SummerSlam (2016) – Sunday Bloody Sunday

SummerSlam (2016) Poster

Last night WWE was in Brooklyn , NY this year’s version of SummerSlam. This is one of the WWE’s “Big Four” PPVs and I had really high hopes for the event. I even went so far as to make some predictions which I felt really good about. I don’t think I’m going to bother doing that any more cause even though I booked what I thought was a solid show I couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

SummerSlam (2016) Predictions

SummerSlam 2016 This Sunday

If you believe the WWE, its second biggest show (behind WrestleMania) takes place tomorrow evening live on the WWE Network from the Barclays Center in New York. Here’s a quick look at the announced matches and how I think they’ll play out. Cesaro vs. Sheamus Best-of-Seven Series Match #1 This one could really go either way. I’d be shocked if this doesn’t go the full seven so it really doesn’t matter who wins this first … Continue reading

14 Years Later – I Remember

1 World Trade Center Rainbow

You’ll hear it countless times today: “Never forget”. You’ll see flags. You’ll see Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. But have you really remembered since last year? Ask yourself… when was the last time you TRULY remembered the events of September 11th, 2001? Was it last year? I sincerely hope not. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I remember it often. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this story … Continue reading

SummerSlam 2015 – Poorly Booked Main Events

SummerSlam 2015

SummerSlam 2015 is in the books and for the most part it was a pretty outstanding event. I was pleasantly surprised by a couple of matches and even though it was a 4 hour even which I think is WAY too long for anything but WrestleMania it didn’t feel like it dragged on too much. Though to be fair, my brother and I started watching the show at 8:00 and zipped through ring entrances and … Continue reading

13 Years Later I’ve Not Forgotten – Have You?

September 11th

I’m sitting down and continuing my “tradition” of putting some thoughts on virtual paper on this anniversary of September 11th. Another year has passed.  Another war has started. The vast majority of people have forgotten.  It’s sad, but it’s true. I’ve seen people go about their day today like it’s any other day.  I saw dreadfully few flags being flown this morning on my way to work.  I’ve received marketing emails “using” the events of … Continue reading

Should September 11th Be A National Holiday?

September 11th Flag - Morning

As I sit down to write this post, I honestly have no idea where I’m going with it.  I’ve got some thoughts in mind but they’re not fully formed.  I’ve talked in previous years about where we were on September 11th, 2001 so I won’t bother rehashing it here other to say that we were living in DC.  It’s been 11 years and while the buildings have been rebuilt and we’ve gone on with our … Continue reading

WrestleMania X – Ten Years In The Making

WrestleMania X (1993)

Event: WrestleMania X Date: March 20, 1994 Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, New York) Attendance: 18,065 We kick off the show with images from the original WrestleMania.  Little Richard sings America The Beautiful poorly.  Pretty sure he was lip syncing and he looks like a damn wax statue.  Scary dude.  We get Jerry “The King” Lawler and Vince McMahon on the mic. Owen Hart defeated Bret Hart We get a great recap here pre-match.  … Continue reading

WrestleMania 2 – Let’s Try That Again

WrestleMania 2 (1986)

Event: WrestleMania 2 Date: April 7, 1986 Venue: The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, The Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, and The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California Attendance: 40,085 (combined) As you can see above, this is the first (and I believe only) WrestleMania event to come to us from different locations.  Essentially we get 3 “main events” – one from each of the locations.  On the mic we … Continue reading

WrestleMania – The Original Grandaddy

WrestleMania 1 Poster

Event: WrestleMania Date: March 31, 1985 Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, New York) Attendance: 19,121 If you’ve never seen this show before and you’re a fan of modern day WWE stuff the first thing you’ll notice is the production value here absolutely blows.  But don’t judge them too harshly.  First off, this show was 25 years ago and it was the first time something like this had ever been done. The first voice we … Continue reading

Never Forget… Let’s Roll

Never Forget

I feel compelled to write something today – the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  and the fourth plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  2,993 people died that day and millions more were affected. Amanda and I were living in Washington, D.C. and I remember it like it was yesterday.  The Internet came to a crawl because everyone was trying to figure … Continue reading