Articles from August 2015



Monday Night Raw – August 31, 2015: Naked Male Cheerleaders And The Periodic Table

Monday Night Raw Date: August 31, 2015 Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield Last week saw the return of Sting and the disappearance of a statue, meaning tonight is likely to continue the time honored tradition of destroying that statue once and for all. Sting vs. Seth Rollins […]

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode 24

NorCal and I have a long chat about Summerslam, Takeover: Brooklyn and a bit about Raw.   http://mightynorcal.podbean.com/e/wwp-25-kb-is-here-for-nxt-takeover-summerslam-and-the-aftermath-rolling-into-night-of-champions/

Monday Night Raw – September 22, 1997 (2015 Redo): That Night In The Garden

Monday Night Raw Date: September 22, 1997 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 14,615 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is one of the biggest and more important episodes in the history of the show. For the first time ever, the show is in the world’s most famous arena […]

Thought of the Day: Something Russo Got Right

I’ve been watching a lot of Raw from 1997 lately and it’s such a different way of doing things.

Reviewing the Review: NXT Takeover: Brooklyn

So in addition to Summerslam, there was NXT’s biggest show of all time as they had roughly the same crowd as Summerslam in the same building for Takeover: Brooklyn. As usual I was way more excited for this than for whatever WWE was putting on as NXT actually knows how to build a full card. […]

Reviewing the Review – Summerslam 2015

We’re past what is still called the second biggest show of the year (I’ve been swayed to the idea that the Raw after Wrestlemania has taken that spot) and things were……there. I’ve had the better part of a week to digest the show now and I’m still not sure how I feel about it, so […]

Smackdown – August 27, 2015: The Dog Days Of Smackdown

Smackdown Date: August 27, 2015 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Uso, Rich Brennan It’s hard to say what’s going to happen tonight as the big story coming out of Raw is the return of Sting, who I can’t imagine is going to be here tonight. There’s always a chance […]

Ring of Honor TV Results – August 26, 2015: I Think I Get It

Ring of Honor Date: August 26, 2015 Location: William J. Myers Pavilion, Baltimore, Maryland Commentators: Steve Corino, Kevin Kelly This is a good time for ROH as their shows have been getting better over time with the focus shifting to the Tag Team Titles, which is a nice change of pace after Jay Lethal receiving […]

Impact Wrestling – August 26, 2015: Good Grief This Is Lame

Impact Wrestling Date: August 26, 2015 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: D’Angelo Dinero, Josh Matthews It’s week three of the GFW era in TNA and there’s a chance that Jeff Jarrett is going to take over as the full time boss. There is no way this could go badly for TNA of course. Other […]

NXT – August 26, 2015: They Do Know It’s On The Same Network Right?

NXT Date: August 26, 2015 Location: Barclays Center, New York City, New York Commentators: Corey Graves, Rich Brennan This is an interesting show as we have the matches that were taped prior to this past weekend’s Takeover special. I can’t imagine we’ll see anything that gives away show results aside from highlights for the sake […]