Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2010: The One Before The One

Royal Rumble 2010 Date: January 31, 2010 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 16,697 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker We’re getting close to the end of the run here with only three shows left. Tonight we’ve got the Rumble of course along with Undertaker defending against Mysterio and Sheamus defending against Orton. I […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2007 (2018 Redo): The Texas Hogan vs. Warrior

Royal Rumble 2007 Date: January 28, 2007 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Joey Styles, John Bradshaw Layfield This show received the same amount of votes as 2001 and sounded intriguing so here’s a bonus redo. We’re back in Texas here with Undertaker and Shawn […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2003: Some High Quality Professional Wrestling

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a really odd entry in the series as the namesake match is being treated as secondary to almost everything else. Really, coming into this show, there’s a good argument to be […]

Smackdown – August 14, 2003: The XFL, the WBF and Cracker Barrel vs. Bob Evans

Smackdown Date: August 14, 2003 Location: Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in a new era around here as Brock Lesnar has turned heel again, this time siding with Vince McMahon against Smackdown World Champion Kurt Angle. You can pretty much guarantee the Summerslam title match now, but it does beg […]

Bragging Rights 2009: Even Attempted Murderers Need Rest Periods

It was mentioned that this wasn’t up so here’s a bit of a bonus. Bragging Rights 2009 Date: October 25, 2009 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 13,562 Commentators: Todd Grisham, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler This is back in the days of Raw vs. Smackdown meaning something but in this case there are two major […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: You Can’t Stop Destiny

Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 18,542 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the year of Austin and for once, the WWF is looking good going forward as the debcale that was the main event of Starrcade has caused WCW to hit a brick wall. The […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1997: Austin x1

Royal Rumble 1997 Date: January 19, 1997 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 60,235 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’m scared to think how many of those tickets were freebies. This is the annual requested redo and I’m not sure what to expect going into it. Well I am as I’ve seen the […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1996: Shawn’s California Two Step

Royal Rumble 1996 Date: January 21, 1996 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Attendance: 9,600 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect We’re in the Monday Night Wars era now and it’s all about Shawn at the moment. He’s back from injury and in the Rumble tonight, looking to become the second person ever to win back to […]

Smackdown – August 7, 2003: Obvious Isn’t Bad

Smackdown Date: August 7, 2003 Location: Skyreach Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole Smackdown has some work to do to catch up with Raw, which announced an Elimination Chamber match for the upcoming Summerslam. Tonight Smackdown has a big match of its own though with Brock Lesnar vs. Vince McMahon in a […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1994: Double Vision

Royal Rumble 1994 Date: January 22, 1994 Location: Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Ted DiBiase This is one of those shows where the good stuff is good but the bad stuff is REALLY bad. The main idea here is that someone has to stop Yokozuna, and it’s going to […]