Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania I: At Least It’s Not The Colossal Tussle

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 XXXIII. Little did I know that I would spend four years doing them and wind up […]

Road Wild 1998 (2013 Redo): There’s No Way Around It

Road Wild 1998 Date: August 8, 1998 Location: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, South Dakota Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenany, Bobby Heenan The summer of celebrities continues with one of the worst ideas I can imagine: Jay Leno as a professional wrestler. I still don’t get who this is supposed to attract. Fans of […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2013 Redo – Survivor Series 2012: Not Exactly The Fine Wine Of Wrestling

Survivor Series 2012 Date: November 18, 2012 Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield I don’t remember much about this show and I think that says a lot about it. The main event is a triple threat with Punk defending against Cena and Ryback because WWE […]

Spring Stampede 1998 (2013 Redo): Here Lies 1997. We Hardly Knew Ye.

Spring Stampede 1998 Date: April 19, 1998 Location: Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado Attendance: 7,428 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay Allegedly we have a double main event tonight but in reality only one of the matches has received any focus at all. The two matches are Sting vs. Savage for the world title and […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1998: Rock And HHH Ascend

Summerslam 1998 Date: August 30, 1998 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 21,588 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler A year has passed and a lot has changed. The biggest things of all are Austin being the WWF Champion and Raw dominating the Monday Night Wars. The Attitude Era is in full […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1997: Spoils of the Border War

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 […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1995: The Other (And Maybe Better) Shawn vs. Razor Ladder Match

Summerslam 1995 Date: August 27, 1995 Location: Pittsburgh Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 18,062 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon …..no. No please don’t make me do THIS show! I’ll pay you to not make me do this waste of a show. If there’s a bottom of the barrel for Summerslam and perhaps the WWF in […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1993: Luger Chokes Again

Summerslam 1993 Date: August 30, 1993 Location: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 23,954 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan A lot has changed in the last year. Bret won the WWF Title about three months after the last Summerslam but lost it at Wrestlemania to the monster Yokozuna. Yoko went on a path of […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1992: Two Masterpieces On One Show

Summerslam 1992 Date: August 31, 1992 Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England Attendance: 80,355 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan This is probably the most famous of all the Summerslams even to this day as we’re not only outside but for the first and only time ever, a regular PPV is being held in England. It’s another […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Hogan Steals The Show, As He Should

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]