John Pollock and Wai Ting travel back to March 2002 to review WrestleMania X-8 from The SkyDome in Toronto and review the show, featuring The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan, the build up the Undisputed title match starring “Lucy the Dog”, the odd pairings on the show, the changing face of the company and the status of Steve Austin during this time period.
Stephanie McMahon will be part of the commentary team for the women’s Royal Rumble, SmackDown Live’s audience stays flat, next year’s Royal Rumble booked for a baseball stadium, Nate Diaz hints at a return this spring, UFC and Bellator numbers from this past weekend, Samoa Joe on NXT pre-show, preview of the UFC on FOX card, and more.
WWE Raw celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special edition broadcast from both the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon reunite face to face, The Bálor Club “Too Sweets” DX & The Kliq, The Undertaker returns, the APA host a poker game involving a random assortment of legends, Roman Reigns vs The Miz for the IC title, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy vs Bray Wyatt, and a number of stars return to little fanfare.
A big preview for tonight’s 25th Anniversary of Raw, a list of all the special appearances announced for Raw, the many objectives for tonight’s Raw, POST Wrestling schedule for Royal Rumble Week, review of Fantasticamania night two at Korakuen Hall, James Ellsworth shows up at Destiny show, alternates for Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, and more.
The WWE issues statement on Hulk Hogan, charges dropped against the driver that killed Jan Ross, son of Whipper Billy Watson passes away, Impact posts Barbed Wire Massacre, weigh-in results from UFC 220 & Bellator 192, 205 Live goes on the road, Edmonton expected to allow pro wrestling shows to resume, the end of Spike TV & more.