Smackdown – March 17, 2005: That Was Good And What Was That?

Smackdown Date: March 17, 2005 Location: Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole We’re rapidly closing in on Wrestlemania and this week will focus on the build towards the two big interpromotional matches. Tonight we have Kurt Angle vs. Marty Jannetty as Kurt tries to prepare for Shawn Michaels, plus the contract signing […]

Smackdown – March 10, 2005: The Wrestlemania Support System

Smackdown Date: March 10, 2005 Location: Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia Attendance: 5,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re less than a month away from Wrestlemania and that means this show is going to be more about John Cena vs. John Bradshaw Layfield, which is almost all that matters from Smackdown. Odds are we’ll get some more […]

Smackdown – March 3, 2005: There’s Time, But Not That Much Time

Smackdown Date: March 3, 2005 Location: Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re about a month away from Wrestlemania and things are starting to come into shape. The big story coming out of Monday affects Smackdown as well as Kurt Angle agreed to face Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania and left […]

Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 2005 (2013 Redo): The Line That Never Gets Old

Summerslam 2005 Date: August 21, 2005 Location: MCI Center, Washington D.C. Attendance: 18,156 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman Tonight is the first show in a long time with a special attraction main event. Tonight’s main event is the returning Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels in a match billed as legend […]

Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 2005 (Original): That Old Hogan Magic

Summerslam 2005 Date: August 21, 2005 Location: MCI Center, Washington D.C. Attendance: 18,156 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman The main change can be summed up in one word: Cena and Batista. They took the world titles at Wrestlemania and haven’t looked back since. Other than that, there’s not a lot […]

Smackdown – February 24, 2005: The Slow First Stop

Smackdown Date: February 24, 2005 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re finally done with No Way Out and that means we’re officially on the Road to Wrestlemania. After this week’s Raw, we now have an official main event with John Cena winning the #1 contenders tournament, earning a Smackdown […]

Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 2002 (2017 Redo): It’s Almost X7

Summerslam 2002 Date: August 25, 2002 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 14,797 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Jim Ross It’s very rare that a Summerslam is the biggest show of the year but that might be the case in 2002. Wrestlemania XVIII was in a much bigger venue and had a […]

Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 2002: Shawn Is Pretty Great

Summerslam 2002 Date: August 25, 2002 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 14,797 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Jim Ross The main story coming into this show would be the Brand Split but that’s not really an issue here as the main four PPVs weren’t brand exclusive. As for the show itself […]

Summerslam Count-Up – Summerslam 2002 (Original)

Summerslam 2002 Date: August 25, 2002 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 14,797 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Jim Ross Another year and more changes have occurred. The main one is simple: the Brand Split. Yes, Raw and Smackdown are now two separate shows etc. However, there is an Undisputed World Champion […]

No Way Out 2005 (2019 Redo): Some Good Wrestlers In Search Of A Better Show

No Way Out 2005 Date: February 20, 2005 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 9,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is a different kind of show as there is little doubt about where things are going for Wrestlemania but they’re trying to keep up the pretense of some surprises that could still come. That includes […]