What is Elevation?

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?


Retro Recap – Bunkhouse Stampede

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

Retro Recap – Wrestle War 1990

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

Retro Recap – WrestleMania 18

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

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