Give Peace No Chance in Hell: The World Wrestling Peace Festival of 1996

Brian Damage

Traditionally, “super cards” in professional wrestling involving several promotions rarely work out. Promoters and wrestlers will argue and refuse to do what is best for business. That leaves the fans the ones to suffer for inflated egos and jealousy. You can look at the unmitigated disaster that was Superclash III as an example of how a wrestling super card worked out. Continue reading

Well That Didn’t Work: NWA Invades WWF

Bombastic Bob Holly and Bodacious Bart Gunn, the New Midnight Express, sort of summed up the whole angle (image courtesy of

Craig Wilson

One of the most used gimmicks in wrestling is an invasion angle. We’ve been treated to some that were spectacularly successful such as the nWo in WCW.  On the flipside, others have been less successful: the WCW/ECW invasion of WWE in the early 00s, anyone? One invasion angle is rarely discussed and that’s Jim Cornette’s NWA invading the WWF in late 1997/early 1998 and that will be the focus of this ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ piece. Continue reading

Styles Clash: Clash of the Champions XXXV

Benjamin Trecroci

We continue our series looking at the history of The Clash of the Champions, taking in Clash of the Champions XXXV. Held on August 21, 1997, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee with an attendance of 4,122. The show drew a 3.64 on TBS. Here it is, the final Clash of the Champions! What started in March ‘88, comes to an end here on August ‘97.
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