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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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 10

Jamie Lithgow

It’s Monday, which means we’re heading back to 1997 again. No Doubt are top of the charts in the UK with probably Gwen Stefani’s least annoying song; Don’t Speak. On the other side of the pond, The Spice Girls are riding high with Wannabe. Speaking of riding high, President Clinton won’t be doing that for a while. He’s on crutches after falling down the stairs after a golf game. Anyway, we don’t care about golf – or Bill Clinton – so let’s get up to speed with this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 9

Jamie Lithgow

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace’s murder. The details of the incident are eerily similar to the murder of fellow rapper Tupac Shakur six months earlier. In slightly happier news, Paul McCartney has been knighted. The Queen will also be happy to hear that the WWF now have a European Champion, and he’s a Brit! Anyway, let’s get to the important news in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 8

Jamie Lithgow

20 years ago this week the updated version of The Empire Strikes Back hit cinema screens. Elsewhere, the Tennessee Volunteers’ young quarterback said he wants to play one more season of college football before heading to the NFL. Whatever happened to Peyton Manning anyway? Pop culture; done. Let’s take a look at an eventful few days in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 7

Jamie Lithgow

On this week back in 1997 Scottish scientists announced that they have successfully cloned, of all things, a sheep. Dolly was created using cells from a donor sheep’s mammary glands. The name ‘Dolly’ is a reference to Dolly Parton and her rather prominent mammary glands. Elsewhere, Eric Clapton and Celine Dion collected most of the Grammy Awards on offer. That’s enough pop culture references for now; let’s get down to business in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading