Went to the Raw House Show Last Night

I took in the Raw house show last night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The featured attraction this time around was John Cena, who was making a rare house show appearance. However, this wasn’t mentioned on TV commercials until the week of the show, despite the announcement being made on WWE.com over three weeks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday Night Raw – May 13, 2002 (2016 Redo): Night of the Raw Agoobwa

Monday Night Raw Date: May 13, 2002 Location: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Since when does a city get Wrestlemania in March and Raw in May? It’s the final Raw before Judgment Day and the big question is what can possibly happen to Hogan and Undertaker now? Last week […]

Monday Night Raw – April 15, 2002 (2016 Redo): One Step Is Better Than None

Monday Night Raw Date: April 15, 2002 Location: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the final show before Backlash and the big Raw main event is the fresh matchup of Undertaker vs. Steve Austin for a title shot at the next pay per view. Raw has been dying in its […]

Monday Night Raw – April 8, 2002 (2016 Redo): This Made Me Mad

Monday Night Raw Date: April 8, 2002 Location: America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Hopefully things pick up a little bit after last week’s mess of a debut for the solo red show. Backlash is in thirteen days and it’s really not clear what we should be expecting from […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2000: That One Show There

Summerslam 2000 Date: August 27, 2000 Location: Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina Attendance: 18,124 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is another show that I barely remember at all. A lot has changed since last time and it’s dramatically changed the card. To begin with, Austin is out with neck surgery and […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1999: Start The Game

Summerslam 1999 Date: August 22, 1999 Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Attendance: 17,130 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the end of the summer for an interesting year in the WWF. The main event is the now mega heel HHH and the returning Mankind challenging Austin for the world title, but there’s another main […]