Articles from January 2015

Fall Brawl 1999 (2015 Redo): Screw You WCW

Fall Brawl 1999 Date: September 12, 1998 Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Attendance: 7,491 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan Well we had to get here eventually, even though I don’t think people wanted to. The main event here is Sting vs. Hogan for the title and Goldberg vs. Page […]

Thunder – September 9, 1999: A Real Alternative

Thunder Date: September 9, 1999 Location: Wendler Arena, Saginaw, Michigan Attendance: 4,653 Commentators: Larry Zbyszko, Mike Tenay We’re into a new era here in WCW as I’m convinced the company gave up at the last Nitro. Unfortunately that means we have a taped Thunder to sit through, even though the previous show felt like the […]

Impact Wrestling – January 30, 2015: The Fastest PPV Build Of All Time

Impact Wrestling Date: January 30, 2015 Location: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York Commentators: Josh Matthews, Taz The World Title picture is starting to pick up again as Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, Austin Aries and MVP all have their eyes on Lashley’s title. It’s hard to say what’s coming up next week at Lockdown […]

Smackdown – January 29, 2015: And So It Ends. Please Dear Goodness Let It End.

Smackdown Date: January 29, 2015 Location: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Commentators: Byron Saxton, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole This is a rare live show due to the massive snow storm in the northeast that wiped out Tuesday’s tapings. That might actually be the best thing they could have had happen to them after the negative reaction […]

Lucha Underground – January 21, 2015: Careful Kid, You’ll Put Your Eye Out

Lucha Underground Date: January 21, 2015 Location: Lucha Underground Arena, Los Angeles, California Commentators: Vampiro, Matt Striker As the first Lucha Underground Champion, it was only a matter of time before Prince Puma found his first challenger. In this case it’s the monster non-luchador Cage, which is a great choice for a monster for Puma […]

Monday Night Raw – March 17, 1997: Bret Snaps

Monday Night Raw Date: March 17, 1997 Location: War Memorial, Syracuse, New York Attendance: 4,737 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon Here’s where everything changes for good and it blew the doors off the place. This is the go home show for Wrestlemania XIII and Bret Hart is challenging Sid for the World Title […]

New Column: Who Are You Again?

Looking at Reigns finding himself and playing a little game.

NXT – January 28, 2015: It Made Sense

NXT Date: January 28, 2015 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Alex Riley, Jason Albert, Tom Phillips This is another big show as we’re two weeks out from Takeover and the showdown between Owens and Zayn. The contract signing is tonight and Owens has promised to say what he has to say to […]

Monday Nitro – September 6, 1999: WCW’s Surrender

Monday Nitro #204 Date: September 6, 1999 Location: Miami Arena, Miami, Florida Attendance: 8,623 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone It’s one of those rare weeks where WCW has given us the slightest glimmer of hope coming off this past week’s Thunder. They actually let Saturn escape with his life against Sid and the Revolution got […]

Monday Night Raw – March 10, 1997: The Skeleton of Greatness

Monday Night Raw Date: March 10, 1997 Location: Centrum Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Attendance: 4,088 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross This is the show where everything changes. After years of the same set and look, Raw changes over to the modern look with the metal ramp and huge screen that is still around today, FINALLY making […]