Articles from December 2015

Smackdown – December 31, 2015: The Moving Day Special

Smackdown Date: December 31, 2015 Location: Verizon Center, Washington DC Commentators: Rich Brennan, Booker T., Jerry Lawler We’ll wrap up the year here with a Smackdown that not a lot of people are going to watch because most people aren’t at home from 8-10pm on New Year’s Eve. The big story coming out of Monday […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1991: They Had To Do It

Royal Rumble 1991 Date: January 19, 1991 Location: Miami Arena, Miami, Florida Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper So it’s 1991 now and the US is at war (kind of). Therefore, the main event here, other than the Rumble of course, is Warrior defending the world title against Slaughter. This is a major changeover […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1990: How To Do The Rumble

Royal Rumble 1990 Date: January 21, 1990 Location: Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We hit the 90s and there’s a bit of a new feel to the company with that new decade. Things are now being made to look a little newer and it’s probably a good thing that […]

Monday Nitro – August 7, 2000: These Guys Can Only Do So Much

Monday Nitro #252 Date: August 7, 2000 Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Commentators: Scott Hudson, Tony Schiavone, Mark Madden It’s the go home show for New Blood Rising and the show has gone off a cliff again. In this case there’s the issue of a missing Russo interview from Thunder, which is likely going to […]

NXT – December 30, 2015: Well It Is The Best

NXT Date: December 30, 2015 Hosts: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves This is the first half of the Best of 2015, meaning there’s no new material save for match introductions. It’s been a good year for NXT and the next two weeks are going to be a good look back at all the good things that […]

New Column: Three Ways To Make It Work

Looking at the three best matches of the year and why each worked in different ways.

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode 34

It’s the end of the year jamboree with myself, Ty and Shocky all talking with NorCal about the best of the year.

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1989: Not Quite There Yet

Royal Rumble 1989 Date: January 15, 1989 Location: The Summit, Houston, Texas Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the first PPV version of the show and things have changed a lot. Tonight, everyone is in the match and they’re focusing more on the idea of every man being for himself. The match […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1988: When It Was A Midcard Match

It’s December and that means it’s time for the Road to Wrestlemania to begin. That road starts with the Royal Rumble, which has a very long history to it which we’re going to get into every day for the next 28 days before we hit the 2016 edition. We’ll start with a brief intro into […]

Impact Wrestling – December 29, 2015: Not That It Matters

Impact Wrestling Date: December 29, 2015 Hosts: Josh Matthews, D’Angelo Dinero It’s the second half of the Best of 2015 show, meaning this one is likely to focus on Bound For Glory and the tournament. Last week’s show was kind of all over the place so it could be interesting to see what they do […]