How did the PWI readers vote for the 1998 Achievement Awards? Lets find out! Read more
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For the first time in this series I’ve decided to look at three shows that took place on the same day. It was during the peak time to be a professional wrestling fan as ECW, WCW and WWF were all doing great numbers and providing memorable moments each week. I picked a random day and each company ran a show. So, now it is time to decide… Would You Go To This Show? Read more
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
There is no denying that World Championship Wrestling had become a shell of itself and lost a record amount of money in a twelve month period. Despite the company not achieving much success financially and their writing for television often left fans confused, I decided to sit down and rank the top ten wrestlers for WCW from that year. Hopefully my list isn’t as confusing as the television product. Read more
Former WCW World Champion Sting has had numerous top challengers competing against the likes of Cactus Jack, WCW United States Champion Rick Rude and Big Van Vader in recent months. The challengers don’t stop coming after Sting. The most recent foe surprised the wrestling world with his appearance. Read more
In this next installment of NJPW World Gems series, we travel back to April of 1999. In a rare flash of excessive violence as an equally rare gimmick-based match in NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING, Atsushi Onita and Masahiro Chono clashed in front of sixty-three thousand NJPW fans in a sold-out Tokyo Dome. It wouldn’t be any ordinary match, though… The taboo stipulation was to be an Electric Dynamite Barbed Wire match! With Chono at the top of his game as a world-travelled talent and Onita appearing for the company he fought the most against, I was very interested to see where this one would go! But, why was it worth the watch? Find out now!
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
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
The next installment of the New Japan World Gems series has arrived! For number three, we head back to June of 1994, for the final match of the inaugural Best of the Super Juniors tournament. These two masked Puroresu legends would face off to find out who the best junior wrestler in the world really was! In a series that is intended to get you more out of your New Japan World subscription than just the monthly shows of today, this singles match between NJPW’s Liger and Michinoku Pro’s Delfin pulled me right in! Read more