Reflections on 1989 Survivor Series

I was able to see every WWF PPV live in the calendar year 1989. That’s the 1st PPV Royal Rumble, WrestleMania 5, SummerSlam, and yes, the No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie show. Oh and this Survivor Series from Chicago, where the only thing people seem to remember is Tully Blanchard being pulled and replaced by Bobby Heenan. Something more must have happened, because I took 2 1/2 pages of notes on this! Continue reading Reflections on 1989 Survivor Series

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

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

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)