Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1999: How to Make the Reigns Formula Work

Royal Rumble 1999 Date: January 24, 1999 Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California Attendance: 14,816 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole What did I ever do to you people? I try to give you all a variety of stuff and somehow I always wind up with freaking Russo. Isn’t me freaking out over 2000 WCW enough for […]

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 […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIV: The Night WCW Died

Wrestlemania XIV Date: March 29, 1998 Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 19,028 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is what you call a changing of the guard show. For the last six months or so it’s been clear that Austin is ready for to be on the top of the mountain and tonight he […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1999 (2016 Redo): WCW Flash Forwards

Royal Rumble 1999 Date: January 24, 1999 Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California Attendance: 14,816 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole What did I ever do to you people? I try to give you all a variety of stuff and somehow I always wind up with freaking Russo. Isn’t me freaking out over 2000 WCW enough for […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: It’s Austin’s World

Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 18,542 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the year of Austin and for once, the WWF is looking good going forward as the debcale that was the main event of Starrcade has caused WCW to hit a brick wall. The […]

Monday Night Raw – January 4, 1999: He Did It

Monday Night Raw Date: January 4, 1999 Location: DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Attendance: 10,668 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler This is the Raw from the same night as the Fingerpoke of Doom and of course features Mankind winning his first world title. The rest of the show is more or less forgotten and since this […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1998: The First Survivor Series Tournament

Survivor Series 1998 Date: November 15, 1998 Location: Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 21,779 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Aside from the tournament there really isn’t much going on here. Every major star in the company is entered as there are only two other matches: the Women’s Title and Tag Team Titles are both […]

Monday Night Raw – December 22, 1997: Russo Done Right

Monday Night Raw Date: December 22, 1997 Location: Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Massachusetts Attendance: 2,403 Commentators: Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Kevin Kelly, Jim Cornette It’s the Christmas show and things are really starting to find their groove. The Royal Rumble is coming soon and it’s getting clearer and clearer every week that Steve Austin is the […]

Thought of the Day: Something Russo Got Right

I’ve been watching a lot of Raw from 1997 lately and it’s such a different way of doing things.

Summerslam Count-Up – 1997: The Most Important Botch Of All Time

Summerslam 1997 Date: August 3, 1997 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,213 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon, Jim Ross We’re in a very different era now as the WWF has finally realized they needed to step things up against WCW. The result was the rise of Steve Austin in his war […]