Category Archives: The Law Reviews

The Law Reviews: WCW Monday Nitro July 6, 1998

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This Sunday at Fastlane Goldberg will challenge Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship. Remember the first time Goldberg challenged for a world championship? It was one of the biggest nights in pro wrestling history. After Raw drew a monster rating with a Steve Austin vs. Kane WWF Championship match, Eric Bischoff made the decision to pull the ultimate hotshot: put Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan for the WCW Championship on Monday Nitro. Continue reading

The Law Reviews: WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

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We’re well along the Road to Wrestlemania, but the destination is still hazy, especially on the Smackdown side of things.

John Cena is the WWE Champion. Randy Orton is the #1 Contender. But there’s no way they’re facing off at Wrestlemania. So somebody’s taking the title from Cena tonight. And the most likely candidate is someone who’s never held singles gold in WWE, Bray Wyatt.

Which leaves Cena without an opponent for Wrestlemania. Same with AJ Styles. They’ve faced off in multiple classics already, could we be in store for another round at Wrestlemania? 

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The Law Reviews: Summerslam 2003

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I wanted to review a show with an Elimination Chamber match this week, and then when I started looking at them I stumbled on a show that seemed especially relevant to the moment. That would be Summerslam 2003, a show from almost 15 years ago that happens to feature most of the major players for this year’s Wrestlemania on it. Goldberg, Triple H, Shane McMahon, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle. 15 years later, they’re headlining Wrestlemania 33.

This was a time where WWE had absorbed WCW and almost all their stars, giving them one of the deepest and most talented rosters in wrestling history. You’d expect this to lead to a great era of wrestling, but instead it ended up being hit-and-miss with arguably more miss than hit. How did they not succeed with all these stars? We’ll take a look at it on this show Continue reading

The Law Reviews: Royal Rumble 2017

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This shapes up as the most interesting Royal Rumble in years. It probably has the most star power of any Rumble since 2008. Goldberg is on fire. Undertaker being in the match for the first time since 2009 is intriguing. Brock Lesnar is still The Beast. Braun Strowman is getting a monster push. And with two world titles, there’s an added sense that anyone could win.

Venue looks beautiful. I love dome shows, just makes things feel more important. Big crowd, looks like they sold almost all the of the available seats (set obstructs a large number).
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Royal Rumble 2016

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For the first time since 1992, we would see the WWE Championship on the line in the Royal Rumble. I had been waiting for this since they had unified the two world titles. If anything, surprised they hadn’t done this at some point between 1992 and 2016. Roman Reigns would be forced to defend his WWE Championship against 29 other men. It would literally be One vs. All.

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