Articles from July 2015



Roddy Piper Reportedly Dead At 61

Due to cardiac arrest.  This is starting to make the rounds from TMZ and then Meltzer (http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/43860-roddy-piper-passes-away).  If so, this is a huge shock as Piper had plans to be on a podcast today and was giving interviews over the recent Hogan issues. This is a huge shock and it’s going to take a bit […]

Lucha Underground – July 29, 2015 (Ultima Lucha Part One): I Don’t Want It To End

Lucha Underground Date: July 29, 2015 Location: Lucha Underground Arena, Los Angeles, California Commentators: Matt Striker, Vampiro We have arrived. Tonight is a rare idea in wrestling as we’re at a season finale, in this case called Ultima Lucha. This is the first of two shows as there was too much to contain in one […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1991: The Future Is Wearing Pink

Summerslam 1991 Date: August 26, 1991 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Roddy Piper, Gorilla Monsoon This is a show that almost no one remembers other than one match. The main event is Hogan/Warrior vs. Slaughter/Adnan/Mustafa, which would have been a much better match a few months […]

Smackdown – July 30, 2015: The Balancing Act

I knocked this out tonight instead of Thursday so we’ll see how this goes early instead of waiting for showtime. Smackdown Date: July 30, 2015 Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Jimmy Uso, Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips Smackdown has the potential to be interesting this week as we could get some more midcard build for […]

Impact Wrestling – July 29, 2015: Oh Shut Up Already

Impact Wrestling Date: July 29, 2015 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: D’Angelo Dinero, Josh Matthews The big story coming out of last week is Matt Hardy earning the #1 contendership in a tables match over Bobby Roode. This was the result of the night’s main story being thrown out due to the Hernandez issue, […]

NXT – July 29, 2015: The Fruits Of NXT’s Labor

NXT Date: July 29, 2015 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton We have a clear path towards Takeover: Brooklyn now with a main event of Finn Balor defending against Kevin Owens in a rematch from their Beast in the East showdown. Other than that it seems that […]

Layla Retires From WWE

http://www.wwe.com/inside/layla-retires-from-wwe-27726062   Does it count as news when you haven’t done anything in months if not years?  She’s from that model era of wrestling where the Divas were mostly worthless in the ring and Layla was really just the bubbly one who looked good in small outfits.  There were FAR worse Divas out there and […]

Monday Nitro – March 6, 2000: Oh Dear. Oh Dear Indeed.

Monday Nitro #230 Date: March 6, 2000 Location: Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Attendance: 4,682 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mark Madden We’re getting closer to the horror that is Uncensored 2000 and Jeff Jarrett vs. Sid Vicious. Both guys are talented and have their place on the card, but the main event isn’t the […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Oh Warrior. We Barely Knew Ye.

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

NWA San Francisco TV – July 1, 1979: I Think There’s Something Wrong With Him

San Francisco TV Date: July 1, 1978 Location: KXTV Studios, Sacramento, California Commentator: Hank Renner I had a good time with the previous show and I’m assuming this is the followup. I’m guessing we won’t be seeing Piper or Race here as it was rare to see the same lineup week after week. It was […]