Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
‘Monday Night Wars’ continues with the episodes of Nitro from 31 August 1998. There’s no Raw this week butover in WCW land Nitro scored it’s highest ever rating, but was the show actually any good…?
Craig Wilson, Brian Damage, Jamie Lithgow and Russ Morgan
Last week we looked at potential next challengers for the WWE title. On a similar theme, this week we’ll give our assessment on the mid card scene in the WWE. Continue reading
Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage
In the latest installment of ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jame shares what wrestling taught him this week and Brian finds the best images and videos on the web.
All that and more in the latest ‘This Week in Wrestling’
So a wrestler gets a gimmick…gets vignettes to trumpet his/her arrival with the company….and has a match…or two. Then, out of nowhere, is either dropped or barely used. They enter a wasteland where certain wrestlers go when “creative” or a booker has nothing for them or changes their mind on a character. Sure, we can say…”Well at least they are collecting a paycheck.” That might be true, but if you ask the wrestlers themselves…I’m positive a majority would rather be out in the ring entertaining fans. Continue reading
“Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties…”- John O. Brennan
Few fans can argue that one of the greatest eras in pro wrestling history was the well documented…Monday Night Wars between the WWE and WCW. Television ratings, pay per view buy rates and guaranteed contracts skyrocketed like never before. Wrestlers would jump ship from promotion to promotion with bigger pay checks being handed out like candy. Vince McMahon and Ted Turner spending millions just to get the advantage in the ratings that came out every Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading
It went down as one of the more memorable moments on Monday Night Raw. A group of young wrestlers who were vying for a main roster contract with the WWE formed an alliance and destroyed the set and attacked all the wrestlers, referees and even the ring announcer. They called themselves ‘The Nexus’ and you were either, “Nexus or against us.” Continue reading
There was a time in wrestling when you knew the difference between the good guys (baby faces) and the bad guys (Heels) A time when fans hated the chicanery of a really well played heel. They had the ability to not only make you hate them…but root for any baby face willing to stop them. A great heel could cause a riot in an arena. A great heel would need 24/7 security because angry fans would try to cause them bodily harm. They’ve been spit on, garbage thrown at them…even stabbed. That was the essence of a great wrestling heel from yesteryear. Continue reading
Craig Wilson & Jamie Lithgow
‘Monday Night Wars’ continues with the episodes of Raw and Nitro from 24 August 1998. On Raw it’s the final of Brawl for All and the last Raw before SummerSlam. Over on Nitro the revolution Warrior promised last week begins…
Jamie Lithgow, Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Russ Morgan
Unusually for WWE a new champion was crowned a week ago yet we are still no clearer on future challengers and feuds. With Daniel Bryan still injured and John Cena still licking his wounds from Summerslam, today the team discuss who’s next on Brock Lesnar’s hit list. Are there babyfaces primed and ready to challenge The Beast in the coming months? Continue reading