Articles from December 2017



Appeared on the Universal Chatter Podcast

With two fellow staffers from Wrestlingrumors.net, we break down this year’s Best of Awards and debate Jinder Mahal.  Check out the show, which has a funny host and a few decent verbal jabs from the guests. https://www.facebook.com/wrestlingrumors/videos/1562209503855700/   Also I’ll be starting the 2017 Awards on January 2.  This year will be MUCH better run […]

Smackdown – December 26, 2017: There Is No Time For Humbug On Rusev Day

Smackdown Date: December 26, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton We’re still in Chicago to wrap up the year and the big story seems to be finding AJ Styles’ next challenger for the Smackdown World Title. We also need to find out what’s going on with the United […]

Monday Night Raw – December 25, 2017: I’m Dreaming Of A….Huh?

Monday Night Raw Date: December 25, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Booker T. For reasons of “USA Told Us To Do It”, WWE presents a three hour Monday Night Raw on Christmas night. As a bonus, the first hour will feature no commercials, because if there’s one thing I […]

Merry Christmas Everyone

Especially Becky Bigelow and company. There are about ten people in the world who are going to know what that means and since you’re likely not one of them, move along.

Vengeance 2003 (2017 Redo): The Show Smackdown Needed

Vengeance 2003 Date: July 27, 2003 Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Attendance: 9,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is the first ever Smackdown exclusive pay per view and for once I’m actually looking forward to it. They’ve done a much better job than usual of setting things up and there are multiple matches that could […]

Smackdown – June 24, 2003: I’m Trying To Believe

Smackdown Date: July 24, 2003 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Vengeance and hopefully the improvements continue around here. The big story continues to be the McMahon family drama but the World Title scene is starting to heat up. There are a few other good things […]

You Know What Would Make A Good Christmas Present?

An e-book (Or a paperback book.  Or both.) about wrestling.  Say by someone who watches a lot of it.  Even if it’s late, it’s the thought that counts. https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Hall/e/B00E6282W6/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1   I’ve got nearly thirty different subjects to pick from so there must be something you’ll like.

Main Event – December 22, 2017: Even Dana Brooke Can’t Help

Main Event Date: December 21, 2017 Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph We’re almost to the end of the year here and hopefully the show does well on the way to 2018. Thankfully we have a lot of clips from both shows this week, but Smackdown might not be […]

Pick a Royal Rumble For Me To Redo

It’s that time of year again.  Next week the Royal Rumble Count-Up will begin and that means I’ll be redoing the 2017 edition.  As a bonus, you all can pick another for me to redo.  You can pick any save for the following (which I’ve done recently): 1997 1999 2003 2015 2016   Vote in […]

Impact Wrestling – December 21, 2017 (Best of 2017 Part 1): When Your Best Just Isn’t Good Enough

Impact Wrestling Date: December 21, 2017 Host: Josh Matthews In a concept that is likely to draw a lot of jokes, this is a Best Of 2017 show with part two to follow next week. In other words there’s nothing new this week and we’ll be looking at a bunch of matches and segments from […]