Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: WCW’s Repackaging of Raven

Brian Damage

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’. This latest piece focuses in on the rebirth of Raven in WCW. Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 42

Jamie Lithgow

 Back in 1997, the world was still listening to Elton John’s ‘Candle in The Wind’ while the big films out this week were ‘Bean’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. I guess some things are better left in the past. On the other hand, wrestling from 20 years ago is well worth revisiting so let’s find out what was happening in the world’s number one promotion in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 41

Jamie Lithgow

It is the 20th anniversary of all kinds of stuff in the WWE right now. Back in 1997, fans of the Fed were introduced to Kane, Hell in a Cell and D-Generation X all within the last week. What most forget, however, is that more people were watching the other channel while all this was happening. So, let’s see what was going down in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading