Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: The Voldermort Rumble

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

Smackdown – June 20, 2002: Rock Bottom

Smackdown Date: June 20, 2002 Location: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final show before King of the Ring 2002 and we’re officially in the Kurt Angle is Bald era. As big of a change as it was, that would wind up being his signature look for years to come and […]

Smackdown – June 7, 2002: That Might Be A Record

Smackdown Date: June 6, 2002 Location: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re two and a half weeks away from King of the Ring and it looks like we’re coming up on Hulk Hogan vs. Kurt Angle and HHH challenging the Undertaker for the WWE World Title. Neither of […]

Smackdown – May 16, 2002: More Vince

Smackdown Date: May 16, 2002 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Judgment Day and luckily hopefully we should get something competent this week. Smackdown may not be great but they’re put together far better than Raw. At least this show has more than one top […]

Smackdown – May 2, 2002: The Expiration Date For Nostalgia

Smackdown Date: May 2, 2002 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’ve got a big match scheduled for tonight as WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan is defending against Chris Jericho. I’m sure we’ll get an explanation for why Smackdown can have a #1 contender when it’s been established that the […]

Smackdown – April 25, 2002: Help Is On The Way

Smackdown Date: April 25, 2002 Location: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois Attendance: 8,350 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in a new era now as HHH is a full time Smackdown wrestler, which I’m sure will last for at least a few weeks. After all you can’t expect the biggest star in the company to be […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XV: Rock Bottom

Wrestlemania XV Date: March 28, 1999 Location: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 20,276 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler This is a somewhat forgotten show and it’s pretty easy to see why: there isn’t much on here worth seeing. We’re full into Russo era now which means things are going to go REALLY fast but […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: This Should Have Been It

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2000: Making The Game

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 […]

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