Articles from July 2011

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1997: Shawn vs. Taker Begins

Summerslam 1997 Date: August 3, 1997 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,213 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon, Jim Ross Well, it’s another year but this time we’ve had some solid changes. Actually, no we haven’t come to think of it. Austin is still his usual self, but in this case he’s […]

Monday Night Raw – May 24, 1999 – Raw Is Owen

Monday Night Raw Date: May 24, 1999 Location: Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the Owen Hart tribute show. The previous night Owen Hart fell to his death at Over the Edge in a botched stunt as the Blue Blazer. That was one of the hardest shows I’ve ever […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up: 1996 – Mick Foley Has Arrived

Summerslam 1996 Date: August 18, 1996 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: Mr. Perfect, Jim Ross, Vince McMahon Well it’s certainly a new era in the WWF. For one thing, Shawn is the undisputed biggest star in the company right now. Bret is on hiatus, and a loud mouthed guy from Texas is […]

Guilty As Charged 1999 – Taz FINALLY Beats Shane

Guilty As Charged 1999 Date: January 10, 1999 Location: Millennium Theater, Kissimmee, Florida Attendance: 2,600 Commentator: Joey Styles So tonight after about eight months of waiting too long, it’s FINALLY time for Shane vs. Taz. The main problem here is simple: until this point, no one bought for a second that anyone but Taz was […]

Smackdown – July 29, 2011 – Sheamus, You’re Just Neat

Smackdown Date: July 29, 2011 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T, Josh Matthews It’s a new era in the WWE as HHH is now in charge and tonight he’ll be here to talk to Smackdown. No clue what that’ll bring but it should be interesting at least. We should get […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1995: Worst PPV Ever? Pretty Much.

Summerslam 1995 Date: August 27, 1995 Location: Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 18,062 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon We’re in the In Your House era now and if you’ve read my reviews of the earlier ones, you know what my thoughts are on the booking that was going on in this era. If you […]

Impact Wrestling – July 28, 2011 – Well They Had To Screw It Up Sometime Didn’t They?

Impact Wrestling Date: July 28, 2011 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tazz We’re still heading towards Hardcore Justice and Angle is now thrown into the main event mix as well as the Immortal storyline. It should get rather interesting rather soon, at least in theory. I still have a feeling that Hogan […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 1994: From Great Matches To Leslie Nielsen

Summerslam 1994 Date: August 29, 1994 Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 23,000 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon Well, where to begin with the changes? For one, Bret is the WWF Champion and is in the middle of his epic reign with it which would end two months later at the hands of…technically Owen Hart […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1993: I Still Don’t Get The Ending

Summerslam 1993 Date: August 30, 1993 Location: Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan Attendance: 23,954 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Vince McMahon Well, it’s a different time for the WWF now, as there’s no Warrior, no Hogan and Savage is commentating. This presents a big problem: there’s no one to lead the company as the top […]

Monday Nitro – September 4, 2000 – WarGames 2000

Monday Nitro Date: September 4, 2000 Location: Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mark Madden, Jeremy Borash So this is another one of those shows I’m doing because it had a special match on it. This is the final “Wargames” match although it’s only that in name only. This is five years to the […]