Smackdown – March 21, 2017: Oh Shane…..Just Stop

Smackdown Date: March 21, 2017 Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga, Tom Phillips We’ve got two shows left before Wrestlemania XXXIII and it’s not likely that any brand new ideas are going to be added to the card. Odds are we’ll have Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin confirmed and […]

Smackdown – March 14, 2017: Shane Over Stephanie

Smackdown Date: March 14, 2017 Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips We’ve got three Smackdowns left before Wrestlemania and now we have a #1 contender to Bray Wyatt’s Smackdown World Title. However, that means we have issues between Commissioner Shane McMahon and AJ Styles and there’s an official confrontation […]

Smackdown – March 7, 2017: That Old Feeling

Smackdown Date: March 7, 2017 Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, David Otunga We’re down to four shows left before Wrestlemania XXXIII and tonight we’re likely finding out who is challenging for the Smackdown World Title. I know you might have heard that one before but this […]

Thoughts on the 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

Don’t these usually come out earlier? These are Meltzer and Company’s awards (yes I’m aware his readers vote on them and if you believe that he doesn’t influence voting, you’re really missing the obvious) and I’ve jotted down a few thoughts on each. These aren’t meant to be any kind of in depth analysis and […]

Smackdown – February 28, 2017: That Was…..A Lot

Smackdown Date: February 28, 2017 Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Minnesota Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips It’s a stacked card tonight and I assure you that has nothing to do with the President giving a speech to a joint session of Congress at the halfway point of the show. […]

Smackdown – February 21, 2017: But It’s A Battle Royal!

Smackdown Date: February 21, 2017 Location: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo It’s a double shot tonight as we have a pair of big gimmick matches to get us further along the Road to Wrestlemania. First up it’s Natalya vs. Nikki Bella in a falls […]

Smackdown – February 14, 2017: Roses Are Red, Violets Aren’t Blue, Smackdown Was Good, This Doesn’t Rhyme

Smackdown Date: February 14, 2017 Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, California Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, David Otunga, John Bradshaw Layfield There’s nothing in between us and Wrestlemania XXXIII at this point with Elimination Chamber out of the way. We still have some big TV to knock off first though and that includes one heck of […]

Elimination Chamber 2017: It’s Got The Whole Show In Its Hands

Elimination Chamber 2017 Date: February 12, 2017 Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips, David Otunga We’re two weeks removed from the Royal Rumble and that means it’s time for another pay per view. This time it’s Smackdown only with the big namesake match setting up the […]

Smackdown – February 7, 2017: Let Me Check My Notes

Smackdown Date: February 7, 2017 Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton It’s the last show before Elimination Chamber because this is that annoying period where we have all these pay per views in the span of a few weeks. The card seems to already be set […]

Thoughts On the Rumored Wrestlemania XXXIII Card

Just…..wow.  This has been floating around for a bit and if this is the case, I have no idea where we are on a lot of these things.  Here it is with a thought or two per match.