check out Chris’ DVD collection by heading to youtube and checking out Chris’ collection video.  Vintomania is his account name!