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The XWF Part One

Xcitement Wrestling Federation, or better known simply as the XWF, was a wrestling company formed in late 2001 by Jimmy Hart, Greg Valentine and Brian Knobbs. The idea being that the company would challenge the WWF since both ECW and WCW had gone out of business earlier in the year. The had the financial backing of Kevin Harrington, who has been on Shark Tank as an investor for various projects. Their roster had plenty of big names to go along with younger names. The promotion would have been considered family friendly, which the WWE had not been for four years. Read more


WCW Worldwide 2000: The Forgotten Show Part Six

The sixth installment of the series features Billy Kidman, Elix Skipper, Buff Bagwell, Disco Inferno, Rey Mysterio Jr. and The Great Muta. Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Fourteen


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: 1996 PWI 500 Rankings


The sixth installment of the series brings us to the 1996 edition of the PWI 500. World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation are at war on Monday nights while Extreme Championship Wrestling is gaining more and more popularity. Where will the wrestlers rank in this years edition?

You can find the complete list of wrestlers and where they were ranked HERE.

The grading period was August 1995 to August 1996. Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume Eleven

Batista would NOT be on this show.

Batista would NOT be on this show.

WYGTTS series continues as I take a look at house show World Wrestling Entertainment held on January 9th, 2006 in Elmira. For those who may forget the concept, I look at the card and determine if it’s a show that I would attend. Feel free to leave a comment below to leave your thoughts on the show as well and if you’d attend. Read more

Lenny Lane: The Forgotten Cruiserweight Champion

Former WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Lenny Lane. Remember him?

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

Monday Night War: June 1996



Another WWF star jumps ship to WCW. Austin 3:16 is born, but it doesn’t translate into the ratings… yet. Read more

Would You Go To This Show? Volume 3


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

1995 Super J Cup Tournament- A Breakdown And Review

After two solid years of casual searching, I have come across 1995’s Super J Cup Tournament in it’s entirety. As I was eager to view the spiritual successor of the legendary J Cup from the previous year, I wrote this review after one full watch through. So let’s get into it!

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Take The Book #2: WCW Fall Brawl 1999!

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