Backlash 2017

|Date: May 21, 2017|Venue: Allstate Arena |City: Rosemont, Illinois|Attendance: 9,800|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off focusing on the Randy Orton/Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens/AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler/Shinsuke Nakamura matches. Tom Phillips welcomes us to Chicago for Backlash. How long until the CM Punk chants break out? Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler Background: On SmackDown, Nakamura interrupted Dolph Ziggler’s in-ring promo. … Continue reading Backlash 2017

Wrestlemania 33

|Date: April 2, 2017|Venue: Camping World Stadium |City: Orlando, Florida|Attendance: 75,245|Brands: Raw & Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Wrestlemania kicks off with Tinashe singing America The Beautiful. I have no idea who she is. Some planes fly over too. A video package then plays, first focusing on Wrestlemania being the Ultimate Thrill Ride and then going through the various wrestlers. It’s a really slick video package, … Continue reading Wrestlemania 33

Elimination Chamber 2017

|Date: February 12, 2007|Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena |City: Phoenix, Arizona|Attendance: 11,000|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger There’s a nice piano based opening package to kick off the show. Tom Phillips welcomes us to Elimination Chamber, the next stop on the road to Wrestlemania. Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James Background: Mickie James recently made a return to WWE under the mask of La Luchadora. She helped … Continue reading Elimination Chamber 2017

Royal Rumble 2017

|Date: January 29, 2017|Venue: Alamodome |City: San Antonio, Texas|Attendance: 52,020|Brands: Raw & Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off, firstly showing some classic Royal Rumble moments before hyping up the Kevin Owens and Romans Reigns match, Charlotte and Bayley and then AJ Styles and John Cena. Michael Cole welcomes us to the Alamo Dome in San Antonio! Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley – … Continue reading Royal Rumble 2017

TLC 2016

|Date: December 4, 2016|Venue: American Airlines Center |City: Dallas, Texas|Attendance: 14,000|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off, plenty of focus on AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose as well as The Miz, Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch, all of which are in title matches. Mauro Ranallo welcomes ut to TLC! Heath Slater & Rhyno (c) vs. Bray … Continue reading TLC 2016

Survivor Series 2016

|Date: November 20, 2016|Venue: Air Canada Center |City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada|Attendance: 17,143|Brands: Raw & Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The show kicks off with a video based around the newest WWE 2K game and fantasy warfare. Goldberg and Brock Lesnar get a big billing as does the battle between Raw and Smackdown. Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Team Raw (Charlotte, … Continue reading Survivor Series 2016

No Mercy 2016

|Date: October 9, 2016|Venue: Golden 1 Center |City: Sacramento, California|Attendance: 14,324|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off which covers the WWE Championship match, Intercontinental Championship, Smackdown women’s championship match and Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt. There’s some pyro and ballyhoo and Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to Sacramento. AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena – Triple threat match for … Continue reading No Mercy 2016

Backlash 2016

|Date: September 11, 2016|Venue: Richmond Coliseum |City: Richmond, Virginia|Attendance: 7,000|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off, first a tribute to 9/11 and then a classic video package that covers most of the matches tonight. I really like the graphics on this VT. The commentary team for tonight is Mauro Ranallo, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and David Otunga. Shane McMahon’s music hits the … Continue reading Backlash 2016

Summerslam 2016

|Date: August 21, 2016|Venue: Barclays Center |City: Brooklyn, New York|Attendance: 15,974 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger There’s a really good video package to kick off the show, it’s edgy with cool graphics. A lot of the matches get featured. Michael Cole welcomes us to Summerslam! Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Jeri-KO (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens) Background: This all started with a war of words between … Continue reading Summerslam 2016

Battleground 2016

|Date: July 24, 2016|Venue: Verizon Center |City: Washington D.C.|Attendance: 15,109 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off with all of the top superstars holding flags. The package then focuses on the main events, the match between New Day and The Wyatt Family and then Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. And then finally The Club, John Cena, Enzo & Big Cass. Michael Cole welcomes … Continue reading Battleground 2016