Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VI: Dig That Crowd Man

Wrestlemania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 67,678 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Time for another historic main event and in this case it’s probably Hogan’s best match ever. After Hogan basically beat every heel in the company, the only thing left to do was to have someone new come […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: Let it Be Over

Wrestlemania V Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura Given how this year’s (2013) Wrestlemania is more or less a sequel to last year’s, this is an appropriate show to get to. This is more or less the followup to Wrestlemania IV as Savage […]

Monday Night Raw – May 20, 1996: Holy Cheese Steaks Served on a Book of New York Times Crossword Puzzles

Monday Night Raw Date: May 20, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler This is going to be the last show of an era as the Curtain Call happened over the weekend but this was taped WAY in advance so the political issues haven’t come up yet. […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1991: It Still Makes Me Mad

Survivor Series 1991 Date: November 27, 1991 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 17,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan This show marks a change of pace from the Survivor Series formula and it was for the better. The fans saw little to no reason to buy a pay per view with nothing on the […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1990: For Whom The Debuting Bell Tolls

Survivor Series 1990 Date: November 22, 1990 Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper This is a somewhat different show that in recent years as we have a main event of sorts. It was never tried again and that’s probably the best idea. It’s called the Grand Finale Match […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1989: The Wrestlemania Experiment

  Survivor Series 1989 Date: November 23, 1989 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,294 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura While Warrior is busy fighting the Heenan Family and Andre the Giant in particular, Hulk Hogan is feuding with Ted DiBiase and DiBiase’s hand picked opponent: the monster Zeus. This would be one of the […]

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 […]

Monday Night Raw – February 26, 1996: There’s Wrestlemania

Monday Night Raw Date: February 26, 1996 Location: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Hopefully things pick up a bit this week as there’s going to be a showdown between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart with a little over a month to go before their WWF World Title match at […]

Monday Night Raw – October 14, 1996: Rock Bottom

Monday Night Raw Date: October 14, 1996 Location: Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania Attendance: 3,923 Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Jim Ross It’s the go home show for Buried Alive but more importantly than that we have a major showdown with Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels in a non-title match. I really don’t think a show needs much […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1996: For Whom The Bearer Tolls

Summerslam 1996 Date: August 18, 1996 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Mr. Perfect Things have changed quite a bit since last year. For one thing, the NWO currently has its foot on the WWF’s neck but no one knew how bad it was going to get. Shawn was […]