(For those wondering, I said that I would liveblog Pirates/Reds if it was being shown. It is supposed to be, but the game is in a weather delay. Stay tuned.)
This weekend has all sorts of good stuff on it, doesn’t it? NBA and NHL playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, IMPACT’s Under Siege (featuring Josh Alexander against Tomohiro Ishii up top) and WrestleMania Backlash (with what should be an incredible six-man to main event). For my money, the match I’m most interested in is on Under Siege, as a 5v5 war will go down between Honor No More (Edwards, King, Vincent, Taven, Bennett) and Bullet Club USA (White, Bey, Phantasmo, Gallows, Anderson). I’m just a sucker for a good long 10-man tag.
For your Moment of Zen, I go into the history books. On this day, May 6, 1984, Kerry Von Erich defeated Ric Flair to become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, which at the time was basically THE world title because Hulkamania was still in its ascent. The match is held outdoors at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX, with 43,000 paid — WCCW and the NWA papered the crowd to reach 50,000. Kerry, only 24, was wrestling in honor of his brother, who only 3 months before had died. As such, Von Erich became one of the youngest World Champions in history, one of only a handful (including Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Paul Wight) to reach the zenith before turning 25. Here is that match, presented as it was on ESPN.
All right, folks, we’ve been over the rules. I expect you to obey the mods’ instructions at all times. I want a good, clean thread. Now – touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!
ENJOY THE WEEKEND!