Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania X: We’re Sorry Bret

Wrestlemania X Date: March 20, 1994 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,065 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Anyone that has read my stuff over the years knows that I believe Wrestlemania X7 to be the undisputed best show ever. This is one of the small handful of shows that I […]

Monday Night Raw – May 6, 1996: That’s an Intriguing Main Event

Monday Night Raw Date: May 6, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Again, for reasons that I can’t understand, I can’t get away from 1996. We’re just into the Shawn Michaels era now but more importantly, Razor Ramon and Diesel are gone (save for a few […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1994: That Stupid Casket Match

Royal Rumble 1994 Date: January 22, 1994 Location: Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Ted DiBiase This is one of those shows where the good stuff is good but the bad stuff is REALLY bad. The main idea here is that someone has to stop Yokozuna, and it’s going to […]

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, […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1993: The Bad Times

Survivor Series 1993 Date: November 24, 1993 Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,509 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan This really is a transitional time for the company as the major stars of the past are all out of the picture, save for the occasional appearance by Savage. Bret is one of the top stars […]

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 […]

In Your House VI: Rage in the Cage (2013 Redo): Does Attempted Murder Count As A Heel Turn?

In Your House #6: Rage in the Cage Date: February 18, 1996 Location: Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky Attendance: 5,500 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon This is the final show before Wrestlemania XII, meaning almost everything has been set up for the show already. There main question is who will be facing whom for the world […]

In Your House IX: International Incident (2013 Redo): The Most Worthless Show Ever

In Your House #9: International Incident Date: July 21, 1996 Location: General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Attendance: 14,804 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross The People’s Posse originally had the Ultimate Warrior teaming up with Johnson and Michaels, but Warrior bailed on the company again for asking for too much time off. […]

Monday Night Raw – July 8, 1996: The Other Third Man

Monday Night Raw Date: July 8, 1996 Location: Brown County Expo, Green Bay, Wisconsin Attendance: 4,660 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re coming up on In Your House IX, which was barely mentioned last week. To be fair though, it’s not like anyone cared about that waste of a show so they might as well […]