Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: The Most Famous Moment In The Show’s History

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania IV: The Biggest Tournament Ever

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 […]

WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2010

The class is a bit more diverse this time.

On This Day: February 5, 1988 – Main Event #1: The Biggest Wrestling Broadcast Ever

The Main Event I Date: February 5, 1988 Location: Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura So this is by far and away the most famous of these shows with one of the most famous endings in company history. This is live and as usual there was a full card before this […]

On This Day: January 31, 1988 – WWF Wrestling Challenge: The Main Event Of Its Day

WWF Wrestling Challenge Date: January 31, 1988 Location: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan At the moment this is the last show that I have from this era and this show in particular. There will probably be more but until I get them I obviously can’t review them. We’re past the […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up: 2013 Redo – 1989: The First Modern Rumble

Royal Rumble 1989 Date: January 15, 1989 Location: The Summit, Houston, Texas Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the first PPV version of the show and things have changed a lot. Tonight, everyone is in the match and they’re focusing more on the idea of every man being for himself. The match […]

Survivor Series Count-Up 2012 Edition – 1990: The Original Formula’s Last Time Around

Survivor Series 1990 Date: November 22, 1990 Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper This is a somewhat different show that in recent years as we have a main event of sorts. It was never tried again and that’s probably the best idea. It’s called the Grand Finale Match […]

Survivor Series Count-Up 2012 Edition – 1989: The Best Survivor Series Team Ever

Survivor Series 1989 Date: November 23, 1989 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,294 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura We’re at a major changing point with this show, as we now have four man teams and five full matches, instead of the previous years with four matches. The matches are shorter now, but there are […]

Thought Of The Day: Missed Masterpieces Of The 80s

Barry Windham vs. Randy Savage   Ted DiBiase vs. Tito Santana   To the best of my knowledge, neither match ever happened.  Tito vs. Ted might have on some house show but I’m 99% positive that Windham vs. Savage never did, at least not when it would have been great (read as before 1989ish when […]

WWE Lists Top Ten Superstars To Never Be World Champion

This should be interesting: