The past week or so has seen a resurgence in mentions of the name Chris Benoit, obviously set off by the first two episodes of the Dark Side of the Ring series on Vice TV. And with it the weird discussion about how he should be handled by us and the WWE given how he … Continue reading What about Chris Benoit?
This one is coming on the heels of John Moxley (or as you may know him, Dean Ambrose) releasing a video that is essentially proclaiming his freedom from WWE. One of the reasons, if not the main reason, Dean/John did not renew his contract is that he didn't like the roles he was given by … Continue reading Creative Freedom isn’t an Entitlement
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
In the wake of his performance at Wrestle Kingdom 12 against Kenny Omega and the buildup to it in the weeks leading up to it, the question of how to assess Chris Jericho's place in history is one that can be asked now. Even before that show Y2J had worked his way in to the … Continue reading Where Does Jericho Rank?
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
Fall Brawl 1996 was the second WCW pay per view after Hulk Hogan's shocking heel turn, and held a major plot point in the WCW vs NWO storyline that was underway. It was also a glimpse at how the company would go on to treat one of its most iconic groups, the Four Horsemen, and … Continue reading Retro Recap – WCW Fall Brawl 1996
U.S. Title Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs Chris Jericho Good opener, with a somewhat surprising result. The assumption going in for a lot of people was that Owens would win here, the angle wold be over, and Jericho would be off to tour with Fozzy. Well, I saw on Twitter this weekend that a lot … Continue reading Payback 2017 Recap
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
Last big show of the year for WWE; would they close it and some of their storylines out well or with a thud? RAW Tag Team Title Match: New Day (c) vs Cesaro & Sheamus So the record reign is over and we have new RAW Tag Team Champs, Cesaro & Sheamus. The match was … Continue reading WWE Roadblock Recap
Women's Elimination Match: Team RAW (Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, and Alicia Fox) vs Team Smackdown (Becky Lynch, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, and Nikki Bella) We get our first swerve of the night as Nikki Bella doesn't make it to the ring .and is found backstage laid out. Natalya conveniently offers to take her … Continue reading Survivor Series 2016 Recap