Smackdown – September 5, 2002: The Holly Show

Smackdown Date: September 5, 2002 Location: Resch Center Arena, Green Bay, Wisconsin Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s hard to say what to expect here but hopefully it’s another rocking tag match with some talented people getting to show what they can do instead of jobbing to Undertaker after a former World Champion’s finisher doesn’t have […]

Smackdown – August 29, 2002: The Stephanie Factor

Smackdown Date: August 29, 2002 Location: Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Summerslam and Smackdown now has their own World Champion as Stephanie (cue the chorus) has signed Brock Lesnar to an exclusive deal. How exactly she can do this isn’t clear but my guess is SHE’S STEPHANIE […]

Summerslam 2002 (2017 Redo): What A Performance

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 […]

Smackdown – August 22, 2002: Hear Us Roar!

Smackdown Date: August 22, 2002 Location: Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Summerslam and the show is finally starting to pick up some steam. The midcard is still in need of some work and thankfully that’s where Smackdown shines. Hopefully they don’t spend all night talking […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: The Voldermort Rumble

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2003: It Was the Best of Matches, It Was the Worst of Matches

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz To say a lot has changed in the last year is a huge understatement. We have the Brand Split now and there are two world titles. That brings us to the part of […]

Smackdown – August 15, 2002: The Smackdown Several

Smackdown Date: August 15, 2002 Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz With ten days to go before Summerslam, the Raw half of the card is mostly filled in. That leaves a lot of Smackdown to go and that could mean some interesting things going on. Now of course the important thing tonight […]

Smackdown – August 8, 2002: He’s Different

Smackdown Date: August 8, 2002 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s time for a showdown as we have what would have been a dream match back in the 80s, assuming it could have actually been booked. Tonight we have Brock Lesnar vs. Hulk Hogan in what could either make Lesnar look […]

Smackdown – May 24, 2001: The TV Debut

This was requested recently but it was written over five years ago, meaning it might not be up to my usual standards. Smackdown Date: May 24, 2001 Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is a request I got a few months ago and got too busy to get around to until […]

Smackdown – August 1, 2002: The Summer of Stephanie

Smackdown Date: August 1, 2002 Location: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s back to the blue show where Brock Lesnar is a monster and everyone else is just hoping he doesn’t come after them. On top of that though we have a new face force comprised of John Cena, Rey Mysterio […]