Articles from March 2017



KB’s History of NXT Volumes 1 and 2 Now Available in Paperback

I don’t think I’d be going too far to suggest that NXT is one of the most entertaining and well received promotions to come along in years. Now it gets its own spot on Wrestlemania weekend and feels like a genuine alternative to the main roster. But how exactly did we get here? In these […]

Impact Wrestling – March 23, 2017: That’s a Really, Really Bad Sign

Impact Wrestling Date: March 23, 2017 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Jeremy Borash, D’Angelo Dinero, Josh Matthews We’re on to week three of the reboot and hopefully last week’s improvements continue here. Last week’s show was a slight upgrade from the borderline disaster of the first week but it’s not clear where things are […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXII: Cena’s Moment

Wrestlemania XXII Date: April 2, 2006 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 17,159 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross We head to the midwest here for a pretty forgotten show. The main events here are Cena defending against HHH and Angle defending against Guerrero and Orton. No that isn’t a typo. The triple […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXI: When Cena Wasn’t King

Wrestlemania XXI Date: April 3, 2005 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 20,193 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz If last year’s show was about change, this one is ten times stronger. This year is about introducing the newest generation of mega stars into the top of the card and it couldn’t […]

Monday Night Raw – October 21, 2002 (2017 Redo): Katie Vick

Monday Night Raw Date: October 21, 2002 Location: Gaylord Entertainment Center, Knoxville, Tennessee Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re past No Mercy and the big story on the red side is the potential murder/necrophiliac did NOT win the World Title, meaning the Intercontinental Title has ceased to be. That means we’re in need of a […]

New Column: Then vs. Almost Now

https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-vs-almost-now/   I know Wrestlemania XXXII was bad, but is XXXIII going to be even worse?  Let’s look at five arbitrary points!

WWE Looking Into Buying ROH?

https://wrestlingrumors.net/rumor-wwe-secretly-talks-buy-roh/   I believe the term is hokey smoke.

NXT – March 22, 2017: They Needed This

NXT Date: March 22, 2017 Location: University Area CDC Gymnasium, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips The main roster isn’t the only place where we’re getting ready for a major show. There are only two episodes of NXT left before Takeover: Orlando and that means we need to hammer out the rest […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XX (2017 Redo): The Definitive One

Wrestlemania XX Date: March 14, 2004 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is an interesting choice but when I asked which show you wanted redone, I got a nine way tie at one vote apiece so I picked it myself. If […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIX: It’s Loved For A Reason

Wrestlemania XIX Date: March 30, 2003 Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Attendance: 54,097 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross We’re into the brand split now, which means there are two world titles to deal with. On this show however there are two other matches which could easily be considered the main event. This […]