Articles from January 2017



Smackdown – January 31, 2017: The Future Price of Gold Takes a Hit

Smackdown Date: January 31, 2017 Location: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips, David Otunga We’re less than nine weeks away from Wrestlemania and most of the interesting things at the Royal Rumble were from the blue brand. John Cena is the new Smackdown World Champion and Randy […]

In Your House VIII: Beware of Dog (2015 Redo): A Different Kind of Dark Match

This actually requires some backstory.  There are actually two versions of this show but only one ever saw the light of day. The original show was scheduled for Sunday, May 26 in Florence, South Carolina. After the first match aired as scheduled, a bad thunderstorm rolled into the area and knocked out the power to […]

Monday Night Raw – May 27, 1996: Between the Dogs

Monday Night Raw Date: May 27, 1996 Location: Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re past In Your House VIII and….we saw about half the show. In a pretty famous moment, the arena’s power was knocked out by an electrical storm and aside from the first and […]

Monday Night Raw – May 20, 1996: Holy Cheese Steaks Served on a Book of New York Times Crossword Puzzles

Monday Night Raw Date: May 20, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler This is going to be the last show of an era as the Curtain Call happened over the weekend but this was taped WAY in advance so the political issues haven’t come up yet. […]

Monday Night Raw – May 13, 1996: The First of Way Too Many

Monday Night Raw Date: May 13, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Maybe this one can pick things up a bit. Last week’s show was about as uninteresting as you can get as we head towards In Your House VIII and the showdown of Shawn Michaels […]

Monday Night Raw – May 6, 1996: That’s an Intriguing Main Event

Monday Night Raw Date: May 6, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Again, for reasons that I can’t understand, I can’t get away from 1996. We’re just into the Shawn Michaels era now but more importantly, Razor Ramon and Diesel are gone (save for a few […]

Monday Night Raw – January 30, 2017: JOE IS GONNA DE-BUT! JOE IS GONNA DE-BUT!

Monday Night Raw Date: January 30, 2017 Location: Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves We’re past the Royal Rumble and that means we have about five weeks before Fastlane, which is getting close to the Wrestlemania season. The big story for Raw last night was Roman Reigns having the […]

AJ Styles Infographic

These things are always cool.  I can’t blow it up so click on it and zoom in a lot to read it.

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2016 (2017 Redo): Gold Rush Fever

I got a bit busy yesterday so here’s the last Rumble count-up of the year. Royal Rumble 2016 Date: January 24, 2016 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 15,170 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Now this one actually has my interest for a change. A year ago, WWE decided that the right […]

Royal Rumble 2017: I Can Go With That

Royal Rumble 2017 Date: January 29, 2017 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton Corey Graves, John Bradshaw Layfield, Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, Tom Phillips We’re finally here and I don’t know who wins the main event. The Royal Rumble really is that wide open this year and that hasn’t been the […]