New Column: A Year Is A Long Time

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Looking at how Summerslam has changed in the last year.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1996: That’s A Good Double Feature

Summerslam 1996
Date: August 18, 1996
Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 17,000
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Mr. Perfect

Things have changed quite a bit since last year. For one thing, the NWO currently has its foot on the WWF’s neck but no one knew how bad it was going to get. Shawn was pretty much tanking as champion but he’s still defending tonight against Vader. The major match though is Undertaker vs. Mankind in a Boiler Room Brawl which has the potential to be awesome. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1996: That’s A Good Double Feature

Monday Nitro – March 8, 1999 (2014 Redo): When Is A Wrestling Show Not A Wrestling Show?

Monday Nitro #179
Date: March 8, 1999
Location: Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts
Attendance: 10,856
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tony Schaivone, Bobby Heenan, Larry Zbyszko

We had to get to this one eventually. I’ve heard warnings about this show for a long time now and even though I’ve seen it more than once before, the idea that this was allowed to make air still baffles me. It’s the go home Nitro before Uncensored, meaning this is the big show to get people to buy the pay per view. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Nitro – March 8, 1999 (2014 Redo): When Is A Wrestling Show Not A Wrestling Show?

Ricardo Rodriguez Released By WWE

Confirmed on Twitter.  This could be the first of many names coming this weekend.  Stay tuned.

There isn’t much to say about Rodriguez. Without Del Rio, he was pretty expendable. I did like his comedy stuff though.

Wrestler of the Day – July 12: Bobby Lashley

In OVW, he was called Brock Lesnar Times Ten. It’s Bobby Lashley. Continue Reading »Wrestler of the Day – July 12: Bobby Lashley

Summerslam Count-Up – 1995: Main Event Mabel

Summerslam 1995
Date: August 27, 1995
Location: Pittsburgh Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,062
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon

..no. No please don’t make me do THIS show! I’ll pay you to not make me do this waste of a show. If there’s a bottom of the barrel for Summerslam and perhaps the WWF in general, this is it. The main event tonight is King Mabel vs. WWF Champion Diesel in a match that is the preferred method of torture in 19 countries. There is however one bright spot: Shawn vs. Razor II, again in a ladder match. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1995: Main Event Mabel

Summerslam Count-Up – 1994: Double Vision

Summerslam 1994
Date: August 29, 1994
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 23,000
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler

Things have changed a lot in the last year. First and foremost, we’re living in Bret Hart’s WWF now as he regained the world title at Wrestlemania over Yokozuna, more or less vanquishing him once and for all. On that same show though, Bret’s brother Owen pinned him clean in the masterpiece of an opening match. Owen has chased the title all summer and tonight is his opportunity at it inside a steel cage. The other main event is the Undertaker vs. the Undertaker in a match that I want to put off talking about for as long as I can. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1994: Double Vision

Thought of the Day: Pick One

Regarding the WWE Network. Continue Reading »Thought of the Day: Pick One

Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2014 (Full Version): Priorities

Monday Night Raw
Date: July 28, 2014
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler

We’re a week closer to Summerslam and the major match is already set. The interesting thing coming out of last week is Stephanie being arrested for her battery against Brie Bella last week. Other than that the stage is being set for Summerslam, including Reigns vs. Orton which should be announced soon.  Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2014 (Full Version): Priorities

Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2014: This Is A Bit Different

I’m currently on vacation so I didn’t get to do a full review. Over half of it is here and I saw most of the show save for the opening half hour. The full review will be posted soon. Sorry for the inconvenience. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2014: This Is A Bit Different