Monday Night Raw – December 23, 2002: With Bonus Footage and a House Band

Monday Night Raw Date: December 23, 2002 Location: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the last regular show of the year as next week is a Best Of special. Thankfully that means one less week of Scott Steiner vs. HHH, who last week reached new levels of suck with a […]

Smackdown – July 4, 2002 (2016 Redo): America is the Land of Stolen Finishes

Smackdown Date: July 4, 2002 Location: FleetCenter, Boston, Massachusetts Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’ve got a huge holiday show here with Kurt Angle challenging the Undertaker for the World Title a few days after Undertaker defended against Jeff Hardy in a ladder match. Other than that Smackdown has become the breeding ground for the new […]

Smackdown – June 13, 2002: A Ratings Bonanza!

Smackdown Date: June 13, 2002 Location: Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, South Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re ten days away from King of the Ring and it’s really not looking like the most interesting thing in the world. Granted you could say that about almost any show around this point but this one is looking even […]

Smackdown – June 7, 2002: That Might Be A Record

Smackdown Date: June 6, 2002 Location: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re two and a half weeks away from King of the Ring and it looks like we’re coming up on Hulk Hogan vs. Kurt Angle and HHH challenging the Undertaker for the WWE World Title. Neither of […]

Smackdown – May 23, 2002: Hogan, Hogan, Hogan, Hog….Never Mind

Smackdown Date: May 23, 2002 Location: BankcorpSouth Center, Tupelo, Mississippi Attendance: 7,450 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We might be in for a major announcement this week as new WWE World Champion the Undertaker has suggested that Hulk Hogan will be retiring tonight. I know 2002 was a different time but does anyone believe that Hogan’s […]

Smackdown – May 16, 2002: More Vince

Smackdown Date: May 16, 2002 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Judgment Day and luckily hopefully we should get something competent this week. Smackdown may not be great but they’re put together far better than Raw. At least this show has more than one top […]

Smackdown – May 2, 2002: The Expiration Date For Nostalgia

Smackdown Date: May 2, 2002 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’ve got a big match scheduled for tonight as WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan is defending against Chris Jericho. I’m sure we’ll get an explanation for why Smackdown can have a #1 contender when it’s been established that the […]

Monday Nitro – March 26, 2001 (2016 Redo, Final Episode, Final Thoughts On Nitro): Everybody Have Fun Tonight

Monday Nitro #288 Date: March 26, 2001 Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort, Panama City, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Scott Hudson I can’t believe I actually typed that. After over five and a half years, we’ve actually arrived at the final episode of Monday Nitro. Tonight is the Night of Champions show with every title being defended. […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2001: Even The Alliance Can’t Screw This Up

Summerslam 2001 Date: August 19, 2001 Location: Compaq Center, San Jose, California Attendance: 15,293 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul Heyman Much like last year, a lot has changed in the last year. For one thing the Monday Night Wars are over and the WWF has absorbed the other two major companies to form the superpower that […]

Monday Nitro – March 5, 2001: And Down The Stretch They Come

Monday Nitro #280 Date: March 5, 2001 Location: Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, South Carolina Commentators: Tony Schaivone, Scott Hudson After last week, it’s really hard to say what we should expect here as Nitro worked very well but Thunder was every bit the show you would have expected it to be. I’m liking Scott Steiner vs. […]