Posts belonging to Category WWF PPV

In Your House VIII: Beware of Dog (2015 Redo): A Different Kind of Dark Match

This actually requires some backstory.  There are actually two versions of this show but only one ever saw the light of day. The original show was scheduled for Sunday, May 26 in Florence, South Carolina. After the first match aired as scheduled, a bad thunderstorm rolled into the area and knocked out the power to […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2002: The Night HHH Deserved It

Royal Rumble 2002 Date: January 20, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 12,915 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the first step to things falling downhill, as we’re a few months away from the Brand Split and things falling through the floor in quality. The main event tonight aside from the Rumble is […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2001: There’s Wrestlemania

Royal Rumble 2001 Date: January 21, 2001 Location: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Attendance: 16,056 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Austin is back and that’s by far the biggest change from last year. He’s been on a warpath after Rikishi and I think HHH for running him down last year. Other than that there […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2000: I Love That Street Fight

Royal Rumble 2000 Date: January 23, 2000 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 19,231 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross After sitting through 1998 and 1999, this is my reward. What we have here might be the best Rumble show of them all with one of the best matches ever and a […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1999: How to Make the Reigns Formula Work

Royal Rumble 1999 Date: January 24, 1999 Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California Attendance: 14,816 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole What did I ever do to you people? I try to give you all a variety of stuff and somehow I always wind up with freaking Russo. Isn’t me freaking out over 2000 WCW enough for […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: Stone Cold! Stone Cold! Stone Cold!

Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 18,542 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the year of Austin and for once, the WWF is looking good going forward as the debcale that was the main event of Starrcade has caused WCW to hit a brick wall. The […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1997 (2017 Redo): Rose Colored Glasses

Royal Rumble 1997 Date: January 19, 1997 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 60,235 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’m scared to think how many of those tickets were freebies. This is the annual requested redo and I’m not sure what to expect going into it. Well I am as I’ve seen the […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1996: It’s Shawn Again

Royal Rumble 1996 Date: January 21, 1996 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Attendance: 9,600 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect We’re in the Monday Night Wars era now and it’s all about Shawn at the moment. He’s back from injury and in the Rumble tonight, looking to become the second person ever to win back to […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1995: Short and Bitter

Royal Rumble 1995 Date: January 22, 1995 Location: USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Oh dang it 1995 WWF still exists. This is that year that no one likes to talk about and you have to fly through it as fast as you can or you might risk seeing […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1994: That Stupid Casket Match

Royal Rumble 1994 Date: January 22, 1994 Location: Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Ted DiBiase This is one of those shows where the good stuff is good but the bad stuff is REALLY bad. The main idea here is that someone has to stop Yokozuna, and it’s going to […]