Summerslam Count-Up – 1997: Where It All Changes

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 […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1994: Switch Em Up

Summerslam 1994 Date: August 29, 1994 Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 23,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Things have changed a lot in the last year. First and foremost, we’re living in Bret Hart’s WWF now as he regained the world title at Wrestlemania over Yokozuna, more or less vanquishing him once and for […]

Monday Night Raw – April 25, 1994: Back to the Downward Spiral

Monday Night Raw Date: April 25, 1994 Location: Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage It has to be better than last week, almost by definition. That being said, the big draw for the week is Nikolai Volkoff as the guest on the King’s Court. I’m really scared of what this show […]

Monday Night Raw – June 27, 1994: Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Goons

Monday Night Raw Date: June 27, 1994 Location: Westchester County Civic Center, White Plains, New York Attendance: 3,400 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Randy Savage It’s time to start the long term build towards Summerslam and barring a major surprise, that’s going to be Bret vs. Owen Hart for the title. With Owen winning the King of […]

King of the Ring 1994 (2017 Redo): Oh Art Donovan, You Beautiful Disaster

King of the Ring 1994 Date: June 19, 1994 Location: Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Attendance: 12,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Randy Savage, Art Donovan It’s tournament time and that means it’s not likely to be the most interesting show in the world. On top of that, this is one of the weaker fields they’ve ever had, […]

Monday Night Raw – December 20, 1993: New York Isn’t Memphis

Monday Night Raw Date: December 20, 1993 Location: Westchester County Civic Center, White Plains, New York Attendance: 3,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Shawn Michaels We’re getting close to wrapping up the year and that means it’s time to get ready for the Royal Rumble. Last week focused on setting up the casket match which will see […]

Royal Rumble 1994: As Weird As Undertaker Ever Got (And That’s Saying Something)

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 […]

Monday Night Raw – January 17, 1994: A Phone Call From The Future

Monday Night Raw Date: January 17, 1994 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Vince McMahon, Crush It’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble and that means it’s time for a good old fashioned hard sell show with a big brawl at the end. Unfortunately it also means more about Undertaker vs. Yokozuna to […]

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 […]