Monday Night Raw – October 28, 2002: The Default Upgrade

Monday Night Raw Date: October 28, 2002 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This show comes in with a very simple advantage: it’s not the Katie Vick episode. There have been well over 1000 episodes of Monday Night Raw (we’ll hit #500 by the end of 2002) and last week’s […]

Monday Night Raw – March 14, 2002: An Embarrassment to Wrestling Fans

Monday Night Raw Date: October 14, 2002 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’m going to get straight to the point on this one: we’re in the Katie Vick era. No Mercy is in six days and the big story is HHH claiming that Kane killed someone named Katie Vick […]

Monday Night Raw – October 7, 2002: Gimmicks Gone Wild

Monday Night Raw Date: October 7, 2002 Location: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re in Las Vegas for a special show as WWE continues to fight (in vein) against Monday Night Football. This week it’s Raw Roulette, meaning every match is Spin the Wheel, Make the deal. I […]

Smackdown – May 30, 2002: Brutality, Bald Men, and a Strange Edit

Smackdown Date: May 30, 2002 Location: Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re still in Canada and maybe we can find the next challenger to Undertaker for the WWE World Title. As much fun as it was to see him make Tommy Dreamer drink tobacco juice and then beat him up, I could […]

Smackdown – April 25, 2002: Help Is On The Way

Smackdown Date: April 25, 2002 Location: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois Attendance: 8,350 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in a new era now as HHH is a full time Smackdown wrestler, which I’m sure will last for at least a few weeks. After all you can’t expect the biggest star in the company to be […]

Smackdown – August 4, 2002: Just Like Raw

Smackdown Date: April 4, 2002 Location: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz After Monday’s less than amazing debut for Raw, it’s time to see if Smackdown can save the opening week of the Brand Split. This show has its share of stars including The Rock, Chris Jericho, Hulk Hogan […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2013: Here He Comes To Save The Day

Summerslam 2013 Date: August 18, 2013 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield This show was almost universally the Show of the Year for 2013 and I’ve been really interested in seeing how it holds up. There’s a double main event with Cena vs. Bryan for […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2011 (2016 Redo): You Can’t Blame Punk

Summerslam 2011 Date: August 14, 2011 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 17.404 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Booker T This is a pretty big show with the blowoffs to two amazing feuds. The headlining act match is CM Punk vs. John Cena in a champion vs. champion match and the rematch to their […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2009: When Smackdown Main Evented

Summerslam 2009 Date: August 23, 2009 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 17,129 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker, Josh Matthews Not a lot has changed in the last year other than some names have risen up the card. Jeff Hardy is the Smackdown Champion and is defending tonight […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXI (2016 Redo): Got Any Change?

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 […]