New Column: Gimmicks Aren’t A Bad Thing

Looking at Aron Rex and why something like Damien Sandow was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Smackdown – July 5, 2001: That’s A Bad Sign

Smackdown Date: July 5, 2001 Location: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington Commentators: Michael Cole, Jim Ross This is another old request as I try to knock some of my way too long list down. We’re very early into the Invasion and Steve Austin is currently out due to an injury and is sitting in Vince McMahon’s […]

Monday Night Raw – December 25, 2000: We Need A Little Christmas

Monday Night Raw Date: December 25, 2000 Location: McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee Attendance: 7,223 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is another request due to it being Christmas recently. One night late in WCW’s dying days, Raw has a show on Christmas night. If I remember right, Nitro didn’t air and I don’t think many […]

Souled Out 2000 (2015 Redo): A Different Kind Of Bad

Souled Out 2000 Date: January 16, 2000 Location: Firstar Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Attendance: 14,132 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan And then everything changed. The big matches for this show were scheduled to be Chris Benoit vs. Jeff Jarrett in a 2/3 falls match for the US Title and Bret Hart defending his WCW […]

Thunder – December 9, 1999: Now With A-List Awful

Thunder Date: December 9, 1999 Location: Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin Attendance: 3,953 Commentators: Mike Tenay, Juventud Guerrera I can’t believe I’m saying this but there’s a slight chance this could be an interesting episode. On Nitro, Russo promised A-List stars on this show. Now given how things work around here, you could have Steve […]

Thunder – November 11, 1999: By Jove They’re Getting Better!

Thunder Date: November 11, 1999 Location: Allen County War Memorial, Fort Wayne, Indiana Attendance: 3,283 Commentators: Scott Hudson, Larry Zbyszko We’re closing in on Mayhem and I’m losing my will to fight. Thankfully this is a live show meaning it’s only going to be mostly horrible instead of the scum of the earth that it […]

Thunder – November 4, 1999: Option B

Thunder Date: November 4, 1999 Location: Cox Arena, San Diego, California Attendance: 5,091 Commentators: Larry Zbyszko, Scott Hudson It’s a taped show in the Russo Era, which is the kind of thing nightmares are made of. I’m not sure anyone wants to see what’s going on with this show but at least it’s only two […]

Monday Nitro – November 1, 1999: For Goodness’ Sake

Monday Nitro #212 Date: November 1, 1999 Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Attendance: 8,362 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone It’s still tournament time and tonight we get the other half of the first round. Some of the matches were already announced on Thunder, but I’d actually be surprised if they remembered those matches after four […]

Thunder – October 28, 1999: What Are You Talking About?

Thunder Date: October 28, 1999 Location: Cox Arena, San Diego, California Attendance: 5,091 Commentators: Larry Zbyszko, Mike Tenay The company has been turned upside down in the last week and a half as suddenly there’s a World Title tournament for the vacant belt, wrestling doesn’t matter, and the Filthy Animals are ALL OVER THE PLACE. […]

Monday Nitro – October 11, 1999: The Old Meets The Crazy

Monday Nitro #209 Date: October 11, 1999 Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi Attendance: 9,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone We’ve coming off a genuinely great wrestling match last week and something tells me that it’s going to go downhill from here. The main event is Benoit/Hart teaming up against a team to be announced. […]