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WWF Ice Cream Bars Ad

WWF Ice Cream Bars

I gotta admit, I never had the pleasure of trying one of the WWF Ice Cream Bars, but it’s not because of a lack of trying.  Back in the late 80’s, I never got to got to a live WWF event, which I assume is where you could get these things.  I also never saw them on the shelves at my local grocery stores, nor on the ice cream truck that patrolled the road I lived on.  It’s a shame too, because I was such a huge wrestling fan.

The advertising itself looks pretty solid, and I imagine this ad probably came from an issue of WWF Magazine, but I could be wrong.

So what about you?  Did you ever get to try these things?  Where did you get them?  What wrestlers do you remember being featured on them?  And if you’re into cool old ads, be sure to check our “Advertising Archive”.

The Chrononaut Chronicles: NWA Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem – June 8, 1988


The Chrononaut Chronicles
NWA Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem – Wednesday, June 8, 1988

– It’s Mayhem in Miami as the Four Horsemen run wild at the second Clash of the Champions! Ric Flair and Lex Luger sign a contract for an NWA World Title bout at the 1988 Great American Bash, Sting & Dusty Rhodes challenge Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard for the NWA World Tag Team Title, Barry Windham defends the NWA US Title against Brad Armstrong, and much more!


Miami Mayhem

– LIVE from Miami, Florida! Jim Ross is stationed outside the James L. Knight Center as limousines arrive to the building eight years before the nWo made it their gimmick. JR claims that a host of celebrities and dignitaries will be in attendance, and the disappointment is immediate as the first limo contains Lyle Alzado, Frances Crockett, and a dude who has some affiliation with the ownership of the Chicago Blackhawks. The star power doesn’t stop there, though, as the next limo opens up and out come NWA promoters Gary Juster and Elliot Murnick. Somehow, this qualifies as a pretty big deal.


Lyle Alzado
Man, they’re really pulling out the big guns tonight!


– Tony Schiavone and Bob Caudle are on commentary. No offense to Bob, but is there some reason he can’t be standing around the parking garage while JR handles the play-by-play?

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30 Years of Royal Rumble Statistics

Royal Rumble

29 Years of Royal Rumble Statistics

On January 24, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) presented their first ever Royal Rumble match.  The event was held in Hamilton, Ontario Canada and kicked off what has now become a yearly tradition.  On Sunday January 28, 2018, WWE will present the 30th annual Royal Rumble on the WWE Network.

The Royal Rumble match itself is a unique wrestling match concept.  It is a battle royal type match, where wrestlers are eliminated from the contest when they are thrown over the top rope, and their feet hit the floor.  To add intrigue to the contest, the match starts with only two wrestlers in the ring.  Then, every two minutes, another superstar joins the match.  The match continues on in this way until all 30 competitors have entered.  A wrestler can be eliminated at any time.

With the nature of the match itself, and with 29 years of history behind it, it’s obviously going to have some interesting historical statistics associated with it.  So here today, we’re going to take a look at some of the more interesting statistics from this great event!

First Man to Win the Royal Rumble:  “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan – 1988

Jim Duggan

The very first Royal Rumble match only featured 20 competitors, and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan was the 13th entrant to the match.  He became the first man to win a Royal Rumble match when he eliminated the One Man Gang.


Multiple Time Royal Rumble Winners:  7

Royal Rumble Winners

Hulk Hogan won the event in 1990 and 1991, Shawn Michaels was the victor in 1995 and 1996, Triple H claimed the top honor in 2002 and 2016, John Cena won in 2008 and 2013, Batista claimed victories in 2005 and 2014, Randy Orton claimed the top spot in 2009 and 2017, but “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is the only man to have won three Royal Rumble matches with victories in 1997, 1998, and 2001.

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The Rock & Roll Express to Be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Express To Be Inducted to WWE Hall of Fame

The WWE Hall of Fame will be welcoming in one of wrestling’s greatest tag teams this year when it inducts Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, collectively known as the Rock & Roll Express.

The Rock & Roll Express started teaming together in 1983 in the Memphis area battling duos such as The Galaxians, Koko Ware and Norvell Austin, and the team of Randy Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo.  From there the duo headed to Louisiana and Bill Watt’s Mid-South Wrestling.  There they matched up for the first time with the team who would go on to be their biggest rivals in the mat wars, The Midnight Express with their manager Jim Cornette.

After time spent there, Ricky and Robert took another step up in the wrestling game as they moved to Jim Crockett’s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and instantly became mega stars, defeating Ivan and Nikita Koloff to win the NWA World Tag Team titles their first night in the promotion in 1985!

The team’s popularity continued to skyrocket, and in 1986 they were greeted and treated like rock stars at every arena in the south.  Rock & Roll Express merchandise was everywhere, look alike contests were held in many places, you could join their fan club, and Ricky Morton even recorded and released a song.  Their popularity was unrivaled for a while.  Check out the video below to get a feel of just how popular they were.

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