Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: Let it Be Over

Wrestlemania V Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura Given how this year’s (2013) Wrestlemania is more or less a sequel to last year’s, this is an appropriate show to get to. This is more or less the followup to Wrestlemania IV as Savage […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania IV: Macho Madness

Wrestlemania IV Date: March 27, 1988 Location: Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,165 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Well the crowd is only about 1/5 the size of the one we had last year but there are even more matches this year. This is a one idea show: we’ve got […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania III: The Big One

Wrestlemania III Date: March 29, 1987 Location: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan Attendance: 93,173 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the biggest show in wrestling history with the biggest match in wrestling history as its main event. How’s that for a standard to live up to? In case you’re one of the six wrestling fans […]

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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1988: There’s Something Odd About This One

It’s December (or it will be when you read this) and that means it’s time for the Road to Wrestlemania to begin. That road starts with the Royal Rumble, which has a very long history to it which we’re going to get into every day for the next 29 days before we hit the 2017 […]

History of Survivor Series Part I: Origins and Early Years

I’m doing a series of short(ish) articles on the history of the show for wrestlingrumors.net as part of the road to the thirtieth show.  These will go up on Tuesdays and Fridays.   http://wrestlingrumors.net/history-of-survivor-series-part-i-origins-and-early-years/

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1988: The Mega Powers’ Fuse

Survivor Series 1988 Date: November 24, 1988 Location: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura The WWF was changing gears around this time with the Mega Powers being on top of the company instead of just Hogan. We’re also getting ready for Wrestlemania V, meaning the Mega Powers are already about […]

Thought of the Day: The Feud That Hogan Lost

In honor of the first Survivor Series being reposted. It’s a rare case but Hulk Hogan lost the feud to Andre the Giant.

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1987: One of My Favorites

It’s time for another one of these which are always worth checking out. Starting Saturday 22nd, I’ll be posting a review of a Survivor Series until we get to the 2016 edition on November 21. These are the remastered versions from last year, save for a pair of updates. As usual, I’ll have a fresh […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Another, Ahem, Hot Tag Match

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]