Diamond Dallas Page to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame [February 20th, 2017]
RollingStone.com announced earlier today that former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page is the latest inductee for the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2017!
Page got his career start in 1988, working as a manager in the AWA for a team known as Badd Company (Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond). DDP managed the duo to win the AWA World Tag Team Championships before moving on to FCW in Florida to work as a commentator. In 1990, Page made his unofficial WrestleMania debut, driving the team of Rhythm And Blues to the ring in a pink Cadillac. In 1991, Dusty Rhodes signed DDP to a contract with WCW.
By 1996, Page’s career had panned out well enough to have captured the WCW World Television Championship, and he’d soon become one of the company’s top superstars. Before the company folded in 2001, Page would be a Triple Crown Champion, having also captured the WCW United States Championship, the WCW World Tag Team Championship (w/ Kevin Nash, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Kanyon), and a 3-time WCW World Heavyweight Championship. In addition to being a popular and accomplished superstar, Page also used his abilities in motivation to help save the lives of fellow superstars Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott Hall. Often referred to as one of the best wrestlers to know on a personal level and one of the most professional men in the sport, Page is a welcome addition to the WWE Hall Of Fame!
Kia Stevens: Wrestled in various Japanese promotions under the name of Amazing Kong, and won many championships such as the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship, the WWWA World Tag Team Championship, and the AAAW Tag Team Championship.
She is more known however for her work in TNA Wrestling, under the name of Awesome Kong, where she dominated the Knockouts division. She became a 2x TNA Knockouts Champion and a TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship.
She also had a brief stint in the WWE as Kharma. But during her time there, she became the third WWE Diva to enter in the Royal Rumble.
Additional Championships: AWA Superstars World Women’s Championship, Hustle Super Tag Team Championship, LLPW Tag Team Championship, NEO Tag Team Championship, RPW Women’s Championship.
WCW World Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Theodore Long) [May 19th, 1990]
The duo of Butch Reed and Ron Simmons couldn’t have been more aptly named, steamrolling through the tag team division and coming to fame under the name of Doom. In May of 1990, Doom were successful in defeating The Steiner Brothers for the WCW World Tag Team Championships, beginning a very successful reign that lasted for 281 days before the team were defeated by The Fabulous Freebirds at WrestleWar ‘91. The duo reigned under the tutelage of manager Theodore Long, who is being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this weekend by one half of Doom and longtime friend Ron Simmons.
Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the “Final Five” at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won the bronze medal for the balance beam during the Olympics. Biles is a three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, two-time world balance beam champion, four-time United States national all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Having won a combined total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast, taking over from Shannon Miller. With her win in Rio, Biles became the sixth woman to have won an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. With four Olympic gold medals, Biles set an American record for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics at a single Games.
WWE Attitude Era star Jeff Hardy reveals how he wants to end his wrestling career
Jeff Hardy, one of the hottest free agents in the pro-wrestling scene, has opened up about how he would like to end his wrestling career. The Attitude Era star has said that he would like to return to WWE and become the world champion again.
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The former WWE tag team champion told SEscoops that he would also like to introduce the “Broken Universe” to WWE.
“I would love to introduce the Broken Universe to WWE eventually. I think it would be huge. As far as character driven or just a fresh vibe in in the pro wrestling world, yeah I think eventually I’m sure I’m going to jump back into the solo dimension and I’d love to be the world champion again. In my career in WWE, if it works out, the whole Hall of Fame and all that stuff. It started there and I’d like to end there,” Jeff said.
Jeff and his brother Matt left TNA in February. At the time of the duo’s departure from the promotion, a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet claimed that the brothers are not signing a new deal because they felt “disrespected” during the contract negotiations.
WCW World Tag Team Champions David Flair and Crowbar with Daffney [January 10th, 2000]
This trio proved to be a successful unit for everyone involved. The duo of David Flair and Crowbar became the WCW World Tag Team Champions when they defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner in a tournament final. Unfortunately, their reign only lasted a few short weeks before losing the titles to The Mamalukes. Outside of this reign, the trio also found a niche in the Cruiserweight division, where both Daffney and Crowbar were the champion… at the same time.
Daffney and Crowbar faced off against Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch in a
tag team match which was for the Cruiserweight Championship. Because
of the double pin (with Daffney on Tammy and Crowbar on Candido), both
were considered the co-Cruiserweight Champions and would reign as such
for a week. When Crowbar and Daffney faced off to see who was
the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion, it was Daffney who
defeated Crowbar, after Chris Candido interfered and attacked Crowbar,
then Daffney accidentally pinned him while checking on him. Her reign
lasted until June 7th, where she lost the title in a triple threat match
when Lieutenant Loco pinned Disco Inferno.
On this day: The Great Muta finishes off former Tag Team Champion partner Masahiro Chono with consecutive moonsaults in a Champion vs. Champion match to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title and walk out of the historic Tokyo Dome with his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship. (1-4-93)
WCW World Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz [October 2001]
The WWF Invasion period created some interesting title reigns that could have only took place in the WWF. The reason for that is, teams such as The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz were the WCW World Tag Team Champions, but neither of which ever wrestled in WCW. Instead, The Hardy Boyz defeated Alliance members Booker T and Test for the titles on an episode of Raw, claiming the titles for the WWF. Unfortunately, the Hardyz’ reign as tag team champs lasted less than two weeks, as the duo were defeated by The Dudley Boyz, who would go down in history as the final WCW World Tag Team Champions as the titles were declared defunct on November 18th, 2001.