Payback (2016) – The Dawn of a New Era?

WWE Payback 2016

Last night the WWE was in Chicago for their first PPV since WrestleMania 32 known as Payback. Since WrestleMania, Shane McMahon has been in charge of WWE RAW and he’s been introducing new matches and new Superstars to the company so we got quite a few new faces here as well. Mark and I got together to watch the show as we always do and I have to say that overall I was very happy … Continue reading

Swimming With Piranhas By Howard Brody

Swimming With Piranhas - Howard Brody

This review has been a long time coming. Partially because it took me forever and a day to finish the book. Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling was written by former president of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Howard Brody. In it, he gives a first hand account of how he managed to navigate the political backroom dealings that plague the world of professional wrestling. He goes into (with great… sometimes too great) … Continue reading

AJ Lee – Looking For Her Nature Boy?

AJ Lee & Ric Flair

WrestleMania 29 tickets are on sale which I know based on the 3 different emails I’ve received from the WWE today.  And even though I won’t be going to the show, opting instead for a return trip with the Beeramid, what these emails did do is get me in a wrestling mind frame… time for a prediction. One of the major story lines in WWE these days is the John Cena / AJ Lee “romance”.  If … Continue reading

A Perfect Time For A John Cena Heel Turn

John Cena In Pink

I’ll preface this post by saying I don’t really think it’s going to happen… but DAMN would it be awesome. This isn’t the first time I’ve called for a John Cena heel turn and in all honesty it probably won’t be the last.  Sure, he’s the poster boy for the company.  Sure he’s wrapped head to toe in pink pimping breast cancer awareness.  But I think this weekend at Hell In A Cell would be … Continue reading

Long Term Booking: The Rock & John Cena At WrestleMania 30

The Rock & John Cena

So this year’s WrestleMania main event was set a full year in advance.  One day after WrestleMania 27, The Rock and John Cena took to the middle of the ring on RAW the next night and set the stage for this year’s main event.  And while some people (myself included) haven’t really enjoyed a year-long build to this year’s Mania main event, I have a suspicious feeling that this is just the tip of the … Continue reading

The WrestleMania 28 Drinking Game

WrestleMania 28 Logo

WrestleMania XXVIII (28 for you non-Roman numeral folks out there) will take place on April 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  For the 7th time, Pip and I (and for the second year in a row, my brother Marko too!) will once again try to “walk that aisle” and build… The Beeramid. Since WWE announced it’s Mania main event the day after last year’s show (Rock vs. John Cena for those not paying attention), I figured … Continue reading

R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage

The "Macho Man" Randy Savage

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye today to one of my all time favorite wrestlers – The “Macho Man” Randy Savage.  Randy (real name Randall Poffo) passed away earlier today after a car accident.  Apparently he had a heart attack at the wheel while driving.  He was 58 years old. Randy Savage, best knowing for his time in the WWF with his wife/manager Miss Elizabeth, was one of the best … Continue reading

Celebrities At WrestleMania

Snooki WWE

WrestleMania 27 is just a few days away and just as in many previous years there is a “celebrity” on the card.  I’ve got celebrity in quotes there cause personally I don’t consider Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from MTV’s Jersey Shore a celebrity.  That said, most of the known universe (and certainly much of the WWE universe) knows who she is so Vince shelled out what I’m sure I’d consider way too much money to bring … 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

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