September 27, 2022

With This Ring #36

In this edition of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy look at the only Olympic Gold Medalist in WWE History. From his post Olympic foray in WWF and ECW to taking gold in his first year, to the bald Kurt Angle and his tag title run and a feud with Brock Lesnar. They then talk about his WrestleMania feud with Eddie Guerrero brief stint in WWECW before personal demons pushed him to TNA for a while, before his return in 2018 at WrestleMania. Enjoy!

  • Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho - WWF Intercontinental Title Match - No Way Out 2000
  • Kurt Angle vs. The Rock -WWF Title Match - No Mercy 2000
  • Shane McMahon vs. Kurt Angle - Street Fight - King of the Ring 2001
  • Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle - Raw 1/28/02
  • Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle vs. Edge & Rey Mysterio - WWE Tag Team Title Match - No Mercy 2002
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle - WWE Title Match - SummerSlam 2003
  • Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle - WWE Title Match - WrestleMania XX
  • Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker - World Title Match - No Way Out 2006
  • Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton - ECW One Night Stand 2006
  • Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephane McMahon - WrestleMania XXXIV

In this episode of With This Ring, Cindy and Ryan continue looking at the GWWE poll, and break down the credentials of Mick Foley. They look at a bit of all 3 faces, Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack and even some regular Mick Foley matches. So grab a sock, some tie dye or barbed wire, or all three, sit back and Have a Nice Day!

  • Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind - WWF Title Match - IYH: Mind Games 1996
  • Steve Austin & Dude Love vs. Owen Hart & British Bulldog- WWF Tag Title Match - Raw is War 7/14/97
  • Cactus Jack vs. Triple H – Street Fight – Raw is War 9/22/97
  • Mick Foley vs Terry Funk - No Holds Barred Fall Count Anywhere Match - Raw is War 5/4/98
  • Mankind vs. Ken Shamrock vs. The Rock - Triple Threat Cage Match - IYH: Breakdown 1998
  • Mankind vs. The Rock - WWF Title Match - Raw is War 1/4/99
  • Mankind vs. The Rock - WWF Title Last Man Standing Match - IYH: St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1999
  • Triple H vs. Cactus Jack - WWF Title Hell in a Cell Match - No Way Out 2000
  • Randy Orton vs. Cactus Jack - WWE Intercontinental Title Hardcore Match - Backlash 2004
  • Mick Foley vs. Edge - Hardcore Match - WrestleMania 22
July 26, 2022

With This Ring #34

In this episode of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy look at the second half of Shawn Michaels career, with less pills and much more Jesus. We talk about Shawn’s comeback against Triple H, to his ladder match with Chris Jericho, and everything in between. Enjoy!

  • Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H - SummerSlam 2002
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- WrestleMania XIX
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H - World Title Match, Raw December 29, 2003
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin- Raw May 2, 2005
  • Shawn MIchaels vs. Hulk Hogan - SummerSlam 2005
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon - WrestleMania 22
  • Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena - Raw April 23, 2007
  • Shawn MIchaels vs. Ric Flair - WrestleMania XXIV
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - World Title Ladder Match, No Mercy 2008

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)

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