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

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 42

Jamie Lithgow

 Back in 1997, the world was still listening to Elton John’s ‘Candle in The Wind’ while the big films out this week were ‘Bean’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. I guess some things are better left in the past. On the other hand, wrestling from 20 years ago is well worth revisiting so let’s find out what was happening in the world’s number one promotion in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading

Meanwhile, in WCW: 1997 Week 41

Jamie Lithgow

It is the 20th anniversary of all kinds of stuff in the WWE right now. Back in 1997, fans of the Fed were introduced to Kane, Hell in a Cell and D-Generation X all within the last week. What most forget, however, is that more people were watching the other channel while all this was happening. So, let’s see what was going down in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’… Continue reading