The ninth annual Royal Rumble over the top rope battle royal, with the winner getting a WWF Title Shot at WrestleMania XII. WWF Title: Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Razor Ramon vs. Goldust, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Smoking Gunns vs. The Bodydonnas, Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Jarrett
Halloween Havoc 1996 took place on October 27, 1996 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hollywood Hogan defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Savage in the main event. Also at the event, Harlem Heat defended the WCW World Tag Team Championships against The Outsiders, Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit fought The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian), Arn Anderson wrestled Lex Luger, Chris Jericho faced Syxx, and The Giant competed against Jeff Jarrett. The under card included Eddie Guerrero vs Diamond Dallas Page and Rey Mysterio, Jr. defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Dean Malenko.
Uncensored 1996 took place on March 24, 1996 from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi. The idea behind this event is that each match is unsanctioned, with a heavy emphasis on gimmick matches. The main event was The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) versus The Alliance to End Hulkamania (an 8 man team that included Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, The Taskmaster, Z-Gangsta, and The Ultimate Solution) in a Doomsday Cage match. Other matches included A Chicago Street fight was held between Sting & Booker T versus The Road Warriors, The Giant vs Loch Ness, The Booty Man vs Diamond Dallas Page, and 3 other matches.
Set in Imperial China, Stephen Chiau plays Ling Ling Fat, one of the elite Emperor's guards in the Forbidden City. However unlike his colleagues he doesn't know anything about Kung Fu or other martial-arts, but instead uses his time to make futuristic inventions. So when the emperor is kidnapped and the world most beautiful geisha comes to town Fat has to use his brain to get things done.
This documentary charts 20 years of the French national soccer team, Les Bleus, whose ups and downs have mirrored those of French society.
A Japanese-Chinese couple hangs out and shoots each other.
Iron Maiden at Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil 01. Heaven Can Wait 02. Fortunes Of War 03. Blood On The World's Hands 04. The Evil That Men Do 05. The Aftermath 06. Two Mintues To Midnight 07. Fear Of The Dark 08. The Clairvoyant 09. Iron Maiden 10. The Number Of The Beast 11. Hallowed Be Thy Name 12. The Trooper 13. Running Free
Fall Brawl 1996: War Games took place on September 15, 1996 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The main event was a WarGames match between Team nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, & nWo Sting) versus team WCW (Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sting). Randy Savage faced The Giant, Harlem Heat defended the WCW World Tag Team Championships against The Nasty Boys, Rey Mysterio, Jr. defended the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Super Calo, Chris Benoit wrestled Chris Jericho, and 3 other matches took place on the under card.
When they write the story of the 1996 World Series, don't be surprised if they write about the heart of a champion. Like the Atlanta Braves, who year after year return to the fall classic on the strength of the best starting pitchers in baseball. And the New York Yankees--A clever mix of youth and veterans--gritty, resilient, and very likeable. Don't be caught off guard if the heroics of Bernie Williams and Jim Levritz are recanted--or the medical miracle that brought David Cone from the operating room to the most important start of his career. When they write the story of the 1996 World Series, it will tell how the Yankees came to captivate a city by battling back from a two-games-to-none deficit, To win four straight against the defending world champions for its 23rd world title--it's first since 1978.
Short film by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd produced for the 2014 Visions du réel film festival in Switzerland.
SummerSlam (1996) was the ninth annual SummerSlam. It was presented by Stridex. It took place on August 18, 1996 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Main event for the event saw Shawn Michaels fight against Vader for the WWF Championship. The other talked about matchup had Mankind fight Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl.
Bonus disc from Kissology III. Kiss live at Irvine, CA, June 15, 1996
Survivor Series (1996) was the tenth annual Survivor Series. It was presented by Milton Bradley's Karate Fighters, and took place on November 17, 1996, at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The main event was a standard wrestling match for the WWF Championship. Shawn Michaels defended the title against Sycho Sid. The undercard featured Faarooq, Vader, Razor Ramon and Diesel versus Flash Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Savio Vega and Yokozuna in a four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match, Bret Hart versus Stone Cold Steve Austin to determine the #1 contender for the WWF Championship, Marc Mero, Rocky Maivia, Jake Roberts and The Stalker versus Crush, Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Goldust in a four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match, The Undertaker versus Mankind and The Godwinns, Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon versus The New Rockers, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog.
This Swan Lake was the unexpected popular hit of 1996, when radical choreographer Matthew Bourne took Tchaikovsky's traditional ballet by the scruff of the neck and reworked it with a myriad of modern influences and themes to astonishing effect. Seldom have the dark psychological riptides at the heart of so many classical ballets been so brilliantly exposed. The Prince (Scott Ambler) is a wretched and dissolute young man dominated by his mother, the Joan Collins-like Queen (Fiona Ambler). Shades of Tennessee Williams, indeed. Von Rothbart becomes a press secretary, more sinister éminence grise than hissable villain. Most startling of all, The Swan (Adam Cooper) is a muscular, emphatically masculine male.
Vale Tudo Japan 1996 was held on July 7, 1996 at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Urayasu, Japan.
Date: 1996, June 22 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 1,250 Mikey Whipwreck vs. Shane Douglas The Dudleys (Buh Buh Ray Dudley and Big Dick Dudley) vs. The Full Blooded Italians (JT Smith and Little Guido) Paul Varelans vs. Taz ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match Raven (c) vs. Terry Gordy ECW World Tag Team Championship Match The Eliminators (Saturn and Kronus) (c) vs. The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustapha Saed) Axl Rotten and Hack Myers vs. The Samoan Gangsta Party (Samu and Matty Smalls) ECW World Television Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Pitbull #2 (c) Weapons Match Brian Lee vs. Tommy Dreamer Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu