Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXIII: Make Your Own Joke

Wrestlemania XXIII Date: April 1, 2007 Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 80,103 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz, John Bradshaw Layfield, Joey Styles To say this show was a success is an understatement. Until Rock vs. Cena, this show drew more PPV buys than any show in the history of the company, […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXI: When Cena Wasn’t King

Wrestlemania XXI Date: April 3, 2005 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 20,193 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz If last year’s show was about change, this one is ten times stronger. This year is about introducing the newest generation of mega stars into the top of the card and it couldn’t […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2014: The Night it Changed

Royal Rumble 2014 Date: January 26, 2014 Location: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler The big story here is the rise of Daniel Bryan, who has gone from solid midcard guy to the people’s choice to win the Rumble. However, Batista has returned and is basically the guaranteed […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2007: To Nip Up or To Sit Up?

Royal Rumble 2007 Date: January 28, 2007 Location: AT&T Center, San Antoino, Texas Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Joey Styles, John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole We’re back in Texas here and the main question is which Texas guy is winning the Rumble. The main change from last year is that ECW is […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2005: Generation Next and Two Torn Quardiceps

Royal Rumble 2005 Date: January 30, 2005 Location: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California Attendance: 12,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Tazz It’s time for a new set of guys to take their place on top of the company and what better time to do that than at the Rumble? Other than the Rumble, […]

Smackdown – November 18, 2005: Viva La Legacy

Smackdown Date: November 18, 2005 Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is another request and it’s the Smackdown version of the Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show. On top of that, it was also taped the same night as the Raw version (double taping on a Sunday due to the European trip) which […]

Smackdown – June 27, 2002: And Now, Wrestling History

Smackdown Date: June 27, 2002 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in the big city tonight and it’s time for a new challenger to face Undertaker. I know Jeff Hardy is getting a title shot on Raw next week but it’s fairly clear that we’re getting some combination of Rock/HHH/Undertaker for […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2009: Triple Threat Theater

Survivor Series 2009 Date: November 22, 2009 Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. Attendance: 12,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker By this point a lot of the top mainstays are firmly established on top of the company. Cena is the star that everyone knows him as now, Orton is becoming one of the top […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2008: The Cena/Jericho Special

Survivor Series 2008 Date: November 23, 2008 Location: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 12,498 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker, Jim Ross, Tazz The other major story on the show is Team Orton vs. Team Batista. Randy Orton vs. Batista had always been a match WWE wanted to push on a […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2007: The Feud of the Year

Survivor Series 2007 Date: November 18, 2007 Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida Attendance: 12,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Tazz, Joey Styles The company has finally settled down to the point where major changes are mostly done. The three rosters are working well enough and talent is moving from […]