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
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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
On July 12th 1992, Big Van Vader won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Sting at the Great American Bash. It was widely considered that it was time for Vader to have a lengthy title run and establish himself. That time would come in 1993, but not in 1992. Read more
Back in January, I wrote an article talking about how often times a tag team will have a ‘Marty Jannetty’ of the team. For those who don’t get the reference, it dates back to the early 1990s when Jannetty and Shawn Michaels broke up after being the Rockers for several years and Shawn Michaels went on to have incredible success while Jannetty was seemingly forgotten about. The interesting part of it is that Jannetty was a good wrestler but had demons in his life (drugs, alcohol) that prevented him from having any substantial singles career highlights.
I decided to take a look at five more tag teams that fall into the same category where one person in the tag team goes on to have success while the other ends up fizzling out or just doesn’t connect with the fans in a singles role. Read more
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
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
1993 was a big year for World Championship Wrestling. Ric Flair returned to WCW after being in the WWF for just over a year. They had a lot of good talent to work with and throughout the year had put together some entertaining feuds. So, when Starrcade 1993 happened a lot of people were left disappointed, and I was one of them. Thus, I thought about what I would’ve done to make the show bigger and better. After all, Starrcade was regarded as being WCW’s biggest event of the year.
Before I begin, let me just say that I would’ve done months leading up to the event totally differently. Sid Vicious would’ve stayed with the company and the same goes for the British Bulldog. Also, the Hollywood Blondes wouldn’t have had split up in October. Just thought I’d make that clear as I rebook Starrcade 1993! Read more