Articles from May 2017



Smackdown – December 26, 2002: He’s Got Guys

Smackdown Date: December 26, 2002 Location: Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final show of the year as we’re getting ready to start the build towards the Royal Rumble. We also have Brock Lesnar vs. Paul Heyman/Big Show/Kurt Angle in a feud that is likely to lead to a major […]

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Main Event – May 25, 2017: Pick Something Already

Main Event Date: May 22, 2017 Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Iowa Commentators: Vic Joseph, Corey Graves Dang it just when I’m getting used to Graves and Phillips being on every show together, or at least feeling like they are. They leave NXT and are now on one of the main shows each, 205 […]

205 Live – May 25, 2017: The Right Way To Do A Street Fight

205 Live Date: May 23, 2017 Location: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves We’re getting closer to Extreme Rules and that means we’re setting up another Austin Aries vs. Neville match. That would be the third match on pay per view between the two, which suggests to me that they really need […]

Impact Wrestling – May 25, 2017: And There Goes The Steam

Impact Wrestling Date: May 25, 2017 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: D’Angelo Dinero, Jeremy Borash It’s time for another triple threat match, this time with World Title implications. Tonight it’s James Storm vs. Ethan Carter III vs. Magnus in a match that will likely help set up the World Title picture as we approach […]

UK Championship Special: They’re Not Old Enough For This

UK Championship Special Date: May 19, 2017 Location: Epic Studios, Norwich, England Commentators: Jim Ross, Nigel McGuinness This was a special two day event taped about two weeks ago as WWE continues their UK expansion. The idea here is to set up the UK Title match at Takeover: Chicago, which was announced before this show […]

Ring of Honor TV – May 24, 2017: Here We Go Again

Ring of Honor Date: May 24, 2017 Location: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Attendance: 1,636/1,271 Commentators: Rocky Romero, Kevin Kelly We’re less than ten days removed from the War of the Worlds pay per view and last week was a stand alone episode. Therefore, this week it’s…..a series of matches from the Honor Rising event back […]

New Column: Cool it with Mahal the Backlash

What else was I going to talk about?  An amazing angle to end Takeover? https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-cool-mahal-backlash/

Monday Night Raw – December 23, 2002: With Bonus Footage and a House Band

Monday Night Raw Date: December 23, 2002 Location: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the last regular show of the year as next week is a Best Of special. Thankfully that means one less week of Scott Steiner vs. HHH, who last week reached new levels of suck with a […]

NXT – May 24, 2017: The Chicago Dream

NXT Date: May 24, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips This is one of those cool down shows that was taped before Takeover started off. In other words we’re in for a night of quick matches with a bunch of interviews and recaps being used to fill in […]