In this episode of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy look at the WWF career of Bret Hart. From his beginnings as part of the Hart family all the way to the infamous Montreal Screwjob. They give their thoughts on Montreal and much more on this edition of With This Ring!

  • Hart Foundation vs. British Bulldogs - Madison Square Garden, July 13, 1985
  • Hart Foundation vs. Islanders - Tag Team Title Match, March 1987, Bret Hart Dungeon Collection
  • Bret Hart vs. Randy Savage - Saturday Night's Main Event, November 28, 1987
  • Rockers vs. Hart Foundation - Tokyo Dome 1991 (Shawn vs. Bret Hart Rivalry)
  • Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair - WWF World Title Match, Coliseum Home Video Smack 'Em Whack 'Em
  • Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect - King of the Ring Semi-Final Match, King of the Ring 1993
  • Bret Hart vs. Hakushi - In Your House I
  • Bret Hart vs. Diesel - WWF World Title Match, Survivor Series 1995
  • Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog - WWF World Title Match, In Your House V
  • Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & Legion of Doom- Canadian Stampede
  • Bret Hart vs. Undertaker - WWF World Title Match, SummerSlam 1997
  • Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels - WWF World Title Match, Survivor Series 1997

 

May 24, 2022

With This Ring #32

In this episode of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy look at the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels (Part One). In this episode they look at the first phase of Shawn Michaels WWF career, from early days as a Rocker to degenerate World Champ blowing out his back in a casket match. They talk about the Rockers and how they evolved, a fateful trip to a barbershop and two early classic Raw matches. They also attempt to answer the question is he a sexy boy? All this and much more on this edition of With This Ring!

  • Rockers vs. Brain Busters - Madison Square Garden, January 23, 1989 (Heartbreak & Triumph)
  • Rockers vs. Hart Foundation- Madison Square Garden, November 25, 1989 (My Journey)
  • Rockers vs. Orient Express - Royal Rumble 1991
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Savage - World Title Match, UK Rampage 92
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart - Ladder Match, July 21, 1992 (Smack 'Em Whack 'Em)
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty- Intercontinental Title Match, Raw July 19, 1993
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon - Raw August 1, 1994
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel- WWF World Title Match, Good Friends, Better Enemies
  • Shawn Michaels vs. British Bulldog- WWF World Title Match, King of the Ring 1996
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker - WWF World Title Casket Match, Royal Rumble 1998

In this edition of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy continue their trek through the GWWE list, with one of the biggest names on the list, Stone Cold Steve Austin. They discuss his early run in the WWF all the way to his rocky 2002, plus watch a hidden gem from that time and then go back in time to 3 weeks ago to review Austin’s return at WrestleMania XXXVIII against Kevin Owens. Obviously Austin ranks high, but is he in the top spot? What? Enjoy!

  • Steve Austin vs. Marc Mero- King of the Ring 1996
  • Steve Austin vs. Jake the Snake Roberts-King of the Ring 1996
  • Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart - WrestleMania 13
  • Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart - Raw, April 21, 1997, Street Fight
  • Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels- WWF World Title Match, WrestleMania XIV
  • Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker- WWF World Title Match, SummerSlam 1998
  • Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker- WWF World Title First Blood Match, Fully Loaded 1999
  • Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle - WWF World Title Match, SummerSlam 2001
  • Steve Austin vs. Ric Flair - Raw, June 3, 2002
  • Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens-WrestleMania XXXVIII

In this edition of With This Ring Ryan and Cindy continue looking at top cases for the GWWE list and with look at the Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment, the Rock. After a tribute segment to Razor Ramon/Scott Hall, they go through the Great One's career, from Rocky Maivia, to feuds with Steve Austin, Mankind, Triple H and more! Then they try to accurately rank The Rock and wonder what was Ryan thinking with his original ranking, #21. Will the Rock go up? Will there be Poontang Pie? Enjoy!

  • Rocky Maivia vs. Owen Hart- Raw -4/27/1997 
  • The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- WWF IC Title Match, D-Generation X In Your House
  • The Rock vs. Triple H -WWF IC Ladder Match, SummerSlam 1998
  • The Rock vs. Mankind- Empty Arena Match, Halftime Heat
  • The Rock vs. Triple H -WWF World TItle Match, Backlash 2000
  • The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan- WrestleMania X-8
  • The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- WrestleMania 19
  • Rock n’ Sock Connection vs. Evolution- WrestleMania XX
  • The Rock vs. John Cena- WrestleMania XXVIII

After wrapping up our trip to Atlanta last month, Ryan and Cindy are back to start looking at the GWWE: Five Years Revisited list. They start with a look at Daniel Bryan. From a jobber on Velocity, to NXT, to the YES Movement, to the renaissance of his career in returning. Enjoy!

  • Chris Jericho vs. Daniel Bryan - (NXT, 02/23/10)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus- 2/3 Falls Match, World TItle Match, Extreme Rules 2012
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H - (WrestleMania XXX)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista - (WWE World Title Match, WrestleMania XXX)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles - (World Title Match, Smackdown, 11/13/18)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar - (Survivor Series 2018)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston - (WWE Title Match, WrestleMania XXXV)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns - (Universal Title vs. Career Match, Smackdown, 04/30/21)
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In this edition of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy wrap up the GWCW project with a look at the #1 Ric Flair. After a quick look at the overall list and Ryan’s picks they launch into a retrospective on Ric Flair’s career with matches stretching from 1982-2000. We look at early matches in the TBS Studios featuring Jack Brisco, Magnum TA and Ron Garvin, elevating Scott Steiner in from Clash of the Champions, A Mega Powers primer as there's matches against both Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, and end it with 2000 WCW from the Spring Break Nitro. Throughout it all we sprinkled in some classic Flair promos and Cindy talks about how she wants her Space Mountainette t-shirt. We rank Flair among the other wrestlers we watched and spoiler alert, he’s pretty high. We put a bow on the GWCW list by looking forward to what will follow. Enjoy!

  • RIC FLAIR VS JACK BRISCO (08/21/82 MACW; 17:20)
  • RIC FLAIR VS MAGNUM TA (06/15/85 WCWSN; 14:14)
  • RIC FLAIR VS RON GARVIN (12/28/85 WCWSN; 21:29)
  • RIC FLAIR VS SCOTT STEINER (CLASH XIV, WORLD TITLE MATCH)
  • HULK HOGAN VS RIC FLAIR (CLASH XXVIII, WCW WORLD TITLE MATCH)
  • RIC FLAIR VS RANDY SAVAGE (WCW WORLD TITLE CAGE MATCH, SUPERBRAWL VI)
  • STING & VAMPIRO VS RIC FLAIR & TOTAL PACKAGE (TEXAS TORNADO TAG MATCH, 03/27/00, NITRO)

In this edition of With This Ring, Cindy and Ryan look at the not quite stone cold career of Stunning Steve Austin in WCW. Discussion includes his quick rise and unfortunately quick demise, his promo skills and how he showed signs of a skill that would work well in the WWF. There’s the Dangerous Alliance, the Hollywood Blondes, where he goes in the GWCW list and Austin and how he used the end of his WCW reign to fuel the Stone Cold character in WWF. Sit back and enjoy, before New Year’s Eve and get your ballots in! Enjoy!

  • BOBBY EATON VS STEVE AUSTIN (06/29/91 POWER HOUR; 12:06)
  • STING & RICKY STEAMBOAT VS RICK RUDE & STEVE AUSTIN (CLASH XVIII)
  • HOLLYWOOD BLONDES VS DOS HOMBRES (SLAMBOREE 1993, TAG TEAM TITLE STEEL CAGE MATCH)
  • STEVE AUSTIN VS BRIAN PILLMAN (CLASH XXV)
  • RICK RUDE, PAUL ORNDORFF & STEVE AUSTIN VS BRIAN PILLMAN, STING & DUSTIN RHODES (SUPERBRAWL IV, THUNDERCAGE MATCH)
  • STEVE AUSTIN VS RICKY STEAMBOAT (BASH AT THE BEACH, UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH)
  • STING VS STEVE AUSTIN (04/08/95, SATURDAY NIGHT)
November 26, 2021

With This Ring #26

In this edition of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy look at the career of Double A, Arn Anderson. They look at the Enforcer’s career from the very beginning, with a squash match against the Road Warriors all the way to giving his spot to Curt Hennig. They look at a tag match against the Rock n’ Roll Express in 1986 and 1996. They also look at Arn teaming with and facing Ric Flair. They talk about Wargames, Factions & Promos. Sit back and listen as we discuss the career of the perpetually 40 year old, who retired at 39. It was a special weekend recording so our first couple is a little tipsy so play along at home and start your holiday weekend!

  • The Road Warriors vs. Arn Anderson & Paul Jones (Georgia Championship Wrestling • August 7, 1983)
  • Rock & Roll Express vs. Ole & Arn Anderson - NWA Tag Title Steel Cage Match - Starrcade 1986
  • ARN ANDERSON VS GREAT MUTA (01/05/90 POWER HOUR; 15:55)
  • BARRY WINDHAM VS ARN ANDERSON (06/06/92 WCWSN; 32:50)
  • VADER & STEVE AUSTIN VS RIC FLAIR & ARN ANDERSON (11/13/93 WCWSN; 33:46)
  • ARN ANDERSON VS JOHNNY B BADD (BOXING MATCH, UNCENSORED 1995)
  • ARN ANDERSON VS RIC FLAIR (FALL BRAWL 1995)
  • RIC FLAIR & ARN ANDERSON VS ROCK N' ROLL EXPRESS (06/03/96, NITRO)

Ryan and Cindy continue their trip through their GWCW list with a look at one of the most talented tag team competitors ever, Beautiful Bobby Eaton. Before we dive into Bobby Eaton though, we do a mini-episode on Lex Luger, originally an episode that was recorded last month but was lost, perhaps just like the Lex Luger Icon episode on Peacock. Back to Bobby Eaton, we see two matches from each version of the Midnights, his brief singles run as a babyface, the Dangerous Alliance and finally Earl Robert of Eaton. Is he the best tag competitor in WCW history? Are Confederate tights appropriate attire for babyfaces? Should Eaton’s managers count for his promo ability? Does he have the best mullet in WCW history? All this and much more With This Ring....

  • MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS (02/07/86 SUPERSTARS ON THE SUPERSTATION)
  • MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS ROAD WARRIORS (SKYWALKER MATCH, STARRCADE 1986)
  • MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS FANTASTICS (03/26/88 PRO)
  • MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS SOUTHERN BOYS (GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1990)
  • RIC FLAIR VS BOBBY EATON (CLASH XV, WORLD TITLE MATCH)
  • ARN ANDERSON & BOBBY EATON VS STEINER BROTHERS (SUPERBRAWL II, TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH)

 

In this month’s edition we weigh Big Van Vader’s GWCW ballot. We first talk about Leon White the man and how made his way into wrestling, then move on to his career taking off in Japan and his brutal matches with Stan Hansen and just how an eye can fall out in a wrestling match. Then the golden era, his first match with Sting and then the greatness that is The White Castle of Fear and the Beach Blast mini-movies. We talk about Cheatum’s short WCW career and how Vader packed much more sensibly than Sid Vicious. From there we look at Vader’s feud with the man known as Ray Traylor, the Boss, We conclude with Vader’s face turn and what could have been. 

Matches Include:

  • VAN VADER VS Z-MAN (GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1990)
  • VADER VS STAN HANSEN (WRESTLEWAR 1991) 
  • VADER VS STING (02/15/92 POWER HOUR; 8:01)
  • VADER VS RICKY STEAMBOAT (10/16/93 WCWSN; HUMAN CAGE; 24:06)
  • VADER VS THE BOSS (SPRING STAMPEDE 1994)
  • VADER VS STING VS GUARDIAN ANGEL (FALL BRAWL 1994, TRIANGLE ELIMINATION MATCH)
  • RIC FLAIR & ARN ANDERSON VS VADER (CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS XXXI)

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