Posts Tagged ‘Goldberg’

It’s the first time looking at a WCW magazine, and boy, it’s a long one. There’s some interesting information throughout and plenty of material. (more…)

The Match Volume #1: Goldberg Vs. Sting WCW Nitro ’98

Posted: October 24, 2016 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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By the fall of ’98, World Championship Wrestling’s premiere show Nitro was falling in the ratings and World Wrestling Federations’s premier show, RAW, was growing at a rapid rate. Thus, some desperation would enter the minds of the management team in WCW. Both programs had been known for putting on some great programming, and the September 14th edition of WCW Nitro was no different. (more…)

Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

Posted: November 11, 2015 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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From the fall of 1993 to late 1997, Booker T was part of the highly successful team Harlem Heat with his brother Stevie Ray. During that span, the duo won the WCW World Tag Team Championships seven times. Over that period, many fans and experts were starting to notice Booker T for his in-ring style and noted he just needed a way to breakthrough on his own.

When Stevie Ray got injured in late ’97, Booker T was left on his own and he took full advantage of the opportunity. Booker didn’t waste much time capturing gold as a singles wrestler when he defeated Disco Inferno on the December 29th Nitro to win his first WCW Television Championship. It wouldn’t take long for Booker to connect with the fans and often times Booker had the entire arena “raising the roof.” (more…)

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Twelve

Posted: June 12, 2015 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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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? (more…)

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When the Steiner Brothers split up in February 1998 wrestling fans witnessed a long bait and switch between Rick and Scott Steiner. They eventually collided at Halloween Havoc in October of that year and Rick won the singles match. On that show, Rick won the WCW World Tag Team Championships and would have tag partners such as Kenny Kaos and Judy Bagwell (seriously), while Scott Steiner continued to go up the ranks and feud with top WCW stars.

The titles were vacated because Rick suffered an injury and he would return to action on March 1st 1999 but before long he would have singles gold for most of the year. (more…)

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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. (more…)

You Can Trust Me, Brother!

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Bob Colling in Uncategorized
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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. (more…)