Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Ah the Memories

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1988: The Mega Powers’ Fuse

Survivor Series 1988 Date: November 24, 1988 Location: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura The WWF was changing gears around this time with the Mega Powers being on top of the company instead of just Hogan. We’re also getting ready for Wrestlemania V, meaning the Mega Powers are already about […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1987: One of My Favorites

It’s time for another one of these which are always worth checking out. Starting Saturday 22nd, I’ll be posting a review of a Survivor Series until we get to the 2016 edition on November 21. These are the remastered versions from last year, save for a pair of updates. As usual, I’ll have a fresh […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: One Of My Favorites

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Another, Ahem, Hot Tag Match

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Liz Becomes A Diva

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VII: Stars and Stripes and Randy and Elizabeth Forever

Wrestlemania VII Date: March 24, 1991 Location: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,158 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon Oh boy has a lot of stuff changed here. First of all, Jesse is gone from the company and is being replaced by a revolving door of replacements. Other than that we’ve got […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: Working Out The Kinks

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1989: Not Quite There Yet

Royal Rumble 1989 Date: January 15, 1989 Location: The Summit, Houston, Texas Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the first PPV version of the show and things have changed a lot. Tonight, everyone is in the match and they’re focusing more on the idea of every man being for himself. The match […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1987: God Bless The 80s

It’s time for another one of these which are always worth checking out.  Starting Sunday the 26th (it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t miss at least a day), I’ll be posting a review of a Survivor Series until we get to the 2015 edition on November 22.  These are the versions from 2012, but […]