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Encyclopedia > House show (professional wrestling)

A house show is a professional wrestling show run by a major promotion (such as the WWE), that is not televised. Promotions use house shows mainly to cash in on the exposure that they and their wrestlers receive during televised events. For example, each WWE brand (RAW and SmackDown!) runs four shows in a typical week, but televises only one. Promotions also use house shows to promote upcoming televised events, especially PPVs; typically, wrestlers who are scheduled to work a match at the promotion's next PPV will work matches against one another at house shows. Bruno Sammartino puts the pressure on Stan The Man Stasiak. ... A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that performs regular shows involving professional wrestling for monetary gain. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE RAW logo. ... Friday Night SmackDown! logo. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Today, most major promotions try to develop their storylines only during televised shows, and will almost never book a major development (such as a storyline or a title change) for a house show. In 1992, Bret Hart won the WWF Championship from Ric Flair during a House Show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 1994, Diesel defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF Championship at a house show at Madison Square Garden. In recent years, one of the few major events to take place at a house show was the MSG Incident (see The Clique for details). This was also a rare example of a shoot. In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline (the wrestler Kurt Angles name is a coincidence). ... Booking in the sense used in professional wrestling is the process of laying out in advance the general storyline of the match, to include what the eventual outcome will be. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... John Cena after winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21 The World Wrestling Entertainment Championship, also known as the WWE Championship or WWE Heavyweight Championship, is one of the two top championships contested in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Ric Flair on WWE Raw. ... For other uses see Saskatoon (disambiguation). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional wrestler who has performed in both World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and now Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Bob Backlund (born August 14, 1950) is an American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The Clique, featuring Triple H, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any event during a show that is unplanned and spontaneous: that is, it is real, not staged. ...


Another major event that took place at a house show, in this case planned, occurred in May 2004. As part of an ongoing feud between the late Eddie Guerrero and John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE ran an storyline in which Guerrero's mother suffered a heart attack while Layfield attacked Guerrero during an in-ring celebration in Guerrero's hometown of El Paso. The heart attack was a complete work. WWE taped the entire lead-in to the "heart attack" for broadcast on SmackDown! later in the week. In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event – that is, one that enforces kayfabe. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8(?) Nick Berg • 7 Waldemar Milewicz Other recent deaths Ongoing... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Eddie Guerrero, born Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler of Hispanic extraction. ... John Charles Layfield, born November 29, 1967, in Sweetwater, Texas, is an American professional wrestler, competing in WWEs Friday Night SmackDown brand. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Downtown El Paso, Texas, looking south into Mexico from the US side. ...


Layfield was also involved in a somewhat controversial event the next month at a house show in Munich, Germany. In an attempt to draw heel heat, he gave the crowd several Nazi salutes while goose-stepping around the ring. Such a display is illegal in Germany if used for political purposes. The German government chose not to prosecute because Layfield's actions were clearly for show only. Several days later, the financial cable network CNBC fired Layfield as an analyst as a result of his actions in Munich. The WWE was less concerned about the controversy; it soon placed one of its main championship belts on Layfield. For the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, see Munich (film). ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humourously referred to as evil. ... In professional wrestling, heat means to get a reaction from the crowd. ... The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David The Roman salute is a gesture in which the arm is held out forward straight, with palms down. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency si sdfsdfBold textsdfsItalic textddd Bold textgnals transmitted directly to people... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... CNBC (until 1991 the Consumer News and Business Channel) is a group of cable and satellite television news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal, a joint venture of General Electric and Vivendi Universal. ...


One major championship change occurred on January 16, 2005 in Winnipeg, Manitoba when La RĂ©sistance defeated William Regal and Jonathan Coachman to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Regal's actual partner, Eugene, had been injured at New Year's Revolution so Coachman was Regal's tag team partner for the match, though Regal never tagged him in. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadas Location. ... This article is about a professional wrestling stable. ... Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Jonathan Coachman Jonathan Coachman (born 12 August 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri) also known as The Coach is a professional wrestling play-by-play announcer and occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... World Tag Team Championship The World Wrestling Entertainments World Tag-Team Championship is the WWEs original tag-team championship and is now exclusive to the RAW brand. ... Nicholas Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975 in Jeffersonville, Indiana), also known by his stage name Eugene, is an American professional wrestler who performs on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... The English promotional poster for New Years Revolution. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ...


The WWE Cruiserweight Championship also recently changed hands at a house show overseas. It switched hands from Juventud Guerrera to Nunzio on November 15, 2005 in Rome, Italy (while Nunzio is American, his gimmick plays up his Italian heritage and was likely the reason for this brief title change). WWE Cruiserweight Championship. ... Juventud Guerrera (Youth Warrior in Spanish) is the son of Mexican legend Fuerza Guerrera (Power Warrior). ... James Maritato James Maritato, better known as Little Guido or Nunzio (born 1972) is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ...


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House show (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
A house show is a professional wrestling show run by a major promotion (such as the WWE), that is not televised.
Promotions also use house shows to promote upcoming televised events, especially PPVs; typically, wrestlers who are scheduled to work a match at the promotion's next PPV will work matches against one another at house shows.
Today, most major promotions try to develop their storylines only during televised shows, and will almost never book a major development (such as a storyline or a title change) for a house show.
Independent circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
In professional wrestling, the independent circuit or indy circuit refers to the many independent promotions which are much smaller than major televised promotions, particularly WWE.
Some independent promotions are attached to professional wrestling schools, serving as a venue for students to gain experience in front of an audience.
Although most promotions try and adhere to a high standard of wrestling integrity, independent promotions are also the most likely places to find outrageous matches involving hardcore wrestling with sharp or dangerous implements.
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