• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 16, 1990) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
- Southern Boys vs. Freebirds (from Clash 12)
- Lou Perez vs. Mike Thor
– Danger Zone w/Stan Hansen & Lex Luger
- Midnight Express vs. Rick Fargo & Scott Allen
– Flair & Anderson/Doom Confrontation
- Dan Spivey vs. Brian Pillman (Gauntlet Match)
• WWE HISTORY (September 16, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from Spokane, Washington and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Mercy 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– US Title – Best Of 5 – Match # 4: John Cena vs. Booker T
– RVD & Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Dudley Boyz
– Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree vs. FBI
– Charlie Haas vs. Spike Dudley
• WWE Reveals Their List Of 5 Best Hell In A Cell Matches Ever – Ranks Last Year’s Match Higher Than Undertaker vs. Mankind
WWE has revealed their list of ‘5 Best Hell In A Cell Matches Ever’ and you can check it out below:
5. The Undertaker vs. Mankind (King of the Ring 1998)
4. The New Day vs. The Usos (Hell in a Cell 2017)
3. The Undertaker vs. Triple H (WrestleMania 28)
2. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (Badd Blood 1997)
1. Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (Royal Rumble 2000)
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As you can see in the list, WWE ranked last year’s match between The New Day & The Usos higher than the legendary encounter between The Undertaker and Mankind.
Now of course today’s fans will talk about how The New Day vs. The Usos was a better ‘actual match’ whereas Taker-Mankind is known for only 2 spots, but is ‘Professional Wrestling’ really about counting moves and actual wrestling? And is Hell In A Cell about having ‘good matches’ or having ‘brutality’?
Well, if you’re an active member of our Facebook community, you would know the answer 😉
Also, there are several other Hell In A Cell matches that can take the spot that The New Day vs. The Usos have on that list. Want a couple of examples? Well, you can check them out below:
WWE wanting to show that their current stuff is just as good as their old stuff is not surprising.
WWE recently released a list of ’10 Best Factions Of All Time’ and you can check it out below:
10. Undisputed Era
7. Hart Foundation
6. New Day
2. Four Horsemen
1. The Shield
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This was just another attempt by WWE to rewrite history and try to promote their current stuff over the past legendary stuff. That’s why The Shield has been ranked above groups like the nWo, Four Horsemen, Evolution, DX…
Also, a developmental NXT faction (Undisputed Era) is in their top 10 list, but not a stable like Nation of Domination.