Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XVII: Holy Repo Man on a Stick This Show is Great

Wrestlemania XVII Date: April 1, 2001 Location: Astrodome, Houston, Texas Attendance: 67,925 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul Heyman After putting up with last year’s mess, this is my reward. Many people including myself consider this to be the greatest wrestling show of all time and I can’t say I argue that point whatsoever. It’s a four […]

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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2000: I Love That Street Fight

Royal Rumble 2000 Date: January 23, 2000 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 19,231 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross After sitting through 1998 and 1999, this is my reward. What we have here might be the best Rumble show of them all with one of the best matches ever and a […]

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 […]

Vengeance 2002 (2016 Redo): Serious Stephanie

Vengeance 2002 Date: July 21, 2002 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 12,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in an interesting place here as both shows have their first General Managers but the stories are hit and miss at best. The main event is the Rock, who has had one […]

Monday Night Raw – July 15, 2002 (2016 Redo): Back to the Beginning

Monday Night Raw Date: July 15, 2002 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a big one. Last week it was clear that something had to change around here after one of the most dreadful nights in the history of this show. It’s not so much that […]

Monday Night Raw – July 8, 2002 (2016 Redo): Breaking Point

Monday Night Raw Date: July 8, 2002 Location: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Raw is actually picking up a bit at the moment as they’re making some efforts to push the younger talent. Brock Lesnar is moving up the card and it’s clear that Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit are […]

Monday Night Raw – November 29, 1999: The Wedding

Monday Night Raw Date: November 29, 1999 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 13,222 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This was a special request for one specific reason: Test and Stephanie McMahon are getting married. Oh how I remember this and how I remember how you could feel the Russo effect, even though he’s […]

New Column: I’m Afraid You’re Just Too Darn Long

Because when you want to talk about multi-man elimination matches, you quote Back to the Future. http://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-im-afraid-youre-just-too-darn-long/

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2001: When Buying the Competition Isn’t Enough

Survivor Series 2001 Date: November 18, 2001 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina Attendance: 10,142 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul Heyman While there’s a full card to go with the Survivor Series match, none of it matters compared to the main event. Some of the WCW and WWF Titles will be unified as well, which was […]