Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: WCW Signs a Deal with NBC

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Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative but, for various reasons, faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. Continue reading

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Remember When the WWE “Retired” the Intercontinental Title?

Brian Damage 

For many, the Intercontinental title is an iconic built. During the peak years in the 80s it was seen as the worker’s belt and later became the first run on the ladder for future superstars. But that didn’t stop the WWE briefly retiring it, the focus of today’s piece. Continue reading

The End of An (Attitude) Era

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The Attitude Era was considered by some as the single greatest era in WWF/E history. The television ratings were astronomical, buy rates were skyrocketing and the content, well, it wasn’t exactly for the faint of heart. The language was foul, the lines between heels and babyfaces were completely blurred and the nudity was in your face. We all know when the Attitude Era was ushered in, as covered by my colleague Craig, but when did it all end? Continue reading

A Moment in Time: Shawn Michaels Wants to Jump Ship to WCW

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Back in 1996, all was not rosy in the WWF garden. Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling was dominating the ratings war and some of the WWF’s biggest names were now part of their success. On the home front, Vince McMahon tied down Bret Hart to a 20-year deal, prompting fury from Shawn Michaels. In this ‘A Moment in Time‘, we look at when Shawn Michaels tried to jump ship to WCW. Continue reading