The Armpit has teamed with Wrestling News World to bring you a fun an interactive weekly wrestling quiz. Below is this week's installment:
Welcome to The Armpit wrestling quiz for the week of October 24, 2016.
Sorry for missing last week, but I had to take time off due to a major death in the family. There’s a lot going on this week, as usual, but for now we’ll continue with last week’s theme: “Women’s Wrestling – Part 2.”
We’re putting the finishing touches on an e-book that will feature a collection of all our quizzes from the past. Once it’s complete, a free copy of this e-book will be awarded as the prize for winners of this weekly quiz. The e-book features over 120 quizzes that were written from 2005 to 2010, and currently clocks in at over 300 pages. It will be sold on The Armpit website, but will be free for future winners of this quiz.
Congrats to last week’s winner: Ryan Khamram.
Last week’s answers:
1) Cyndi Lauper managed Wendi Richter. Like Bret Hart, she was also a victim of a screwjob ending from Vince McMahon, over a decade before Montreal.
2) Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno were called the Jumping Bomb Angels. For younger fans, you can watch them on the WWE Network at both Survivor Series 1987 and Royal Rumble 1988.
3) Of the names listed, the one Sherri Martel never used was Scandalous Sherri. Martel was among the most underrated managers of our time, and never put in anything less than 110% of her effort with every appearance she did. Because of the circumstances of her untimely death, she has been unjustly omitted from WWE history when they speak of the Divas revolution. After how hard she worked for them and helped get Randy Savage over after his heel turn, not to mention a young heel Shawn Michaels, she deserves far better.
4) Rockin’ Robin’s brothers were Sam Houston and Jake Roberts.
5) Jimmy Hart managed the Glamour Girls in the WWF. They were solid workers and more than held up their end in all those great house show matches with the Jumping Bomb Angels.
This week’s questions:
1. When the calendar turned 1990, women’s wrestling was mostly dead in America, but was still on fire overseas as All Japan Women were having among the best matches on the planet. In 1992, however, we did get an all-womens PPV show called Super Ladies Showdown put on by the LPWA: Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. It’s among the least successful PPVs of all-time, but I remember watching it and it was actually quite a good show. Future names you’d recognize from the LPWA were Dawn Marie, Madusa, and Ivory. It also featured a familiar voice on commentary. What famous heel manager did color commentary on this show? (HINT: This manager was not with either WWF or WCW at the time, which helps eliminate all the wrong answers)
a) Paul Heyman
b) Jim Cornette
c) Bobby Heenan
e) Missy Hyatt
2. The biggest American women’s star from the early to mid 90s era was Madusa, whom WWF chose to market as Alundra Blayze when they re-started their women’s division in 1993. In 1992, Madusa gained fame as a member of which heel stable in WCW?
a) The Fabulous Freebirds
b) The York Foundation
d) Varsity Club
e) Dungeon of Doom
f) Dangerous Alliance
3. Madusa later made history when she jumped from the WWF back to WCW. What is she famous for doing on Nitro?
a) Using a swear word live on the air
b) Getting into a shoot fight with a male wrestler
c) Throwing the WWF women’s title in the garbage can
d) Badly injuring herself in a botched spot
e) Shaving her head after losing a hair vs hair match
4. Women became a huge part of the WWF just before and during the Attitude Era, although it was more about T&A (not the wrestling promotion) than wrestling skill. Which of the following women were NOT part of the WWF at that time?
f) Luna Vachon
g) Marlena (Terri Runnels)
h) The Kat
j) Trish Stratus
5. Amy Dumas, as Lita, became among the most successful and well known women in WWF/WWE history. She was first in ECW as Miss Congeniality before the WWF hired her. She gained attention quickly for some cool moves she did as the manager for which mid-card wrestler?
a) Esse Rios
b) Max Moon
c) Aldo Montoya
d) The Godfather
e) Marc Mero
f) D’Lo Brown
6. Chyna was another breakout star, thanks to her unique look and pairing with DX. As HHH’s girlfriend, she was protected in booking and often put over male wrestlers like Chris Jericho. There was a famous real-life story of a certain male wrestler holding Vince McMahon up for more money backstage on what turned out to be his last match with the company before going to WCW. In this match, he dropped the Intercontinental Title to Chyna at No Mercy. Who was this wrestler?
a) Curt Hennig
b) Shane Douglas
c) Sid Vicious
d) Barry Windham
e) Jeff Jarrett
f) British Bulldog
Please email your answers to Quiz@armpit-wrestling.com. We will randomly generate a number to determine the winner. For example, if the number is 25 and you’re the 25th person to email us with correct answers, you win. We’ll announce your name here next week, along with anything you’d like to promote (assuming it’s not X-rated or illegal). It could be your name, blog, Twitter handle, or anything else you’d like us to mention.
Answers will be posted next week. Have fun and good luck.