Major Event Winners Aug 3, 2018 8:20:49 GMT
Post by EWA.com on Aug 3, 2018 8:20:49 GMT
The History ofSUPER BRAWL has stood as the pinnacle of EWA's stages since the company's inception in 2001. No matter how much has changed in professional wrestling, the wrestlers, the styles, the matches, the very rules themselves, Super Brawl has remained the same since the original event in November 2001. Countless classics have taken place on these historic nights. There was the Money in the Bank match at Super Brawl V won by eventual Triple Crown Champion Goldust. There was the epic encounter between Hall of Famers Harry Smith and Randy Orton at Super Brawl 7, which many still consider one of the greatest matches of all time.
And then, there's the Main Event.
A few variations have been made from year to year, but they always end up going right back to the original formula. Some Super Brawls have 4 men per team, some have had 5, one event had a steel cage surrounding the ring, three had 5 teams, but they are all played by the same rules. Several men enter, and only one team walks out victorious. Let's have a look back at our past Super Brawl Champions:
Chris Jericho, The Rock, Faarooq & Bradshaw
Chris Jericho (2), Big Show, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall
Steve Austin, Randy Orton, Undertaker & Kane
Randy Orton (2), Bret Hart, Jeff Jarrett, Charlie Haas & Mark Jindrak
Triple H, Chris Benoit, Muhammad Hassan & Sonjay Dutt
John Bradshaw Layfield (2), René Duprée, Sylvan Grenier & Christian Cage
Lance Storm, William Regal, Alex Shelley, Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer
Jimmy Jacobs, Chris Jericho (3) & Lance Storm (2)
Harry Smith, Bryan Danielson, Randy Orton (3) & Steve Austin (2)
Masato Tanaka, The Brian Kendrick, Evan Bourne, AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels
René Duprée (2), Matt Hardy, Goldust & Shane Helms
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Val Venis, Cody Rhodes, Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash (2)
Steve Corino, Al Snow, Kurt Angle & Richie Steamboat
Richard Blood (2), Teddy Hart, Eddie Kingston & Al Snow (2)
Edge, Brad Maddox, Kane (2) & Pentagon Jr.
Samuel Shaw, Brock Lesnar, Damien Sandow & Santino Marella
Jack Gallagher, Brent Albright, Finn Bálor, David Flair & Carmella
Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Braun Strowman & Santino Marella (2)
MJF, Harper, Jack Gallagher (2), Braun Strowman (2), Honky Tonk Man & Santino Marella (3)
SUPER BRAWL TRIVIA
- 13 men have won multiple Super Brawl matches: Chris Jericho, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Randy Orton, Steve Austin, Lance Storm, René Duprée, Kevin Nash, Al Snow, Richard Blood, Kane, Santino Marella, Braun Strowman and Jack Gallagher. Among them, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and Santino Marella have the most overall Super Brawl wins with 3 a piece, with Jericho being Captain on two of those occasions.
- For many years, Randy Orton was the only man to enter Super Brawl as World Champion and leave with his title intact, but that all changed at Super Brawl XVI when Samuel Shaw finally broke the "Champion's Curse" to do the same!
- Likewise, only a handful of teams have successfully defended the Tag Team Championships in the Super Brawl Match, those being the APA of Farooq and Bradshaw, the Vegas Connection of DDP and Kevin Nash, and the duo of Santino Marella and Damien Sandow! That is, until Santino Marella managed to defend them a second time with new partner Braun Strowman as part of Super Brawl XVIII! It's worth noting that The Honky Tonk Man also managed to defend his half of the titles during the Free-For-All at Super Brawl XIX, yet his partner wasn't quite so lucky!
- Since it's introduction in 2009, only two men have managed to successfully defend the National Title at Super Brawl, those being The Brian Kendrick and Teddy Hart!
- Chris Jericho has made the most Super Brawl appearances, having competed in 7 of the 16 events, as well as making the joint-most appearances as Captain (3) along with Shane Douglas!
- Only 3 Super Brawl events did not have the Tag Team Championship up for grabs: 2006, 2008 and 2013!
- The World Heavyweight/Triple Crown/Grand Slam Championship is the only belt to have been on the line at every Super Brawl event. (Although technically, the International Championship has been at stake at every event as well, since being unified into the Triple Crown title in 2005.) At Super Brawl XVIII however, history was made when the gold was also defended before the main event when Brock Lesnar retained against Ken Shamrock in a brutal Lion's Den Match!
- From 2006 to 2008, Super Brawl featured one member of the winning team who did not win a championship. Instead, they were named #1 contender for the Triple Crown Championship.
- Super Brawl 6 was the smallest in history with only 13 participants after Team B-KO with Chris Benoit and Randy Orton lost two of their team-mates prior to the event.
- The largest Super Brawl match consisted of 20 men, which has been done 7 times. 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2010 featured 4 teams of 5 men, while 2005 and 2011 featured 5 teams of 4 men. The 2019 event scrapped the team concept altogether however, becoming a Free-For-All Match were titles were up for grabs on an individual basis, as well as special spot-prizes!
- Super Brawl VIII was unique in the fact that the winning team did not win all the championships, which had been customary up to that point. Captain Jimmy Jacobs of the winning team was the only one who won a title, the Triple Crown Championship.
- Super Brawl X celebrated ten years of Super Brawl craziness by going old school, War Games style! That meant two rings were set up side by side and a specially constructed steel cage complete with roof came down over the top of them, trapping all of the participants inside albeit for one door for people to enter/exit, leading to one of the most exciting Super Brawl's in EWA history!
- Super Brawl XIII showed how important the use of an Alternate can be when Team Corino swapped Richie Steamboat in place of CM Punk and won the event, becoming the first team to win Super Brawl with that last minute change! The only other time that's happened came at Super Brawl XVII, when Brent Albright took the place of Drew McIntyre, despite not technically being an Alternate!
- History was made at Super Brawl XVII when, for the first time ever, the Women's Championship was on the line in the match, as well as the World, National and Tag Team Titles! In a surprise twist though, defending champion Reby Sky was subbed out at the last minute for Nia Jax, meaning she lost the gold without even taking part in the Super Brawl Match!