How does it really happen? We are a few days away from the Royal Rumble, and as always we are speculating as to who could and who should win. And with that comes the topic of elevation; that is, the idea that the Rumble could/should be used to elevate someone new to the main event … Continue reading What is Elevation?
This recap is brought to you by the quarantine! Yeah, I was looking for something I hadn't watched in a while and I settled on this one. I was a big NWA fan back in the day so I saw this when it happened, but I haven't watched it in a long time. The Clash … Continue reading Retro Recap – Clash of the Champions 8
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
1990 was year number two of the Ted Turner ownership era for what used to be Jim Crockett Promotions, still operating under the banner of the NWA and a year away from becoming officially known as World Champion Wrestling, and was another year of transition all over the company. 1989 had a lot of really … Continue reading Retro Recap – Wrestle War 1990
My interest in the business was initiated with WrestleMania; as a fan of the A-Team and all the prospect of Mr. T teaming up with Hulk Hogan was too much to turn down. Which of course prompted my Dad (who is the reason spoiler alerts were created) to tell me 'it's fake, they're not really … Continue reading My wrestling fandom
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?
I didn't really appreciate Heenan in my younger days as a fan, when he was an active manager. Yeah I saw that he was good at his job and was really funny with the insults but I didn't think he was better than Jim Cornette or Paul E. Dangeroulsy (Paul Heyman to all of you … Continue reading RIP Bobby Heenan
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
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