Flashback: WCW Superbrawl VIII

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February 22nd marked the most anticipated rematch in World Championship Wrestling history when Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Sting squared off again for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

The event took place at the Cow Palace in California, which was a tradition for Superbrawl starting in 1997. It’s one of the first WCW events I rented on VHS for your random fun fact for the flashback.

Interestingly, there are quite a few top names that aren’t on the show. They include Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Curt Hennig, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Raven, and The Giant (injury). Despite all that, it’s still a strong show and a show I remember enjoying very much. Continue reading

Flashback: WCW Souled Out 1998

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At the end of 1997 World Championship Wrestling was at an all time high. Despite the botched ending to the Sting vs. Hollywood Hogan main event at Starrcade, the company was riding high and still extremely popular amongst fans. At the end of 1997, WCW was able to lure former WWF World Champion Bret Hart away from their rival competition. Of course, the Montreal Screwjob made the departure a little easier for The Hitman.

Last year, Souled Out was a largely disappointing event, which will eventually be covered in this format. The event was heavily centered around the New World Order and put over the faction in most of the contests.

This year, it’s a different story. Continue reading