WrestleMania XIV – The Attitude Era Begins With Tyson

WrestleMania XIV Poster

Event: WrestleMania XIV Date: March 29, 1998 Venue: Fleet Center (Boston, Massachusetts) Attendance: 19,028 We’re still in the WWF days… I keep thinking we’re flipping over to WWE pretty soon.  Good intro here that’s just starting to talk about the “Attitude Era”.  Goes into the lineage of the WWF title, introduces Austin, DX, Mike Tyson, etc.  We get the announcing duo of Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole on the mic and we go … Continue reading

WrestleMania 13 – The Match That Made Austin

WrestleMania 13 (1997)

Event: WrestleMania 13 Date: March 23, 1997 Venue: Rosemont Horizon (Rosemont, Illinois) Attendance: 18,197 Brief introduction package on what we’re going to see this evening. Vince, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler on the call which is a great announcing lineup. We get right into the first match. Four-way Tag Team Elimination Match The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated The New Blackjacks (Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw), The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) (with Hillbilly Jim), and … Continue reading

The Final Spenser – “The Professional”

The Professional (2009)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: This is the thirty-eighth (38) Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker. It was originally published in 2009.  Recurring characters include Susan Silverman, Vinnie Morris, Hawk, Tony Marcus, & Ty Bop. NOTE: This review will contain spoilers. Preceded By: Rough Weather PLOT SUMMARY: Spenser is hired by a lawyer named Elizabeth Shaw to get to the bottom of her client’s problem – blackmail.  Shaw’s clients, wives of rich older men, have a mutual … Continue reading

Another Childhood Favorite – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Before I start this review I wanted to give you my Joe credentials.  While I’m not old enough to have had the 12 inch figures I was fanatical when it came to the Hasbro figures and the original Marvel comic books.  I watched the cartoons religiously and remember like it was yesterday when I saw the animated movie for the first time – Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  With that out of the way, on to the review. This … Continue reading

A Man Called Hawk Appears – ‘Promised Land’

Promised Land (1976)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: Promised Land is the fourth Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 1977.  Of particular note here is the first appearance of Hawk. Preceded By: Mortal Stakes Followed By: The Judas Goat NOTE: This review will contain spoilers. PLOT SUMMARY: Real estate magnate Harvey Shepard hires Spenser to find his wife Pam who’s gone missing.  He quickly locates her and determines that for a variety of reasons she does not … Continue reading

‘Rough Weather’ – A Nice Day For A Gray Wedding

Rough Weather (2008)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: Rough Weather is the thirty-sixth (36) Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 2008.  Returning once again (for his third appearance) is Rugar (The Gray Man). NOTE: This review will contain spoilers. Preceded By: Now And Then PLOT SUMMARY: Spenser is hired to accompany professional gold digger Heidi Bradshaw to the wedding of her daughter.  The wedding takes place at the incredibly posh (and secluded – wink wink … Continue reading

‘The Judas Goat’ – Spenser Gets Out Of Town

The Judas Goat (1979)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: The Judas Goat is the fifth Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 1978. Preceded By: Promised Land Followed By: Looking For Rachel Wallace PLOT SUMMARY: A recluse millionaire in a wheelchair (think Mason Verger from Hannibal without the facial deformity), Hugh Dixon, hires Spenser to find the members of a terrorist group (Liberty) that killed his family.  Spenser does what he does and stirs the pot to … Continue reading