Articles from September 2018



Mixed Match Challenge – September 18, 2018 (Season 2 Premiere): Exactly What I Was Looking For

Mixed Match Challenge Date: September 18, 2018 Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Michael Cole, Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness We’re back with season two of this shindig, which should be a lot of fun. The first season saw some rather entertaining matches and moments as it turned out that some teams had some actual chemistry […]

Smackdown – April 22, 2004: It Doesn’t Get Much Worse Than This

Smackdown Date: April 22, 2004 Location: Prospera Palace, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz So last week saw what should probably be the death of Kurt Angle after Big Show chokeslammed him off a balcony, breaking both Angle’s head and leg. Other than that we’re still getting ready for JBL’s World Title shot […]

Main Event – September 13, 2018: The Work Pays Off

Main Event Date: September 13, 2018 Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson It’s the go home show for Hell in a Cell and that means some clips of the big pushes from Raw and Smackdown. This really is a week where they could just drop the original […]

Major League Wrestling – September 14, 2018: Gentlemen, We’re At War(Games)

Fusion #22 Date: September 14, 2018 Location: War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Rich Bocchini And then, WarGames. I’ll give MLW a lot of points for not wasting time in getting to something like this. They’ve built up some characters and a feud so they’re hitting the ground running with what they […]

Smackdown – September 18, 2018: One For The Effort Of Three

Smackdown Date: September 18, 2018 Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton We’re past Hell in a Cell now and AJ Styles is still the Smackdown World Champion, despite having tapped to Samoa Joe. That almost guarantees a rematch in Australia next month and that means the title is in […]

Impact Wrestling – September 13, 2018: Walk Softly And Make A Big Impact

Impact Wrestling Date: September 13, 2018 Location: Rebel Sports Complex, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews The very slow build towards Bound For Glory continues, which should be the case given how far away the show really is. We now have a main event of World Champion Austin Aries defending against Johnny Impact, […]

New Column: The Worker’s Title

It’s kind of an important piece of hardware. https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/kbs-review-september-19-2018-workers-title/ And I wrote a book about it. https://www.amazon.com/History-Intercontinental-Title-Thomas-Hall-ebook/dp/B01D4D3EGQ/

Monday Night Raw – April 19, 2004: Say Goodnight Canada

Monday Night Raw Date: April 19, 2004 Location: Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re done with Backlash and that means it’s time to start the long road to Bad Blood in June as May is Smackdown’s turn. Chris Benoit retained the World Title in another classic triple threat match while Randy […]

Mae Young Classic – September 12, 2018: Read All About It

Mae Young Classic Date: September 12, 2018 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix, Renee Young This isn’t really a show that needs much of an introduction. There are four matches on each episode and you might have heard of some of the women before. We’re still a good way […]

Monday Night Raw – September 17, 2018: In Case The Cell Wasn’t Dead Enough

Monday Night Raw Date: September 17, 2018 Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Corey Graves It’s the night after the Cell and that means things are now heading towards a variety of shows because the days of building towards one event on Monday night is gone. In this case we’re […]