Let’s just take a moment to look at Dean Ambrose’s WWE accomplishments (so far), yes?
• Longest reigning US Champion
• Money in The Bank Winner
• WWE World Heavyweight Champion
• 2-Time Intercontinental Champion
• (Current) Raw Tag Team Champion
• Wrestled the most matches of 204 in 2016
• 5-Time Slammy Award Winner
• Triple Crown and (Youngest) Grand Slam Champion.
• Along with this, he was in his first movie (12 Rounds 3: Lockdown), and even married the woman of his world.
↳ Seth Rollins in his wrestling career as Tag Team Champion
• 17/09/2005-05/05/2006: NWA Midwest Tag team champion as Tyler Black with Marek Brave as The Black and Brave (230 days) • 25/03/2006-13/04/2006: AAW Tag team champion as Tyler Black with Marek Brave as The Black and Brave (49 days) • 30/12/2007-26/01/2008: ROH World Tag team champion as Tyler Black with Jimmy Jacobs as The Age of The Fall (27 days) • 06/07/2008-31/08/2008: PWG World tag team Champion as Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs as The Age of The Fall (56 days) • 06/06/2008-19/09/2008: ROH World Tag Team Champion (2x) as Tyler Black with Jimmy Jacobs as The Age of The Fall (105 days) • 19/02/2010-24/09/2010: AAW Tag Team Champion (2x) as Tyler Black with Jimmy Jacobs (217 days) • 25/03/2011-22/09/2011: FCW Florida Tag Team Champion as Seth Rollins with Rickie Steamboat (48 days) • 19/05/2013-15/10/2013: WWE Tag Team Champion as Seth Rollins with Roman Reigns as The Shield (148 days) • 20/08/2017-today: WWE Raw Tag Team Champion as Seth Rollins with Dean Ambrose
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!
Anon, I love you. I love you and please forgive me for the literal essay I’m about to write about Kyle.
So, for those who don’t know, which is shameful, Kyle O’Reilly is a wrestler, formally signed to Ring of Honor. He is a former PWG World Champ, former ROH World Champion, winner of the Battle of Los Angeles in 2013, 2x IWJP JR Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (with Bobby Fish), and 3x ROH World Tag Team Champ (again, with Bobby Fish). He is currently working the independents.
GUSHING ABOUT HIS WRESTLING ABILITY:
Honestly, Kyle, to me, is severely under rated. His mat wrestling skills are almost impossible to beat. I never use to really love submission based wrestling, and then I watched Kyle wrestle. It was like I was seeing wrestling in a totally different light. The mixture of kicks and punches are just perfect. All the commentators always talk about the fact that if he can’t get his hands on the arm, he’ll go after the leg. He is so versatile and believable as a genuine bad ass. Here are some of my favorite gifs of him kicking ass:
He also takes CRAZY bumps and a lot of punishment:
Yes, even I’ll admit, his mic skills are a little lacking, but he’s talented enough in the ring to make up for that. If I’m going to be 100% honest, the first matched I watched of NJPW wasn’t the Okada vs Omega match, it was O’Reilly vs Shibata (please watch this match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ub3fOh8sww).
Kyle’s style is just perfect to me. The way he moves in the ring is so fluid and lethal. Out of all of my three main boys I thirst over (Kyle, Kevin, and Dash), Kyle is by far the better wrestler to me.
GUSHING ABOUT HIS LOOKS:
Not only is he just an amazing wrestler but he’s also just so pretty. I love his face:
I need to share my favorite pictures because he’s so beautiful:
Earlier this week, it was announced that the former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Ivan Koloff was dealing with some heavy medical issues. Unfortunately, Ivan has lost that fight, as he passed away early this morning. He was 74.
The man known as “The Russian Bear” actually got his start in his homeland of Canada, where he began his career in the early 1960s as Red McNulty, an Irish hooligan character. After gaining some experience, Koloff traveled to Japan where he honed his craft before returning to Canada as Ivan Koloff, a Russian villain from the Ukraine. In 1969, Koloff debuted in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, managed by Captain Lou Albano and becoming one of the biggest stars in the company. Koloff’s target was the WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino, who was the biggest hero the company heralded. After feuding with Sammartino for some time, on January 18th, 1971, Koloff defeated Sammartino in Madison Square Garden for the WWWF Championship with a knee drop from the top rope, ending Sammartino’s 2,803 reign as champion!
Koloff holds the distinction of being one of the company’s most promiment main event villains, having wrestled championship matches against Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Superstar Billy Graham, and Bob Backlund and being one of only two men to have challenged all four fan favorite champions. Koloff was also the first opponent to ever challenge for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage match. Outside of the WWWF, Koloff also found success as a tag team specialist, teaming with Nikita Koloff and/or Krusher Krushev in a team often referred to as The Russians.
Koloff traveled through the 70s and 80s as a journeyman superstar, wrestling in Georgia, Florida, and the Mid-Atlantic territories for the NWA, capturing the NWA World Tag Team Championships in 1981 with partner Ray Stevens. This was only one of several reigns Koloff would have as a tag team champion, having also captured the titles with such wrestlers as Nikita, Pat Patterson, and Ole Anderson. In 1992, Koloff wrestled in the very first ECW card, as well as the first Smoky Mountain Wrestling television taping.
To say that Ivan Koloff had a successful wrestling career would be an understatement. He was a career heel, working dilligently through every notable company and with a “who’s who” of talent in his 30+ year career. Ivan was a wrestler’s wrestler, a good hand, and a talent who could make even the most bland superstar look like a million bucks. Rest in peace, Ivan Koloff.