Night of Champions 2014

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS (2014): There’s More To Being Champion Than Destroying People

Night of Champions (2014) – Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) – September 21, 2014 – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Interviews: Byron Saxton; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Big Show. One month…

The Wrestling Classic

THE WRESTLING CLASSIC: That Ain’t No Good Draw

The Wrestling Classic (WWF) – November 7, 1985 – Rosemont Horizon (Rosemont, IL) – Main Event: Hulk Hogan (c) vs Rowdy Roddy Piper (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Vince McMahon, Lord Alfred Hayes, and “Mean” Gene Okerlund. I really don’t like one-event wrestling tournaments like KING OF THE RING, and…

WrestleMania 12

WRESTLEMANIA XII: The Giants Are Squaring Off

WrestleMania XII (March 31, 1996) – Arrowhead Pond (Anaheim, CA) – Main Event: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (Iron Man Match for WWF Championship) – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Mr. Perfect, Todd Pettengill, and Dok Hendrix (aka Michael Hayes). After the celebrity indulgence of WRESTLEMANIA XI, WRESTLEMANIA XII puts the big spotlight…

Summer Slam 2014

SUMMERSLAM (2014): The One in 21 and 1

SummerSlam (2014) – Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA) – August 17, 2014 – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Ric Flair. I never thought I’d see a…

WrestleMania 11

WRESTLEMANIA XI: All Your Dreams Have Now Become Your Tonightmares

WrestleMania XI (April 2, 1995) – Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT) – Main Event: Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Jim Ross, and Todd Pettengill. WRESTLEMANIA XI might very well be the easiest WrestleMania to hate, and not just for the preponderance of mullets. It represents not…

WrestleMania X

WRESTLEMANIA X: He Who Made Kittens, Put Snakes in the Grass

WrestleMania X (March 20, 1994) – Madison Square Garden (New York NY) – Main Event: Yokozuna (c) vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, and Todd Pettengill. For better and for worse, WRESTLEMANIA X sets the fallback blueprint for how the WWF/WWE runs WrestleMania. There is a mix…

Battleground 2014

BATTLEGROUND (2014): His Cleanest Dirty Shirt

Battleground (2014) – Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa Bay, FL) – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four-Way: John Cena (c), Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and Kane – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Christian. After a disappointing MONEY IN THE BANK,…

Money in the Bank 2014

MONEY IN THE BANK (2014): Fandango Loves Triangles

Money in the Bank (2014) – TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts) – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match (vacated title): John Cena, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Sheamus, Kane – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Christian.…

Payback 2014

PAYBACK (2014): He Knew What a Sugar Stick Was

Payback 2014 (June 1, 2014) – Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Illinois) – Main Event: The Shield vs. Evolution (No Holds Barred Six Man Elimination Match) – Announcers: Michael Cole, Jerry “the King” Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield; Pre-Show: Josh Matthews, Booker T, Kofi Kingston, and Alex Riley. The 2014 edition of Payback had one major drawback entering…

WWE Extreme Rules 2014

EXTREME RULES (2014): He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Extreme Rules 2014 (May 4, 2014) – Izod Center (East Rutherford, NJ) – Main Event: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane (WWE World Heavyweight Championship) – Announcers: Michael Cole, Jerry “the King” Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton, and Renee Young. The WWE is on a roll. Coming off of a fantastic WrestleMania XXX, the company…