Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: The First Wrestlemania Sequel

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 […]

King of the Ring 1996: The Austin Promo

King of the Ring 1996 Date: June 23, 1996 Location: MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Attendance: 8,762 Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Owen Hart And here it is. This show, while fairly harmless looking on the surface, has the promo that saved the WWF from the NWO, despite this happening before the NWO actually had formed […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up: 2013 Redo – 1990: In All It’s 1980s Glory

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 […]

Survivor Series Count-Up 2012 Edition – 1991: This One Is A Little Different

Survivor Series 1991 Date: November 27, 1991 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 17,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan Things are a bit different here but the real change will come next year. The main thing here is that we have a world title match in the first singles match in the history of […]

History of Summerslam Count-Up – 1991: Complete With Implied Prison Rape

Summerslam 1991 Date: August 26, 1991 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper Obviously it’s a year later and there’s few differences. The main one is that Hogan is once again the world champion (stunning isn’t it?) and the Deadman has arrived. Other than […]

Halloween Havoc 1992: This Show Has To Be A Big Joke On Somebody. It Has To Be.

Halloween Havoc 1992 Date: October 25, 1992 Location: Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jesse Ventura Tonight is about Spinning the Wheel and therefore making the deal. The main event is Jake Roberts vs. Sting in a feud that I’m not sure anyone ever quite got. The idea is that you […]

Superstars of Wrestling – February 3, 1990: Drinking The Devil’s Armpit Sweat

Superstars of Wrestling Date: February 3, 1990 Location: Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Alfred Hayes, Tony Schiavone Ok I promise this is the last Superstars for awhile as even I’m sick of watching it at this point. I wasn’t going to do another one but this is from my birthday […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – #6: The Ultimate Challenge

Wrestlemania 6 Date: April 1, 1990 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 67,678 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura O Canada: Robert Goulet If you remember what I said in the last review about WM 5 being the first standard WM, this one is the first standard blockbuster Wrestlemania. This Mania has the truly huge show […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – #5: Running Nearly 4 Hours Before That Was Cool

Wrestlemania 5 Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura America The Beautiful: Rockin Robin This show is more or less the WWF waking up and realizing that not announcing your main event until 20 minutes before it happens isn’t really a good idea. The […]

Best of the WWF Volume 8 – These Are The Newcomers? Where’s My Remote?

Best of the WWF Volume 8 Host: Gene Okerlund Commentators: Alfred Hayes, Gorilla Monsoon This is one of the last ones I have left so for any of you getting annoyed with me doing these over and over again, counting these two I have four to go so it’s almost over. This one is from […]