Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XI: Hang on a Second

Wrestlemania XI Date: April 2, 1995 Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut Attendance: 16,305 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon This is one of the dark Wrestlemanias in that it was a very bad time for the company. That being said, the show was very well received and wound up being kind of a saving grace […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania X: We’re Sorry Bret

Wrestlemania X Date: March 20, 1994 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,065 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Anyone that has read my stuff over the years knows that I believe Wrestlemania X7 to be the undisputed best show ever. This is one of the small handful of shows that I […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania IX: It Really Is That Bad

Wrestlemania IX Date: April 4, 1993 Location: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Attendance: 16,981 Commentators: Jim Ross, Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan We’re into the Monday Night Raw era as things are definitely shifting to a new generation. The main event tonight is Bret Hart defending the title against the new monster known as Yokozuna. Other […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VI: Dig That Crowd Man

Wrestlemania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 67,678 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Time for another historic main event and in this case it’s probably Hogan’s best match ever. After Hogan basically beat every heel in the company, the only thing left to do was to have someone new come […]

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 – 2016 (2017 Redo): Gold Rush Fever

I got a bit busy yesterday so here’s the last Rumble count-up of the year. Royal Rumble 2016 Date: January 24, 2016 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 15,170 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Now this one actually has my interest for a change. A year ago, WWE decided that the right […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2015: Let It Go

Royal Rumble 2015 Date: January 25, 2015 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,164 Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler Now this is one I’ve been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. I actually didn’t mind the main event the first time around but ever since then I haven’t […]