Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1991: So Much For America

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: That Magic Moment

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 – 1990: One of the Real Game Changers

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 Most Awesome Force in the Universe

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 dumbest […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1988 (2017 Redo): Hulk Hogan, You’re A Bad Man

Survivor Series 1988 Date: November 24, 1988 Location: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura It’s one of my favorite times of the wrestling year as we’re up to Survivor Series. As usual I’m redoing an old show to go with last year’s, and this time around it’s from my favorite […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1992: The Roar of the Crowd

Summerslam 1992 Date: August 31, 1992 Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England Attendance: 80,355 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan This is probably the most famous of all the Summerslams even to this day as we’re not only outside but for the first and only time ever, a regular PPV is being held in England. It’s another […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1991: The Hart of the Company

Summerslam 1991 Date: August 26, 1991 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Roddy Piper, Gorilla Monsoon This is a show that almost no one remembers other than one match. The main event is Hogan/Warrior vs. Slaughter/Adnan/Mustafa, which would have been a much better match a few months […]

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 […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: Summer Liking

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view […]