WWE Old School presents a classic card from the Philadelphia Spectrum headlined by Randy Savage challenging the Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Title. Plus, Strike Force defends the Tag Team Title against the Islanders, Bam Bam Bigelow battles Killer Khan, and Demolition leaves a mark on Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes!
TNA’s first PPV of 2006, featuring the TNA “debut” of Sting, Samoa Joe defending the X Division Title against Christopher Daniels, and a bunch of screwy finishes that everybody hated at the time!
Live from New York, it’s WWE Old School! A classic Madison Square Garden card featuring the Ultimate Warrior meeting the Undertaker in a Bodybag Match, the Hart Foundation challenging the Nasty Boys for the WWF Tag Team Title, and a cool heel vs. heel storyline pitting Bobby Heenan’s Family against Mr. Fuji and his Orient Express.
TNA’s final PPV of 2005, but will it be the best? It will be if AJ Styles and Samoa Joe have anything to say about it!
Chronologically, this should have been posted before Unbreakable, so let’s use Throwback Thursday to look back a couple of months in our TNA timeline to the final PPV before their SpikeTV debut. Jeff Jarrett & Rhino war with Raven & Sabu, AJ Styles meets Samoa Joe in the Super X Cup final, and a bunch of other cool stuff happens!
It’s the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, or something, as Planet Jarrett collides with Rhino & Team 3D! Plus: the first-ever 8-man Elimination X, AJ Styles defends the X Division Title, and someone who is actually relevant jumps from WWE to TNA!!
Setting up a regular schedule to post my Chronicles on the blog here… I will continue the TNA reviews on “TNA Tuesdays,” and other assorted retro recaps on Throwback Thursdays. Catchy title, no? Let’s begin with the WWE 24/7 presentation of the 1989 Coliseum Home Video release dedicated to Demolition, my favourite tag team of all time.
TNA’s first-ever primetime Impact! The Ultimate X rematch from Bound For Glory, a killer X Division six-man showcase, and Jeff Jarrett crushing everyone’s hopes and dreams!
Thanks for the feedback on the Unbreakable review, and thanks to Scott for plugging it in the Wednesday Wackness sticky post. Now we move on to the first PPV of TNA’s SpikeTV era, featuring the Ultimate X match, Monster’s Ball 2, and a 10-man Gauntlet to determine the challenger for Jeff “Yes, He’s Champion Again” Jarrett’s NWA World Title!
With all the negativity surrounding what is or was or used to be TNA, let’s take a look back at what I consider to be the “Golden Era” of the company. You can argue that TNA never enjoyed such a period, but I would say that they were far more entertaining than WWE from the summer of 2005 until the arrival of Vince Russo in 2007. That journey begins with Unbreakable, featuring Christopher Daniels defending the X Division Title against AJ Styles and Samoa Joe in an all-time classic!
Come along with me, the Chrononaut, as I travel back 15(!) years to the 2002 Halloween edition of SmackDown, featuring a beast, a murderer, an Olympic gold medalist, and more Halloween spirit than you can possibly handle. Plus, John Cena finally finds a gimmick and NEVER LETS IT GO.
Hey guys, I’m the Chrononaut, a traveler of time and space, reviewing wrestling shows from different eras of the past. Thanks to Scott for giving me the opportunity to share my retro reviews with all of you. Let’s begin with a Halloween-tinged trip back to WWE 24/7 and the October 2006 offering of Shorties, entitled WrestleVania!