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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE WrestleMania 23

WWE: WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Detroit, MI
Ford Field

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (12/3/2006)
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

From the Figure Four Weekly dated April 9, 2007:

Between pay-per-view revenue, live attendance and merchandise, this show should gross in the neighborhood of $46 million. WWE claimed 80,103 fans from 24 countries paid $5.38 million to attend. The gate is legit and it is a new company record. I cannot confirm the attendance, but they had sold all 70,000 available tickets in the weeks before the show and more were released in the final seven days. I believe the building was set up for 75,000, but they were also selling SRO (standing-room only) tickets, so that number may be legit. It likely broke the attendance set at WrestleMania III of 78,000 fans, which the company inflated to 93,173 and has since become part of legend. The most-attended WWE show in history remains the 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium, which drew 80,355. The biggest gate in wrestling history remains the Antonio Inoki retirement show in 1998 which made over $7 million at the Tokyo Dome. WrestleMania XXIII will likely do around $1 million in merchandise, and the expected 740,000 domestic buys would net the company $22 million. It should be noted that it still falls below the December 30, 2006 Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz fight both in the gate ($5.4 million, which is actually fantastically impressive because that show only drew 1/6 the attendance) and the domestic buyrate (1.05 million buys). Worldwide, WWE should pull in 1.2 million buys.

They replay Vince McMahon’s introduction of Aretha Franklin from WrestleMania 3 as she returns to sing the National Anthem.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Raw (03.26.07)

WWE: RAW
March 26, 2007
Chicago, IL
AllState Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History (BLURAY REVIEW~!)

rivalries
BLU-RAY REVIEW
Released: May 28, 2013

DISC ONE

Your host is newcomer Renee Young. She’s decked out in a lab coat with a chemistry set. Unlike various countdowns with quick clips and talking head comments, each rivalry listed gets narrated by a wrestler. While reviewing the countdown, my boy Slack will also give his brief thoughts on each ranking. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: The Attitude Era DVD Review (Disc Three)

WWE: The Attitude Era 3-Disc Set DVD Review
Released: November 20, 2012

DISC THREE: Read the rest of this entry

Extreme Rules 2011 Review

I decided that I was going to do current WWE PPVS for now and then decide what else I would like to do as well. Sorry for all you TNA lovers, but I honestly cannot watch their PPVS. There isn’t a drug in this world that can keep me entertained while watching TNA and coherent. I’ll think about doing ROH PPVS, but I wouldn’t hold my breathe for those either. I haven’t been excited for anything ROH has done in along time. Now I present to you some of the most insane, sadistic and unadulterated extreme rules ever bundled into a show, EXTREME RULEZ!!!! Read the rest of this entry

Kyle’s Wrestlemania 15 Recap

WrestleManiaXV

March 28, 1999
Live from Philadelphia, PA.
Your hosts: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler

WWF Hardcore Title: Billy Gunn vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Al Snow (w/Head).
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Bigelow’s Raw Report 12/8/08

2008 Slammy Awards

Monday Night Raw 12/8/08

2008 Slammy Awards

Wachovia Center

Philadelphia, PA

Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler
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WWE: Viva La Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc One

WWE: Viva La Raza – The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero – Disc One
Released: 11/11/2008

This one’s for you, TPWW’s Mr. Slackalack! Read the rest of this entry

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