Summerslam Count-Up – 2010: Dang It Cena

Summerslam 2010 Date: August 15, 2010 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 14,178 Commentators: Matt Striker, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler Tonight’s show focuses on one idea: the Nexus Invasion. Back in February of 2010 ECW was replaced by a new competition show called NXT. Eight rookies tried to become the next WWE Superstar with […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2008: One of the Good Ones

Summerslam 2008 Date: August 17, 2008 Location: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 15,997 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker For the first time in a few years, it feels like we’ve got a big card tonight. It’s a double main event with Undertaker vs. Edge inside the Cell and […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2006: Why Does This Not Work?

Summerslam 2006 Date: August 20, 2006 Location: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 16,168 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz, Joey Styles, John Bradshaw Layfield This is an interesting show as a lot has changed since last year but WWE is still in the same kind of situation: the shows are coming and […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2002: It Never Gets Old

Summerslam 2002 Date: August 25, 2002 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 14,797 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Jim Ross It’s very rare that a Summerslam is the biggest show of the year but that might be the case in 2002. Wrestlemania XVIII was in a much bigger venue and had a […]

Smackdown – February 6, 2003: Ignore the Naked Man and LOOK AT THE TONGUE!

Smackdown Date: February 6, 2003 Location: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz No Way Out is creeping closer and it’s pretty clear that Hulk Hogan vs. the Rock is the main event, even if the big match on the horizon is Hogan vs. Vince McMahon. Other than that though we have Team […]

Smackdown – January 30, 2003: Undertaker is Cheap

Smackdown Date: January 30, 2003 Location: Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re getting closer to No Way Out and the big story is the return of Hulk Hogan, who showed up last week and punched out Vince McMahon. Other than that we have the far less important story of Brock Lesnar […]

Smackdown – January 23, 2003: And That’s Why He’s Champion

Smackdown Date: January 23, 2003 Location: Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the Royal Rumble and it’s all hands on deck towards Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle for the World Title. Lesnar won the Royal Rumble and Angle successfully defended his title in a masterpiece against Chris Benoit, leaving the […]

Smackdown – January 16, 2003: Can We Lose The Grieving Widow?

Smackdown Date: January 16, 2003 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re at the go home show for the Royal Rumble and you wouldn’t really know based on the TV they’ve been building towards it. The Rumble itself has taken a huge backseat to almost everything else, including tonight […]

Raw Tenth Anniversary (2017 Redo): Down With The Sickness

Raw 10th Anniversary Date: January 14, 2003 Location: The World, New York City, New York Hosts: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a very different kind of show as there are no new matches on it and probably no angle advancement, but rather a two hour long history package on the history of Monday Night […]

Smackdown – January 9, 2003: The One With The Dead Guy

Smackdown Date: January 9, 2003 Location: Tuscon Convention Center, Tuscon, Arizona Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re getting closer to the Royal Rumble and tonight we’ll be finding out the fifteen Smackdown names in the match. Other than that though, we’re still building to Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle for Angle’s Smackdown World Title. It’s hard […]