It’s the eighth installment looking back the PWI 500 magazines that have become a popular publication over the years. 1998 saw the WWF get a lead in the ratings war, while WCW was still highly popular. ECW continued to grow throughout the year, as well.
Unlike last year, the number one ranked wrestler is a toss up between a WCW wrestler and a WWF wrestler. There isn’t controversy attached to this years ranking.
Reminder, I don’t look at every wrestler in the magazine, but a full list of the rankings can be found HERE.
The grading period was from August 1st 1997 to August 31st, 1998. Read more
Top Ten in WWF takes on the top ten in WCW with the writers voting on who’d win. Plus, Eddy Guerrero may broken apart the Guerrero family forever. Brian Christopher sits down for a Q&A. Plus, much more! Read more
Upon his arrival in the World Wrestling Federation in the summer of 1999, Chris Jericho wasted no time becoming a very popular act in the company. Jericho had been mishandled while in World Championship Wrestling, and it didn’t take long for Y2J to find his footing in the WWF. Read more
NXT Champion Kevin Owens defends against Finn Balor. Chris Jericho returns to action to take on Neville. John Cena and Dolph Ziggler team up against Wade Barrett and Kane in the main event. Read more
Recently a coworker of mine mentioned a wrestling show he attended in March 1999 and how much fun it was. The event was a house show presented by World Championship Wrestling in Rochester, New York. He had fond memories of the event and I was interested in looking up the show to see if it were something I’d like to go to. He attended the show simply because his friend had a spare ticket. So, would you go to this show? Read more
Former WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Lenny Lane. Remember him?
Often times when people think about the WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Championship wrestlers such as Rey Mysterio Jr., Eddie Guerrero, Billy Kidman, Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko Juventud Guerrera and Chavo Guerrero Jr. are likely to come to mind. Rightfully so as those guys continually put on incredible matches in the mid to late 1990s for World Championship Wrestling. The WCW Cruiserweight Championship became a championship match that fans were almost guaranteed a fantastic match.
Eventually, the repetitive championship switches started to annoy fans. How many times could we deal with seeing Rey Mysterio Jr. beating Juventud or Psychosis to win the championship before it was no longer interesting? WCW took notice and in the summer of 1999 they made a controversial decision. Read more
The seventh installment sees Bob take a look at a World Championship Wrestling house show on March 22nd, 1998 from Cincinnati, Ohio! Read more
After two solid years of casual searching, I have come across 1995’s Super J Cup Tournament in it’s entirety. As I was eager to view the spiritual successor of the legendary J Cup from the previous year, I wrote this review after one full watch through. So let’s get into it!
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE returns to pay per view with their biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. Here is the card for the event along with my predictions. Read more
WWE Elimination Chamber 2013
WWE Champion The Rock defends against CM Punk. A Smackdown Elimination Chamber and a huge six man tag match! Read more