Articles from December 2017

Smackdown – July 31, 2003: Brock Done Screwed Up

Smackdown Date: July 31, 2003 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the very good Vengeance and that means it’s time to gear up for Summerslam. The big story is Kurt Angle regaining the Smackdown World Title when he pinned Brock Lesnar. Other than that we have the continuing saga […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1989: Not Quite There Yet

Royal Rumble 1989 Date: January 15, 1989 Location: The Summit, Houston, Texas Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the first PPV version of the show and things have changed a lot. Tonight, everyone is in the match and they’re focusing more on the idea of every man being for himself. The match […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1988: Take That Crockett!

It’s almost January and that means it’s time for the Road to Wrestlemania to begin. That road starts with the Royal Rumble, which has a very long history to it which we’re going to get into every day for the next 30 days before we hit the 201 edition. We’ll start with a brief intro […]

205 Live: Where the Cruiserweights Are These Days

205 Live Date: December 26, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness We’re continuing the slow crawl towards the Cedric Alexander vs. Enzo Amore Cruiserweight Title match, which of course is taking place on Monday Night Raw instead of 205 Live. As has been mentioned, it’s clear that this show is […]

Ring of Honor – December 27, 2017: How Can You Hate Christmas?

Ring of Honor Date: December 27, 2017 Location: RP Funding Center, Lakeland, Florida Commentators: Colt Cabana, Ian Riccaboni It’s after Christmas (or before depending on when this show airs for you) and that means it’s time for a special match. This time around we’ll be having a ten man tag with surprise teams, which could […]

Main Event – December 28, 2017: The Old Stuff Was Better

Main Event Date: December 28, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness We’ll wrap up Chicago week here with a recap of everything else that has happened so far. This Monday’s episode of Raw was surprisingly eventful for a Christmas night show (not that there’s much to compare it to) and […]

Impact Wrestling – December 28, 2017 (Best of 2017 Part 2): Get Your Priorities Straight

Impact Wrestling Date: December 28, 2017 Host: Josh Matthews It’s the second half of the Best of 2017 show and that means a lot more copying and pasting. There are several options that they could choose to air here but the Bound For Glory main event has already been announced. Next week is the show […]

New Column: Rusev Day and Other Holidays

Even though every day is Rusev Day, there is room for other holidays.

Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2003: You Knew This Was Coming

Monday Night Raw Date: July 28, 2003 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler We’re finally past the final single brand pay per view before it’s time for Summerslam and that means the build begins tonight. Last week saw Goldberg come out to face off with HHH so odds are we’ll […]

NXT – December 27, 2017: Johnny Cinderella

NXT Date: December 27, 2017 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson, Mauro Ranallo I know I say this a lot but it’s a big night around here. This time around we have the four way match for the #1 contendership to the NXT Title as Johnny Gargano, Lars Sullivan, […]