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WWE NEWS FIVE YEARS AGO - Shane McMahon shocks wrestling industry by resigning from WWE
WCW WEDNESDAY: Nitro episode airing today on WWE Network - Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan on live Nitro
10 YRS AGO: Ring of Honor event in Chicago features Punk vs. Samoa Joe one hour draw, plus Delirious, Sydal, Nigel, Jacobs, Shelley, Homicide
WWE RAW 5 YEARS AGO: WWE forces Raw vs. Smackdown feud leading to Bragging Rights, plus Snoop Dogg, Triple H vs. John Cena, Marty Jannetty, more
10 YRS AGO - WWE Live Event - 10/19/2004 in Minneapolis: Undertaker vs. JBL in main event among worst main events ever, Big Show vs. Angle, Carlito vs. Eddie, Taker vs. Heidenreich
20 YRS AGO: Report on WWE house show at Bourne High School headlined by Bulldog vs. Owen, Razor Ramon vs. Backlund, plus Adam Bomb, Volkoff, bundy, Doink, Gunns
10 YRS AGO: Reader Reax to Oct. 14, 2004 edition of Raw with Ric Flair, RVD, Austin, Steiner, RVD, Shawn Michaels, Goldberg, Bishoff
20 YRS AGO: Cactus vs. Sabu headlines NWA event - pioneering hardcore style match with moonsault onto table, plus Al Snow
10 YRS AGO MITCHELL: Mojo Raw Commentary Stream on Hurricane, Jericho, Coach, Bischoff, Molly, Nowinski, RVD
10 YRS AGO THIS WEEKEND: WWE house show results including Stacy Keibler, Batista vs. Benoit headlines, Orton vs. Shelton, plus Jericho, Eugene, Hardy
10 YRS AGO TODAY: WWE house show results from Cardiff, Wales: Maven, Palumbo, Trish, Molly, Benoit, Eugene, Snitsky, Flair, HBK, Jericho, Nidia
20 YRS AGO KELLER EDITORIAL: Making the case that pro wrestling would benefit greatly from a light-heavyweight division, pitch "cruiserweight" name
10 YRS AGO MITCHELL'S TAKE: A Better Taboo Tuesday Poll
20 YRS AGO ON RAW: Ramon confesses sins then gives autograph, Bundy, Undertaker, Luger, Savage in Parade
10 YRS AGO RAW FLASHBACK: Bruce Mitchell's Mojo Commentary on Oct. 4, 2004 episode - Hunter vs. Jericho, Bischoff, Flair, Snitsky
FLASHBACK: Hacksaw Duggan beats Steve Austin on WCW show 20 years ago, Duggan lectures fan with sign - Bruce Mitchell's report
MITCHELL FLASHBACK: His feature column 10 years ago - Surviving Crazy Jonny Fairplay of Survivor and TNA fame
TORCH FLASHBACK: Jake Roberts's previous WWE Raw TV appearance nine years ago
FREE SAMPLE - PWTorch Newsletter Back Issue #247 TEXT (20 Yrs. Ago): Cover story on WCW drawing mere 600 at Omni while WWF sells out Boston Garden, Hogan negotiates with WCW, Keller’s rare early-career interview with Sabu, more (10-09-93)
TNA BFG PPV FLASHBACK: Last year's event featured RVD, Sting & Bully, Hardy winning TNA Title, more
EXCLUSIVE - TORCH TALK FLASHBACK: Eric Bischoff talks how he became WCW president, his ideas that modernized TV wrestling, resistance to his hiring, more
PWTORCH YOUTUBE: Lanny Poffo reveals Randy Savage's stipulations for Hall of Fame induction (December 2011)
TNA DEST-X PPV FLASHBACK - 5 yrs. ago: Joe & Nash & Christian vs. Styles & Angle & Tomko, Goldust, Booker T, more
JULY 13 IN HISTORY: ECW vs. USWA in Memphis - Lawler & Christopher vs. Dreamer & Sandman war, RVD & Sabu vs. Taz & Candido, Kane shortly before he was Kane
UFC 100 FLASHBACK: Brock Lesnar beats Frank Mir at historic UFC PPV
JULY 5 IN HISTORY: Cena loses to Billy Gunn at Smackdown house show 10 years ago today, plus Benoit & Rhino vs. Haas & Benjamin in main event
JULY 1 IN HISTORY: Jeff Hardy nearly beats Undertaker in ladder match on Raw, plus Lesnar vs. Flair
JULY 1 IN HISTORY: Jackie Fargo returns to Memphis to team with Jerry Lawler, Flashback - Torch Newswire
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Heyman Quote 20 years ago - "I really don't want to perform anymore"
FLASHBACK: Torch Cover Story on Foley's HIAC bumps 15 years ago this week - what was written about the bumps at the time?
KELLER'S RINGSIDE BEAT FLASHBACK: WWF house show 20 yrs. ago (06-05-93): Hogan & Beefcake vs. Money Inc. main event, HBK vs. Jannetty, Tatanka, Owen, Yoko, Sherri, more
EXCLUSIVE: Before there were "Paul Heyman Guys," who were Heyman's Top 5 Draft Picks 20 years ago?
WWF RAW FLASHBACK (20 years ago): Memorial Day Raw features Duggan, IC Title match, 1-2-3 Kid-Razor Ramon angle
EXCLUSIVE: DDP reflects on Curt Hennig's influence on his career, what made Hennig stand out that Curtis Axel can incorporate into his new WWE TV act?
PWTORCH NEWSLETTER FLASHBACK: Full Rundown & Keller's Analysis of McMahon vs. Costas 2001 "interview" on HBO
EXCLUSIVE: Sammartino details WWWF Title victory 50 years ago today, who made the decision to give him the title, more
TOP 5 STORIES 10 YRS. AGO: Austin retires & becomes Raw GM, Lesnar beats Cena, Smackdown ratings
KELLER FLASHBACK: Who was ranked #1 on the ECW brand five years ago this week?, where did C.M. Punk land?
TORCH TALK EXCLUSIVE: Who said 10 years ago he could write McMahon biography "that no one would believe?"
TORCH TALK EXCLUSIVE: Goldberg talks nearly signing with WWE over WCW in 1990s, reveals details of meeting "car salesman" McMahon for the first time
TORCH FLASHBACK - Death of a Female Wrestling Icon: Miss Elizabeth dies 10 years ago today
FLASHBACK - Brian Pillman Memorial 15 years ago today: Jericho vs. Benoit main event, Al Snow, Steve Austin attends, more
FLASHBACK: Who did Lesnar face in the Smackdown main event 10 years ago today?, plus perspective on John Cena's journey to the WWE Title
NEW ECW DOCUMENTARY "Barbed Wire City" - Must-read supplemental Torch articles by Bruce Mitchell and Wade Keller on Kulas-New Jack incident (w/Addendum)
RAW FLASHBACK - 5 yrs. ago: Lowest Raw rating in 11 years from the U.K. with Triple H-JBL, Jericho-Umaga, Orton-Regal
TORCH FLASHBACK - Streak is Over: Raw beats Nitro in TV ratings with teased Austin vs. McMahon match (15 yrs. ago)
COMMON FAN'S RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW - WrestleMania 9: Ross debuts on WWE TV 20 years ago today, Hogan "wins" WWF Title, Did You Know: Razor Ramon vs. Bob Backlund happened?
RAW FLASHBACK - 5 yrs. ago: Ric Flair's memorable send-off the night after WM24, Jericho vs. Punk, Orton vs. Hardy
KELLER'S WM28 FLASHBACK - 1 yr. ago (04-01-12): Rock vs. Cena I, Taker vs. Triple H, Punk vs. Jericho
RAW FLASHBACK - 10 yrs. ago (03-17-03): Countdown to Stone Cold's final match, Jericho & Christian, Triple H vs. Goldust
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