Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XV: And People Still Defend Russo?

Wrestlemania XV Date: March 28, 1999 Location: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 20,276 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler This is a somewhat forgotten show and it’s pretty easy to see why: there isn’t much on here worth seeing. We’re full into Russo era now which means things are going to go REALLY fast but […]

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. […]

Monday Night Raw – May 13, 1996: The First of Way Too Many

Monday Night Raw Date: May 13, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Maybe this one can pick things up a bit. Last week’s show was about as uninteresting as you can get as we head towards In Your House VIII and the showdown of Shawn Michaels […]

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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: Stone Cold! Stone Cold! Stone Cold!

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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1997 (2017 Redo): Rose Colored Glasses

Royal Rumble 1997 Date: January 19, 1997 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 60,235 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’m scared to think how many of those tickets were freebies. This is the annual requested redo and I’m not sure what to expect going into it. Well I am as I’ve seen the […]

Monday Night Raw – November 29, 1999: The Wedding

Monday Night Raw Date: November 29, 1999 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 13,222 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This was a special request for one specific reason: Test and Stephanie McMahon are getting married. Oh how I remember this and how I remember how you could feel the Russo effect, even though he’s […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1998: It’s No Wrestlemania IV

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 […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1997: The Night That Changed Everything

Survivor Series 1997 Date: November 9, 1997 Location: Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Attendance: 20,593 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We had to get here eventually. This is the show that changes everything in wrestling and officially launches the WWF into a new era. Aside from the big moment on the show, we also have […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1996 (2016 Redo):

Survivor Series 1996 Date: November 17, 1996 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,647 Commentators: Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler I had three options for an older redo this year (this one, 1988 and 1992) but this one had the most Survivor Series matches plus Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart, […]