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Inside The Magazine Volume #31: The Wrestler July 1988

Vince McMahon takes part in a Q&A. Kevin Sullivan appears to have brainwashed Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham is pissed. Can the Fantastics replace the Rock N’ Roll Express in the NWA? Bad Company could be the tag team of 1988. Has Hulk Hogan turned into a rule breaker? Is there any help out there that could save Tommy Rich from himself? All this and more inside the magazine! Read more

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The XWF Part Two

It’s time for part two of the three part series looking at the XWF, which was developed by Jimmy Hart. The feedback from part one has been rather interesting. Some people had hope for it and it never developed, and others (majority) felt that it wasn’t going to be successful even with television. I can see how the legends on the roster wouldn’t be beneficial, but the talent roster is quite impressive for a startup company and the young wrestlers would develop into great workers. Read more

The XWF Part One

Xcitement Wrestling Federation, or better known simply as the XWF, was a wrestling company formed in late 2001 by Jimmy Hart, Greg Valentine and Brian Knobbs. The idea being that the company would challenge the WWF since both ECW and WCW had gone out of business earlier in the year. The had the financial backing of Kevin Harrington, who has been on Shark Tank as an investor for various projects. Their roster had plenty of big names to go along with younger names. The promotion would have been considered family friendly, which the WWE had not been for four years. Read more

WCW Worldwide 2000: The Forgotten Show Part Three

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 more

Flashback: WCW UnCensored 1998

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The tide is beginning to turn on the Monday Night Wars, but WCW still is producing good pay per view numbers and there is still interest in the bouts presented. The following month we finally had the conclusion to the Sting vs. Hogan feud with Sting finally prevailing as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and his feud with the New World Order continues on. This is the fourth installment of UnCensored which had the premise of there being no rules and anything goes throughout the night.

UnCensored took place on March 15th from Mobile, Alabama. An in-depth review of the show can be found HERE. Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Seven

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The seventh installment sees Bob take a look at a World Championship Wrestling house show on March 22nd, 1998 from Cincinnati, Ohio! Read more

Reliving A Feud #16: Curt Hennig Vs. Ric Flair In WWF & WCW ’92 – ’97

Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect

Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect

For most of 1992, Curt Hennig aka Mr. Perfect, was by Ric Flair’s side making sure that Flair was always in contention for the WWF World Championship. Hennig was there when Flair won the Royal Rumble and tried to help Flair keep the belt at WrestleMania 8. By the end of 1992 the relationship took a turn for the worse. Read more

10 Wrestling Stars Who Should Have Won The WWF Championship

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Every old-school fan has some sort of list that compiles those who, they felt, should have been WWF Champion at some point or another in their career within the company. Personally, I can confirm that I am one of those old-school fans. In this article, you will find my list of the men, that I believed, could have held the company flag quite well  in their respective moments as ‘The Man’ , and why. Read more

Reliving A Title Run #2: Goldberg As WCW World Heavyweight Champion In ’98

For roughly eleven months, Goldberg had been on a tear in WCW. Any man who dare stepped in his way was plowed over with a devastating spear and driven down to the canvas with a Jackhammer. He won the WCW United States Championship on April 20th by defeating Raven who had won it the night before. Ever since debuting in September ’97, Goldberg had been undefeated. There wasn’t an end in sight, either.

Fans were chanting his name (maybe piped in, as well) and WCW officials realized they had stumbled upon something that could help them combat against the World Wrestling Federation in the ratings war. The WWF had overcome WCW in the ratings with their raunchy television and the rise of Stone Cold Steve Austin was at full speed. WCW was looking older and they couldn’t quite find new ways to shock or entertain the fans. So, they went for it all on July 6th, 1998. Read more