This year, WWE Smackdown celebrates it’& rsquo; s 20th wedding anniversary. Technically, it’& rsquo; s already happened has the extremely first episode of Smackdown, the pilot episode, aired on UPN on April 27, 1999.
This episode was main evented by a star-studded tag team suit that pit Three-way H and also The Undertaker against Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. It’& rsquo; s the evening that saw the extraordinary merging of the Company as well as the Ministry of Darkness.
That was the pilot however, and also the main launch of Smackdown as a regular collection wouldn’& rsquo; t happen till August 26th, to ensure that’& rsquo; s the wedding anniversary of the regular version of Smackdown. WWE will certainly celebrate this landmark for heaven brand name on August 27th.
You can start the party a little very early however, with the WWE Smackdown 20 Years as well as Counting book from DK and also WWE Publishing.
If you appreciated in 2015’& rsquo; s WWE RAW: TheFirst 25 Years, then you & rsquo; ll absolutely appreciate this set too. Jake Black, Jon Hillside, and Dean Miller collaborate again to take you on a walk down memory lane by looking back on the very first twenty years of Smackdown. A true legend, as well as a significant component of Smackdown history, the phenom known as The Undertaker created the quick foreword for this trip.
Smackdown 20 Years and also Counting adheres to the specific formula of RAW: The Very First 25 Years. It’& rsquo; s simply shy of 200 web pages, and every year (1999 with 2018) is covered in around eight web pages approximately. There’& rsquo; s a paragraph write for the majority of weeks, once more concentrating on one aspect of the show as opposed to functioning as a diminished of the entire program.
Guide is packed with pictures and also info boxes like “& ldquo; In other places in WWE” & rdquo; that discuss stuff that was happening on RAW or PPV’& rsquo; s while “, and & ldquo; Introducing & rdquo; which offers a little info on an ability that debuted throughout the month.
As always, the information presented here is top notch from cover to cover. DK constantly succeeds at presentation as well as providing the highest quality around.
When I reviewed RAW: The Very first 25 Years in 2014, I had one problem with it. That was that the book didn’& rsquo; t cover every episode or have the full arise from every show. Again, I comprehend why that is, and also once more won’& rsquo; t judge a publication based on what I personally think it should contain. That’& rsquo; s such a nitpick grievance as is, as well as I know most individuals wear’& rsquo; t like recognize that Dean Malenko beat Chyna on Might 11, 2000. That’& rsquo; s just a little point that I think might further boost this type of publication.
Just like its RAW equivalent, this publication acts as the ideal buddy piece for those followers that are, or will certainly be, experiencing again Smackdown on WWE Network. For very long time fans, it’& rsquo; s a wonderful stroll down memory lane, and there’& rsquo; s sufficient info and photos to captivate the more recent fans to go back and search for several of this stuff.
As is generally the situation with this WWE/DK cooperations, Smackdown 20 Years as well as Counting is definitely a book that belongs on the shelf whether you like to collect them or are just a casual fan looking for an excellent read/companion item.
WWE Smackdown twenty years as well as Counting is offered currently wherever publications are offered. The MSRP is $25, and also as constantly, I recommend selecting it up from Amazon for the terrific cost of $16.50. It’& rsquo; s well worth every cent of that; this is a well composed and also stunning hardbound publication. Note that the Amazon.com link provided is an associate link, so if you click it and buy the book you are also helping the site by merely using our reference web link.
WWE Smackdown twenty years as well as Counting gets a 5 out of 5: EXCELLENT.
* A copy of this book was supplied by the author for evaluation.