Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VIII: Who Needs Hogan?

Wrestlemania VIII Date: April 5, 1992 Location: Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 62,167 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan We’re into another huge stadium here and the interesting thing is that Hogan, while in the final match, isn’t in the title scene at all. We’ve got a double main event here of Hogan vs. Sid in […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VII: FOR AMERICA!

Wrestlemania VII Date: March 24, 1991 Location: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,158 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon Oh boy has a lot of stuff changed here. First of all, Jesse is gone from the company and is being replaced by a revolving door of replacements. Other than that we’ve got […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VI: Dig That Crowd Man

Wrestlemania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Location: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 67,678 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Time for another historic main event and in this case it’s probably Hogan’s best match ever. After Hogan basically beat every heel in the company, the only thing left to do was to have someone new come […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania V: Let it Be Over

Wrestlemania V Date: April 2, 1989 Location: Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,946 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura Given how this year’s (2013) Wrestlemania is more or less a sequel to last year’s, this is an appropriate show to get to. This is more or less the followup to Wrestlemania IV as Savage […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania IV: Macho Madness

Wrestlemania IV Date: March 27, 1988 Location: Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendance: 18,165 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon Well the crowd is only about 1/5 the size of the one we had last year but there are even more matches this year. This is a one idea show: we’ve got […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania III: The Big One

Wrestlemania III Date: March 29, 1987 Location: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan Attendance: 93,173 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse Ventura This is the biggest show in wrestling history with the biggest match in wrestling history as its main event. How’s that for a standard to live up to? In case you’re one of the six wrestling fans […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: I Knew I Hated Triple Threats

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

Monday Night Raw – May 31, 1993: I Stand in Awe of Scott Steiner

Monday Night Raw Date: May 31, 1993 Location: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York Attendance: 750 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan We’re less than two weeks away from King of the Ring and it would be nice to have them actually plug more than one of the first round matches for a […]

Monday Night Raw – May 24, 1993: You Wouldn’t Expect This

Monday Night Raw Date: May 24, 1993 Location: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York Attendance: 1,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan Something tells me this one won’t be as memorable as last week. We’re less than a month away from King of the Ring and the tournament is mostly set but the […]

Monday Night Raw – May 17, 1993: This is What Put Raw on the Map

Monday Night Raw Date: May 17, 1993 Location: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York Attendance: 1,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan To say these recent shows haven’t been interesting is a huge understatement. They’re just not working and haven’t been in almost the entire time the show has been on the air. […]