Survivor Series 2006

Survivor Series 2006
Date: November 26, 2006
Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 15,400
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

I’ve always been a big Survivor Series fan and there is something great about seeing a milestone show with the 20th edition. On top of that, we have three elimination tag matches for a change and the card looks pretty awesome. Then again that has been the case with several shows before and you never know if it is going to live up to the hype. The big non-elimination match is Batista vs. King Booker for Book’s Smackdown World Title so let’s get to it.

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Monday Night Raw – October 2, 2006

Monday Night Raw
Date: October 2, 2006
Location: Landon Arena, Topeka, Kansas
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

It’s time for a big title match as Raw doesn’t have a pay per view in October. This time around it is going to be the grand finale (for now at least) between Edge and John Cena as Edge is challenging for the Raw World Title inside a cage. Other than that, we are going to be seeing more of DX vs. the McMahons, or at least Jonathan Coachman acting as their surrogate. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA WrestleRock ’86


Live from Minneapolis, MN

Airdate: April 20, 1986

Attendance:  22,000

Hosted by Rod Trongard & Larry Nelson

Three cage matches along with the Midnight Rockers, Sergeant Slaughter, Jimmy Snuka, Road Warriors, Freebirds, and more fill out this star-studded supershow. Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIX

Taped from Omaha, NE

Airdate:  April 27, 1991 (taped 4/15)

Attendance:  9,400 (7,000 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Can both Undertaker and Bret Hart make a big splash on network TV? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF WrestleMania VII

Live from Los Angeles, CA

Airdate: March 24, 1991

Attendance:  15,500

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Wait a minute! This was supposed to be at the L.A. Coliseum! Vince must have hired Special Ops to keep the venue change so tight-lipped. Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF The Main Event V

Taped from Macon, GA

Airdate: February 1, 1991 (taped 1/28)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Get your tissues ready! It’s time for the final episode of The Main Event. No, my eyes aren’t red from crying. It’s the eclipse, I swear.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Main Event IV

Taped from Fort Wayne, IN

Airdate: November 23, 1990 (taped 10/30)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Let’s finish Thanksgiving week of 1990 with a rather infamous show. In case you’ve been on vacation, this is the third wrestling supershow in the same week. I’ve even included a BONUS match for reasons that will materialize. Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Survivor Series 1990

Live from Hartford, CT

Airdate: November 22, 1990

Attendance:  16,000 (13,000 paid)

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

A mere two days after Clash XIII, this show occurred LIVE on PPV. Oh. My. God. What in God’s creation is in that EGG? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA SuperClash III

In the solemn words of Jim Morrison: “This is the end…my only friend…the end.”

With the national expansions of both the WWF and NWA, the territorial system, as we knew it, was breathing its last breath. Despite legends like Verne Gagne, the Von Erichs, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mad Dog Vachon, Chris Adams, among others, the lingering territories during this era tried their best not only to survive but to succeed.

With the conglomeration of the AWA, WCWA, CWA, and POWW, this supercard marks the last stand by the territories in their effort to compete. How much success do they achieve? Let’s find out!

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No Saddam Way

As a followup to my recent Wrestlemania VII question, suppose Gulf War I never took place (or, if you REALLY want to chart a course for Fantasyland, Vince executed a modicum of discretion), thereby nullifying the Slaughter-as-Iraqi-turncoat angle.  In that case, who keeps the belt warm for Hogan in the run up to ‘Mania?  Do you keep it on Warrior and take your chances with a foregone rematch?  Pass it off to Savage for a couple months and somehow convince him to lay down for Hogan yet again?  (Thereby robbing WM7 of its show-stealer and Warrior of what is arguably the best match of his career).  Pull the trigger on a reliable mid-card heel like Mr. Perfect or throw money at Rick Rude until he comes back?
Yeah, it’s a toughie.  Deep down I think they could have done something with Savage as a transitional champion if they really needed to, like basically putting Savage into the Slaughter spot at Rumble without the traitor angle.  He had pretty good heat for the whole deal and really Slaughter felt pretty shoe-horned into the Warrior feud anyway.