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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1993: Not Even Undertaker Can Stop Him

Royal Rumble 1993 Date: January 24, 1993 Location: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California Attendance: 16,000 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan This is a pretty forgotten show for reasons that should be obvious. First of all, this is 1993, one of the worst years in company history from a creative standpoint. Bret is defending the title against […]

Vengeance 2003 (2017 Redo): The Show Smackdown Needed

Vengeance 2003 Date: July 27, 2003 Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Attendance: 9,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz This is the first ever Smackdown exclusive pay per view and for once I’m actually looking forward to it. They’ve done a much better job than usual of setting things up and there are multiple matches that could […]

Monday Night Raw – August 21, 1995: Get Us Out Of Here

Monday Night Raw Date: August 21, 1995 Location: Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts Attendance: 4,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler It’s the go home show for Summerslam and that means we’re almost free from this mess. I’m already sick of hearing about Diesel vs. King Mabel, despite only watching two shows this month. Hopefully Shawn […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2009: My Favorite Kind of Match

Survivor Series 2009 Date: November 22, 2009 Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. Attendance: 12,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker By this point a lot of the top mainstays are firmly established on top of the company. Cena is the star that everyone knows him as now, Orton is becoming one of the top […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2008: It’s Still Not That Bad

Survivor Series 2008 Date: November 23, 2008 Location: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 12,498 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker, Jim Ross, Tazz The other major story on the show is Team Orton vs. Team Batista. Randy Orton vs. Batista had always been a match WWE wanted to push on a […]