From The Pages of A Wrestling Magazine: Whatever Happened to These Stars of the Future?

Brian Damage 

Growing up as a wrestling fan in the 1980’s, certainly had its challenges. Cable television was still in its infancy and the internet really wasn’t a thing yet. Depending upon where you lived, the nearest wrestling territory is what you were able to see each week. Continue reading

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Remembering The Very First WCW Monday Nitro and some of its Backstage Stories

Brian Damage

We are all aware that WCW’s Monday Nitro telecast helped shape the way we currently view professional wrestling on television. It was a show that almost pushed the rival WWF on the brink and sparked the infamous Monday Night Wars. The show itself wasn’t years in the making, but a split second decision by WCW owner Ted Turner over an idea by Eric Bischoff. The birth, the planning and the stories of that first Monday Nitro are all interesting, to say the least, and is the focus of today’s piece. Continue reading

Out From the Darkness: The Birth of “The Crow” Sting

Brian Damage

One of the greatest and most successful characters in all of WCW and in professional wrestling during the 1990’s, was “The Crow” version of Sting. For years, Sting was a very popular and charismatic character. He had the bleached blonde Brian Bosworth-esque hair cut, the colorful face paint and neon tights. Sting was one of the few true stars WCW had during a period of time in the early 1990’s. Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 52

Jamie Lithgow

Happy new year! Well, the day has finally arrived; today marks the end of our 1997 timeline. It sounds like a cliché to say that all previous Meanwhile, in WCW posts have been building towards this one, but they really have. This week WCW reached its zenith by presenting Starrcade 1997, the highest grossing pay per view the company ever produced. The show featured the culmination of an 18 month storyline involving Sting and Hollywood Hogan. So, for the final time, let’s get down to business in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW


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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 51

Jamie Lithgow

IT’S CHRISTMAS! Compliments of the season to one and all, however our 1997 timeline hasn’t quite reached the big day yet. Thus, today we bring you all the action from the December 20th episode of WCW Saturday Night and the December 22nd episode of Monday Nitro. As you can probably tell from the cover image, this was no normal episode of Nitro, so let’s get to business in the penultimate ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…


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Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 50

Jamie Lithgow

With the holiday season almost upon us in 2017, it was a similar story back in 1997 too. Christmas brings a lot of traditions but one that is a sure-fire way to make people of a certain age feel even older is a big movie release! One of the big movies out in 1997 this week was the 18th James Bond film; Tomorrow Never Dies, staring Pierce Brosnan. Yes folks, that was 20 years ago! Anyway, let’s see what was happening in the squared circle 20 years ago in this week’s Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

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