Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Oh Warrior. We Barely Knew Ye.

Summerslam 1990
Date: August 27, 1990
Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 19,304
Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper

This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double main event tonight with Hogan returning to face Earthquake and Ultimate Warrior defending the world title against Rick Rude in a cage for the final blowoff in their rivalry. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Oh Warrior. We Barely Knew Ye.

NWA San Francisco TV – July 1, 1979: I Think There’s Something Wrong With Him

San Francisco TV
Date: July 1, 1978
Location: KXTV Studios, Sacramento, California
Commentator: Hank Renner

I had a good time with the previous show and I’m assuming this is the followup. I’m guessing we won’t be seeing Piper or Race here as it was rare to see the same lineup week after week. It was a nice way to keep things fresh and you never knew who you were going to see on a week to week basis. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »NWA San Francisco TV – July 1, 1979: I Think There’s Something Wrong With Him

Wrestlingrumors.net

In case you’ve never heard of it, this is the site you all should be using for your news, results etc.  I’m a staff member over there and handle all the live coverage and results, plus a weekly old school review and the column you see here.  The staff is very smart and does things well and you can find some awesome podcasts and video features over there.  Check these guys out and start using them more often.  It’s where I get a lot of my news and I know the staff there works very, very hard at what they do.  The site has been around for a few years now and it’s growing fast, so head over there and enjoy what they’ve got.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Good Old 80s Awesome

Summerslam 1989
Date: August 28, 1989
Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,000
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura

We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t even the blowoff match between the teams which makes the match even more of an odd choice. The other major match tonight is Rick Rude defending the Intercontinental Title against Ultimate Warrior, the man he stole the title from back at Wrestlemania. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Good Old 80s Awesome

Monday Night Raw – July 27, 2015: On The Middle Of The Road To Summerslam

Monday Night Raw
Date: July 27, 2015
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield

Summerslam is still coming and tonight’s big question is what is going to co-headline the show alongside the showdown between Brock Lesnar and Undertaker. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena in a champion vs. champion match has been teased, but it would be interesting to see if Cena holds onto the title until Summerslam. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – July 27, 2015: On The Middle Of The Road To Summerslam

Summerslam To Run Four Hours

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/602247-major-update-wwe-summerslam-officially-moves-to-four-hours

 

Because the solution to having too much programming every single week is an extra hour at the second biggest show of the year.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Elizabeth Actually Does Something!

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view on top of it? The new show was Summerslam which made its debut in 1988. The show was coming off the very successful Wrestlemania IV with Randy Savage as the WWF Champion, meaning the company was firing on all cylinders. Over the next 27 days I’ll be counting down the shows leading up to the 2015 edition. Let’s get to it.

Summerslam 1988
Date: August 29, 1988
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 20,000
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Billy Graham

The main event here is Hogan/Savage vs. DiBiase/Andre in a match billed as Mega Powers vs. Mega Bucks. Allegedly the plan was to have Ric Flair jump from the NWA and challenge Savage for the title but Flair backed out, giving us the tag match instead. Other than that we have Honky Tonk Man defending his title against a mystery opponent and the Hart Foundation challenging Demolition for the tag titles. The card wasn’t exactly stacked for this show. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Elizabeth Actually Does Something!

NWA San Francisco TV – June 24, 1978: Roddy Piper Thinks Someone Is Crazy

San Francisco TV
Date: June 24, 1978
Location: KXTV Studios, Sacramento, California
Commentator: Hank Renner

This is an interesting case as it’s pure territory days with Roy Shire’s San Francisco area. The big star here would be a young Roddy Piper, who was tearing up southern California before heading up to Portland and then on to the Carolinas and New York. I’m really not sure what to expect here so let’s get to it. Continue Reading »NWA San Francisco TV – June 24, 1978: Roddy Piper Thinks Someone Is Crazy

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode 19

Looking at some fantasy football with Ty Burna.

 

http://mightynorcal.podbean.com/e/wwp-19-taking-a-break-from-wrestling-for-a-fantasy-football-spectacular-with-ty-burna-want-to-learn-about-ff-already-play-it-and-want-some-champions-advice/

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode 20

I’ve been on a bit of a podcast tear lately with three episodes of a different show recorded yesterday and then this ninety minute marathon with NorCal as we cover a PACKED week of wrestling news ranging from Hogan, TNA screwing up (double shot this week), Global Force Wrestling’s TV tapings, a quick Battleground recap and of course some recommendations.

 

http://mightynorcal.podbean.com/e/wwp-20-making-up-for-time-lost-time-with-an-ironmannnn-wrestling-podcast-headlines-and-more-headlines-with-kb/