Articles from March 2017



Takeover: Orlando Preview

Last year, NXT held its first Takeover event during Wrestlemania weekend with the instant classic “Takeover: Dallas”. The show stole the spotlight over Wrestlemania weekend and was pretty easily the best show of the four days, possibly even the year. Now it’s time for round two and as luck would have it, NXT is in […]

Went to Axxess Again (And I Actually Used My Camera!)

This was my fourth Axxess and my first on Thursday night, which is the opening session. The layout is roughly the same every year and there’s really no difference in the way the rooms look in any given year save for where stages are. I only did General Admission this year after a VIP session […]

NXT – March 29, 2017: Big Guys Have More Fun

NXT Date: March 29, 2017 Location: University Area CDC Gymnasium, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips It’s the final show before Takeover: Orlando and that means most of the card is set, though you can probably guarantee one more match that we’ll get to later. The show has been starting to look […]

New Column: Wrestlemania….And Other Stuff

A look at what there is to do over Wrestlemania weekend.   https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-wrestlemania-stuff/

Smackdown – March 28, 2017: Flying Sparks From Mouths and Graves

Smackdown Date: March 28, 2017 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga It’s the final Smackdown before Wrestlemania and that means…..well likely it means a bunch of promos and a few matches here and there but that’s standard operating procedure for this time of year. I’d expect a big […]

Monday Night Raw – October 28, 2002: The Default Upgrade

Monday Night Raw Date: October 28, 2002 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This show comes in with a very simple advantage: it’s not the Katie Vick episode. There have been well over 1000 episodes of Monday Night Raw (we’ll hit #500 by the end of 2002) and last week’s […]

So This Happened

I’ll never top this as a wrestling fan.  Ever. Signed 30 years to the day. Taken while a Hart Foundation match with Jimmy managing was playing on a TV just over my left shoulder.  He seemed rather excited.

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVIII: The Biggest Match of This Generation

Wrestlemania XXVIII Date: April 1, 2012 Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida Attendance: 78,363 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler We wrap things up with this and a main event which no one ever thought we would see: John Cena vs. The Rock. This is one of if not the only match ever that I had […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVII: The Worst Choice In Wrestlemania History

Wrestlemania XXVII Date: April 3, 2011 Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 71,617 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Josh Matthews This is the Rock’s show as he’s back to be guest host. Really that’s all you need to know here because it’s all that matters. We’ve also got Cena vs. Miz for the Raw Title, […]

Greetings From Orlando

So in case I forgot to mention it, I’m back at Wrestlemania this year but since the wife is visiting family, I can go to WAY more stuff than I did last year.  On the schedule this year: Minimum of 3 signings (might be four depending on time) Two indy shows Axxess Wrestlecon Takeover Wrestlemania […]