Articles from July 2014

Impact Wrestling – July 31, 2014 (Destination X 2014): Same Time This Year

Impact Wrestling Date: July 31, 2014 Location: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz It’s Destination X, meaning for one night a year, the X Division actually matters. In this case we have another Option C, as Austin Aries has cashed in his X-Division Title for a World Title shot. Also, […]

International Network Dates

They finally announced some countries for the Network. The UK gets the Network at some point in October. Over 170 countries and territories get it on August 12, including Canada, Australia, Spain and Mexico among many others. There’s good stuff in the report, but the number of buys still isn’t great. International will help A […]

WWE Network Does 700,000 Buys

That’s not good. Here’s the report from

New Column: A Year Is A Long Time   Looking at how Summerslam has changed in the last year.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1996: That’s A Good Double Feature

Summerslam 1996 Date: August 18, 1996 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Mr. Perfect Things have changed quite a bit since last year. For one thing, the NWO currently has its foot on the WWF’s neck but no one knew how bad it was going to get. Shawn was […]

Monday Nitro – March 8, 1999 (2014 Redo): When Is A Wrestling Show Not A Wrestling Show?

Monday Nitro #179 Date: March 8, 1999 Location: Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts Attendance: 10,856 Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tony Schaivone, Bobby Heenan, Larry Zbyszko We had to get to this one eventually. I’ve heard warnings about this show for a long time now and even though I’ve seen it more than once before, the idea that this […]

Ricardo Rodriguez Released By WWE

Confirmed on Twitter.  This could be the first of many names coming this weekend.  Stay tuned. There isn’t much to say about Rodriguez. Without Del Rio, he was pretty expendable. I did like his comedy stuff though.

Wrestler of the Day – July 12: Bobby Lashley

In OVW, he was called Brock Lesnar Times Ten. It’s Bobby Lashley.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1995: Main Event Mabel

Summerslam 1995 Date: August 27, 1995 Location: Pittsburgh Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 18,062 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon … No please don’t make me do THIS show! I’ll pay you to not make me do this waste of a show. If there’s a bottom of the barrel for Summerslam and perhaps the WWF in […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1994: Double Vision

Summerslam 1994 Date: August 29, 1994 Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 23,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Things have changed a lot in the last year. First and foremost, we’re living in Bret Hart’s WWF now as he regained the world title at Wrestlemania over Yokozuna, more or less vanquishing him once and for […]