Articles from July 2011

NXT – July 26, 2011 – Now at Twenty One Weeks.

NXT Date: July 26, 2011 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Todd Grisham, William Regal Will we see O’Neil vs. Young VIII? Will Horny continue to think that Maryse likes him? Will there be more pro vs. pro matches that have absolutely nothing to do with the rookies whom the show is about? Can […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up: 1992 – A Tape Delayed PPV? Yes Really.

Summerslam 1992 Date: August 29, 1992 (aired on PPV August 31, 1992) Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England Attendance: 80,355 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan We’re a year removed from the nearly complete and utter crap that was Summerslam 1991. After Warrior was fired, he was back a mere 6 months later to save Hogan from […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1991: A Wedding That Goes Badly? What A New Concept!

Summerslam 1991 Date: August 26, 1991 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper Obviously it’s a year later and there’s few differences. The main one is that Hogan is once again the world champion (stunning isn’t it?) and the Deadman has arrived. Other than […]

Monday Night Raw – July 25, 2011 – I’m Digging This New Regi….PUNK IS BACK!!!

Monday Night Raw Date: July 25, 2011 Location: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler It’s the first week without Vince McMahon at the helm and the first day of the HHH run WWE. This should be a rather change heavy show in theory but it’s possible that said changes will be slower […]

Survivor Series 2000 – I Never Remember This Show

Survivor Series 2000 Date: November 19, 2000 Location: Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 18,602 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s a most interesting time for professional wrestling as WCW is on the absolute brink of going out of business and ECW was either off TV or almost off TV. The WWF had won the war […]

History of Summerslam Count Up – 1990: Very Sentimental Favorite

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is the first PPV that I ever had bought for me and we literally went through three copies of it as the tape itself was literally falling apart. As far as updates go, a few things […]

Clash of the Champions #35 – The Final Clash. Probably A Good Idea Too.

Clash of the Champions 35 Date: August 21, 1997 Location: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, Dusty Rhodes Clash of the Champions more or less was WCW’s Saturday Night’s Main Event. They started it up to go head to head with Wrestlemania 4 and actually put a solid dent in it. […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Gather Round The…..Cauldron?

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura So we’re a year removed from the first Summerslam and quite a bit has changed in the WWF. Savage is now a full heel and no longer the champion, having dropped the title to Hogan […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Liz Has Some Nice Legs

A few notes on this: first of all this was one of the first review series I ever did so the review style isn’t quite down yet and my grades might be a bit off by my normal stuff. Second this was supposed to start Friday so 88 and 89 will be going up today.  […]

Smackdown – July 22, 2011 – One Long Street Fight

Smackdown Date: July 22, 2011 Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T, Josh Matthews Money in the Bank is over and the question is simple: can Christian make it through one whole show as world champion? He won the title from Orton in the first instance I can ever remember where the […]