Survivor Series Count-Up – 1997: This Sounds Familiar

Survivor Series 1997 Date: November 9, 1997 Location: Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Attendance: 20,593 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We had to get here eventually. This is the show that changes everything in wrestling and officially launches the WWF into a new era. Aside from the big moment on the show, we also have […]

New E-Book: KB’s Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews

Photo credit to Killjoy as always. As 1996 came to a close, it was clear that WCW was in command of the Monday Night Wars. While Monday Nitro was running away with the battles, Monday Night Raw was the same show that we had been seeing for years. It was clear that something needed to […]

Monday Night Raw – December 22, 1997: Russo Done Right

Monday Night Raw Date: December 22, 1997 Location: Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Massachusetts Attendance: 2,403 Commentators: Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Kevin Kelly, Jim Cornette It’s the Christmas show and things are really starting to find their groove. The Royal Rumble is coming soon and it’s getting clearer and clearer every week that Steve Austin is the […]

Happy Birthday Nitro!

The show is twenty years old today and dear goodness that makes my world feel like it’s crashing down around me.   Methinks you all might want to check out my e-books on Monday Nitro, including (click on the links): Complete 1995/1996 Complete 1997 First Half of 1998 (Includes the first half of Thunder 1998)

Monday Night Raw – September 22, 1997 (2015 Redo): That Night In The Garden

Monday Night Raw Date: September 22, 1997 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 14,615 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is one of the biggest and more important episodes in the history of the show. For the first time ever, the show is in the world’s most famous arena […]

Thought of the Day: Something Russo Got Right

I’ve been watching a lot of Raw from 1997 lately and it’s such a different way of doing things.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1997: The Most Important Botch Of All Time

Summerslam 1997 Date: August 3, 1997 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,213 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon, Jim Ross We’re in a very different era now as the WWF has finally realized they needed to step things up against WCW. The result was the rise of Steve Austin in his war […]

In Your House XIV: I Knew They Could Do It

In Your House #15: A Cold Day In Hell Date: May 11, 1997 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Attendance: 9,381 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross Things are still bad for the WWF but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, assuming you have a telescope with you. At the moment nothing is working […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: That Image Sold A Lot Of T-Shirts

Wrestlemania XIII Date: March 23, 1997 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 18,197 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler There’s a very strong case that this is the night where the Attitude Era began. I’m not sure if that’s the case but it beats almost anything else for second place. The alleged main event […]

Monday Night Raw – March 31, 1997: Breaking Ground On A New Foundation

Monday Night Raw Date: March 31, 1997 Location: Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois Attendance: 4,282 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon We’re knocking on the door of the story of the year and that’s the best thing that can happen to the WWF. Bret has turned his back on the American fans and doesn’t care […]