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In this episode of the WrestleTalk News, an update on all the ex-WWE stars returning to the company, a special focus on Kurt Angle, and DDT’s latest Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion.
Audience Wins Championship?
Our top story today is the latest update on ex-WWE stars returning to the company for the brand split, but first…a good crowd can make or break a wrestling match. Few crowds, though, ever win an actual championship.
DDT Pro-Wrestling are a Japanese indy promotion famed for their mixture of strong style, hardcore and comedy matches. And they have one of the least prestigious titles in wrestling today: the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – which, for a quick summary, is the WWF’s Hardcore Title on crack.
Just like the Attitude era belt, the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship is defended 24/7. On one occasion, the title changed hands 62 times in a single night, with some of those happening via Rock, Paper, Scissors. Notable champions include a cat named bunny, a poster advertising the promotion Pro Wrestling Wave, a BJW truck and the title belt itself. Since it’s creation in the year 2000, it has changed hands over 1,100 times. And that sound you can hear is Jim Cornette’s head exploding.
The latest chapter came at last weekend’s Beyond Wrestling event in Providence, Rhode Island, where then Heavymetalweight champion Joey Ryan praised those in attendance for their support, saying that it was as much their’s as it was his. This led to the referee declaring the audience the new Heavymetalweight champion via Ryan’s forfeit. That’s right, the audience won the championship.
But quicker than you can say ‘Zack Ryder push’, the audience lost the belt my mistake, when they started banging the ring mat in celebration. The referee counted this as a tapout, and Ryan regained the title via submission.
To hear about today’s big story – the latest update on ex-WWE stars returning for the brand split – watch the WrestleTalk News below.
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