Event Archive 2008

Armageddon: Hardy finally breaks through

Armageddon: Hardy finally breaks through

Two titles were on the line Sunday during WWE Armageddon. John Cena continued his feud with Chris Jericho over the World Heavyweight Championship while Edge looked to hold off both Triple H and the charging Jeff Hardy in the main event for the WWE Championship. In the...

Final Resolution: The Mafia makes strides

Final Resolution: The Mafia makes strides

TNA's Final Resolution PPV was probably the most predictable of 2008. The feud between the Main Event Mafia and the Front Line did progress nicely, however, the overall event just wasn't as strong as some other recent TNA PPVs. The main event for Final Resolution was...

Two new world champs at dull Survivor Series

Two new world champs at dull Survivor Series

World Wrestling Entertainment did its best to push Sunday’s Survivor Series show in Boston as a must-see event by hyping up the return of hometown boy John Cena from injury. The promotion even tried to manufacture some last minute interest by floating a story about...

Turning Point: Mafia gains momentum

Turning Point: Mafia gains momentum

In recent weeks, the big story in TNA has been the Main Event Mafia. At Turning Point, the story continued, as the MEM picked up four victories in four big matches and acquired the services of a new member. The atmosphere was electric inside the Impact Zone, as the...

Cyber Sunday lives up to the hype

Cyber Sunday lives up to the hype

Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona for SLAM! Wrestling’s coverage of WWE’s Cyber Sunday. Tonight, each match has a stipulation that the fans can vote on. Let’s get right to the report! Preview Match: United States Championship - Shelton Benjamin (c) vs. R-Truth   The...

Sting takes title at Bound for Glory

Sting takes title at Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory is hyped as TNA's biggest PPV of the year and this year was to be no exception. The card was filled with several all-star matches and delivered decently with the exception of a few bouts. This year's Bound for Glory was centered around the epic...

Dual main events rescue No Mercy

Dual main events rescue No Mercy

During its early stages, No Mercy appeared as though it was going to be another lackluster PPV all around, however, the double main event that topped off the card proved otherwise, as HHH/Jeff Hardy and Chris Jericho/Shawn Michaels delivered in main event fashion. No...

No Surrender crowd runs hot and cold

No Surrender crowd runs hot and cold

Armed with a near capacity crowd at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario, Sunday night, TNA tried to put their best foot forward in introducing their brand of wrestling to uncharted Canadian pay-per-view waters. Could TNA deliver the arena experience to some...

Scramble matches make for wild Unforgiven

Scramble matches make for wild Unforgiven

WWE Unforgiven was a pay-per-view marked by more than a few major twists. New champions were crowned, new alliances were formed and new characters debuted as WWE held its first three Championship Scrambles at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. It was said the...

Hard Justice delivers action and teases

Hard Justice delivers action and teases

TNA held its Hard Justice pay-per-view Sunday night in New Jersey, and while there were the usual assortment of wacky finishes and outside interference, all in all it was a solid show. 8:00 PM Pay Per View starts with Sting arriving at the arena and Lauren is frantic...

SummerSlam comes close to ‘blockbuster’ status

SummerSlam comes close to ‘blockbuster’ status

With the 2008 edition of SummerSlam billed as "The Summer's Biggest Blockbuster," the big question awaiting those assembled at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Sunday night was whether the event would be a runaway smash like The Dark Knight or something fit for...

The Great American Soap Opera at the Bash

The Great American Soap Opera at the Bash

With recaps of Triple H’s awkward "wedding gift" to Edge and Vickie, Cena and Cryme Tyme’s re-designing of JBL’s limo, and Punk’s sneaky title win and confrontation with Batista, we are given the warning that titles are not the first and foremost concern at this Great...

Main event mars Victory Road

Main event mars Victory Road

The main event of a pay-per-view can easily overshadow everything that came before it. If the last match is very strong, it can make you forgive and forget an otherwise bad show. On the other hand, a confusing, overbooked fustercluck, such as the one that ended TNA’s...

Big names still on top after Night of Champions

Big names still on top after Night of Champions

WWE's second gimmick pay-per-view of the month turned out to be a good one. Excitement was sure to be abound as World Wrestling Entertainment presented Night of Champions on Sunday night. Following Monday's much ballyhooed draft, Smackdown! retained the two most...

Slammiversary: No gimmicks needed for thumbs up PPV

Slammiversary: No gimmicks needed for thumbs up PPV

After witnessing a TNA PPV that wasn't laden with ridiculous stipulation matches and seeing just how good it was, one can only hope that this is a page turned for the boys in Orlando. Though the King of the Mountain match was a gimmick bout, it wasn't so horrible as...

One Night Stand WWE’s best this year

One Night Stand WWE’s best this year

In what was originally an ECW reunion show, One Night Stand is now a night of gimmick matches with wrestlers from all three brands. On the surface, it sounds exciting and, to be honest, Sunday night’s show was chock-full of excitement and intensity. The Undertaker and...

Judgment Day spoils streak of good shows

After a series of good to great pay-per-view shows, WWE’s Judgment Day was the company’s first stumble in 2008. Rehashed feuds, dull matches, uninspired finishes, and a dead Omaha crowd resulted in an event that overall can be judged as being boring and, given the...

TNA Sacrifice: Joe retains; LAX regains

TNA Sacrifice: Joe retains; LAX regains

Going into Sacrifice, Samoa Joe was slated to defend his TNA Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner. However, while overseas, Kurt Angle injured his neck and was forced out of his contender's slot by doctor's orders. A series of events during...

HHH reigns again after Backlash

HHH reigns again after Backlash

So what happened to Backlash the lame duck pay-per-view? You know, the one where nothing really happens while it begins the bridge-building between Wrestlemania and Summerslam? Backlash 2008 certainly offered some happenings, perhaps in reverence to the marking of 10...

TNA’s lackluster Lockdown

TNA’s lackluster Lockdown

Looking to rebound from the disastrous Destination X pay-per-view, TNA made its way to Philadelphia for their all-cage-match spectacular known as Lockdown. With a pretty impressive line-up, it looked as though TNA was poised to succeed, but by the end of the night it...

TNA Lockdown: Joe captures gold

TNA Lockdown: Joe captures gold

The stage was set and Samoa Joe's career was on the line, as TNA presented their annual cage match PPV, Lockdown, live from Lowell, MA. With a tremendous emphasis being placed on Joe vs. Angle round five, the anticipation was at an all-time high. When the final bell...

Mayweather, Orton survive Mania; Edge, Flair don’t

Mayweather, Orton survive Mania; Edge, Flair don’t

Instead of trying to push a catchy Wrestlemania theme, “Wish you were here” really didn’t pull it off for the show from Orlando, Florida, WWE let the mainstream media hype over Floyd Mayweather facing The Big Show sell the annual Pay-Per-View. And the Sunshine State...

McGuinness still champ after ROH anniversary show

McGuinness still champ after ROH anniversary show

NEW YORK CITY -- In its short history, Ring of Honor Wrestling has carved a strong niche for itself, primarily on the basis of presenting matches that are, in a word, brilliant. That tradition continued at the company's sixth anniversary show, which emanated from the...

Chamber matches dominate No Way Out

Chamber matches dominate No Way Out

It’s a matter of opinion as to whether the double Elimination Chamber factor was a result of lazy booking, old-school thinking (remember when Survivor Series featured the same kind of match over and over?), or pragmatism. Heck, you’ve already put the chamber together...

Against All Odds: Angle still TNA champ

Against All Odds: Angle still TNA champ

For weeks and weeks, Christian Cage fought, scratched and clawed his way back to becoming the number one contender. At Against All Odds he received his final rematch from Kurt Angle, but true to TNA's colors, interference was the downfall for "Captain Charisma."...

Cena wins Rumble in surprise return

Cena wins Rumble in surprise return

Almost every year, the Royal Rumble entertains fans with drama surrounding the WrestleMania title shot and excitement over returning superstars. Sunday night in New York City, those two elements came together perfectly for the 21st edition of the WWE’s January...

Styles sides with Angle costing Cage at Final Resolution

Styles sides with Angle costing Cage at Final Resolution

It's hard to believe that another year has gone by. 2007 was a banner year for TNA with a new two-hour timeslot on Spike TV and the signing of Booker T. But last night marked the beginning of a brand new year for Total Non-Stop Action wrestling, as Kurt Angle and...

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CALENDAR

May 29: AEW Double or Nothing
June 5: WWE Hell in a Cell
June 11: NWA Alwayz Ready
June 19: Impact Slammiversary
June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series