WWF New York City House Show – September 22, 1984: Welcome To The Family

WWF House Show Date: September 22, 1984 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 19,000 Commentators: Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon It’s another MSG house show from 1984, meaning Hulkamania is here but not to the level it would ultimately reach. The champ is in the house tonight and defending the title against […]

WWE Lists Top 50 Villains In Wrestling History

The top five is perfect.  The rest…..uh yeah.

On This Day: Monday Nitro – April 1, 1996: Bobby Heenan’s Swan Song

Monday Nitro #30 Date: April 1, 1996 Location: CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael   We’re in the eighth month of Nitro and finally into the 30s of the shows. The company moves towards Slamboree which hasn’t been mentioned yet but there’s some stuff to get through […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up: 2013 Redo – 1992: Heenan And Flair’s Night To Shine

Royal Rumble 1992 Date: January 19, 1992 Location: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan This year’s Rumble is often called the greatest ever, but I wonder how much of that is because of Bobby Heenan’s masterful commentary. The WWF Title is on the line in the Rumble, which to […]

Thought of the Day: Wrestling Needs Used Car Salesmen

Watching a Nitro from 1997 and it made me miss something.

Survivor Series Count-Up 2012 Edition – 1989: The Best Survivor Series Team Ever

Survivor Series 1989 Date: November 23, 1989 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,294 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura We’re at a major changing point with this show, as we now have four man teams and five full matches, instead of the previous years with four matches. The matches are shorter now, but there are […]

WWF Wrestling Challenge – February 7, 1988: Steven Richards Approves Of This Show

WWF Wrestling Challenge Date: February 7, 1988 Location: Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan What a name for a venue. We’re past the Rumble and the Main Event, but only the Rumble had aired when this show was taped. We won’t be into a post Main Event set of […]

WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 17, 1988: The Rumble Royal? Since When?

WWF Wrestling Challenge Date: January 17, 1988 Location: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan Back to the early 1988 B shows from the boys up north. We’re still getting close to the Rumble which probably won’t be mentioned more than in passing. Expect some more talk about the upcoming Hogan vs. Andre […]

WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 10, 1988: Can We Go Back To Superstars Please?

WWF Wrestling Challenge Date: January 10, 1988 Location: Civic Center, Fort Meyers, Florida Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan Hopefully this week is a normal episode in this series. From what I can tell this is a series of squashes plus some highlights from a SNME match with Bundy and Hogan which is really there for […]

Superstars of Wrestling – January 23, 1988: Hogan vs. Andre II Is Coming

Superstars of Wrestling Date: January 23, 1988 Location: Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Bruno Sammartino Smackdown is still loading and probably will be for awhile so let’s take a look at the show the day before the inaugural Royal Rumble. I’d be shocked if that show is actually discussed […]