Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2003: Some High Quality Professional Wrestling

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a really odd entry in the series as the namesake match is being treated as secondary to almost everything else. Really, coming into this show, there’s a good argument to be […]

Smackdown – August 14, 2003: The XFL, the WBF and Cracker Barrel vs. Bob Evans

Smackdown Date: August 14, 2003 Location: Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in a new era around here as Brock Lesnar has turned heel again, this time siding with Vince McMahon against Smackdown World Champion Kurt Angle. You can pretty much guarantee the Summerslam title match now, but it does beg […]

Monday Night Raw – August 11, 2003: This Show Cascades To and Fro And Is Still Bad

Monday Night Raw Date: August 11, 2003 Location: Mark of the Quad, Moline, Illinois Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler The slow crawl towards Summerslam continues and now we have an Elimination Chamber match for the Raw main event. Why anyone would want that is beyond me, but we also have Shane McMahon as the big […]

Smackdown – August 7, 2003: Obvious Isn’t Bad

Smackdown Date: August 7, 2003 Location: Skyreach Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole Smackdown has some work to do to catch up with Raw, which announced an Elimination Chamber match for the upcoming Summerslam. Tonight Smackdown has a big match of its own though with Brock Lesnar vs. Vince McMahon in a […]

Monday Night Raw – August 4, 2003: They Thought This Was A Good Idea

Monday Night Raw Date: August 4, 2003 Location: PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler We’re coming up on Summerslam and as luck would have it, there’s a fresh McMahon to dominate the show! Last week Shane made his big return to stand up for his mother after Kane attacked her […]

Smackdown – July 31, 2003: Brock Done Screwed Up

Smackdown Date: July 31, 2003 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the very good Vengeance and that means it’s time to gear up for Summerslam. The big story is Kurt Angle regaining the Smackdown World Title when he pinned Brock Lesnar. Other than that we have the continuing saga […]

Monday Night Raw – July 28, 2003: You Knew This Was Coming

Monday Night Raw Date: July 28, 2003 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler We’re finally past the final single brand pay per view before it’s time for Summerslam and that means the build begins tonight. Last week saw Goldberg come out to face off with HHH so odds are we’ll […]

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 […]

Monday Night Raw – July 21, 2003: The Shackles Are Off

Monday Night Raw Date: July 21, 2003 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman So Kane is still the big monster, even though we already have HHH as the evil World Champion. As usual, this show seemingly has no idea how to push a face other than Steve Austin, who might […]