Retro Recap – WrestleMania 12

WrestleMania 12 took place a few months before Hulk Hogan and WCW would shake up the wrestling business with the heel turn heard around the world. It was a real interesting time in that some major roster changes were about to take place that would have totally spoiled if they were to happen today. Scott … Continue reading Retro Recap – WrestleMania 12


Retro Recap – WrestleMania 2000

WrestleMania 2000 took place at kind of the midpoint of the Attitude Era in that the in ring action would get demonstrably better after this show than it had been before, thanks to an infusion of talent from WCW (Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guererro, Perry Saturn) and their own ranks (Kurt Angle, … Continue reading Retro Recap – WrestleMania 2000

Retro Recap – Starrcade 1998

Starrcade 98 was a real crossroads moment of sorts for WCW.  After a year of losing ground in the TV ratings war to the WWF but still making good money otherwise, they had to decide what direction to take their biggest star of the moment, Goldberg, and what to do with the remnants of the … Continue reading Retro Recap – Starrcade 1998

Retro Recap – Extreme Rules 2011

Last Man Standing Match: CM Punk vs Randy Orton This was a rematch from WrestleMania and the blowoff match for the feud between Punk and Orton that had been going on for a few months.  Really good match that saw kendo sticks, chairs, and the announce table come into play.  Punk actually survived a few … Continue reading Retro Recap – Extreme Rules 2011

Retro Recap – Unforgiven 2004

Unforgiven went down in September of 2004, about a month after Summerslam.  The company was still reeling a bit from Brock Lesnar leaving after WrestleMania XX, and was getting by with JBL as the main champion on Smackdown while Triple H's Evolution (with Ric Flair and two youngsters named Randy Orton and Bautista) was sucking … Continue reading Retro Recap – Unforgiven 2004