Smackdown – November 7, 2002: Look at Hour One. Look at Hour Two!

Smackdown Date: November 7, 2002 Location: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re closing in on Survivor Series and that means Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show for reasons I don’t even want to comprehend. It’s not like we have a small army of amazing technical wrestlers who could have a great […]

Smackdown – October 31, 2002: I’m Sure This Show Won’t Change Wrestling Forever or ANything

Smackdown Date: October 31, 2002 Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s a special show as Smackdown is having a Halloween party. This show is memorable for one specific reason that we’ll get to later but above all else it isn’t likely to include necrophilia or a #1 contender losing […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVI: Hasta La Bye Bye Shawn

Wrestlemania XXVI Date: March 28, 2010 Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Attendance: 72,219 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker Here’s a pretty different show from last year. This is a double main event with a Taker vs. Shawn II and Cena vs. Batista II, the latter one being for the Raw Title. […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXV: Not So Fast

Wrestlemania XXV Date: April 5, 2009 Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas Attendance: 72,744 Commentators: Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler After last year’s great show, we get….this. Wrestlemania 25 is often listed alongside the worst Wrestlemanias of all time. I watched it live and thought it sucked other than the candidate for best match ever […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXIV: WOO!

Wrestlemania XXIV Date: March 30, 2008 Location: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 74,365 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, Joey Styles, Tazz We’re going outside for the first time in a long time for this one. It’s also the first time the show has been in Florida which is odd for some […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXII: Cena’s Moment

Wrestlemania XXII Date: April 2, 2006 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 17,159 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross We head to the midwest here for a pretty forgotten show. The main events here are Cena defending against HHH and Angle defending against Guerrero and Orton. No that isn’t a typo. The triple […]

No Mercy 2002 (2017 Redo): Bloody Heck

No Mercy 2002 Date: October 20, 2002 Location: Alltel Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas Attendance: 9,074 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is one of those rare shows where the Brand Split really changes everything. On the Smackdown side we have what could be an incredible bloodbath inside the Cell between Brock […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XVIII: Hogan’s Apology

Wrestlemania XVIII Date: March 17, 2002 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 68,237 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a show where things have really changed a lot in a single year. The Attitude Era is over and the Invasion has come and thankfully gone. HHH is returning tonight to take the Undisputed Title […]

Smackdown – October 10, 2002: Stop Trying to Be Raw

Smackdown Date: October 10, 2002 Location: America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re ten days away from No Mercy and the big question is Undertaker’s hand, which was broken last week. That’s not good when he’s heading into the Cell with Brock Lesnar. The other major story is the Tag Team Title […]

Smackdown – October 3, 2002: This is the Good Half

Smackdown Date: October 3, 2002 Location: CajunDome, Lafayette, Louisiana Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz I don’t know what lit the fire underneath Smackdown as of late but they’ve been on fire. Last week was one of the best episodes of TV I’ve ever seen and while there’s a good chance things will go downhill tonight, at […]