Monday Night Raw – April 7, 2014 (2015 Redo): How To Do This Right

Monday Night Raw
Date: April 7, 2014
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 12,500
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler

I figured I’d throw this one in as a bonus, plus I kind of wanted to watch this show again. This is of course the big fallout show from Wrestlemania, which is usually a huge mix of storytelling, debuts, turns and an INSANE crowd that will take over the show. These things can be all over the place and it’s always fun to see where things go. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – April 7, 2014 (2015 Redo): How To Do This Right

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXX (2015 Redo): YES!

Wrestlemania XXX
Date: April 6, 2014
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 75,167
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler

I haven’t watched this match since I saw it the day after seeing it live in the Superdome last year. This show received rave reviews at the time (including from me) and it’s going to be interesting to see how it holds up a year later. Granted, given how this year’s Wrestlemania has been built up, anything is going to seem like a classic. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXX (2015 Redo): YES!

Thunder – November 4, 1999: Option B

Thunder
Date: November 4, 1999
Location: Cox Arena, San Diego, California
Attendance: 5,091
Commentators: Larry Zbyszko, Scott Hudson

It’s a taped show in the Russo Era, which is the kind of thing nightmares are made of. I’m not sure anyone wants to see what’s going on with this show but at least it’s only two hours instead of three and there are no tournament matches in sight. Maybe it’ll even make sense! Ok I got ahead of myself there. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Thunder – November 4, 1999: Option B

Impact Wrestling – March 27, 2015: The Old Standard

Impact Wrestling
Date: March 27, 2015
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Taz

We’re finally back in America after a pretty awesome UK tour and the main story is Kurt Angle defeating Lashley to win the World Title. As for tonight, the big story is the return of Jeff Hardy from his annual “I can’t go to Europe” leave for a showdown inside a cage against James Storm. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Impact Wrestling – March 27, 2015: The Old Standard

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXIX: Night of 1000 Sequels

Wrestlemania XXIX
Date: April 7, 2013
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 80,676
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield

It’s hard to believe this show was almost a year ago. The main event is of course Rock vs. Cena II in the sequel that not a lot of people wanted to see. Other than that we have CM Punk challenging the Streak and HHH vs. Brock Lesnar in another sequel that not a lot of people wanted to see. I wasn’t too hot on this show live but Wrestlemania is always worth checking out. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXIX: Night of 1000 Sequels

Smackdown – March 26, 2015: Ladies’ Night

Smackdown
Date: March 26, 2015
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 17,540
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole

It’s the final show before the big one and that means we’re in for a very different kind of Smackdown. This is likely to be a studio heavy show with a lot of video packages, but it’s not like Smackdown means much in the first place. The main event is a big eight man tag with most of the people in some of the bigger matches. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Smackdown – March 26, 2015: Ladies’ Night

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal Moved To Wrestlemania Pre-Show

No reason given but it’s likely due to it being a TWO HOUR pre-show and needing more than one match.  I’m not sure if they have enough to fill in the PPV now but they did it with seven matches last year.

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVIII: Tonight Is The Night

Wrestlemania XXVIII
Date: April 1, 2012
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 78,363
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler

We wrap things up with this and a main event which no one ever thought we would see: John Cena vs. The Rock. This is one of if not the only match ever that I had to see. I didn’t know if it would be good or bad, but I needed to see it. The match was announced the night after the last Wrestlemania and was literally built for a year. On the undercard we have Punk vs. Jericho for the world title, Sheamus vs. Bryan for the other title and HHH vs. Undertaker inside the Cell. When that is a DISTANT second match, you know you’ve got something huge. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVIII: Tonight Is The Night

NXT – March 25, 2015: They’re Nothing If Not Perceptive

NXT
Date: March 25, 2015
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves

We’re back home in Florida tonight with the main event being Kevin Owens defending the NXT Title against Finn Balor. This is the lower level main event that still has the potential to tear the house down if they’re given enough time, which NXT is usually really good about doing. In addition to that, we have Sasha Banks defending the Women’s Title against Alexa Bliss. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »NXT – March 25, 2015: They’re Nothing If Not Perceptive

Full Mouth of the South Shore Appearance

It runs just under two and a half hours but it covers a lot of ground including Raw, Wrestlemania XXXI and Perro Aguayo.  I’m on there the entire time.