Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 16

Jamie Lithgow

Remember DVDs, those discs that sit on a shelf but you don’t use because you have access to digital media? Well, back in 1997 they were just starting to take off. Warner Home Video lead the charge with 41 releases so far while Columbia Tristar got in on the action this week with their first release. Problem is, an actual DVD player will set you back between £300 and £400, that’s around $500. Yikes, but let’s get down to business in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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Wrestling with Sin: 110

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Brian Damage

This is the 110th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media. Continue reading

The Extreme Journey From South Korea to South Philly: The Story of Kimona Wanalaya

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Brian Damage

To many wrestling fans, the name Kristina Laum might not mean all that much. However, during the 90s she would appear in ECW and WCW and very nearly in the WWE. In fact, she appears in an iconic moment from the history of Philidelphia’s Extreme Championship Wrestling. Today we take a look at the journey she made from South Korea to the crazy world of professional wrestling and beyond. Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 15

Jamie Lithgow

It was quite a week for wrestling 20 years ago. ECW, America’s third largest promotion, staged it’s very first pay per view – Barely Legal – at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia. The following night, WCW rolled into town and staged a live Nitro at the CoreStates Spectrum down the road. Let’s find out what happened, and if anyone made reference to ECW’s bold step forward, in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 14

Jamie Lithgow

This week back in 1997 saw Leicester City draw 1-1 with Middlesbrough in the Coca-Cola Cup final – Leicester won a replay. Cup finals going to replays?! I feel old for remembering those days! Anyway, it was a busy week in WCW with Booker T providing us with one of the most infamous bloopers in professional wrestling history. News on that, and much more, in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 12

Jamie Lithgow

We’re heading back in time to 1997 again and this week saw the 69th Academy Awards. ‘The English Patient’ scooped the big awards, but with regards to films people have actually seen; Cuba Gooding Jr. won Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Jerry Maguire’ and the Coen brothers film, ‘Fargo’, also did well. Anyway, it’s time to catch up on some wrasslin’ in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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