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This Day In Wrestling History – November 26th

Welcome back This Day In History! November 26 includes the first ever Survivor Series and the last ever Starrcade, and more.

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November 26 includes the first ever Survivor Series and the last ever Starrcade, and more!

After an intended hiatus, This Day In History is back! We have firsts, lasts, birthdays, and more!

Born On This Day

  •  1961 – Lisa Moretti (Ivory)
  • 1966 – Brian Harris (Brian Lee)
  • 1976 – Maven Huffman (Maven)

This Day In Wrestling History

1960 – Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeats Johnny Valentine & Chief Big Heart for the United States Tag Team Title, which is the forerunner to the WWF World Tag Team Title.

1987 – The inaugural Survivor Series broadcast from Richfield, Ohio.  The main event tag team match was the first televised meeting between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant since Wrestlemania III. What else is news worthy about this date? It was the first (and presumably last) time two opposing companies held PPV’s on the same day. NWA aired Starcade in the afternoon, Survivor Series aired in the evening. There was plenty of strong arming from Vince with the cable companies, he told the cable companies they would have to pick one. Most, not surprisingly, chose his product. The cable companies later informed the companies never to hold PPV’s on the same day. Below are the results from the first Survivor Series. (winners in bold)

  • Brutus Beefcake, Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan, Randy Savage, and Ricky Steamboat defeated Danny Davis, Harley Race, Hercules, Ron Bass, and The Honky Tonk Man 5-2 in a Survivor Series match.
  • Rockin’ Robin, The Fabulous Moolah, The Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno), and Velvet McIntyre defeated Dawn Marie, Donna Christianello, Sensational Sherri, and The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai) 5-3 in a Survivor Series match.
  • Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid), The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau and Ray Rougeau), The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) and The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax and Barry Darsow), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), The Islanders (Haku and Tama), and The New Dream Team (Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine) 10-6 in a Survivor Series match. In this match, eliminations occurred in pairs; when one member of a team was defeated, his partner was also eliminated.
  • Andre the Giant, Butch Reed, King Kong Bundy, One Man Gang, and Rick Rude defeated Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Muraco, Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera, and Paul Orndorff 5-4 in a Survivor Series match.

1997 – Diesel defeated Bob Backlund in just eight seconds to win the WWF Championship. It is still the shortest championship win on record. Randy Orton did match this feat in a win over Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam in 2013. The win made Diesel the first man to win the WWF’s triple crown (WWF world, Intercontinental, and tag team) championships in less than a year.

1995Smoky Mountain Wrestling presented Thanksgiving Thunder from the Knoxville City Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. About 1,100 fans were in attendance for what would be the last show presented by the company.

  • Flash Flanagan defeated Thrasher.
  • Sgt. Rock defeated The Wolfman.
  • Butch Cassidy defeated Jim Cornette by disqualification.
  • Brad Armstrong defeated Terry Gordy in a Country Whipping match to become the last SMW Heavyweight Champion.
  • Buddy Landel & The Bullet defeated The Punisher & Tommy Rich.
  • Robert Gibson & The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard) defeat Dirty White Boy, Ricky Morton, and Tracy Smothers by disqualification. At the end of the event, all of the wrestlers attacked Cornette and hit them with their finishers. Brian Hildebrand, who would go on to fame as Mark Curtis in WCW, pinned Cornette to end SMW

1995WCW presented the first World War 3   from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia.  The show featured a three-ring, 60-man battle royal for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The title was vacated the previous month following the events of Halloween Havoc involving Hulk Hogan and The Giant.  It is said that Hulk Hogan changed the booking of the match as the match was in progress. The original plan was for Giant to cleanly eliminate Hogan; but Hogan got cold feet about it and changed it so that Giant pulled Hogan under the ring out of the line of sight of any of the referees. This was not well received, especially as Savage’s winning elimination was missed on camera.

2000 WCW presented Mayhem  from the US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 3,800 were in attendance, with just 55,000 homes watching on PPV. That is just over a quarter of what the first Mayhem got (200,000 buys), and down 15,000 buys from Halloween Havoc the previous month. The end was near indeed for WCW.

2007 – Tyson Tomko signed a deal to return to WWE, although he would be released before returning to the main roster.

2014 – On Colt Cabana’ s “Art of Wrestling” podcast, CM Punk broke his silence, almost a year after leaving WWE. Much was said, with the biggest taken away being that he did not quit, he was fired.

Notes: There are 86 events listed across multiple promotions for this day in wrestling. The majority being house shows, television shows and a scattering of PPVs. 

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Chairshot News Report: TNA Impact Results, AEW Speculation For Ricochet & Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, More!

Your Wrestling News for July 5, 2024, including TNA Impact, Ricochet, Shane McMahon, his daddy Vince, and more!

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Your Wrestling News for July 5, 2024, including TNA Impact, Ricochet, Shane McMahon, his daddy Vince, and more!

Welcome to your daily dose of pro wrestling news–and analysis you can trust! We take all wrestling news with a grain of salt here at The Chairshot, and we hope to steer you in the right direction.

Results: TNA Impact (July 4, 2024)

Here are your results from Thursday night’s edition of TNA Impact (originally taped on June 28 at the 2300 Arena in Philly):

  • Trey Miguel vs. Leon Slater ends in a no-contest after WWE NXT star Charlie Dempsey attacks everyone.
  • Dani Luna battled Jody Threat to a time limit draw in the 10-Minute Challenge. They were granted the customary “5 more minutes” but were attacked by Alisha Edwards & Masha Slamovich. During the match it was revealed that Nic Nemeth had been attacked backstage.
  • Frankie Kazarian defeated Mike Santana by countout to advance to the TNA World Championship Match at Slammiversary.
  • Matt Hardy & Reby Hardy beat Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards.
  • Joe Hendry pinned Jake Something to advance to the TNA World Championship Match at Slammiversary.

No surprise that Joe Hendry advanced to the world title match, but Santana-Kazarian could have gone either way. A promo video to end the show implied that Kazarian was the one who took out Nic Nemeth backstage, seemingly creating a story for them within the Slammiversary title match. No shocker that The Hardys won the tag team match, but a great surprise with Charlie Dempsey getting involved in the opener. That TNA/NXT collaboration continues to be a lot of fun.

You can catch Andrew’s Review of the event here.

Ricochet Expected To Sign With AEW

Many outlets are reporting that Ricochet’s expected landing spot remains AEW, with additional reports surfacing that his agent has been working out the details on his behalf.

Personally, I’d rather see him back in WWE. Even after an initial push in AEW, he will be a novelty act much like PAC, so I don’t see the difference. But if he’s going to AEW, here’s hoping that agent does a great job and secures quite the bag for ol’ Ric.

Vince Russo Suggests Shane McMahon As A Front Man For Vince McMahon to Purchase AEW

”We saw this with WCW, it happened before. It (purchasing AEW) could be under the guise of Shane, that’s what I’m saying. Shane is as clean as whistle. Vince could be behind it without anybody knowing it, bro.”

Those are the words of Vince Russo, who on the surface seems to be spouting nonsense. Time will tell if there is something to it all, but I wouldn’t place any wagers on this one. Shane McMahon to AEW would be an entertaining shocker, but that–like many things in AEW–would quickly wear off.

Shawn Michaels Discusses NXT Releases, Referencing Drew Gulak

During the NXT Heatwave media call, Shawn Michaels was asked about the release of Gable Steveson, but also lumped Drew Gulak in his response about main roster viability:

“From my understanding, nothing on anyone’s part other than contracts being up. Certainly, in the place of Drew Gulak. From a company standpoint, there not being anything from a main roster standpoint that they were going to be using him in. In NXT, over the last year and a half to two years, we’ve been trying to get into the process of keeping it fluid. It’s all about getting to the main roster when everything is said and done. In two or three years, if that doesn’t happen, we bring other people in or see if we’re ready to move on.”

If anything, it’s a stark reminder that NXT still exists to, above all else, populate the main roster. It’s quite the delicate balance between booking your own television show and preparing for the future, one that HBK has arguably done better than Triple H himself.

Other Odds & Ends:

  • According to reports, the mini-stroke referenced by Britt Baker (DMD) on AEW Dynamite is legitimate. If so, both she and Adam Cole have been through a ton over the past 24 months.
  • Mason Madden (Mace) and Mansoor, now known as the MxM Collection, showed up in ROH when featured in a vignette on this week’s broadcast. They might not have made it in WWE, but it’s good to see them getting work, and a second chance to make this gimmick their own. YEAH!
  • Cody Rhodes continues to be the ultimate good dude, this time helping a fan who won tickets to Money In The Bank actually attend the event. The fan who won the tickets is in a wheelchair, and there were no more accessible seats left. That was, of course, until Cody got involved. Now the fan can be there and enjoy the show as intended when he won the contest. Cody wins again!

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)

What a start to the tournament!

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The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!

Here are your Gold League standings!

  • Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
  • Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
  • Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
  • Rush: 0-1, 0 points
  • Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
  • Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points

 

Here are your Blue League standings!

  • Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
  • Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
  • Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
  • Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
  • Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
  • Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete

 

My Thoughts:

Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.

Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.

In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.


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