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A Look Back At: PWI Awards 1998

How did the PWI readers vote for the 1998 Achievement Awards? Lets find out! Read more

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Reliving A Feud Volume #38: Hulk Hogan Vs. Ric Flair In WCW ’94 – ‘00

Hulk Hogan had been the face of the World Wrestling Federation for ten years having held the WWF World Championship five times from 1983 to 1993. Following his title defeat at King of the Ring 1993 to Yokozuna, Hogan left the WWF for Hollywood. That lasted a year.

June 1994, Hulk Hogan signs a lucrative deal with World Championship Wrestling to become an active in-ring competitor and quickly gives WCW more publicity than they had ever gotten in the history of their existence. With Hogan’s signing, it allowed a dream match to finally take place on pay per view. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #32: PWI December 1991

The December ’91 Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine included the first ever PWI 500. I covered that part of the magazine in a separate series which can be found HERE. Lets find out what else was in the magazine! Read more

Reliving A Title Run Volume #19: Bret Hart As WWF World Champion ’92 – ’93

From August 1991 to August 1992 Bret Hart was regularly holding or competing for the WWF Intercontinental Championship against the likes of Mr. Perfect, the Mountie, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels and the British Bulldog. During that time, he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship on two occasions with his second reign ending at the 1992 SummerSlam where he lost to the British Bulldog at Wembley Stadium. Read more

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

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

Kayfabe! Earthquake Ends Hulkamania?!

Over six years since Hulk Hogan won his first WWF World Championship in January 1984, dozens of wrestlers had attempted to end the Hulkamania craze and win the WWF World Championship. Over those years, guys like Roddy Piper, King Kong Bundy, and Andre the Giant weren’t able to walk away with the championship.

However, that all changed when the Ultimate Warrior squared off against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI in Toronto. Warrior was able to avoid the devastating leg drop and pinned Hogan in the middle of the ring to win his first WWF World Championship. Warrior had dethroned Hogan and ushered in a new era. Hulkamania may be dead. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #30: The Wrestler January 1997

Ted DiBiase sits down for a Q&A regarding his association with the New World Order. Hulk Hogan could buy WCW? The Undertaker may have lost Paul Bearer, but could that have been a good thing for his career? New Jack heads to ICW to battle Bruiser Bedlam, but what is more extreme, ECW or ICW? Also, Owen Hart and British Bulldog nearly had their team ruined, but battling in a singles match actually brought them closer. All this and much more inside the magazine! Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #29: WWF Magazine July 1993

In this magazine, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer sit down for an interview regarding Giant Gonzalez. Jim Ross has his career highlighted prior to joining the WWF. Tatanka looks to figure out a way to get the better of Bam-Bam Bigelow. Money Inc. may have been uncovered as being crooks! Lex Luger has a deadly forearm and Bret Hart may be next to feel it. Speaking of Bret Hart, what if he wrestled Hulk Hogan, how would that play out? All this and much more is written about! Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #26: PWI June ’91

In this edition of Inside The Magazine, I look at the June 1991 Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Ric Flair has been giving bonuses out to his teammates and one man is getting quite a bit more than the rest. Hulk Hogan visits Fort Bragg. Cactus Jack is a danger to himself. Is there going to be a clash between Ron Simmons and Butch Reed? Scott Steiner sits down for Press Conference. All this and much more! Read more