Originally posted by JrBernal83we have only had King of the Ring '96 (the birth of Austin 3:16) and N.W.O. 2002, thats it. Thats only 2 in like 10 year almost. Compared to the 5-10 that La, New york , and Cities in Canada had
We had Over the Edge when Austin fought Dude Love with Vince as the special ref, probably the shining gem of how Russo booking could co-exist with decent wrestling. Stop yer whinin'. :-)
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Originally posted by Freeway420Boo-hoo. Calgary hasn't bad a PPV since July 1996, the near-classic Canadian Stampede.
Originally posted by XPacArmywhat are the chances of WWE holding Wrestlemania ever in Washington D.C. at the M.C.I. Center? I mean we have had (at least I have been too) RAW, Smackdown, a few WCW Starrcades
Also Backlash 2000!
Originally posted by JrBernal83I do not remember that. what year was that??
Originally posted by Santa SangreHaving WM21 in LA gives the perfect opportunity for a Eddy / Rock program. With the huge spanish population in Cali, they might be able to pull off a legit heel Rock against a monster face Eddie. And if any of you remember that memorable promo and match these 2 had on Raw a couple of years ago then you want to see this as much as me.
That was a great post. Im sure the LA choice was partly due to Eddie G. Hey Santa Sangre, what other Jodorowsky films are you into?
First, I just want to say that I think this thread takes away my most pointless topic/thread award...but CRZ will have his last laugh-ins on that....whatever.
Secondly, if ANYTHING, we need more events in Minnesota. We all know that there only a few Pro Wrestling Meccas... Calgary (dramatic pause) Alberta, Canada, and Canada as a whole, New York, Tokyo, one that escapes me, and Minnesota.
The biggest names or most talked about, pressed/publicized came through or were from Minnesota, with the exception of Austin.
We have the AWA (defunct or not), Ric Flair (and don't bring up the Charlotte stuff, Flair was extremely emotional when he was performing in MN), the Birth of Hulkamania, Baron Von Raschke, Brock Lesnar and Shelton Benjamin, Jesse Ventura, Mr. Perfect, Scott Norton, Road Warriors, Rick Rude, Jim Brunzell, Tom Zenk, The Warlord, Demolition Smash, Verne Gagne (whatever your opinion is, we have him), Eddie Sharkey, and Bobby Heenan managing Nick Bockwinkle...the man with the best last name...EVER.
Oh, and least I forget...Brian Pillman died in my hometown. There's even more credibility to Minnesota.
Well, that's my two cents. Awwwlright.
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Originally posted by XManiac24We all know that there only a few Pro Wrestling Meccas... Calgary (dramatic pause) Alberta, Canada, and Canada as a whole, New York, Tokyo, one that escapes me, and Minnesota.
St. Louis, Missouri!
Someplace in Mexico!
I don't know if I'd brag about Scott Norton, though.
Hahaha, true true. Thanks for bringing up Mexico and Memphis...I had almost forgotten about them.
I don't know about Norton though, I do believe he is the only other gaijen to hold the IWGP (NJPW) Title other than Vader and Hogan (albeit it was an accident). That has to give him something, as well as being a Arm-Wrestling Champion and holding records in lifting.
Originally posted by ScottieKStonesI've always wondered why St. Louis has never had a Mania because, as I can recall, and maybe I'm wrong, it's always a pretty good crowd.
Take a look at the Bad Blood PPV with the first HITC. HOT crowd, GREAT crowd. Hell, they were great live for the Slamboree that was here, and the TWA Dome was only set up so that they only used half. But still had about 30 or 40 thousand there.
Memphis might get a major PPV once the new arena (fed ex arena?) is built.
Oh, and give a break with the Minnesota love. For every Hulkamania, there is a Playboy Buddy Rose being a "star" there.
You know, Wrestlemania should come to my home town of Los Angeles...hold on one minute!
Los Angeles hasn't had a Wrestlemania in 14 years (Wrestlemania VII at the LA Sports Arena which I also attended). So i'm glad they're coming back.
No offense to anybody else and I don't mean to belittle where you're from, but from the past several years, or at least most Wrestlemanias, they've gone with huge Metropolis-like (even Megalopolis?) cities for Wrestlemania. Afterall, it is the biggest show of them all.
Although I always thought a Wrestlemania at Miller Park would be sweet. They could use the money and tourism too, right?
Quit complaining! Toronto as only held until 1998 House Shows! Since 1998 we have gotten 3 shows a year. RAW, Smackdown!, House Show. And we have held only 2 WWE PPVS! Wrestlemania 6 and Wrestlemania X8. The two greatest Wrestlemanias of all time!
Originally posted by GrubbyLongJohnsLos Angeles hasn't had a Wrestlemania in 14 years (Wrestlemania VII at the LA Sports Arena which I also attended).?
Oh come on - we all count the two in Anaheim.
That's because you don't live here.
On the other hand, I'm glad it's not in the Pond again. It's not a good wrestling venue, that's barely better than the L.A. Sports Arena (which I HATE).
It'd be nice for L.A. to get a good Wrestlemania. (2 & 7 were lousy, and if you count the others, 12 & 16 only had one good match a piece, and the one at 12 was walked out on.)
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Yeah, here in the UK we do get a bit of a rough ride. I understand the time differences etc but another event like say Summerslam would be cool. I know we are tiny compared to the US but remember that WE had to stay up until about 4.30am with Wrestlemania. And we have to do this 12 times a year! No wonder monday mornings are so bad...
Also straying from the topic a little, wouldn't it be nice to see a UK PPV where the wrestlers actually make the effort to have good matchs?
The indignation over their use of Paul Bearer's death is kind of staggering to me. They spent the whole show paying tribute to him and Punk didn't even take shots at Bearer himself - he just used UT and Kane's pain to goad them.