Articles from August 2013



Monday Nitro – April 6, 1998: The Last of The Good Old Days

Monday Nitro #134 Date: April 6, 1998 Location: Miami Arena, Miami, Florida Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, Larry Zbyszko This is the first time WCW has gotten together since last week and as usual, the focus is all on the NWO. In this case it was Nash accidentally kicking Hogan in the face, […]

On This Day: August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: The Biggest Crowd Ever

The Big Event Date: August 28, 1986 Location: Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 70,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jimmy Valiant, Ernie Ladd You read the attendance right. This was by far and away the biggest crowd in North American history until about 8 months later when they got almost 20,000 more into the stands. This […]

On This Day: August 27, 1999 – ECW on TNN: The Era Of Suck Begins

First ECW on TNN Date: August 27, 1999 Commentator: Joey Styles From the title I think you get the idea here. This show is weird as it’s a lot like the old WWF TV shows as it’s a collection of previously aired matches thrown together here. The first show they taped was awful so they […]

Ted DiBiase Jr. Gone From WWE

This was announced much earlier today but I kept forgetting to talk about it.  That should sum up my feelings about DiBiase being gone. Not a bad guy but he didn’t do anything to separate himself from the pack.

ECW on TNN – February 25, 2000: ECW Fans Don’t Like Wrestling

ECW on TNN Date: February 25, 2000 Location: The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Attendance: 2,250 Commentators: Joey Styles, Joel Gertner We’re getting closer to the Living Dangerously PPV and I don’t think anything has been announced for the show. There’s also no announcement made yet on the future of the TV Title other than there will […]

Bound For Glory Series Cut Short, Final Reguar Matches Set For Thursday

According to Meltzer’s site: Quote: The entire thing is a mess because time is running out and of the 11 matches that would be necessary for each guy in a 12 man round-robin tournament, the guys have ranged from four to six matches completed with time running out. So they are essentially dropping everything, doing […]

A Bit More On AJ vs. Total Divas

Odds are most of you haven’t seen every episode of Total Divas.  If they make the Total Divas the faces in this, here’s what they’re going to have to overcome from the “reality” show.

On This Day: August 26, 1999 – Smackdown 1999 (Weekly Debut): Chris Jericho’s First Match

Note that this is very old and the quality isn’t what it would be today.   Smackdown (Debut Weekly Episode) Date: August 26, 1999 Location: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Well, since I just reviewed Summerslam 99 for the series, I figured I’d throw this in as well. It’s four […]

On This Day: August 25, 1984 – WWF New York City House Show: A Terrified Roddy Piper

WWF House Show Date: August 25, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Commentators: Alfred Hayes, Gorilla Monsoon I found a few shows from 1984 and now that I’m done with the book and the Wrestlemania redos I actually have time to get around to them. This is just after the Brawl […]

Monday Night Raw – August 26, 2013: Four In A Row For Bryan

Monday Night Raw Date: August 26, 2013 Location: US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re in a good place in WWE right now with the big story on top and a lot of other good things going on underneath. Tonight needs to be the night that Bryan makes […]