Articles from May 2017



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 […]

Smackdown – May 23, 2017: Do You Know the Way to St. Louis?

Smackdown Date: May 23, 2017 Location: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Somehow we’re living in Jinder Mahal’s WWE, which could mean several things. First of all, we’re in for a Punjabi celebration tonight, which could mean a good number of possibilities. On top of that Mahal needs a […]

Monday Night Raw – May 22, 2017: The Longest Steps Of The Year

Monday Night Raw Date: May 22, 2017 Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Iowa Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves Somehow we’re less than two weeks away from Extreme Rules and that means it’s time to start building the pay per view card. We already have a five man main event for the #1 […]

Backlash 2017: So That Happened

Backlash 2017 Date: May 21, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s time for another Smackdown exclusive, which could mean things are hit or miss tonight. The card isn’t exactly the best with Jinder Mahal challenging Smackdown World Champion Randy Orton and AJ Styles challenging Kevin Owens […]

Ring of Honor TV – May 17, 2017: Back in Five Minutes

Ring of Honor Date: May 17, 2017 Location: William J. Myers Pavilion, Baltimore, Maryland Commentators: Colt Cabana, Ian Riccaboni And now for something completely different because we have a post-pay per view show. We’ll likely get to the next batch of TV tapings in three more weeks but for now we have a one off […]

Backlash 2017 Preview

It’s nice to have Backlash back where it belongs as the whole September slot didn’t feel right last year. I’m not sure if the show is going to be that much better as historically it’s more a show of Wrestlemania rematches, but why do that when you can do a mostly new card? This show […]

NXT Takeover – Chicago: It Worked Before And It Works Again

Takeover: Chicago Date: May 20, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Percy Watson How did we not get here before? If there’s one town that seems perfect for one of these things, it’s Chicago. We have a five match card here and thanks to the addition of the United Kingdom […]