Smackdown – June 19, 2003: One Of The Most Out There Things The McMahons Have Ever Done

Smackdown Date: June 19, 2003 Location: SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz So after last week’s main event saw Big Show and Brock Lesnar break the ring, it’s probably time to set up a rematch because these two have to be stuck fighting each other forever. Other than that Kurt Angle is […]

New Column: Twenty Years (And Way Too Many References) Since Montreal

I ramble about Montreal for a while. https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-twenty-years-way-many-references-since-montreal/

Smackdown – June 12, 2003: It Broke

Smackdown Date: June 12, 2003 Location: TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s a big night here as Smackdown has one of those pay per view main events on TV when Raw has the brand exclusive show. Tonight it’s Brock Lesnar defending the title against Big Show, plus Vince McMahon vs. Zack […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2003: The Rattlesnake Rides Away

Survivor Series 2003 Date: November 16, 2003 Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Attendance: 13,487 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz This is the first of two redos that I’ll be doing for the year. It’s an interesting time for WWE and Raw in particular as there are two General Managers for the […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1998: Russo On Tournaments

Survivor Series 1998 Date: November 15, 1998 Location: Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 21,779 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Aside from the tournament there really isn’t much going on here. Every major star in the company is entered as there are only two other matches: the Women’s Title and Tag Team Titles are both […]

Smackdown – May 29, 2003: One Lies, the Other Punches

Smackdown Date: May 29, 2003 Location: Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re closing out the month with…a lie detector test! Yeah that’s the big draw this week: Mr. America is being forced to take a lie detector test after losing to Sean O’Haire last week. Somehow this was probably viewed as […]

Smackdown – May 22, 2003: Prelude to a Test

Smackdown Date: May 22, 2003 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Judgment Day and that means it’s time to get ready for…well that’s not clear actually as we have Bad Blood as a Raw exclusive pay per view for June. Brock Lesnar is in need of a fresh challenger […]

Thought of the Day: If That’s Foreshadowing…..Just Wow

So I’m working on the 5000th review (currently at 25 pages and I’m just over halfway done) and I picked up on something I hadn’t seen before.  I don’t know if this was intentional, but it’s such an amazing match that I can buy it being possible.

Judgment Day 2003 (2017 Redo): Judge Not Lest Ye Have To Watch This Show

Judgment Day 2003 Date: May 18, 2003 Location: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina Attendance: 13,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Let’s get this over with. I don’t remember a time when the TV leading up to a pay per view has been this miserable and the mere idea of this show is […]

Smackdown – May 15, 2003: One of the Only Times WWE Has Disgusted Me

Smackdown Date: May 15, 2003 Location: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Judgment Day and I have my notebook ready for all the questions I have regarding the Mr. America storyline. Given how little sense the whole thing makes if you listen to what everyone says, […]