Posted: 8:50 am Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
Nice to see the new Nassau Coliseum isn’t averse to re-introducing the word ‘Slobberknocker’ back into its vernacular. World Wrestling Entertainment is bringing Monday Night RAW back to the new Coliseum this April, roughly a week after Wrestlemania.
This is the first time the WWE is coming back to Uniondale in two years, with one of my new favorite wrestlers, Dean Ambrose, imbuing the evening with his flair for lunacy.
Now the old Coliseum was no stranger to the classic wrestling match with many great ones taking place in Uniondale, LI. Many of hose matches emanated from Summerslam 2002. Among the slobberknockers (quoting the legendary Jim Ross) at the Coliseum that day included the street fight between former best buds turned bitter adversaries Triple-H and Sean Michaels (not the first time they would butt literal and figurative heads either).
Or the long talked-about match between The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar,…
,…who beat Rocky and sent him spiraling into Heel-dom shortly thereafter.
But my favorite match that day has to go to the opener, which kicked off the PPV in grand ankle-locking, 619-eqsue style thanks to newest WWE Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio.
How about you? What was your favorite wrestling match that you saw @ the Coliseum?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.