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Kayfabe! Jeff Jarrett Leads New Era For WCW

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

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Inside The Magazine Volume #24: WCW Magazine March 2001

In this edition of Inside the Magazine, I look at the March 2001 publication of WCW Magazine. Eric Bischoff goes in-depth about his plans for WCW upon acquiring the company. Glacier is coming back to WCW, but with a twist. Johnny The Bull recovering from injury. Getting to know Leia Meow and her difficult childhood. All this and more! Read more

The Good & The Bad: WCW 2000 Part Two

Finishing off the year 2000 for WCW in this series. Do you agree with my assessment of what was good and bad during the year? Part one of the series can be found HERE. Read more

WCW World Title Tournament In 1999: First Round

This is what caused the tournament to crown a new WCW World Champion.

At Halloween Havoc 1999, there was a controversial moment where WCW World Champion Sting retained the championship over Hulk Hogan in their anticipated rematch from Fall Brawl. Sadly, Hogan would simply lay down and take the fall allowing Sting to retain. The purpose? I couldn’t tell you. By the end of the night, Goldberg, who won the WCW United States Championship from Sid Vicious earlier in the show, was also the WCW World Champion after defeating Sting in the main event at Havoc.

So, Goldberg is the champion, the top baby face is finally the top champion for the second time in his career. What could go wrong? Well…. Read more

At Look Back At: The 1998 PWI 500 Rankings

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

Inside The Magazine Volume #12: The Wrestler Winter ’95

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It’s one of the first magazines I remember ever purchasing from Wegmans after hounding my mother to spend a measly $2.50 considering I was only six at the time. For the most part, magazines like the Wrestler were the only ways I kept up with wrestling. Aside from watching Livewire and the occasional Nitro, I didn’t actually watch much wrestling at such a young age. So, in my early years the Apter Mags, as they are so often called, was my main outlet for acquiring knowledge. Of course, it would be months after the fact, but whatever.

Inside this magazine we find out the fear that is preventing the Steiner Brothers from competing in WCW or WWF. A preview for a match between Sting and Hulk Hogan that WILL HAPPEN! Plus, Dr. Yankeem bringing the Undertaker back from dead and the Heavenly Bodies having a bone to pick with Jim Cornette over the WWF Tag Team Championships. All that plus the usual good stuff from the Wrestler! Lets check it out! Read more

Love Me Or Hate Me… You’ll Never Forget Me

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In the early 1990s, Diamond Dallas Page was largely used in WCW as a loudmouth manager for various undercard wrestlers and sometimes as a color commentator for syndicated shows. By 1994, Page was featured more as an in-ring performer at the age of 38. Which, when you think about it, is just incredible that he accomplished so much in his career considering how late he started. However, at first there wasn’t much traction for his career. Read more

Flashback: WCW Souled Out 2000

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At the beginning of 2000 World Championship Wrestling face a lot of obstacles, and for the most part they weren’t able to overcome them. WCW World Champion Bret Hart suffered a career ending concussion at Starrcade against Goldberg, thus having to vacate the championship. Goldberg is out due to nearly losing his arm after suffering a gash when he punched a limo on Nitro. Bret was scheduled to defend against Sid Vicious on the show.

WCW United States Champion Jeff Jarrett suffered injuries on January 10th and thus couldn’t defend against Chris Benoit in a three stages of hell match. Instead, Billy Kidman would compete against three different opponents in the matches.

Despite the two major injuries, WCW tried the best they could to present Souled Out on January 16th from Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more

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. Read more

You Can Trust Me, Brother!

A time when the Hulkster and Stinger were friends.

A time when the Hulkster and Stinger were friends.

For some reason I’ve been really interested in watching World Championship Wrestling from the late summer to early fall of 1999. This would be right around the time that the company was obsessed with bringing in musical acts to play on Nitro and Kevin Nash had “retired” after a loss at Road Wild in August.

It’s also the last several months that Eric Bischoff was in control of the company. The last major program that occurred on his watch was a WCW World Heavyweight Championship feud involving Hulk Hogan, who had just gotten back into the red and yellow, against his on again off again friend, Sting. Read more