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The Fascinating and Forgotten History of the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... From 1981 to 2001, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship had a wild history, from a title created out of a working relationship between two promotions to being part of the J-Crown and technically defended at WCW's Starrcade 96 to being abandoned like yesterday's garbage by the WWE, I go over as much as I was able to learn about the forgotten title...
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While I touched on this briefly, a big reason why guys left EMLL to form the UWA was because of nepotism, which is still a problem in the world of pro wrestling today, with people getting opportunities because of who they are related too instead of based on their actual ability, we see this a lot with the Anoa'i clan. Too bad the days of guys getting fed up with it and saying, you know what, I'm gonna go form my own promotions are long dead. Sure Jeff Jarrett went and formed TNA, but how many other wrestlers will go out and do that these days because of how things in the WWE are done?
Moving on, It blows my mind that Chris Adams held the WWF Light Heavyweight Title and never worked for the WWE at all, one would've thought he would've made it there, even for a brief time based on his ability. But his personal demons and issues probably cost him the oportunity... but he Benoit made it to New York and that worked out well... well for a few years at least before his demons reared their ugly head. All kidding aside I think with the physical issues of the Dynamite Kid, and Davey Boy Smith not really being all that great a singles wrestler, Chris Adams would've made a great tag team partner for him.
It really does bother me that while the WWE acknowledges the whole history of some titles... they don't for the Light Heavyweight Title, I know they don't acknowledge all the title changes for the first Women's Championship either that originated with Mildred Burke in the 1930s, but Moolah being the (rhymes with runt) that she was probably had some 'terms and conditions' as it related to selling the title to the McMahons in the 1980s. Regardless, the Light Heavyweight Title's history would prior to 1997 would allow the WWE to acknowledge quite a number of Lucha Libre stars for probably the first time ever.
I would love to know where the Light Heavyweight Championship itself is... it's probably in the WWE's warehouse collecting dust, and I was serious about seeing X-Pac come out with it to challenge TJ Perkins to a unification match, to give the title some proper closure. Hell if the freakin' Hardcore Championship could be unified with the Intercontinental Championship, why not finally do the same for the Light Heavyweight Title. You get X-Pac on a pay-per-view one more time to put over Perkins.
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Comic Books that act as an expanded universe for a franchise seen only on TV, Video Games or Movies are pretty cool in my book.
They get to either bring back characters and concepts that were one and done, which provides familiarity and acts like a gateway to get non-comic readers a reason to pick up a comic. Which is the case of this weeks comic: Star Trek The Next Generation #36…
And yeah, I’ve had this copy for years since I don’t have the back cover any more and am Iucky to still have the front cover.
But as you can tell from the cover, it features the return of Ardra.
For those of you who may not know: Ardra was the antagonist in the season four episode, ‘Devil’s Due’, where the Enterprise-D responds to a distress call from a planet that was being tormented by a person claiming to be their Devil. Ardra in actuality is a con-woman who uses her knowledge of the planet’s culture along with devices like transporters, holograms a…
On this week's edition of Tales From The TARDIS, I go over Doctor Who: The Daleks Master Plan Part 9 - Golden Death!
QUICK NOTES Original aired January 8, 19669.2 Million Viewers (Down 400,000 from Part 8)Lost in the BBC Junking, using the Loose Cannon Reconstruction for reviewAnd I was wrong, I thought last week was the final apperance of the Monk but he does hang aroundLast couple of minutes of episode exists thanks to it being the intro to the next episode