WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies 04/28/1996

The only reason why I would take a look at IYH 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies is that it is the only PPV to ever take place on my birthday. And it’s 20 years ago now, so I figured what the hell. Taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, our hosts for this one are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. Continue reading WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies 04/28/1996

Dispatches from NXT Lowell

Down in front!
Down in front!

I’ve been begging for NXT to come to Massachusetts for over a year and it all came to fruition last night in Lowell, MA at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Yes, that is the same site of the infamous Thursday RAW Thursday from 1997 where HBK lost his smile and Triple H lost the IC title to young Rocky Maivia. Let’s get to the recap: Continue reading Dispatches from NXT Lowell

Imagining a Theoretical Summerslam 1987

Seriously, this might have worked

Since we’ve reached mid-1987 in the Saturday Night’s Main Event series, it would be fun to imagine what a Summerslam card would have looked like in August of ’87. That show was not added until the following year. I will follow a couple of rules with this: I will not rebook the reality of what had happened; Guys who were injured/suspended will not be included; I will attempt to integrate it into what happened later. Continue reading Imagining a Theoretical Summerslam 1987

Saturday Night’s Main Event #11 – 05/02/1987

Jesse & Vince's relationship encapsulated
Jesse & Vince’s relationship encapsulated

It is always difficult to follow up an event as huge as Wrestlemania 3. Once Hulk Hogan beats the unbeatable Andre, what is left? The Saturday Night’s Main Event from 05/02/1987 was different because it was the first time Hogan did not wrestle on the show. But the promised footage of his match with Andre was enough to lure people in for a 9.5 rating. Of course in today’s world, there would be a Vine on Twitter of the slam of Andre within 30 seconds. This show was taped in South Bend, Indiana on April 28, 1987 so let’s check out this present the WWF gave me for my 8th birthday, a year before I actually started watching. Continue reading Saturday Night’s Main Event #11 – 05/02/1987

TrumpMania 3: A Complete Guide to Wrestlemania 7 (Return of the Trump)

I should explain why Donald Trump and Wrestlemania 7 are connected. Trump sat front row but of course did not host the event which was its own debacle with the attempt to have the show at the 100,000 seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and moving the event to the nearby LA Sports Arena. The Donald’s then-girlfriend Marla Maples appeared on the show as one of the celebrities, which is supposedly her 3rd Mania appearance since she is said to have sat four rows behind Trump at WM4 and WM5. Hell at WM4, Trump’s then-wife was there too. How are Republicans supposed to attack a guy who is so brazen that he brought his wife AND mistress to Wrestlemania? The Donald is a mere footnote in this event, so before getting to the show itself I will answer some questions about the event. Continue reading TrumpMania 3: A Complete Guide to Wrestlemania 7 (Return of the Trump)

HOF Roundup: The Fabulous Freebirds

The final installment of the 2016 WWE HOF roundup is on the Fabulous Freebirds, perhaps the most overdue induction but now finally Michael Hayes can shut up about it after all this time. The Freebirds were the first great faction of the modern era and helped usher in changes we take for granted today, things like musical entrance themes and a three man unit holding the tag titles. Their story covers more than a decade and includes Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, and (later) Jimmy Garvin as the base members. I’m not including the “associate” members like Iceman Parsons and Badstreet here, especially since the latter was involved way past the expiration date of the Birds. Continue reading HOF Roundup: The Fabulous Freebirds