TTR Daily Wrestling Star for today is a man currently running up #TheNewStreak in ROH, it’s R.D. Evans!

TTR Daily Wrestling Star for today is a man currently running up  in ROH, it’s R.D. Evans!

On this day in….

2011: Jeff Jarrett vs Kurt Angle in a 2 out of 3 Falls Steel Cage Match, TNA Lockdown on April 17th, 2011.

When Jeff Jarrett joined Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and the rest of Immortal in late 2010, he was doing it out of anger for the way TNA had treated him during a real life issue. An issue that saw Kurt Angle’s former wife, Karen move in with Jarrett, and something that eventually get brought out into the open on TNA TV….

Angle returned to TV to accept an open MMA challenge from Double J, a challenge that ended in controversy and saw Jarrett end the MMA gimmick. When Angle tried to attack Jarrett on the following Impact, Karen appeared, promising to spill the beans on her messy divorce to Kurt. When time came to do that, it was just another set up for Jeff to beat down Angle. The two men would face off, with the stipulation that should Angle lose, he’d have to give Karen away to Jeff during the Jarrett’s renewal of their wedding vows. 

While Jarrett won, Angle wanted the last word. He stuck to his task of giving Karen away, but by the end of it all, Kurt ended chasing the loved-up couple away with an axe. Kurt offered an olive branch of a gift to the Jarretts: a guitar. In a typical wrestling twist though, that guitar would be swung, as Angle laid Jarrett out with it. Angle had grown tired, and challenged Jeff to a Steel Cage match at Lockdown. In the build up to it, they raised the stakes, due to Jeff dubbing himself the Ultra-Male, their Steel Cage match would be held under Ultra Male rules of a 2 out of 3 falls. Fall 1: Submission only, Fall 2: Pinfall only and if needed, Fall 3: Escape the cage.

On April 17th 2011 at TNA Lockdown from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, here’s the video of Kurt Angle facing Jeff Jarrett in the Ultra Male 2 out of 3 Falls Steel Cage match!!

Today’s pick for the TTR Daily Wrestling Star is TNA’s NEW World Champion, “Showtime” Eric Young!

Today’s pick for the TTR Daily Wrestling Star is TNA’s NEW World Champion, “Showtime” Eric Young!

On this day in….

2007: Umaga (c) vs Santino Marella for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE Raw on April 16th, 2007.

Umaga, the Samoan Bulldozer who was living up to his nicknamed as he used his speed, strength and size to bulldoze through the competition. While brought into the WWE by his manager, Armando Alejandro Estrada, Umaga would soon be chosen as a representitive of the WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon to do his dirty work against another “Billionaire”…

When Donald Trump made a surprise appearance on the WWE titantron, McMahon was far from pleased with Trump ruining his fan appreciation night, especially when Trump dropped cash from the ceiling for the WWE fans! Trump would then appear weeks later, challenging McMahon to a fight, only to be refused because the WWE owner wasn’t medically cleared. Instead, it would be a representitive of Trump vs one for McMahon, with whichever Billionaire’s representitive losing, they would have to shave their hair!

Trump picked Bobby Lashley, while McMahon picked Umaga, also gifting Umaga a Intercontinental Title shot, seeing Jeff Hardy lose his title to the Samoan. When Wrestlemania 23 came round, Lashley was successful, and McMahon was the unlucky one forced to lose his hair. While Trump disappeared, Lashley and Umaga still feuded. When Shane McMahon stepped up to defend his father, and fight Lashley, it was a chance for Umaga to help Shane attack Lashley and leave him beaten in the ring.

A week later on April 16th, 2007, WWE Raw would come live from the Datch Forum in Milan, Italy. Here’s the footage as the show opens with Vince McMahon gloating about Umaga, followed by the moment that would kickstart one man’s WWE career….

For today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star, it’s the “tweet, delete, repeat” powerhouse star, Ryback!

For today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star, it’s the “tweet, delete, repeat” powerhouse star, Ryback!

On this day in….

2012: Bobby Roode (c) vs James Storm for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, TNA Lockdown on April 15th, 2012.

Beer Money Inc. will go down in TNA history as one of their most entertaining tag teams. James Storm and Bobby Roode teamed up out of nowhere in a move which some some classic feuds with the likes of Team 3D and Motorcity Machine Guns, as well as Beer Money Inc. claiming Tag Team Gold on 4 occasions. But that all came to an end over the World Title….

In 2011, TNA held a series of matches with 12 TNA stars facing off against each other in a league system to help decide who would challenge for the TNA World Title at Bound for Glory 2011. When all was said and done, Bobby Roode came out on top, and challenged Kurt Angle for the title at TNA’s biggest event of the year…only to fall to Angle’s antics. Roode would be refused a rematch due to the way the contract for Bound for Glory was worded, so Storm was given a chance, and the Cowboy defeated Angle for the TNA World Title in under 2 minutes!

Having won the belt, Storm’s first action was to gift a shot to his best friend, Roode. But when the match took place, Roode took to smashing a beer bottle over Storm’s head, ending their friendship, Beer Money and Storm’s title reign. Roode’s attitude would change, and he would rebel against the authority figures. Storm would go to the back of the line, as the likes of Jeff Hardy and Sting failed to defeat Roode. After defeating Bully Ray in a #1 contenders match, Storm gained another shot. With bad blood between the two, and the match taking place inside a steel cage in Storm’s “backyard” of Tennessee, the Cowboy felt he’d have a huge chance of revenge, and regaining the TNA World Title.

On April 15th, 2012 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, TNA Lockdown saw James Storm and Bobby Roode face off inside the Steel Cage for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Enjoy this brutal and bloody battle between two former best friends!

Scottish star Liam Thomson of tag team, Fight Club, is today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star!

Scottish star Liam Thomson of tag team, Fight Club, is today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star!

On this day in….

2008: Beth Phoenix (c) vs Mickie James for the WWE Women’s Championship, WWE Raw on April 14th, 2008.

While Beth Phoenix’s arrival in the WWE was short-lived thanks to a fractured jaw, her return the following year saw Phoenix dominate the Divas division and show why she was The Glamazon.

Phoenix returned midway through 2007, and set out to dethrone Candice Michelle as the WWE Women’s Champion. Despite failing at the first attempt, Phoenix managed to capture her first Women’s Title at No Mercy 2007. What followed was an enjoyable feud with Candice, which sadly saw the former Champion suffer a collarbone injury.

With Candice sidelined, Beth needed a new challenger, which would be Mickie James, after she defeated Melina for the chance. James would lose out in both singles and a triple threat match with Melina too. The title would take a backseat in the build up to Wrestlemania, but after the event, Mickie was back in the title hunt….

As WWE Raw took place on April 14th, 2008 from the O2 Arena, in London, England, Mickie James would challenge Beth Phoenix once more for the WWE Women’s Championship. Enjoy this video of that match!

Our pick for Weekly Women’s Wrestling Star is the #AntiDiva who is WWE’s NEW Divas Champion, it’s Paige!

Our pick for Weekly Women’s Wrestling Star is the  who is WWE’s NEW Divas Champion, it’s Paige!

Today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star is the “One World Warrior” who has recently returned to the ring, it’s Low Ki!

Today’s TTR Daily Wrestling Star is the “One World Warrior” who has recently returned to the ring, it’s Low Ki!