Eureka! There are a lot of things going on in the world at the moment and a good many of them are not the most positive. That is true in wrestling as well as so many things have changed in recent weeks. There is no reason to believe that anything is going to be changing in the near future, but that doesn’t mean everything is bad. Sometimes you get a nice story and that is the case here.
Wrestling has an amazingly deep history which can rival, if not outright defeat, all other sports. There is no such thing as a definitive history of wrestling but there are things that you can find that show you where things were back in their day. Those things can be endlessly fascinating and sometimes they are found in some unlikely places. That happened again this week.
On Tuesday, Vickie Guerrero sent out a tweet showing an original, handwritten booking sheet from a series of July 2002 Monday Night Raw live events. The sheet was written by Jim Ross, who responded by confirming that it was real and that he had written it himself. There are two cards listed on the sheet, all of which feature lineups for live events in Florida and Pennsylvania. Guerrero found the sheet while cleaning out boxed in her home.
— Vickie Guerrero (@VickieGuerrero) April 14, 2020
Very authentic…that’s a hand written booking sheet. ? https://t.co/JMLBJWdy0j
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 14, 2020
It was leading up to this. Check out some moments from the Monday Night Raw listed on the sheet:
Opinion: This is the kind of stuff that fascinates me to no end. The fact that this kind of a paper, which was virtually worthless the day after the shows took place, is still around today is kind of amazing as there can’t be too many more of them. They offer an interesting look behind the scenes and show you how organized these shows really are. That’s impressive and something very cool to see indeed.
What is your favorite wrestling memorabilia? What would you like to see return from 2002? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!