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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

Inside The Magazine Volume #17: WCW Magazine May 2000

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. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #13: Inside Wrestling June ’92

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In the next installment of Inside The Magazine, I take a look at the June ’92 edition of Inside Wrestling. Undertaker turning on Jake Roberts and the impact of that is heavily discussed. Harley Race forming his own stable of men similar to the Dangerous Alliance, IRS and Ted DiBiase winning the tag titles, Sting shares his thoughts on his WCW World Championship victory. Plus, who will be the first megastar in the post-Hogan era? Marcus Alexander Bagwell sits down for an interview in Hotseat. Tony Atlas is sick of WWF castoffs and lastly there is a one on one interview between the Patriot and the Dark Patriot. Read more

Inside The Magazine Volume #11: The Wrestler December ’97

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Top Ten in WWF takes on the top ten in WCW with the writers voting on who’d win. Plus, Eddy Guerrero may broken apart the Guerrero family forever. Brian Christopher sits down for a Q&A. Plus, much more! Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Fourteen

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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

A Look Back At: The 1995 PWI Awards

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How did the readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated vote for the 1995 PWI Awards? Find out! Read more

A Look Back At: The 1995 PWI 500 Rankings

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The fifth installment of looking back at the PWI 500 starting the beginning in 1991 continues with the 1995 edition. This year, the grading period was from August 1st, 1994 to August 1st, 1995.

To view the complete list of where the wrestlers were ranked click HERE.

Here are the notable rankings for the year 1995. Read more

A Look Back At: The 1993 PWI Awards

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Find out how wrestling fans voted for the 1993 Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end awards. Share your opinions, as well! Read more

A Look Back At: The 1991 PWI Awards

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The second installment of looking back at the PWI Awards takes us to the year 1991. WWF had a lengthy battle between an Iraqi turncoat and an American Hero. A once loved superstar turned on fans to win the WCW World Championship.

How would the fans vote when it came to the Wrestler of the Year? Who was the most improved wrestler for the year? Read the results and let us know if you’d vote any differently! Read more

A Look Back At: The 1990 PWI Awards

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Recently, I started to take a look back at the Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 magazine series that started in 1991. That seems to have gotten some traction as a popular idea. Thus, I decided to take a look back at the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Year-End Awards that the magazine issues out each year.

The Year-End Awards date back to 1972. I’m not going to start at the very beginning. Instead, since the PWI 500 was introduced in 1991, I’ll stay with that theme of the 1990s and begin the series in 1990. I may go back at do the late 80s, but for now I’ll start with 1990.

Lets take a look back at the PWI Awards and see how the fans voted for various awards. Read more