Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: Ah the Memories

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: One More For Old Times’ Sake

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: Let it Be Over

Wrestlemania V Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura Given how this year’s (2013) Wrestlemania is more or less a sequel to last year’s, this is an appropriate show to get to. This is more or less the followup to Wrestlemania IV as Savage […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1990: The Showdown

Royal Rumble 1990 Date: January 21, 1990 Location: Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We hit the 90s and there’s a bit of a new feel to the company with that new decade. Things are now being made to look a little newer and it’s probably a good thing that […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1988: There’s Something Odd About This One

It’s December (or it will be when you read this) and that means it’s time for the Road to Wrestlemania to begin. That road starts with the Royal Rumble, which has a very long history to it which we’re going to get into every day for the next 29 days before we hit the 2017 […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1989: The Wrestlemania Experiment

  Survivor Series 1989 Date: November 23, 1989 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,294 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura While Warrior is busy fighting the Heenan Family and Andre the Giant in particular, Hulk Hogan is feuding with Ted DiBiase and DiBiase’s hand picked opponent: the monster Zeus. This would be one of the […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1990: One Of My Favorites

Summerslam 1990 Date: August 27, 1990 Location: Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 19,304 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper This is a personal favorite of mine as I’ve probably seen this show upwards of 40 times. It was the first tape I ever owned and I went through at least two copies. We have a double […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Another, Ahem, Hot Tag Match

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VII: Stars and Stripes and Randy and Elizabeth Forever

Wrestlemania VII Date: March 24, 1991 Location: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,158 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon Oh boy has a lot of stuff changed here. First of all, Jesse is gone from the company and is being replaced by a revolving door of replacements. Other than that we’ve got […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: The Sequel Is Never Quite As Good

Wrestlemania V Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura Now for a sequel.  This is more or less the followup to Wrestlemania IV as Savage has snapped on Hogan, claiming that Hulk is jealous of the title and all that jazz. That’s really all […]