Justin Roberts blog post is well worth a read.
To long to post it all here so the rest is on the link below.
Exceeded 10,000 posts, congratulations, thread!
His father must really be a bit of an idiot then, you'd have to be insane to think Roman Reigns didn't come out of Mania farrrrrrrr better off than he could've done in any other circumstance.
Wwe seem to have put a tonne of music up on spotify, for those that have it
The Internet explodes.
Have WWE ever done an inter-promotional match before?
If that match happened I could never watch another match again and be happy with that
If this match happens I will go and see it whatever the cost!
I think there was a relationship with New Japan at some point when Hogan worked matches over there. Open to correction on that.
AJ Lee is done. WWE just posted this:
I for one am happy. Didn't really like her work and the character was totally played out. Plus politically, her being there was very awkward given the Punk lawsuit etc. Best for all.
Wasn't there a co-branded WWF show in Japan with either AJPW or NJPW in Tokyo in the late 80's or early 90's? I don't know if there were interpromotional matches on that show or not.
WWE respond to Justin Robert's blog.
Kinda. I've posted a few of these on another thread.
ECW vs USWA on WWF Raw. There was an interpromotional feud going on between ECW and USWA called the Civil War of the 90's. Jerry Lawler ran the USWA in Memphis (it's his son Brian Christopher here competing) and Paul Heyman ran ECW in Philly.
At the time, Vince was bank rolling Paul while allowing some of his WWF talents to get some experience. Also before this time, Vince was doing a bit of business with the USWA and from what I remember, actually had debuted a prototype Mr McMahon evil owner gimmick way back then! Also, in 1996 USWA had a Royal Rumble match where the winner got a spot in the WWF 1996 Royal Rumble. It went to Doug Gilbert, he lasted about 47 seconds.
So in essence, WWF was doing a bit of business on the down low with both these smaller feds and was kind of a quasi-host for both of them to feud with WWF and each other. A mad time.
From WWF to USWA you had the likes of Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart.
From ECW to WWF you had RVD and Sabu.
From WWF to ECW you would get Jerry Lawler, who was also USWA aligned.
You would get PG-13 from USWA working against ECW teams and then also being in WWF's NAtion of Domination, who got their start in Memphis.
And before all that, there was a brief interpromotional flirtation with Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Survivor Series 1993 saw the Heavenly Bodies take on the Rock and Roll Express for the SMW Tag Team Titles.
Promo wise. Here's earliest Mr McMahon promo, go to 20 seconds in. It's mad to think he was a few years away from embracing this. The smarmy git. He was as whitemeat as you could get on TV at the time.
Well with A.J Lee gone, the WWE Diva's Division is really gonna have to step up a gear