Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: Uh….What’s His Name!

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2003: Some High Quality Professional Wrestling

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a really odd entry in the series as the namesake match is being treated as secondary to almost everything else. Really, coming into this show, there’s a good argument to be […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2002: Time To Play For HHH

Royal Rumble 2002 Date: January 20, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 12,915 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the first step to things falling downhill, as we’re a few months away from the Brand Split and things falling through the floor in quality. The main event tonight aside from the Rumble is […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2001 (2018 Redo): Canadians and Carey

Royal Rumble 2001 Date: January 21, 2001 Location: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Attendance: 17,137 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross This is the first of two requested Rumble reviews of the year to go along with the regular redo of last year’s show. We’re nearing the end of the Attitude Era and Steve Austin […]

Monday Night Raw – February 14, 2000: 12 Year Old KB Was Stupid

Monday Night Raw Date: February 14, 2000 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 13,300 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is on my request list and I’m actually making an effort to clear the thing out a little bit. We’re coming up on No Way Out 2000, meaning HHH is still trying to […]

Smackdown – August 7, 2003: Obvious Isn’t Bad

Smackdown Date: August 7, 2003 Location: Skyreach Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole Smackdown has some work to do to catch up with Raw, which announced an Elimination Chamber match for the upcoming Summerslam. Tonight Smackdown has a big match of its own though with Brock Lesnar vs. Vince McMahon in a […]

Smackdown – July 31, 2003: Brock Done Screwed Up

Smackdown Date: July 31, 2003 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the very good Vengeance and that means it’s time to gear up for Summerslam. The big story is Kurt Angle regaining the Smackdown World Title when he pinned Brock Lesnar. Other than that we have the continuing saga […]

Vengeance 2003 (2017 Redo): The Show Smackdown Needed

Vengeance 2003 Date: July 27, 2003 Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Attendance: 9,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is the first ever Smackdown exclusive pay per view and for once I’m actually looking forward to it. They’ve done a much better job than usual of setting things up and there are multiple matches that could […]

Smackdown – June 24, 2003: I’m Trying To Believe

Smackdown Date: July 24, 2003 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Vengeance and hopefully the improvements continue around here. The big story continues to be the McMahon family drama but the World Title scene is starting to heat up. There are a few other good things […]

Main Event – December 22, 2017: Even Dana Brooke Can’t Help

Main Event Date: December 21, 2017 Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph We’re almost to the end of the year here and hopefully the show does well on the way to 2018. Thankfully we have a lot of clips from both shows this week, but Smackdown might not be […]