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
Ring of Honor returned with their third show on April 27th, 2002 titled A Night Of Appreciation. It was given that name as a way to honor Eddie Guerrero, who is on the show, since he is back in the WWF and won’t ever be back on the independents.
Eddie would be in the main event teaming with a rather popular Amazing Red to square off against the Maximo Brothers. The show also features the northeast debut of AJ Styles as he squares off against Low Ki.
Christopher Daniels, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Spanky and Paul London also appear on the show.
McXal provided a more in-depth review of the show located HERE. Read more
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
The end of 2003 saw the heel stable Evolution consisting of Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair dominating the RAW side by holding all the gold on the brand. Meanwhile, Smackdown! saw a heated rivalry between Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero come to an end at this show. The Royal Rumble match itself is one of the more fondly remembered matches since it was the moment that a longtime favorite got recognition for his ability once and for all.
January 25th, 2004 from Philadelphia, PA was the home for the 2004 Royal Rumble. The buy-rate for the event was a .98. Read more
The fourteenth installment of Would You Go To This Show brings us to Little Rock, Arkansas for a World Championship Wrestling live event. The event took place on January 3rd, and has a rather interesting main event.
A little bit of a background before looking at the card. The New World Order is full steam ahead with Hogan, Nash and Hall dominating the company. Sting hasn’t competed in a match since September and was routinely up in the rafters. As you’ll see for the show, there was a lot of changes shortly after the show, which I’ll touch upon. Read more
It’s the first show in ROH’s history and it features wrestlers such as Daniel Bryan, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki, Eddie Guerrero and Super Crazy. It also features several young names that would become ROH veterans and go onto bigger and better things.
I hadn’t been aware of ROH in February 2002 when the show happened, but soon enough I’d start to hear about the company and begin to check out their shows. This show features the rare independent appearance of Eddie Guerrero following his 2001 release from the WWE.
McXal did an in-depth review of the show and that can be read HERE. Lets start the Flashback. 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 fourth installment of the PWI 500 saw perhaps the best top ten in terms of star power to date. The likes of Hogan, Flair, Austin, Sting, Vader and others were named to the top ten, but where? For the first time in PWI 500s brief history, a wrestler managed to be number one for two years in a row. Maybe he truly is the best there will be. Read more
Welcome to the third installment of Would You Go To This Show? This time around, myself, Matt and Brandon head to the Cow Palace in California for some World Championship Wrestling action. The show took place on August 20th, 1999. The main event featured a dream match of sorts.
But first, let’s start with the opening bouts and work our way through. We are going to try a new format here, so let’s see how this works. Read more
Ring of Honor
The first year of Ring of Honor. Read more