Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 5

Jamie Lithgow

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to escape those ‘back to work blues’ by reliving a simpler time before media was social and news was fake… or was it?! Back in 1997, OJ Simpson has been found liable for the wrongful death of Ron Goldman and battery of Nicole Brown by unanimous decision in his civil trial. Also, America is braced for an influx of foreign nationals who have already wreaked havoc in the UK. Yes America, the Spice Girls are coming! Anyway, that’s enough to keep anyone awake at night so let’s lighten the mood and see what Hollywood Hogan and co. are up to in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 4

Jamie Lithgow

It was a busy week back in 1997, not least due to Superbowl XXXI. The Green Bay Packers triumphed over the New England Patriots while James Brown and ZZ Top provided the half time entertainment. It was an even busier weekend for WCW though, as they – via the New World Order – held their first pay per view of the year. Let’s get down to business with this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 2

Jamie Lithgow

Green Bay will face New England at Superbowl XXXI. They both ran out comfortable winners in their respective NFC and AFC finals against Carolina and Jacksonville. What does this have to do with wrestling? Well, our old friend Kevin Greene plays for Carolina. The Superbowl’s loss could be WCW’s gain…if that is the correct term to describe Big Kev?! Anyway let’s hear about the latest wrestling action from 1997 with this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 1

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Jamie Lithgow

Today we continue where our The Way We Was series left off. Jamie is still stuck 20 years in the past and shall be following events from WCW through its most successful year – 1997. If you are wondering why he will not be covering events from the WWF (WWE) it’s because Craig has already done exactly that with his Raw Rewind series. So without further ado, let’s get stuck into week one of ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

The Way We Was: 1996 Week 52 plus 1

Jamie Lithgow

We have reached the end of the road in our 1996 wrestling retrospective. Today we catch up on significant events from WCW’s biggest show of the year; Starrcade, along with the subsequent Nitro and also WWF Monday Night Raw. If you want to continue following the WWF side of things then Craig has already covered every Raw from 1997 here. If you are more interested in the WCW side of things then watch this space! Anyway, let’s see what happened at Starrcade and the 53rd episodes of Nitro and Raw of the year in this week’s The Way We Was Continue reading