Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 23

Jamie Lithgow

The NBA Playoffs, which caused Nitro to be move to 7pm last month have come to a close. Hollywood Hogan’s best friend in the whole wide world, Dennis Rodman, helped the Chicago Bulls defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2 in the best of seven series. More accurately, Michael Jordan helped the Bulls to victory. Jordan famously played out of his skin in game five (Wednesday) with a bad case of the flu before clinching the series on in game six (Friday). After game six NBC dubbed over R Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ as the Bulls celebrated. How 90’s is that?! Anyway, what were Rodman’s nWo buddies up to while this was happening? Let’s find out in ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 22

Jamie Lithgow

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to feel old as we head back to 1997 and see just how much we remember. The top films this week are ‘Jurassic Park II; The Lost World’ and ‘Con Air’ starring Nicholas Cage. In the pop charts, Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ tops the UK charts while Puff Daddy and Faith Evans are number one in the states with their tribute to Notorious BIG; ‘I’ll Be Missing You’. Feel old yet? Well let’s see what else we can remember in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 21

Jamie Lithgow

Back to 1997 we go and the Monday Night Wars have reignited as Nitro moves back to its regular 8pm timeslot. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund won the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Juventus and Snoop Dogg has been announced as a headliner for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival. Very good, but let’s see who headlined this week’s wrestling in ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 19

Jamie Lithgow

Back in 1997 Manchester United have been crowned Premier League Champions without actually kicking a ball. Liverpool’s failure to defeat Wimbledon was enough to hand the title to The Red Devils with one match left to play. Elsewhere, a 50 year old Sylvester Stallone married his 28 year old girlfriend and Tiger Woods keeps winning golf tournaments. Fair enough, but let’s hear about a real sport in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 18

Jamie Lithgow

Back in 1997 the big film of the week was ‘The Fifth Element’. Set in the 23rd century, Bruce Willis plays taxi driver who unwittingly finds himself in the middle of the fight between good and evil. Sounds nothing like Die Hard, but thankfully Bruce still essentially plays John McClane. Elsewhere, a car race on TBS lasted ages to deny us WCW Saturday Night while Nitro was trimmed to an hour due to the NBA Playoffs. That said, it was an action packed hour so let’s read all about it in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…

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