Smackdown – June 13, 2002: A Ratings Bonanza!

Smackdown Date: June 13, 2002 Location: Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, South Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re ten days away from King of the Ring and it’s really not looking like the most interesting thing in the world. Granted you could say that about almost any show around this point but this one is looking even […]

Monday Night Raw – June 10, 2002 (2016 Redo): A Missing Rattlesnake, An Owner and One Disgusting Promo

Monday Night Raw Date: June 10, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 8,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Steve Austin is gone and he’s not coming back for a long time. Austin walked out of the company earlier in the day before this show due to not wanting to lose to Brock Lesnar in […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2003: When One GM Isn’t Enough

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 – 2001: When Buying the Competition Isn’t Enough

Survivor Series 2001 Date: November 18, 2001 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina Attendance: 10,142 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul Heyman While there’s a full card to go with the Survivor Series match, none of it matters compared to the main event. Some of the WCW and WWF Titles will be unified as well, which was […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1998: It’s No Wrestlemania IV

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 23, 2002: Hogan, Hogan, Hogan, Hog….Never Mind

Smackdown Date: May 23, 2002 Location: BankcorpSouth Center, Tupelo, Mississippi Attendance: 7,450 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We might be in for a major announcement this week as new WWE World Champion the Undertaker has suggested that Hulk Hogan will be retiring tonight. I know 2002 was a different time but does anyone believe that Hogan’s […]

Smackdown – May 16, 2002: More Vince

Smackdown Date: May 16, 2002 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Judgment Day and luckily hopefully we should get something competent this week. Smackdown may not be great but they’re put together far better than Raw. At least this show has more than one top […]

Smackdown – May 9, 2002: The Rookies Unleashed

Smackdown Date: May 9, 2002 Location: Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz As horrible as Raw has been in recent weeks, Smackdown is really starting to find a groove. They’ve hit that perfect balance of wrestling, storyline and entertainment to make two hours go by very quickly. The shows aren’t great but […]

Smackdown – April 25, 2002: Help Is On The Way

Smackdown Date: April 25, 2002 Location: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois Attendance: 8,350 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in a new era now as HHH is a full time Smackdown wrestler, which I’m sure will last for at least a few weeks. After all you can’t expect the biggest star in the company to be […]

Smackdown – April 18, 2002: The Hogan Problem

Smackdown Date: April 18, 2002 Location: Compaq Center, Houston, Texas Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Backlash and since this is Smackdown, we have a tag team main event which doesn’t have a lot to do with the pay per view. In this case it’s HHH/Hulk Hogan vs. Chris Jericho/Kurt Angle […]