Mind The Logic Gap: The Outlaw Rule

Jamie Lithgow

The world of wrestling is a place often bereft of logic: Why would two (or more) performers conduct business or personal discussions in the middle of a large arena full of strangers? Why are supposedly skilled referees so easily distracted from their job? Why are wrestlers that are capable of breath-taking athletic displays so bad at climbing ladders? These gaps in logic will, for now at least, remain unfilled. However, today we shine the spotlight on one such gap that has since been closed as we take a look at The Outlaw Rule. Continue reading

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Icons of Wrestling #32 – The WWE Hardcore Championship

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Jamie Lithgow

Height: 10 inches
Weight: 6lbs
Hometown: Mick Foley’s house, probably
Glory Days: November 1998 – August 2002
Fun Fact: In total there were 240 separate Hardcore Championship reigns over the near four-year life of the title. That equates to an average of a title change every 6 days.

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Icons of Wrestling #30 – Battle Kat

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Jamie Lithgow

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 225lbs
Hometown: Eternia
Glory Days: October – December 1990
Fun Fact: Dean ‘Original Battle Kat’ Peters attended Robbinsdale High School, Minnesota. He graduated in 1976, alongside ‘Mr Perfect’ Curt Hennig, ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude and Tom ‘Z-Man’ Zenk. Other alumni from the school include The Berzerker, Nikita Koloff, Demolition Smash, Mean Gene Okerlund and Verne Gagne.

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 52

Jamie Lithgow

Happy new year! Well, the day has finally arrived; today marks the end of our 1997 timeline. It sounds like a cliché to say that all previous Meanwhile, in WCW posts have been building towards this one, but they really have. This week WCW reached its zenith by presenting Starrcade 1997, the highest grossing pay per view the company ever produced. The show featured the culmination of an 18 month storyline involving Sting and Hollywood Hogan. So, for the final time, let’s get down to business in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW


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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 51

Jamie Lithgow

IT’S CHRISTMAS! Compliments of the season to one and all, however our 1997 timeline hasn’t quite reached the big day yet. Thus, today we bring you all the action from the December 20th episode of WCW Saturday Night and the December 22nd episode of Monday Nitro. As you can probably tell from the cover image, this was no normal episode of Nitro, so let’s get to business in the penultimate ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…


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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 50

Jamie Lithgow

With the holiday season almost upon us in 2017, it was a similar story back in 1997 too. Christmas brings a lot of traditions but one that is a sure-fire way to make people of a certain age feel even older is a big movie release! One of the big movies out in 1997 this week was the 18th James Bond film; Tomorrow Never Dies, staring Pierce Brosnan. Yes folks, that was 20 years ago! Anyway, let’s see what was happening in the squared circle 20 years ago in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading