Category: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: WWE Draft (2008)

In light of the news that another brand-split could shake up the WWE Universe in July, Grady Hooker remembers the major WWE Draft in 2008. *** It was June 23, 2008, the time of year to shake-up the rosters of Raw, SmackDown and ECW in a massive (at the time)...

The Day of (WWA: The) Reckoning

On May 25, 2003, the first ever live pro wrestling pay-per-view broadcast from New Zealand emanated from the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. The show, WWA The Reckoning, was the first time that a lot of Kiwi wrestling fans had the chance to see live professional wrestling, including some...

Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania VII (1991)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! March 26 was a day of highs and lows in the world of professional wrestling; from Fred Blassie winning the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1957 only to have it immediately vacated due to controversy, to...

Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XX (2004)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! It seems that March 19 was a great day to be a number one contender: El Santo would win one of his four Mexican National Middleweight Championships in 1943; Buddy Fuller and Jesse James would defeat The...

Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XII (1996)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! For the first time in a while, we have a date cluttered with memories. March 12 was the day Mae Young, Nidia, and current NXT star Hideo Itami were born in 1923, 1979, and 1981 respectively; the...

Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XIX (2003)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! It seems to be a commonality at the moment, but March 5 was not what one could call a menagerie of memorable moments. There were championship wins for The Fabulous Kangaroos, Mr Kleen & Whipper Billy Watson,...

Throwback Thursday: WCW SuperBrawl V (1995)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 19 is not a day that could be confused as one of supreme importance to the world of professional wrestling, but it does include some noteworthy moments, from the passing of the first world champion of...

Throwback Thursday: NXT ArRIVAL (2014)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. February 12 was not a big day in WWE history but includes a number of interesting morsels from the wider wrestling world; from One Man Gang’s birth in 1960, to Ted DiBiase defeating Dick Slater for the...

Throwback Thursday: The Main Event (1988)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 5 is a day filled with small titbits of wrestling history, but not many of the more noteworthy moments. However, it is also a day with a number of noteworthy farewells; from Bobby Lashley’s separation with...

Throwback Thursday: Royal Rumble (1995)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! January 22 is a day filled with plenty of old history, and by that I mean untelevised or just not on the WWE Network; from the birth of Tully Blanchard in 1954, to Gene Kiniski and Killer...