Monday Night Raw – January 15, 2018: Smart Booking and Delicious Looking Chocolate Cake

Monday Night Raw Date: January 15, 2018 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Booker T. It’s the go home show for the Raw 25th Anniversary Show which is the go home show for the Royal Rumble. That makes tonight almost the go home show for the pay per view, as […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: Uh….What’s His Name!

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

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 […]

Main Event – January 11, 2018: Yeah I Knew That

Main Event Date: January 11, 2018 Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph What does it say that we’re less than a week removed from the most recent episodes of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live and I can barely remember what happened? We’re building towards two of the biggest shows of […]

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 […]

205 Live – January 9, 2018: The British Are Sneering

205 Live Date: January 9, 2018 Location: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness Another Raw (the show where the real cruiserweight stuff happens) has come and gone and Enzo Amore is STILL Cruiserweight Champion as he retained via countout last night. Enzo also came up with a bad ankle, which means we […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday

To Monday Night Raw, which debuted 25 years ago today.  I still haven’t missed a show and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Monday Night Raw – August 11, 2003: This Show Cascades To and Fro And Is Still Bad

Monday Night Raw Date: August 11, 2003 Location: Mark of the Quad, Moline, Illinois Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler The slow crawl towards Summerslam continues and now we have an Elimination Chamber match for the Raw main event. Why anyone would want that is beyond me, but we also have Shane McMahon as the big […]

Smackdown – January 9, 2018: Maybe the Conspiracies Are Real

Smackdown Date: January 9, 2018 Location: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton Things are getting a little dicey around here as the battle of the bosses continues. The big story is Daniel Bryan making a handicap match for the Royal Rumble where AJ Styles will defend the Smackdown World Title […]