Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #4

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

The time has come for the final giveaway in our first annual Slam-O-Ween. We hope everyone has enjoyed it thus far. Be sure to check out our Instagram page for our final week of daily giveaways. There are always some great prizes over there.

Now, for the finale…

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For our final giveaway, our question is simple: What is the greatest MMA or pro wrestling event that you’ve ever witnessed? It can be a live event or something you’ve seen on TV. Everyone has a favorite, so have at it. Keep in mind, we want details. Tell us what the event was and why you liked it so much. Were your favorite performers in it? Did a title change hands? Was it over in 30 seconds? We want to know.

We will be giving away three prizes. The grand prize will be an autographed copy of the Beckett Sports Card Monthly with Trish Stratus on the cover. The two runner-up prizes will be a 2015 Topps UFC Knockout relic of Ronda Rousey and a 2015 Funko Pop Vinyl WWE Target exclusive of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Plus, stay tuned throughout the week for other surprises. We may not be done just yet with the giveaways. Also, be sure to check out our special Halloween Retro Busters on Friday.

Winners for our final Slam-O-Ween giveaway will be announced on Friday November 6. Good luck.

24 Comments

  1. Posted October 26, 2015 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    With me is has to be WrestleMania III, I was a teenager and had grown up watching wrestling so seeing Andre The Giant vs Hulk Hogan was a dream come true. I look back at it now and realize the match was not that great, Andre’s health was beginning to fail and Hulk Hogan has never been a great wrestler but to 15-year old me seeing Hogan scoop up Andre the Giant and slamming him down was huge.

  2. Mark
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    One of the favorites I went to was a WCW house show at the Canton Civic Center back in either 1989 or 1990. The crowd was fantastic. It was very fun to be pretty much ringside for the event. The performer that made the biggest impression was “Mean Mark” Callous. It was very impressive to see him walking the top rope in person given how big he was (and still is). It was quite the “undertaking.”

  3. Eric Golden
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    The greatest event I ever watched was the 1996 WCW Bash at the Beach. This was when Hulk Hogan turned heel and joined the NWO. This was both shocking and cool at the same time. Never thought Hulk would turn heel, but this led to one of the greatest wrestling factions of all time (NWO). Having Bobby the Brain on commentary when Hogan turned heel was just the icing on the cake.

  4. Sydney anderson
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    The rock vs Brock lessner

  5. Kyle Snow
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    The best fight I’ve seen was on the Rousey-Correia card. I don’t remember who the fighters were but I really enjoyed it because they were beating the hell out of each other and were going all in. It was really interesting because neither one gave in. It was two guys I’ve never heard of but they definitely caught my attention after this fight.

  6. Ken
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    The greatest ever was the day that changed wrestling history. The final WCW event, when Sean McManon walked out and said he was the owner of WCW, everything changed.

  7. Jeff S
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    I’d say WrestleMania X-Seven. Stacked card from top to bottom. Pretty much a perfect pay-per-view.

  8. Ryan S
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t been into MMA forever, but I would have to say my favourite was one of the first bouts I say, Rousey v. Zingano, which set up Rousey as a beast, 14 seconds flat. It was an amazingly one used fight, but still great.

  9. Ryan S
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    One-sided lol, typo

  10. Mason
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    In my opinion UFC 168 would be the best because we saw Chris Weidman defeat Anderson Silva via TKO and Ronda Rousey deafting Meisha Tate and it was the only match that Ronda was in that went past the 1st round.

  11. Francis
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    UFC 165- as a Swede living in Toronto, getting to see Gus fight for the title in my backyard was a dream. Not many in the crowd gave Gus a chance against Jones or thought he even deserved a shot. But by the end of the fight, Gus won over the crowd. He didn’t win the belt but I’ll never forget that night. So many Swedes came to Canada to cheer on the Mauler! Bonus: a few weeks before the fight, I was in a public washroom wearing a Gus tshirt. Who pats me on the back as I’m washing my hands? Alexander Gustafsson.

  12. DDDD
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Way before MMA blew up. Riddick Bowe VS Golata. I use to watch Boxing on HBO on the weekend growing up. I remember seeing this fight live on HBO and a riot broke out. I thought this was the greatest thing back then as a teenager and still remember the fight. It was a great fight that got stopped then tons more of fighting everywhere and the cameras kept rolling. I was hooked after that on Boxing and MMA fights.

  13. Richard Hogenson
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    July 6,1998 Georgia Dome Hogan vs Goldberg WCW Heavyweight championship. Goldberg won.

  14. michael
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Wrestlemania 31 has to be mt most memorable event because i was there in person and to be able to see my favorite wrestler of all time sting wrestle his first ever wwe match

  15. steve emerick
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    i went to a live WWF event at the old kiel auditorium in late 1984 early 1985 that featured Mr t and the hulkster vs bob orton and paul orndorf.. the crowd was absouletly electric.

    Back in 1974 I saw andre the giant wrestle in quincy University gym vs percy pringle (Paul Bearer) and another crumb. But the main event that night was harley race vs Dory Funk Jr for the NWA heavyweight championship. Race defended and won. Also on the card was the debut of Haystack Calhoun who physically squashed whomever he wrestled and the 2nd main event was a tag team title match pitting Dr ken ramey and the interns vs Jery and jack Brisco. was a night I will never forget!

  16. Brittany Whitley
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    When I watched my first Ronda Rousey’s last fight with my brother before I moved out of state!

  17. Aneglo Gabbia
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    My favorite wrestling moment i witnessed was the WrestleMania 28 Match between Undertaker and HHH inside hell in a cell. The match had alot of high spots, including the Sweet Chin Music pedigree, which UT kicked out of. My favorite part came after the match when the three legends stood together and walked out of the arena, thus ending the wonderful 4 year long story, and an entire era.

    P.S. If i am lucky enough to win, i would rather have a runner up prize, instead of the Trish Auto
    Thank You

  18. David Johnson
    Posted November 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    As a kid I watched as much WWF as I could get footage of, which during the late 80s and early 90s essentially was limited to what was on TV, VHS tapes at the video store and the occasional Pay per View (when I could find a friend whose parents bought it, which was only a few times). However one event that sticks in my mind most, as I remember seeing it live was when Jake Roberts pulled down Rick Rude’s pants. The back story is that there was a feud between the 2 of them, regarding Jake’s wife Cheryl, and Rick decided to escalate things by having Cheryl’s face airbrushed onto his pants. That is what lead to the de-pantsing on live TV, and the moment still sticks with me decades later. Maybe because I was a young kid brought up in a house where things were prim and proper, but Rude’s bare bottom being shown on TV was a big deal back then and apparently is still entrenched in my memory all these years later.

  19. Kevin St. J
    Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    So many moments to choose from … Piper and Super Fly in Piper’s Pit; Hogan slamming Andre; HBK and Bret Hart in Montreal; Hogan joining Hall & Nash forming the nWo; DX storming WCW; Undertaker pushing Mankind off the top of Hell in a Cell; Stone Cold showering The Corporation in beer; Kurt Angle showering The Alliance in milk; Brock’s top rope superplex of Big Show and breaking the ring; CM Punk pipe bomb promo; Paige’s debut winning the championship over AJ … but my favorite is when Bubba Ray Dudley put Trish Stratus through a table! That was some Stratusfaction!

  20. Brent
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Well obviously the greatest pro wrestling event of all time had to be Wrestlemania 9. Who could forget the legendary clash between the Undertaker and Giant Gonzales? Or Money Inc. vs. The unstoppable mega-maniacs! It was truly a sight to behold. Then to top it all off you had the memorable Yokuzuna vs. Bret Hart match only for Hogan to rush in and save the day right at the end. Great event, great memories!

  21. Brian
    Posted November 4, 2015 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    I’d have to say the greatest match I’ve ever watched was the Chi-Town Rumble between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat on Feb. 20, 1989. Seeing Steamboat climb that top rope for the final chop and the crowd reaction afterwards was priceless. Steamboat will always be my favorite all time wrestler and those two had some great bouts!

  22. Jesse
    Posted November 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    King of the Ring 1998. Dare I say more? I will. Mankind vs Undertaker in hell. Hell in a cell! The deadman is definitely in my top 5 favourite pro wrestlers. Teeth are meant to be broken, shoulders are meant to be ruined, backs are meant to be pin cushions! And of course terry funk’s shoes need to fly off after twitching from a chokeslam. What a great and gruesome match and much respect for the 4 minutes of a masked Mick Foley in that match. I can watch that over and over again and I will get chills after everytime I see it.

  23. Matt Bible
    Posted November 6, 2015 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to Angelo, Ryan, and Brian on winning our prizes. You will receive an email from us confirming your mailing info. Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway, as well as everyone who took part in our first annual Slam-O-Ween promotion.

  24. leduc
    Posted March 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    the best wrestler is easy ….GSP

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