I had to get here eventually and it feels great to be back. These shows are the first reviews I ever did as I thought it would be fun to look back at every show leading up to Wrestlemania 32. Little did I know that I would spend four years doing them and wind up […]
I had to get here eventually and it feels great to be back. These shows are the first reviews I ever did as I thought it would be fun to look back at every show leading up to Wrestlemania 25. Little did I know that I would spend four years doing them and wind up […]
Hulk Hogan and Saturday Night Live Edition.
Starrcade 1985 Date: November 28, 1985 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina/The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia Commentators: Bob Caudle, Tony Schiavone So we’re here in 1985 now and on to a new city in Atlanta. Wrestlemania has now debuted as the WWF and Hulk Hogan in particular are clearly something to be reckoned with. By […]
Saturday Night’s Main Event #3 Date: November 2, 1985 Location: Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura This is in between the first and second Manias so you can tell that this isn’t going to be anything really special. The main thing here is that it’s Halloween and Roddy Piper is a jerk. […]
The Big Event Date: August 28, 1986 Location: Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 70,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jimmy Valiant, Ernie Ladd You read the attendance right. This was by far and away the biggest crowd in North American history until about 8 months later when they got almost 20,000 more into the stands. This […]
This is a series I announced almost two weeks ago and I finally have time to get around to it. Again this won’t be daily but I’ll try to get one up every week or two. We’re starting with a double feature today.
Saturday Night’s Main Event 1 Date: May 11, 1985 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island, New York Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura So I figured this was a good one to get around to. This is the fallout show from Mania but there isn’t a ton of fallout. No one really knew what this […]
Prime Time Wrestling Date: April 9, 1985 Hosts: Jack Reynolds, Jesse Ventura Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Gene Okerlund This is a different kind of wrestling show. The idea here is that the hosts sit in a studio and introduce matches to us. The matches would usually be from one house show that was filmed and then […]
All-American Wrestling Date: March 31, 1985 Host: Gene Okerlund Commentators: Jack Reynolds, Jesse Ventura, Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino No Mercy 03 is downloading so here’s a show you don’t often see: it’s from Wrestlemania Sunday. Who knows when this was taped but it’s literally airing hours before the biggest show ever. This should be interesting […]