Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 25

Jamie Lithgow

Last week we started our nostalgia trip with the sad reality that ‘Batman & Robin’ really happened. Well, better news this week because the absurdly silly, but thoroughly entertaining, ‘Face/Off’ starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta hit cinema screens. So, let’s see what absurd forms of entertainment wrestling provided for us in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Wrestling with Sin: 118

Brian Damage

This is the 118th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media. Continue reading

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