Articles from January 2017



Royal Rumble 2017 Preview

I really need to stop doing these when I’m half asleep, causing me to not post them on here on time.  Here it is for the sake of completion though. This might be my favorite show of the year. There’s something so simple about the idea of a bunch of people being in the ring […]

Takeover – San Antonio: Another Broken Streak

Takeover: San Antonio Date: January 28, 2017 Location: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Percy Watson, Tom Phillips, Corey Graves For the first time that I can remember, NXT actually has its work cut out to make one of these shows work. The card just isn’t all that strong this time around and it shows […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2015: Let It Go

Royal Rumble 2015 Date: January 25, 2015 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,164 Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler Now this is one I’ve been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. I actually didn’t mind the main event the first time around but ever since then I haven’t […]

Smackdown – August 29, 2002: The Stephanie Factor

Smackdown Date: August 29, 2002 Location: Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Summerslam and Smackdown now has their own World Champion as Stephanie (cue the chorus) has signed Brock Lesnar to an exclusive deal. How exactly she can do this isn’t clear but my guess is SHE’S STEPHANIE […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2014: The Night it Changed

Royal Rumble 2014 Date: January 26, 2014 Location: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler The big story here is the rise of Daniel Bryan, who has gone from solid midcard guy to the people’s choice to win the Rumble. However, Batista has returned and is basically the guaranteed […]

KB’s Reviews Now Available in PAPERBACK

You’re all familiar with the Big Four WWE pay per views. Well now you can be even more familiar with them by picking up my collections of reviews, which are now available in PAPERBACK. After years of only having these as e-books I’ve gone through all of them, polished them up, and turned them into […]

NXT Takeover: San Antonio Preview

It’s that time again as NXT will be taking over another Saturday night before we get to one of the Big Four pay per views. Unfortunately this show hasn’t had the best build in the world and a lot of that is due to a combination of the talent being taken up to the main […]

Best of 2016: Wrestler of the Year

We’re down to the final series with the most important of them all: Wrestler of the Year. Someone has to be the biggest name with the best year and that’s what we’re going to be looking at today. WWE has had a great year and some very talented wrestlers put on a strong series of […]

Best of 2016: Surprise of the Year

This is one of the last two because we’re getting close to the Royal Rumble and that’s FAR too late for the sake of doing a Best of series. Basically today we’re looking at the Surprise of the Year, which I’m going to keep a bit shorter for the sake of time. There are a […]

Ring of Honor TV – January 25, 2017: The ECW Formula

Ring of Honor Date: January 25, 2017 Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Kelly Tonight we’re looking at the Brits as the TV Champion Marty Scurll and his archnemesis Will Ospreay are both here tonight. It would be nice if that doesn’t turn into something about Japan for a change but Ospreay […]