Opening with the World Wrestling Federation Superstars telling us what they’re thankful for. Obviously they’re in character, and it’s something I miss, Survivor Series being on either Thanksgiving Eve or on Thanksgiving Day itself. Also Vinnie Mac is running down the matches-a walk down memory lane.
Gorilla open us up with Jesse “the Pilgrim” Ventura. We get corrected by Ventura that he is Jesse “the Body” Ventura. I miss having a heel color guy at the announcer’s booth.
The Enforcers versus the Dream Team
It’s the Enforcers versus the Dream Team for the first match. The Enforcers come out first, then the Dream Team. With this, I miss having most of the PPV, if not the whole thing, as 5-on-5, or this PPV, 4-on-4, Elimination Tag Team Matches
Tito and the Honky Tonk Man start the match out. Jimmy Hart is on ..click here to read more
Andre the Giant, Arn Anderson, Bobby Heenan, bret hart, Gorilla Monsoon, hulk hogan, jake roberts, Jesse Ventura, Jim Neidhart, Marty Jannetty, Rick Rude, Roddy Piper, shawn michaels, Survivor Series 1989, The Ultimate Warrior
Thursday, November 26th, 1987 – Richfield Coliseum – Richfield, Ohio – Jesse “the Body” Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon are our color commentators for the very first Survivor Series event that the World Wrestling Federation had put on every year since!
This blog also marks the first of my Survivor Series blog series for CamelClutchBlog[dot]Com! I’m excited to visit (for most of these events) and revisit (a few) Survivor Series memories! I’ll be giving the highlights of each match instead of trying to list off each blow.
Let’s take a history lesson before we jump into the review of the first Survivor Series. The National Wrestling Alliance (JCP) was putting on their version of WrestleMania, called Starrcade, on Thanksgiving night for several years by 1987. So Vince McMahon, in all his wisdom, thought he’ll take a stab at the ..click here to read more
Andre the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow, Bobby Heenan, Butch Reed, Gorilla Monsoon, hulk hogan, Jesse Ventura, magnificent muraco, Paul Orndorff, randy savage, Rick Rude, Survivor Series 1987, The Honkytonk Man, wwf
You know, I’d be the first to admit that my 1988 Royal Rumble rant was a bit lacking.
Looking over it, I see where I was the most bored and disinterested, and it showed in my writing. I don’t apologize often, but I’ll do so by writing a better rant for this show, the 1989 Royal Rumble.
There’s an underlying message in here. The 1988 show had a lot of kinks to be worked out, as did my accompanying rant. The 1989 show was a vast improvement and my rant, well….let’s cross our fingers. I hope it’s less boring than Dino Bravo’s weight lifting challenge from ’88 at least.
-January 15, 1989, from the Summit in Houston, TX. It’s the home of ..click here to read more
Andre the Giant, Big Bossman, Big John Studd, Bobby Heenan, bret hart, Demolition, Dino Bravo, Greg Valentine, Hacksaw Duggan, Harley Race, Hercules, hulk hogan, jake roberts, Jesse Ventura, Mr. Perfect, randy savage, Rick Rude, Ron Bass, Ronnie Garvin, shawn michaels, Ted Dibiase, Tito Santana, Ultimate Warrior, wrestlemania, WrestleMania V, WWE Royal Rumble
Aftermath hosts Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas interviewed “Mean Gene Okerlund on the Score on January 16, 2012. They start the show by putting over Wrestle Reunion which is happening in Toronto in mid April. Ocal lists guests for the event such as Bruno Sammartino, Tommy Dreamer, and then introduces Gene Okerlund.
Mean Gene says he is looking forward to discussing wrestling, and then discussed his calling basketball, baseball, and hockey games. However, he said it always came back to wrestling. One you start, you don’t turn back.
Ocal asked Gene why should fans attend Wrestle Reunion, and Gene said he was at a Wrestle Reunion event last year in LA, and said there was a lot of talent. Okerlund added that it was a great production, and said Wrestle Reunion is a can’t miss event for people with heart ..click here to read more
Bobby Heenan, Gene Okerlund, john cena, ric flair, The Rock, vince mcmahon
WWE.com has put out a brand new Top 25 list on my favorite subject, pro wrestling managers. The list ranks the Top 25 WWE Managers that like most lists compiled by the WWE, will leave you scratching your head.
Now I am not going to get all crazy and start ranting and raving like some fans who take these lists very seriously. I don’t. It is always important to keep in mind who compiled this list and of course, the WWE will always try and revise wrestling history. Also keep in mind that this is a list of WWE managers and not pro wrestling managers.
One of my all time favorite pro wrestling managers tops the list. ..click here to read more
Bobby Heenan, Captain Lou Albano, Freddie Blassie, Grand Wizard, Jim Cornette, Jimmy Hart, Lanny Poffo, Michael Hayes, Miss Elizabeth, Mr. Fuji, Old School Wrestling, Paul Bearer, Paul Heyman, Roddy Piper, Sherri Martel, Tammy Sytch, WWE Hall of Fame, wwf
Hello loyal readers and welcome back to my personal stroll down memory lane. As always, this is not scientific in any way, there are no correct answers here. This is just my own personal opinion from my own experiences as a nearly thirty year wrestling fan. This week I have chosen to reflect on one of my favorite aspects of professional wrestling, the television commentator.
A good pro wrestling commentator can really enhance the experience of watching a match. Being there live is great, but an entertaining commentator adds a whole new dimension. And the truly great commentators can make even a bad match sound good. I always loved Joey Styles’ over the top style of calling a match. His outrage at every injustice was priceless. And I have yet to find a more ..click here to read more
Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon, jerry lawler, Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, vince mcmahon
One of my all time favorite pro wrestling superstars was Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. I was ecstatic when the WWE announced the release of the Bobby Heenan DVD. If you are looking for gossip and dirt this WWE DVD isn’t for you. If you are looking for laughs and a fun ride down memory lane than you came to the right place.
The two-disc Bobby “The Brain” Heenan DVD set takes a look back at the career of arguably the greatest pro wrestling manager ever. The first disc is your typical WWE documentary which takes a retrospective look at the WWE Hall of Fame manager. But it is the second disc loaded with Bobby Heenan classics that makes this set worthwhile.
The first disc is done documentary style without hosts. The ..click here to read more
awa, Bobby Heenan, WCW, WWE DVD Reviews
The number one way to make money in pro wrestling is with a great feud. Nothing draws bigger at the box office than a rivalry pitting good vs. evil. Today I spotlight one of professional wrestling’s greatest feuds.
Over 25 years later all you have to do is mention Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff to the fans that lived it and you will get smiles and memories. Paul Orndorff vs. Hogan even decades later remains one of the most memorable rivalries of arguably the biggest period in pro wrestling. That is why it will always go down as one of pro wrestling’s greatest feuds.
Most fans think of the Hogan vs. Orndorff series as the great 86-87 run. Yet there was a prelude to this great rivalry that actually traces back two years earlier. Paul Orndorff was red hot as ..click here to read more
Bobby Heenan, hulk hogan, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper, wrestlemania, wwf
I’m extremely excited for WWE Old School Raw this Monday night, which can be good and bad. I’m excited for the show because I am hoping for it to be a throwback to the way I watched WWE when I was growing up. It can also be a bad thing because I am so excited for it that it could very well let me down if not done correctly. With that being said here is how I would book Old School WWE Raw this Monday night.
The set is crucial in the “Old School Raw.” If you have the same Monday Night Raw set then there really is nothing special to the show, it’s basically a normal Monday Night Raw with a bunch of “WWE legends” in attendance. You have to give a look ..click here to read more
Bobby Heenan, jerry lawler, Jim Ross, Kevin Nash, N.W.O, randy savage, Scott Hall, wwe raw, X-Pac