The Way We Was: 1996 Week 21

The Way We Was

Jamie Lithgow

After yesterday’s bonus edition looking at WCW Slamboree, Jamie has spent another night in 1996 to bring us up to speed with the rest of the news from another busy week in the WWF and WCW. As always some context is needed to adjust our minds to life in 1996; a film version of 70’s TV show ‘Mission Impossible’ has just been released starring the wee man – Tom Cruise – and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls destroyed Shaq’s Orlando Magic (they won the series 4-0) to reach the NBA Finals. Anyway, let’s see who got destroyed in the wrestling ring in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: WCW Slamboree 1996

TWWW Slamboree

Jamie Lithgow

In a bonus edition of ‘The Way We Was‘ our 1996 timeline reaches WCW’s latest pay per view; Slamboree. The main event saw The Giant defend his WCW Title against Sting while most of the other matches were part of the BattleBowl tournament. This involved random pairings of wrestlers competing in a tag team tournament to then reach a battle royal, the winner of which would be declared ‘Lord of The Ring’ and receive a coveted BattleBowl ring. So, let’s see who left Slamboree with gold around their waist and who left with gold around their finger… Continue reading

Book or Cook? The Booking of Sin Cara


Craig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely or poorly used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we Book or Cook Sin Cara. Continue reading

Alternate Wrestling Histories: What if Shawn Michaels had refused to lose at Wrestlemania XIV?

tysonhbkJohn Carbery

Today we have the second ‘Alternative Wrestling History‘ piece. Today we examine the situation surrounding the main event of Wrestlemania XIV. It’s been well documented that Shawn Michaels wasn’t the most stable champion the World Wrestling Federation has ever had during his third reign and there were many things that could’ve gone askew during one the most important main events of all time as a result.  Continue reading