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Ringside Rewind: WCW World War III 1995: 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal

In 1995, WCW introduced a unique new concept to the wrestling world: A 60-man, three-ring battle royal. The winner of the contest would also become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, since the title had been stripped from The Giant. On

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Five Star Friday: Los Gringos Locos v. El Hijo del Santo & Octagon, 2 out of 3 falls hair v. masks match, AAA When Worlds Collide, 11/6/94

Five Star Friday is a weekly feature at Ringside Rants. Each Friday will bring a different contest from Dave Meltzer’s prestigious list of five star-rated matches. On November 6, 1994, AAA presented When Worlds Collide. The event was held at

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Ringside Rewind: Team WWF v. Team Alliance, Survivor Series 2001

As we gear up for Survivor Series this Sunday, let’s take a look back at the 2001 version of the event, as posted on WWE’s YouTube page. This was the culmination of the “WCW invasion” storyline, which was so much

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Five Star Friday: Stan Hansen v. Kenta Kobashi, 8/15/93

Five Star Friday is a weekly feature at Ringside Rants. Each Friday will bring a different contest from Dave Meltzer’s prestigious list of five star-rated matches. Each of these men have previously been featured in our Five Star Friday video

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Ringside Rewind: JBL v. Booker T, WWE Championship Match, Survivor Series 2004

Survivor Series 2004 took place on this date nine years ago in front of 7,500 people at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The card featured two traditional elimination matches; Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Carlito, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak)

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Ringside Rewind: AJ Styles & Air Paris v. Alex Wright & Disco Inferno, WCW Thunder, 2/21/01

In 2001, a 23-year-old AJ Styles had just entered WCW under the name “Air Styles” – along with Air Paris – in the tag team, “Air Raid.” On the February 21, 2001 episode of “Thunder,” Air Raid took on “Das

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Ringside Rewind: Team Hogan v. Team Andre, Survivor Series 1987

The very first Survivor Series took place Thanksgiving night in 1987 and was headlined by the Team Hulk Hogan v. Team Andre the Giant elimination match. Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, Don Muraco and Bam Bam Bigelow took on

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Ringside Rewind: Rob Van Dam v. Sami Callihan, 2CW, 6/24/13

Rob Van Dam wrestled Sami Callihan at 2CW’s “An Evening with Mr. Monday Night,” which took place June 24, 2013 in Binghamton, NY. It would be Van Dam’s last appearance on the independent scene before returning to WWE at Money

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Ringside Rewind: Triple H v. The Rock, Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match, SummerSlam ’98

Instead of watching another going-through-the-motions episode of Raw, I sifted through the DVD collection and chose SummerSlam 1998 for my viewing pleasure. Emanating from Madison Square Garden, the card was highlighted by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin defending the WWF Championship

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Ringside Rewind: The Montreal Screwjob

On this date 16 years ago, “The Montreal Screwjob” – the most infamous moment in wrestling history – took place. During the main event of Survivor Series 1997, in the WWF Championship match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart, referee

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