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
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
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
That is right! It is now time to take a fond look back at one of the greatest wrestling events in the sport’s history. Within, you will find match breakdowns, ratings, results and an overall opinion of the whole event. And… what an event it was. Japanese wrestling fan or not, this one is must see. Read more
After years of being one-half of the tag team known as the APA, Bradshaw suddenly changed his attitude after his longtime partner and friend Faarooq was fired by then Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman. Bradshaw would soon change his name to John Bradshaw Layfield and embraced his wall street attitude to a higher level. He felt that he was better than everyone and wasn’t discreet about how much money he made. Two months after his attitude change, the previously midcard level talent wrestler, JBL found himself in the main event scene challenging Eddie Guerrero. Read more
Eric Bischoff was fired just days before Fall Brawl took place on September 12th, 1999. As a result, some of the plans and matches on the card were changed up and the show suffered. I’ve decided to re-book the event because it could’ve been a well rounded show but instead it was truly an awful all around show. So, let’s start off with some notes.
None of the matches that I have decided to book actually happened on the show. Some of the guys didn’t even appear on the show despite being 100% healthy. I hope you will find this entertaining and to be a better show then what actually occurred. Read more