After having a falling out with WWF owner Vince McMahon, Rick Rude made a jump to rival promotion World Championship Wrestling. It had a been a year since Rude had been seen on television for any wrestling promotion. He made his return to television at the 1991 Halloween Havoc disguised as the Phantom. Read more
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Take a look at what was inside the Wrestler February 1991 magazine! Includes the master plan to get the NWA World Championship off of Sting at Halloween Havoc! Read more
Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas don’t like the criticism they’ve gotten in WCW. Dustin Rhodes is bummed about Barry Windham turning on him. Does Randy Savage need a break from wrestling? Being a smaller wrestler is in instead of being a larger than life persona. Kevin Sullivan recent attacks and blood feud with Brian Lee in SMW. All this plus much more in the magazine! Read more
For most of 1992, Barry Windham fought the good fight with the likes of Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff to fight off the Dangerous Alliance, who were trying to take over World Championship Wrestling throughout the year.
Once they got rid of the Dangerous Alliance, Windham began to focus on himself and only himself and if that meant breaking friendships then so be it. Barry Windham was on his way to becoming the Lone Wolf in WCW. Read more
By the fall of 1991, the Ultimate Warrior had left the WWF in a controversial fashion and Sid Justice had made his debut for the company after having been in WCW for a few years. In Springfield, MA Sid replaced Warrior in the main event six man tag attraction. Would the replacement and rest of the card entice you to attend the show? Read more
The return of the ‘Would You Go To This Show’ series focuses on the debut for World Championship Wrestling in New York City. Recently, I purchased a PWI magazine that focused on the debut and it got my interest to dissect the card and see if I’d be interested in attending the show, some 20+ years later. 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
Last week, I took a look at the first ever Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 ranking list. The journey of revisiting that history continues here as I look at the 1992 installment of the list. I should note that I’m considering the January to December timeframe in the first installment. I looked up the apparent timeframe that is from August of the previous year to July 31st of the actual year. That being said, I’ll try to maintain my opinions strictly by that timeframe. It seemed as if the 1991 version was covering most of the year, anyway.
For a complete list of the PWI 500 check it out HERE.
That being said, here we go. The notable names from the 1992 PWI 500 with the grading period of August 1st 1991 to July 31st 1992. Read more