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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Top 9

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Seaman Thomas Smith (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 5-6, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Magnolia. His citation reads:

As seaman on board the U.S.S. Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865. Serving with the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and throughout this fierce engagement, Smith made remarkable efforts in assisting transport of the gun, and his coolness and determination in courageously standing by his gun while under the fire of the enemy were a credit to the service to which he belonged.

Private Thomas Smith (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

Private Thomas J. Smith (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

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Top 9 Wrestling Factions of All-Time

9   Main Event Mafia   Years Active (Promotion): 2008-2009; 2012-2013 (Total Nonstop Action)   This is the faction I've see the least of… but It includes a good group of wrestlers, so I'm sure they belong here. The original incarnation was Kurt Angle, Sting, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Scott Steiner, Samoa Joe, Traci Brooks, Sharmell, Jenna Morasca and Taz (Samoa Joe's advisor)... other later members include Magnus and Rampage Jackson.

8   The Shield   Years Active (Promotion): 2012-2014 (World Wrestling Entertainment)   Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns… This was a pretty good group. Hopefully they will get back together at some point.

7   Evolution   Years Active (Promotion): 2003-2005; 2014 (World Wrestling Entertainment)   Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair… The WWE's version of The Four Horsemen.

6   N.W.O.   Years Active (Promotion): 1996-2000 (World Championship Wrestling); 2002 (World Wrestling Entertainment); 2014; 2015   This group had a HUGE impact on the industry (and by the industry, I of course mean the business). The biggest problem with the group was the number of people they kept adding. Some of the better memebers of the group include Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hollywood Hogan and Syxx...

5   The Hart Foundation   Years Active (Promotion): 1985-1991 (World Wrestling Federation)   Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Jimmy Hart (Manager from 1985-1988), Danny Davis

4   The Fabulous Freebirds   Years Active (Promotion): 1979-1994 (American Wrestling Association, National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, Universal Wrestling Federation, World Wrestling Federation, World Class Championshp Wrestling)   Michael PS Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Terry Gordy, Jimmy Garvin, Badstreet… The first 3 guys made up the original group. They were GREAT… the group was still good with Jimmy Garvin.

3   The Dangerous Alliance   Years Active (Promotion): 1991-1992 (World Championship Wrestling)   There are other versions of this group in different promotions, but the WCW version is probably the most underrated. Members included Paul E. Dangerously (Manager), Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Stunning Steve Austin, Larry Zbyskzo, Michael PS Hayes (manager), Madusa

2   D-Generation X   Years Active (Promotion): 1997-2000, 2006-2007, 2009-2010, 2012 and 2015 (World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment)   The (better) answer to the NWO.

1   The Four Horsemen   Years Active (Promotion): off and on from 1986-1999 (National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling   The group that started it all. The original group: Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard and JJ Dillion (manager). The best group had Barry Windham in and Ole Anderson out. Some other members include Lex Luger, Sting, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael and Dean Malenko.

1 comment:

  1. I tried my best, but I can't say I watched enough wrestling to really have a good list of factions. But I will come up with my own list that will likely not make me popular with this blog:

    Top 9 popular wrestlers that I never liked:

    9. Andre the Giant
    8. The Big Show
    7. Kane
    6. The Undertaker
    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin
    4. Dusty Rhodes
    3. The Rock
    2. Hulk Hogan
    1. Ric Flair

    When looking at this list, the top half are guys that were just big and didn't really do much in the ring except be big. The bottom half are guys who I feel were stronger on the mic than in the ring, and I just didn't really care how good a guy was on the mic. Just get in the ring and do cool moves, and by that, I mean, don't do the exact same routine every time, don't call a leg drop or a People's Elbow a finishing move (those are lame), but do things that are exciting.