Tonight was WWE’s annual swing through Peoria at the Peoria Civic Center, and I have to say: this crowd seemed like it could have cared less. I should also say at this point that, while I may rip on the choices WWE made with this show, I had a great time. I went with my… Continue reading WWE Raw house show results – Peoria, Illinois – 7/29/11
Even if WWE’s brand of sports entertainment has loosened its restrictions on PG content by using “bad words” and showing bloody lips and noses, they are still cracking down – and rightfully so – on chair shots. Specifically, WWE has fined Triple H and The Undertaker for an undisclosed sum regarding the chair shot from… Continue reading Triple H, Undertaker fined for chairshot at WWE WrestleMania XXVII
It’s been 10 years since the last gimmick battle royal, and I think it would be totally awesome if WWE did another one. WrestleMania X-7’s show featured 80s and early 90s gimmicks – the Gobbledy Gooker, Sgt. Slaughter, Freebird Michael Hayes, the Bushwhackers and the winner, the Iron Sheik. Based on the nostalgia feel of… Continue reading WWE WrestleMania 27: Gimmick battle royal, round 2
I was just getting into professional wrestling in 1997, one of the hottest years in quite some time. I didn’t grow up watching Bret Hart, Owen Hart, the British Bulldog, or anybody else. I didn’t realize the weight that Montreal carried with it. But in the years since, as a self-proclaimed wrestling historian, I have… Continue reading DVD Review – WWE’s Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology
A opinion column I wrote for class on chair shots in sports entertainment / professional wrestling.