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


My Ultimate Wrestlemania Challenge Card

So I took the Ultimate Wrestlemania Challenge that a few twitter friends were kicking around. The rules were simple; come up with a card of nine to ten matches from previous WrestleMania shows, making one big event. The catch is that you can only use people once so if you pick Shawn Michaels Iron Man … Continue reading My Ultimate Wrestlemania Challenge Card

Retro Recap – WrestleMania VII

WrestleMania VII.....did Vince think we were stupid?  I generally believe that in the long view, Vince knows what he's doing better than us laymen.  But in the short run, like anyone else, he's had his share of brain farts.  This was one of them.  Wrestlemania VII, dubbed Superstars and Stripes Forever, was a blatant, jingoistic … Continue reading Retro Recap – WrestleMania VII

Retro Recap – Summerslam 1988

With Summerslam going down on Sunday I thought it would be cool to look back at the original show, Summerslam 1988.  Summerslam was a further expansion of the WWF into the pay per view world.  WrestleMania had been established in March/early April, and the Survivor Series was put up in November to stick it to … Continue reading Retro Recap – Summerslam 1988