Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIX: It’s Loved For A Reason

Wrestlemania XIX Date: March 30, 2003 Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Attendance: 54,097 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross We’re into the brand split now, which means there are two world titles to deal with. On this show however there are two other matches which could easily be considered the main event. This […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XVIII: Hogan’s Apology

Wrestlemania XVIII Date: March 17, 2002 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 68,237 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a show where things have really changed a lot in a single year. The Attitude Era is over and the Invasion has come and thankfully gone. HHH is returning tonight to take the Undisputed Title […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XVII: Holy Repo Man on a Stick This Show is Great

Wrestlemania XVII Date: April 1, 2001 Location: Astrodome, Houston, Texas Attendance: 67,925 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul Heyman After putting up with last year’s mess, this is my reward. Many people including myself consider this to be the greatest wrestling show of all time and I can’t say I argue that point whatsoever. It’s a four […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XV: And People Still Defend Russo?

Wrestlemania XV Date: March 28, 1999 Location: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 20,276 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler This is a somewhat forgotten show and it’s pretty easy to see why: there isn’t much on here worth seeing. We’re full into Russo era now which means things are going to go REALLY fast but […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIV: So Long WCW

Wrestlemania XIV Date: March 29, 1998 Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 19,028 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is what you call a changing of the guard show. For the last six months or so it’s been clear that Austin is ready for to be on the top of the mountain and tonight he […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: This Might Be My Favorite Match Ever

Wrestlemania XIII Date: March 23, 1997 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 18,197 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler There’s a very strong case that this is the night where the Attitude Era began. I’m not sure if that’s the case but it beats almost anything else for second place. The alleged main event […]

In Your House VIII: Beware of Dog (2015 Redo): A Different Kind of Dark Match

This actually requires some backstory.  There are actually two versions of this show but only one ever saw the light of day. The original show was scheduled for Sunday, May 26 in Florence, South Carolina. After the first match aired as scheduled, a bad thunderstorm rolled into the area and knocked out the power to […]

Monday Night Raw – May 20, 1996: Holy Cheese Steaks Served on a Book of New York Times Crossword Puzzles

Monday Night Raw Date: May 20, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler This is going to be the last show of an era as the Curtain Call happened over the weekend but this was taped WAY in advance so the political issues haven’t come up yet. […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2002: The Night HHH Deserved It

Royal Rumble 2002 Date: January 20, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 12,915 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the first step to things falling downhill, as we’re a few months away from the Brand Split and things falling through the floor in quality. The main event tonight aside from the Rumble is […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2001: There’s Wrestlemania

Royal Rumble 2001 Date: January 21, 2001 Location: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Attendance: 16,056 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Austin is back and that’s by far the biggest change from last year. He’s been on a warpath after Rikishi and I think HHH for running him down last year. Other than that there […]