Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1988

I was inspired to go back and look at this by the shark cage Chris Jericho is going to be in at the Rumble, because this one had such a match on the card.  More on that later.  What's more interesting about this one is that it was essentially the last hurrah for the Four … Continue reading Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1988

Retro Recap – Clash of the Champions I

With Clash of the Champions making a return as an event this coming Sunday I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the original one that happened almost 20 years ago way back in 1988.  Unlike this year's show the first was a strike back at the WWF by Jim Crockett's … Continue reading Retro Recap – Clash of the Champions I

Retro Recap – No Way Out 2004

The February Pay Per View show is often a nothingburger, little more than a placeholder between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.  In this case things were a little different.  We were over a year into the brand split, and this was a Smackdown roster only show. WWE Tag Team Title Match: Rikishi and Scotty 2 … Continue reading Retro Recap – No Way Out 2004

Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1990

The 1990 Great American Bash was the second one since Ted Turner bought out Jim Crockett, and for the second year in a row there was some heavy roster turnover.  Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk and the Great Muta, three guys who were a big part of the previous years' ring action, were gone.  And the … Continue reading Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1990

Retro Recap – WWE Armageddon 2000

I was a little bored today, so I checked out WWE Armageddon 2000 on the WWE Network. Armageddon took place in December of 2000, about a month or so after Stone Cold Steve Austin returned to the ring after almost a year out of action.  And things had changed a lot during his absence.  The … Continue reading Retro Recap – WWE Armageddon 2000

Retro Recap – SuperBrawl II

SuperBrawl 2 took place in 1992, at a very tough time for WCW.  Just eight months earlier the company fired Ric Flair, it's longtime standard bearer and World Champion, and was struggling along with Lex Luger as champion.    They had one gimmick that was working well for them in the form of manager Paul E. … Continue reading Retro Recap – SuperBrawl II

Retro Recap: WCW Souled Out 1998

Souled Out 1998 was the second edition of what started as an NWO pay per view event during the WCW/NWO angle that ran from late 1996 through 1999-ish.  It was the first show after Starrcade 1997, which was both WCW's biggest show ever and it's biggest failure to deliver.  After an event that left most … Continue reading Retro Recap: WCW Souled Out 1998

Retro Recap: Capital Combat 1990

Capital Combat 1990 was a one shot pay view event that took place during another rough patch for the NWA.  After 1989 saw a lot of mainstays leave and get replaced by a bunch of new faces, 1990 wasn't starting out so good.  Sting was supposed to be doing a program with Ric Flair but … Continue reading Retro Recap: Capital Combat 1990

Retro Recap – Halloween Havoc 1989

Halloween Havoc was a new event in 1989 as the NWA was continuing to expand it's pay per view schedule to compete with the WWE's offerings.  It was the fourth event of 1989 and was three months after the Great American Bash, which had been an absolute home run for the company.  The main event … Continue reading Retro Recap – Halloween Havoc 1989

Retro Recap – NWA Great American Bash 1989

Time for another retro recap, this one for the 1989 Great American Bash put on by the NWA.  The show was their third pay per view event of 1989, two months after Wrestle War 89 (which I recapped here a few days ago) and was headlined by a World Title Match where returning  legend Terry … Continue reading Retro Recap – NWA Great American Bash 1989