Nearly twenty-four hours prior, Jeff Jarrett was battling Diamond Dallas Page for the vacant WCW World Championship at the United Center in Chicago, IL. After a fifteen minute battle that saw DDP’s wife Kimberly betray him, Jarrett walked out with his first WCW World Championship. The leader of the New Blood has ushered in new era for World Championship Wrestling. Read more
Posts tagged ‘2000’
Last night, former WWE wrestler Rikishi was announced as the next person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. For the most part, Rikishi mainly competed in tag team wrestling with Samu as part of the Headshrinkers and as a member of the popular group Too Cool, which formed in 2000.
There were a few attempts at a singles push for Rikishi under different characters such as The Sultan in 1996/1997 and as Fatu in 1995. The latter was a baby face who broke away from a gang and was all about peace.
There was no question that Fatu was the best worker in the Headshrinker tag team and the most popular member of the Too Cool group. So, perhaps the WWF would try to make Rikishi into a main event babyface? Read more
The fifth installment sees myself, Matt and Aaron head to Amarillo, Texas where World Championship Wrestling put on a house show. The company was faltering along and didn’t have many bright moments, would this show be appealing enough for us to help support the company when it needed it the most? Let’s find out! Read more
Relive the feud between Jeff Jarrett and Booker T over the WCW World Heavyweight Championship that lasted from July 2000 until October 2000. Read more
By the spring of 2000, World Championship Wrestling was in some serious danger and needed to create new stars. They seemingly stumbled upon on with Vampiro, who was getting some good babyface reaction. However, once Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff did a reboot for the company, Vampiro was turned heel and began a feud with the most popular WCW wrestler, Sting. Read more
On November 26th, 2000 Scott Steiner won his first and only WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Steiner had been one of WCW’s most over heels dating back to early 1999. However, that was at a time when Hogan, Flair, Nash and Bret Hart were all playing a political game. By November 2000, Hogan was gone from WCW forever, Flair wasn’t active, and Bret Hart was on the sidelined with his career ending concussion. There weren’t a lot of options for WCW. Read more