Retro Recap – Survivor Series 1987

This was the inaugural running of this event, and it's origin is that basically Vince McMahon did not want NWA promoter Jim Crockett getting a foothold in pay per view, and created an event that ran the same night to force cable companies to choose which one they would carry. You see kids back then … Continue reading Retro Recap – Survivor Series 1987


Retro Recap – One Night Stand 2008

I've been going through the years I missed while on breaks from watching wrestling, and now I'm halfway through 2008. 2007 ended on a pretty lackluster note with John Cena out injured for months and Chris Benoit's murder/suicide casting a huge shadow over the entire business and forcing some much needed cleaning up both in … Continue reading Retro Recap – One Night Stand 2008

Retro Recap – Bunkhouse Stampede

The Bunkhouse Stampede was the second attempt at pay per view for Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA just two months after their first try, Starrcade 87, was dealt a pretty heavy blow by one Vince McMahon putting the screws to the cable companies and running an event on the same day. It was also … Continue reading Retro Recap – Bunkhouse Stampede

Retro Recap – Hell in a Cell 2012

I figured that with Hell in a Cell on the way in a few days it was time for a Retro Recap of one of the previous offerings of this event.  It's only been around as a standalone pay per view since 2009 I believe so there's some history but not like Summerslam or WrestleMania.  … Continue reading Retro Recap – Hell in a Cell 2012

Retro Recap – WrestleMania 18

WrestleMania 18 was in the middle of a hangover of sorts for the WWE. The Invasion angle was over, having limped to the finished line after a rousing start, and now the roster was somewhat of a mess with people who'd been around for a while, holdovers from the WCW/ECW alliance, and a few additions … Continue reading Retro Recap – WrestleMania 18