Diesel steals Mad Dog Vachon’s prosthetic leg at In Your House7: Good Friends, Better Enemies on April 28, 1996

Big Daddy Cool tried to wallop Shawn Michaels with the leg but his plan backfired. The Heartbreak Kid gave Diesel a different kind of Sweet Chin Music before officially warming up the band.

Shawn Michaels tweets a picture of the Kliq at the NXT tapings: January 10, 2013
Where’s Scott Hall?

Shawn Michaels tweets a picture of the Kliq at the NXT tapings: January 10, 2013

Where’s Scott Hall?

WWE releasing New World Order retrospective DVD: November 6, 2012

Really looking forward to this one. I bought nWo: Back in Black and I’m sure I’ll buy this one too.

The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) and Kevin Nash celebrate with Masahiro Chono in a nWo Japan reunion: September 23, 2012
Nash and Mutoh defeated Taiyo Kea and Seiya Sanada after Big Daddy Cool Jackknife power bombed Sanada. Really cool shot of the two with Chono.
WCW never did anything of substance with the Japanese chapter of the New World Order. I really wish the company would have given Mutoh a main event push during his initial run (I loved his feud with Sting). His ’90s run also deserved more love.
Photo via puroresuspirit.com.

The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) and Kevin Nash celebrate with Masahiro Chono in a nWo Japan reunion: September 23, 2012

Nash and Mutoh defeated Taiyo Kea and Seiya Sanada after Big Daddy Cool Jackknife power bombed Sanada. Really cool shot of the two with Chono.

WCW never did anything of substance with the Japanese chapter of the New World Order. I really wish the company would have given Mutoh a main event push during his initial run (I loved his feud with Sting). His ’90s run also deserved more love.

Photo via puroresuspirit.com.

The 25 longest WWE Championship reigns of the last 25 years: September 2012
WWE.com really is doing a lot of cool things. This graph is fantastic. I can’t believe Diesel held the title for nearly a year while Stone Cold only topped 175 days. Different eras, I guess.
For a better look, here’s the full-sized graphic.

The 25 longest WWE Championship reigns of the last 25 years: September 2012

WWE.com really is doing a lot of cool things. This graph is fantastic. I can’t believe Diesel held the title for nearly a year while Stone Cold only topped 175 days. Different eras, I guess.

For a better look, here’s the full-sized graphic.

Triple H defeats CM Punk in a no-disqualification match, keeps his job as WWE COO: September 18, 2011
Kevin Nash interfered, jackknifing Punk and leaving him easy pickings for Triple H, who Pedigreed him for the win. It’s frustrating that Punk never got his win over Nash. Then again, Big Daddy Cool would have likely made a mockery of it. So maybe Punk lucked out.
Had to wrap up this recap quick since Night of Champions is on live now.
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Also on the card:
U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler stole a victory and retained his championship against Jack Swagger, Alex Riley, and John Morrison.
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz and R Truth by disqualification
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly beat Beth Phoenix.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes beat Ted DiBiase.
John Cena won the WWE Championship from Alberto Del Rio.
Mark Henry won the World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton.

Triple H defeats CM Punk in a no-disqualification match, keeps his job as WWE COO: September 18, 2011

Kevin Nash interfered, jackknifing Punk and leaving him easy pickings for Triple H, who Pedigreed him for the win. It’s frustrating that Punk never got his win over Nash. Then again, Big Daddy Cool would have likely made a mockery of it. So maybe Punk lucked out.

Had to wrap up this recap quick since Night of Champions is on live now.

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Scott Hall and Kevin Nash — the Outsiders — in WCW
Hard not to miss this time in wrestling history. The fact that Nash still wrestles blows my mind. And Hall still being alive is a miracle.Too bad his demons keep coming back because he’s one of the industry’s great minds.

Scott Hall and Kevin Nash — the Outsiders — in WCW

Hard not to miss this time in wrestling history. The fact that Nash still wrestles blows my mind. And Hall still being alive is a miracle.Too bad his demons keep coming back because he’s one of the industry’s great minds.

Kevin Nash debuts as the second outsider on WCW Monday Nitro: June 10, 1996
Nash’s surprise debut signaled that anything could happen on Monday Nitro. WCW handled the outsider gimmick better than any U.S. promotion that I can recall. WWE has had numerous opportunities (signing Ric Flair, buying WCW, introducing Nexus, exiting CM Punk, and rehiring Brock Lesnar) but never capitalized on them in the same way that World Championship Wrestling did. It’s a shame, too.

Kevin Nash debuts as the second outsider on WCW Monday Nitro: June 10, 1996

Nash’s surprise debut signaled that anything could happen on Monday Nitro. WCW handled the outsider gimmick better than any U.S. promotion that I can recall. WWE has had numerous opportunities (signing Ric Flair, buying WCW, introducing Nexus, exiting CM Punk, and rehiring Brock Lesnar) but never capitalized on them in the same way that World Championship Wrestling did. It’s a shame, too.

(Source: spears-and-ladders)

WCW Champion Goldberg
Goldberg won 173 consecutive matches before losing to Kevin Nash at Sarrcade (December 27, 1998) — in one of the all-time worst decisions in WCW history.

WCW Champion Goldberg

Goldberg won 173 consecutive matches before losing to Kevin Nash at Sarrcade (December 27, 1998) — in one of the all-time worst decisions in WCW history.

(Source: wrestlingchampions)

Walter Payton watches Razor Ramon’s back at SummerSlam ‘94: August 29, 1994
The Bad Guy (Scott Hall) was set to challenge his future Outsiders tag team partner, Diesel (Kevin Nash), for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam ‘94. But he needed an equalizer to Big Daddy Cool’s tag partner, Shawn Michaels. Enter Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (SummerSlam originated from the United Center in the Windy City).
Sweetness tried to keep Michaels in check, although the Heartbreak Kid broke free long enough to attempt a super kick on Ramon, who was being held by Diesel. Ramon moved and Michaels gave his bodyguard Sweet Chin Music. Ramon pinned Diesel to capture the gold and celebrate with the Hall of Famer.
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Walter Payton watches Razor Ramon’s back at SummerSlam ‘94: August 29, 1994

The Bad Guy (Scott Hall) was set to challenge his future Outsiders tag team partner, Diesel (Kevin Nash), for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam ‘94. But he needed an equalizer to Big Daddy Cool’s tag partner, Shawn Michaels. Enter Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (SummerSlam originated from the United Center in the Windy City).

Sweetness tried to keep Michaels in check, although the Heartbreak Kid broke free long enough to attempt a super kick on Ramon, who was being held by Diesel. Ramon moved and Michaels gave his bodyguard Sweet Chin Music. Ramon pinned Diesel to capture the gold and celebrate with the Hall of Famer.

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CM Punk unifies the WWE Championship, defeating John Cena at SummerSlam ‘11: August 14, 2011

But the Straight Edge Superstar wouldn’t leave Los Angeles with the championship. Kevin Nash ambushed Punk, delivering a devastating Jackknife power bomb. The cunning Alberto Del Rio capitalized, cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Del Rio hit an enziguri kick to the back of the head, ensuring Punk was down for the count.

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Kurt Angle retains the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam: August 24, 2003

Not even Mr. McMahon, a steel chair and an F-5 could help Brock Lesnar defeat Kurt Angle. The battle of former amateur wrestlers saw the two toss each other around … a lot. But in the end, Angle managed to get the ankle lock on Lesnar, who tapped out.

In the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship, the unexpected occurred: really good technical wrestling. But really, what would you expect from Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho. The two exchanged several near falls until Randy Orton and Kevin Nash entered the fray. Sweet Chin Music led to Big Daddy Cool’s demise (Y2J stole the pin). Who was next? Goldberg joined the match, buzz sawing through Orton, Jericho and Michaels. And the man appeared on his way to victory, but Triple H and his sledgehammer ended Goldberg’s run in brutal and bloody fashion. The night belonged to the leader of Legacy.

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Shawn Michaels won the Intercontinental Championship from Razor Ramon in a ladder match at SummerSlam ‘95: August 27, 1995 

The rematch of Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon’s WrestleMania ladder match lived up to expectations (ranked No. 9 by WWE.com). The Heartbreak Kid proved too resilient for the Bad Guy. The two stole the show from their Kliq buddy Diesel. The WWF Champion was left to defend — successfully — against King Mable (Viscera).

The only other match to get recognized for its greatness — Hakushi’s win over the 1-2-3 Kid — received an honorable mention.

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Bret “Hitman” Hart defeats Owen Hart inside a steel cage at SummerSlam ‘94: August 29, 1994

The Hitman made a career of excellent matches at the WWF’s summer classic. His matches with the British Bulldog and Mr. Perfect top the list of the greatest in the event’s history. His ‘94 match with brother Owen came close (WWE.com ranked it the fourth best). Three of the SummerSlam’s top four matches ever held? The Hitman is looking like Mr. SummerSlam (or the SummerSlam, as the Excellence of Execution would say).

Inside the WWF’s 15-foot-high blue steel cage, the Harts worked a fast-paced match, ending with the Hitman making the King of Harts tap to the Sharpshooter. No shame there.

A second top 25 match (21 overall) featured WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze defeat Bull Nakano. A little surprised Blayze (aka Medusa) made the list. During the Monday Night Wars, Blayze showed up on WCW Monday Nitro and threw the WWF Women’s Championship in a garbage can. Guess the greatness of the match with Nakano was undeniable.

The main event featured the Undertaker defeated the Undertaker. You read that right. “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase hired a fake ‘Taker (Brian Lee, who would later be DOA member Chainz in the Attitude Era). Actor Leslie Nielsen performed ridiculous skits searching for the deadman.

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Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan’s “finger poke of doom” featured on the latest Are you Serious?: August 5, 2012

Road Dogg’s line of the show: “Best bump Kevin Nash ever took.” It’s worse than I remembered.

Also, Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart on “the Mating Game” and a bunch of WCW mid-carders ripping off their T-shirts on the beach. Oh, boy.