Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VII: FOR AMERICA!

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 VI: Dig That Crowd Man

Wrestlemania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 67,678 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Time for another historic main event and in this case it’s probably Hogan’s best match ever. After Hogan basically beat every heel in the company, the only thing left to do was to have someone new come […]

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 […]

New Series of WWE TMNT Toys Revealed

Just in case THE MOST AMAZING THINGS EVER weren’t enough in the first place.

Monday Night Raw – May 27, 1996: Between the Dogs

Monday Night Raw Date: May 27, 1996 Location: Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re past In Your House VIII and….we saw about half the show. In a pretty famous moment, the arena’s power was knocked out by an electrical storm and aside from the first and […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1991: Warrior, We Barely Knew Ye

Royal Rumble 1991 Date: January 19, 1991 Location: Miami Arena, Miami, Florida Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper So it’s 1991 now and the US is at war (kind of). Therefore, the main event here, other than the Rumble of course, is Warrior defending the world title against Slaughter. This is a major changeover […]

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 […]

History of Survivor Series Part I: Origins and Early Years

I’m doing a series of short(ish) articles on the history of the show for wrestlingrumors.net as part of the road to the thirtieth show.  These will go up on Tuesdays and Fridays.   http://wrestlingrumors.net/history-of-survivor-series-part-i-origins-and-early-years/

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1990: For Whom The Debuting Bell Tolls

Survivor Series 1990 Date: November 22, 1990 Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper This is a somewhat different show that in recent years as we have a main event of sorts. It was never tried again and that’s probably the best idea. It’s called the Grand Finale Match […]

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 […]