Posted: March 22, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: David Arquette, ECW, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Vince Russo, WCW
As of late, I’ve been checking out some matches on WCW Worldwide circa 2000. It got me thinking about some of the good and bad that WCW 2000 had going on for itself. I know, most people are going to immediately think of all the bad stuff. However, hidden throughout the bad stuff, there was some good things going on. Of course, my definition of good and bad may be different than others, which should make for a good conversation.
I’ll break this up into two parts covering half a year at a time that way there’s not too much text to get through. So, this will cover from January 1st to June 30th, 2000. Lets relive the wacky year of 2000 for World Championship Wrestling. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 21, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: Monty Brown, TNA
Through the years, Impact Wrestling has had several opportunities to develop their own stars and not be dependent on former WWE stars. After a failed run in the early years of TNA, Monty Brown, a former accomplished football player, returned to the company in March 2004. Brown showcased his charisma and was able to connect with fans.
Brown’s character was a man who acted with African predatory animal mannerisms. He had a catchphrase, “Feel the POUNCEEEEE! Period…”, and wasn’t entirely awful in the ring. Monty had a good physique and at one point was the top face in the company as he ran over competition upon his return. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 20, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: Chris Candido, Chris Harris, Curt Hennig, Madusa, Mona, Shawn Stasiak, Sonny Siaki, Sunny
The third installment for the forgotten show that was WCW Worldwide is upon us. This edition has some TNA/Impact stars before they rose to fame. Plus, Tammy Sytch in a mixed tag match. You know that’s gotta be fun, right? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 19, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: Ahmed Johnson, Bret Hart, Chyna, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, ken shamrock, Mankind, RAW, rick rude, shawn michaels, steve austin, The Patriot, the undertaker, Vince Russo, WWF
Hopefully, you like Vic Venom (Vince Russo). He’s in this quite a bit. The hype for the USA vs. Canada feud is heavily featured. Plus, Ahmed Johnson gives us an in-depth look at gang life and what it’s all about. The feud between Mankind and Hunter Hearst Helmsley is highlighted, as well. All that and more! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 18, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: Chavo Guerrero, El Dandy, Hail, Hugh Morrus, Kid Romeo, La Parka, Norman Smiley, Silver King, WCW, Worldwide
I decided to get right back on the Worldwide train and get this rolling. It appears that people are enjoying this, and I enjoy watching it. In the second installment, we get a few cruiserweight matches along with a New Harlem Heat sighting and the infamous Hail! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 17, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Tags: Barbarian, El Dandy, Jamie Noble, Jimmy Yang, Mamalukes, Mona, Shane Helms, Shannon Moore, Sherri Martel, Silver King, Tracy Smothers, WCW, Worldwide
When wrestling fans think of World Championship Wrestling in 2000 there is often the opinion of it being one of the worst years or a wrestling company in the history of the business. After all, WCW lost 60+ million dollars during the year. The crowds were dwindling but they still had hefty contracts to pay for. Pay per view buy rates went to all time lows. Often times, Nitro and Thunder just didn’t make any sense.
In April 2000, WCW cancelled Saturday Night, which was a staple but the company built around for over twenty years. Once the Monday Night Wars began, Saturday Night was regulated to being the C-level show to showcase mid card talents or young talents looking for TV time. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 15, 2017 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
Prior to becoming a schizophrenic who carried around a mannequin head, Al Snow was successful on the independents in the 90s as one of the most hated heels in wrestling. He often went by “Sensational” Al Snow and his in-ring work proved that to be a worthwhile nickname. Before making it big in the WWF in ’95, Snow was a mainstay in the Michigan wrestling scene.
Which leads me to another man who spent a lot of time in Michigan, but would make his biggest splash in Japan and Philadelphia. A man who arguably innovated a new style of wrestling. I’m talking about Sabu, of course. Read the rest of this entry »