Smackdown – May 8, 2003: In Which I Ask Many Questions

Smackdown Date: May 8, 2003 Location: Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole With the pay per view right around the corner, it might be nice if they set up a few more matches. There’s only a few things set up already and unfortunately we’re likely in for more of the Mr. […]

Smackdown – April 24, 2003: This Didn’t Change My Mind

Smackdown Date: April 24, 2003 Location: Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Backlash and we have a Smackdown main event. This time around it’s going to be rookie upstart John Cena challenging Brock Lesnar for the Smackdown World Title, meaning it’s likely time for a big […]

Smackdown – April 17, 2003: The Old (Really Old) Smackeroo

Smackdown Date: April 17, 2003 Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament night as we have the finals to crown a new #1 contender. John Cena will be facing Chris Benoit, which is pretty much the best final they could have gone for. Cena should be the favorite after having spent […]

Smackdown – April 10, 2003: The Old Men Program

Smackdown Date: April 10, 2003 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament time and that means some bigger matches tonight. The tournament seems to be John Cena’s to win, especially with the FBI around to mess with Undertaker. Why he’s stuck with the FBI isn’t clear, but it’s also not clear […]

Smackdown – April 3, 2003: Tournament Rush

Smackdown Date: April 3, 2003 Location: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Wrestlemania and that means it’s time to reset a few things. It also means that we don’t have Kurt Angle around for a long time as he needs a fresh bandage on that pesky broken neck of his. Brock […]

Smackdown – March 27, 2003: Cena Begins

Smackdown Date: March 27, 2003 Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final show for Wrestlemania and also my dad’s fiftieth birthday. Everything is pretty much set so there’s a good chance this is going to be little more than a slow paced final push towards the show. Hopefully it’s […]

Smackdown – March 20, 2003: At Least They’re Admitting It

Smackdown Date: March 20, 2003 Location: Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re ten days away from Wrestlemania XIX and hopefully things are going to pick up around here. The big story coming out of last week is Kurt Angle screwing over Brock Lesnar in their big showdown last week. You know Lesnar […]

Smackdown – March 13, 2003: Working All The Angles

Smackdown Date: March 13, 2003 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s a big night in Pittsburgh as the hometown boy Kurt Angle is defending the Smackdown World Title against former champion Brock Lesnar. WWE has hyped the heck out of having the Wrestlemania main event two and a half weeks early […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2004: The First of a Whole Lot

Summerslam 2004 Date: August 15, 2004 Location: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 17,640 Announcers: Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz A year has passed but not a lot has really changed. Evolution still runs Raw but Benoit has jumped shows and is the World Champion. Over on Smackdown we have Angle in […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2002: It Never Gets Old

Summerslam 2002 Date: August 25, 2002 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 14,797 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Jim Ross It’s very rare that a Summerslam is the biggest show of the year but that might be the case in 2002. Wrestlemania XVIII was in a much bigger venue and had a […]