Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 26

Jamie Lithgow

This weekend back in 1997 played host to one of the most bizarre incidents in boxing, and sporting, history. During their rematch for the WBA Heavyweight Championship, challenger Mike Tyson bit off part of champion Evander Holyfield’s ear. Tyson was disqualified, obviously. Anyway, let’s see if Eric Bischoff was still telling fans to “bite me” in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

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

Great Ideas That Didn’t Last: The Black Scorpion

Brian Damage

Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get-go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’. This latest piece focuses in on WCW’s Black Scorpion. 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