Articles from October 2017



Survivor Series Count-Up – 1988 (2017 Redo): Hulk Hogan, You’re A Bad Man

Survivor Series 1988 Date: November 24, 1988 Location: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura It’s one of my favorite times of the wrestling year as we’re up to Survivor Series. As usual I’m redoing an old show to go with last year’s, and this time around it’s from my favorite […]

Smackdown – May 22, 2003: Prelude to a Test

Smackdown Date: May 22, 2003 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Judgment Day and that means it’s time to get ready for…well that’s not clear actually as we have Bad Blood as a Raw exclusive pay per view for June. Brock Lesnar is in need of a fresh challenger […]

Tables Ladders and Chairs 2017 Preview

Let’s get this in as fast as I can before another performer is taken off the card due to illness. In a rare case, two top level wrestlers scheduled to appear on this show have been taken off the card due to medical issues. That changes the whole dynamic of the show, but that doesn’t […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1987: The Big Match Sequel

It’s time for another one of these which are always worth checking out. Starting Friday the 20th, I’ll be posting a review of a Survivor Series until we get to the 2017 edition on November 19. These are the versions from 2012, but earlier this month I went back and read through them again, fixing […]

Well That Changed Everything

So I go to dinner with the in-laws and apparently the wrestling world just went nuts.

Main Event – October 19, 2017: I’m Rather Speechless

Main Event Date: October 19, 2017 Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness If WWE is heading towards Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Main Event is coming right along with it. This is another one of those weeks where the main show didn’t do so well, meaning the short form recap version might […]

Impact Wrestling – October 19, 2017: What Is Impact Wrestling?

Impact Wrestling Date: October 19, 2017 Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Jeremy Borash, Josh Matthews Hopefully with more wrestling this week. We’re less than a month away from Bound For Glory 2017 and that means it’s time to really crank things up. The big story is Johnny Impact becoming #1 contender to Eli Drake’s […]

Ring of Honor TV – October 18, 2017: The Bullet Bites the Burger

Ring of Honor Date: October 18, 2017 Location: Sam’s Town Live, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana We’re still in Las Vegas and still dealing with the fallout from Death Before Dishonor. It’s not clear if Global Wars, which will have ended by the time this show airs, will get any focus. That’s […]

New Column: My Version of Thinking Lesnar vs. Mahal is Dumb

You know, because it is. https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-version-thinking-lesnar-vs-mahal-dumb/

NXT – October 18, 2017: One Step Down the Road

NXT Date: October 18, 2017 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson, Mauro Ranallo It’s the Undisputed night as the Undisputed Era are back in the ring this week. Tonight it’s going to be the Undisputed Era vs. Sanity in a six man tag. The question though is how does […]