There was plenty of excellent Wrestlemania moments throughout WrestleMania 33 held in Orlando, Florida on April 2, 2017. The highlight match was between Shane McMahon, the son of legendary Vincent K. McMahon, and longtime Independent wrestler, AJ Styles (Allen Jones). Shane, 47 years old, and AJ, 39 years old, were two of the oldest wrestlers participating at WM33. Their age and experience showed as the two entertainers performed using classic wrestling moves, "classic" wrestler attacks, trash cans, the top of the announcer's table, the top rope, and much more. The effort by both wrestlers helped secure their match as the best match of the night, and a homage to some of the best wrestling matches from the past 30 years.
Boosted by his anti-American rhetoric, the Iron Sheik was known as one of the most "hated" wrestlers in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. In the wrestling ring, The Iron Sheik was a solid wrestler, mastering the camel clutch and various suplex maneuvers . He was also one of the best entertainers to have been in the business. Happy 75th birthday to the colorful WWE Hall of Famer.
Documentary Film on his life: http://sheikmovie.com
The first World Wrestling Federation Royal Rumble took place on Sunday, October 4, 1987, three months prior to the official televised Royal Rumble held on January 24, 1988. CBSSPORTS.COM journalist, Denny Burkholder writes an extensive article on the subject that can be found HERE.
Legendary professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka passed away in January 2017 at the age of 73. Snuka reached his peak popularity and worldwide exposure while working with the World Wrestling Federation during the 1980s. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Snuka the most popular wrestler of 1983. He also received Match of the Year honors the previous year (1982) for his steel cage match with Bob Backlund. Snuka's outstanding wrestling ability combined with his unique personality made him one of the most memorable professional wrestlers of all time.
The 2016 WWE "Draft" Creates Two Rosters for their Flagship Wrestling Programs: Smackdown Live & Raw
The results of the draft are as follows:
SmackDown Live (Tuesdays on the USA Network)
SmackDown Live Commissioner: Shane McMahon
SmackDown Live General Manager: Daniel Bryan
WWE Champion Dean Ambrose
Bray WyattBecky Lynch
Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Maryse)
American Alpha (from NXT)
NatalyaAlberto Del Rio
The UsosDemon Kane
Alexa Bliss (from NXT)
Eva MarieThe Vaudevillains
Mojo Rawley (from NXT)Carmella (from NXT)
RAW (Mondays on the USA Network)
Raw Commissioner: Stephanie McMahon
Raw General Manger: Mick Foley
WWE Women's Champion Charlotte
Finn Bálor (from NXT)
Brock LesnarWWE Tag Team Champions The New Day
Sasha BanksUnited States Champion Rusev (with Lana)
Enzo & Cass
Gallows and Anderson
Darren Young (with Bob Backlund)
The Dudley Boyz