Backlash (2016) – New Era of SmackDown

Backlash (2016)

Sunday evening WWE was in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum for this year’s version of Backlash. This was the first PPV since WWE once again did a brand split and was the first show that was exclusive to the SmackDown brand. As I said back in June when the idea of twice monthly shows was being floated around I just couldn’t see myself watching ALL of these shows live. Sure enough at least when it came … Continue reading

Fastlane (2016) – Speed Bump To WrestleMania

Fastlane (2016)

Last night the WWE rolled into my home town of Cleveland, Ohio for it’s monthly PPV – Fastlane. We’re well on the Road to WrestleMania with the big show only 41 days away as of this writing. WWE has been dealing with rash of injuries of late including John Cena, Seth Rollins, Sting, Cesaro, etc. Mark and I had the chance to go to this show but we decided to pass for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

Survivor Series (2015) – 25 Years Of Taker… I Guess

Survivor Series (2015)

Last night, the WWE held its annual Survivor Series event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the 29th annual event and it marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of my all time favorite wrestler The Undertaker. Before I get into my recap I want to address one thing. On the day before the event the FBI announced that they were investigating an alleged threat by ISIS against the arena. They released a statement that read, “The … Continue reading

25 Years Of The Deadman – Survivor Series

Survivor Series 2015 - This Sunday

This Sunday, November 22nd, the WWE will hold it’s annual Survivor Series event. It marks the 25th anniversary of The Undertaker. Here’s the card as it stands now: Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio – Tournament Semifinal Match Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose – Tournament Semifinal Match Tournament Final Match – WWE World Heavyweight Championship Charlotte (c) vs. Paige – WWE Divas Championship The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Braun … Continue reading

Hell In A Cell (2015) – Recap & Thoughts

Hell In A Cell (2015)

Hell In A Cell is in the books. Looking back, my impression is that this was overall a pretty flat event with a couple of stand out moments and a hell of a main event. We got a big surprise return and they set a couple of story lines in motion which is always a good thing as we head toward the end of the year and the Road To WrestleMania. They did a nice job of … Continue reading

A Week Out From WrestleMania 29 – Current Card & Predictions

6 Days Till The Beeradmid Returns

We’re only 6 days from the Grandaddy of em all… WrestleMania 29!  Pip will be making his yearly trek to Cleveland on Friday morning and I’m giddy like a little school girl. Absolutely can’t wait!!!  If you’re a professional wrestling geek, this is the biggest week of the year.  It’s the end of the “season” and good God is it exciting.  Yes… I’m a geek.  I’ll own it. As per usual, we’ve been hard at … Continue reading

WrestleMania 28: Recap, Thoughts & Drinking Game Results

WrestleMania 28 Logo

For those of you that are regular readers of the blog here and AREN’T wrestling fans don’t worry… this is the last wrestling related post for a while. With that being said, WrestleMania 28 is officially in the books and it’s time for a recap and a look back at the show that was.  As per usual we built our yearly Beeramid which was epic. First off, I’ll say this was a FAR superior show … Continue reading

Thoughts On The Rumble

2012 Royal Rumble

We’re a few days removed from the 2012 WWE Royal Rumble pay per view.  As this is the official start to the Road To WrestleMania (and happens to be my favorite PPV of the year) this is one of the 2 shows per year I get (with Mania obviously being the other).  There’s been quite a bit of bad press out there for this show and I really don’t get it.  This was a very … Continue reading

WrestleMania XV – The Brawl For All Of 35 Seconds

WrestleMania XV Poster

Event: WrestleMania XV Date: March 28, 1999 Venue: First Union Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Attendance: 20,276 We’re greeted with Boyz II Men doing their version of America The Beautiful.  We then get the outstanding “Old School” promo followed by the “Showcase of the Immortals”.  This stuff absolutely gives me the chills.  I’m a dork and I don’t care who knows it.  Wow… awesome.  Announcing team of Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler – is this where JR … Continue reading

WrestleMania 27 – The Morning After

WrestleMania 27 Logo

WrestleMania 27 is in the books.  While Pip, my bro and I had an absolute BLAST building this year’s Beeramid (pics here) I have to say the show was pretty lackluster.  It took a good 24 minutes after the show started for the first match to get underway… that’s just WAY too long in my opinion (even with the Rock starting things off). Edge retained the World Title over Alberto Del Rio I thought for … Continue reading