Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 49

Jamie Lithgow

T’is the season, and funnily enough it was this time 20 years ago too. However, one man who was not full of Christmas cheer in 1997 was Golden State Warrior’s shooting guard Latrell Sprewell. He started his week by attacking his own coach at a practice session and by Friday he found himself suspended from the NBA for a year and his $23.7 million contract terminated. Now that’s a crap week, but let’s see if anyone ‘down south’ could top it in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading


Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 47

Jamie Lithgow

Just like today, the race was on to secure the must-have toys in time for Christmas back in 1997 too. Were the masses flocking to the shops to get WCW’s new Nintendo 64 video game? What about the latest Alex Wright action figure? Nope and double nope because 20 years ago Tamagotchi’s were at the top of everybody’s list. Speaking of over priced, high maintenance nonsense, let’s see what the New World Order were up to in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 46

Jamie Lithgow

20 years ago the world of wrestling had another busy week, but busiest of anyone was Rick Rude. The Ravishing one managed to appear on WWF Raw and WCW Nitro in the same night, while apparently displaying an exceptional rate of facial hair growth. Rude also made a televised appearance for ECW over the adjacent weekend too. Busy boy, but what else was happening ‘down south’ in 1997? Let’s find out in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading