Articles from July 2017



Summerslam Count-Up – 1991: The Hart of the Company

Summerslam 1991 Date: August 26, 1991 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Roddy Piper, Gorilla Monsoon This is a show that almost no one remembers other than one match. The main event is Hogan/Warrior vs. Slaughter/Adnan/Mustafa, which would have been a much better match a few months […]

Smackdown – July 25, 2017: This Week Sweet, Next Week Huh

Smackdown Date: July 25, 2017 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re past Battleground and that means we’re off to the biggest party of the summer. Jinder Mahal is still the Smackdown World Champion and there’s a chance that Great Khali will be in his corner for at […]

Monday Night Raw – July 24, 2017: Like Father, Like….Kind Of?

Monday Night Raw Date: July 24, 2017 Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. Commentators: Booker T., Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’ve got less than a month to go before Summerslam and that means we need to start filling up the card. General Manager Kurt Angle has promised to settle the #1 contendership issue tonight but we […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Ah the Memories

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Battleground 2017: The Worst Match I’ve Seen In At Least Ten Years

Battleground 2017 Date: July 23, 2017 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton It’s time for another pay per view before we head on to Summerslam but tonight we have a Punjabi Prison match. Yeah they’re dusting this one off because the Smackdown World Champion is of Indian […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: One More For Old Times’ Sake

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]

No Way Out 2003 (2017 Redo): Half and Lower Half

No Way Out 2003 Date: February 23, 2003 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Attendance: 15,100 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz It’s time for another pay per view that is little more than a glorified pit stop before the real pay per view. At least this time around there are some major matches though, […]

Smackdown – February 20, 2003: That’s a Sweet Puppy

Smackdown Date: February 20, 2003 Location: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for No Way Out and the big draw this week is Hulk Hogan and the Rock being in the same building. I know it’s a battle of the generations but I’m not quite sure they’re going […]

Lucha Underground – July 19, 2017: How Rudo of Him

Lucha Underground Date: July 19, 2017 Location: Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, California Commentators: Vampiro, Matt Striker It’s another night of the Cueto Cup as we’re getting closer to the quarterfinals. The wrestling is starting to get better too as we have more matches worth watching between talents who have chances to win the whole […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Summer Liking

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view […]