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 […]

Monday Night Raw – October 7, 1996: Halloween Comes Early

Monday Night Raw Date: October 7, 1996 Location: Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania Attendance: 3,923 Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Things have picked up a bit since we left off about ten months ago. Shawn Michaels is now the reigning WWF World Champion and the company is in a nosedive with the NWO running […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: The Match That Saved The Company

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 […]

On This Day: December 15, 1996 – In Your House #12: Back When Sid Was Awesome

In Your House #12: It’s Time Date: December 15, 1996 Location: West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, Florida Attendance: 5,708 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon   The title of this show was odd and a good example of how fast things can change in wrestling. It’s Time was Vader’s catchphrase and tonight […]

Monday Night Raw – February 17, 1997: Three World Title Matches….Sort Of

Monday Night Raw Date: February 17, 1997 Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Attendance: 5,876 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross It’s the night after In Your House: Final Four and we have a new world champion in the form of Bret Hart. However as a condition of him being champion, he has to defend the title […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1996: Shawn vs. The Monster

Summerslam 1996 Date: August 18, 1996 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Mr. Perfect Things have changed quite a bit since last year. For one thing, the NWO currently has its foot on the WWF’s neck but no one knew how bad it was going to get. Shawn was […]