Remember When WCW Held ‘The King of Cable’ Tournament

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Superstation WTBS and professional wrestling….it went together like peanut butter and jelly. From Georgia Championship Wrestling to World Championship Wrestling (With a brief cameo from the World Wrestling Federation as well) wrestling has been a big part of TBS’ programming through the years. In 1992, TBS celebrated 20 years of pro wrestling on the super station. TBS executives in conjunction with WCW, decided to celebrate the anniversary the only way they knew possible…..with a wrestling tournament. Continue reading

Great American Trash: Lex Luger Wins His First World Title

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In 1991, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was in a state of flux. Their reigning world champion ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair had just been fired/quit/resigned/let go from the company. WCW management had requested that Flair take a pay cut and in turn, would make less than some of the other talent on the roster. In response, Ric Flair went to the rival WWF and took the world title belt with him. Continue reading

How the West Was Lost: The NWA Western States Heritage Title

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Some championship titles stand the test of time, while others simply fade away. This piece focuses on a title that faded away years ago….but the memories remain. Today on the blog, we look at the creation and the downfall of the National Wrestling Alliance’s Western States Heritage championship. Why was it created? Who held it? Why did it disappear? Continue reading

Be My Valentine: How Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine Was Almost a Member of the Four Horsemen

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In professional wrestling, there are a lot of could’ve, would’ve and should’ve that takes place behind the scenes. Sometimes plans are made and then suddenly and inexplicably are changed or never happen at all. One such instance occurred with the elite of the elite: the Four Horsemen. Oh sure, we have all known about the corner stones of the group like Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard. We all know of the rotating members like Ole Anderson, Lex Luger and Barry Windham. We even heard about members that didn’t quite fit in with the group. Continue reading

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

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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’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. Continue reading