It is time to travel back or forward to a bunch of useless wrestling facts, stats and trivia tidbits that will help us learn more or less about the history of pro wrestling….or probably not. Some of these we are well aware of and others maybe not so much. In either case, they are meant to be fun and enjoyable. So without any further waste of time…let’s learn.
Pro wrestling has been filled with larger than life characters. Who are your top five favorite big men all time in pro wrestling? The key word is favorite…not necessarily the best…although could be some of the all time greats.
Not every wrestler will become the next Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Ric Flair or Steve Austin. That doesn’t stop wrestlers for trying to live out their dreams of superstardom.This week’s top five are five wrestlers you thought would be HUGE stars in the business, but never quite lived up to your own personal hype of them. These are your personal choices. Let’s see who everyone can come up with.
This is the 171st 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 →
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…
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’…
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 →
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 →
Back in 1997 it was a time of hellos and goodbyes. While we said goodbye to Beavis and Butthead, we said hello to Starvin Marvin in South Park’s most recent offering. All very good, but let’s see who was saying hello and who was saying goodbye in this week’s ‘Meanwhile, in WCW’…Continue reading →