The Great American Bash 1986 – Charlotte

|Date: July 5, 1986|Venue: Memorial Stadium |City: Charlotte, North Carolina |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The show kicks off with skydivers jumping out of planes. It’s an unusual way to kick off a pay per view. It goes on way too long. The national anthem follows. Denny Brown (c) vs. Steve Regal – Junior Heavyweight Championship match Background: Steve Regal is not the Steven Regal we all … Continue reading The Great American Bash 1986 – Charlotte

Starrcade ’85

|Date: November 28, 2022|Venue: Greensboro Coliseum Complex & Omni Coliseum |City: Greensboro, North Carolina & Atlanta, Georgia| Attendance: 30,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The show kicks off with a little intro before Bob Caudle and Tony Schiavone welcomes us to the show. They throw very quickly to Johnny weaver who is backstage. “Truckin’” Tom Miller, the ring announcer, welcomes us to Starrcade 85 too. They then … Continue reading Starrcade ’85

The Great American Bash 1985

|Date: July 6, 1985|Venue: American Legion Memorial Stadium |City: Charlotte, North Carolina|Attendance: 27,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger It’s worth noting that all I have of this show is a highlights video. I can’t find the full version of this show anywhere! A video package kicks us off with a montage of the superstars arriving. Gordon Solie introduces us to the show, he’s in a studio and … Continue reading The Great American Bash 1985

Starrcade ’84

|Date: November 22, 1984|Venue: Greensboro Coliseum Complex |City: Greensboro, North Carolina|Attendance: 16,000 |tweet me: @bastionblogger The show starts with a clip of how last years Starrcade ended with Ric Flair beating Harley Race for the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship. Gordon Solie and Bob Caudle then welcomes us to this years event. Mike Davis (c) vs. Denny Brown – World’s Junior Heavyweight Championship Previous PPV matches: … Continue reading Starrcade ’84

Starrcade ’83

|Date: November 24, 1983|Venue: Greensboro Coliseum |City: Greensboro, North Carolina|Attendance: 15,447 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The show begins without titles or a video package, instead the four wrestlers in the opening match are already in the ring and the action begins. The Assassins (#1 & #2) vs. Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw Match: Assassin #1 and Bugsy McGraw kick off the match and the show. … Continue reading Starrcade ’83

Money In The Bank 2015

|Date: June 14, 2015|Venue: Nationwide Arena |City: Columbus, Ohio|Attendance: 15,277 |Buys: 57,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Money In The Bank, the annual pay per view that almost determines who has an almost guaranteed WWE Championship reign at some point in the next year. I’ll get to that match shortly. There have only been two weeks of build to this show so the main event continues where … Continue reading Money In The Bank 2015

Fastlane 2015

|Date: February 22, 2015|Venue: FedExForum |City: Memphis, Tennessee|Attendance: 13,263 |Buys: 46,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Get in the Fastlane on the Road To Wrestlemania! That’s the not-so-catchy tagline for this pay per view which replaces Elimination Chamber presumably because the building isn’t capable of hanging the Elimination Chamber above the ring. So instead we have Fastlane, which is headlined by Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Following … Continue reading Fastlane 2015

Wrestlemania 30

|Date: April 6, 2014 |Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome |City: New Orleans, Louisiana |Attendance: 75,167 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler. Let The Good Times Roll. Wrestlemania 30. I attended this pay per view and it was after being there that I decided I would go back and watch every single pay per view (as well as every Raw and Smackdown) and it has taken me six years to do it. I … Continue reading Wrestlemania 30

Battleground 2013

|Date: October 6, 2013 |Venue: First Niagara Center |City: Buffalo, New York |Attendance: 11,700 |Buys: 114,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Tonight marks the first ever Battleground pay per view and it has the second lowest amount of buys of any show in the last 17 years. Only December To Dismember did worse. The major news is that there is no WWE Champion heading into this show. Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton for the title … Continue reading Battleground 2013