Archive for the ‘WCW’ Category

WCW Road Wild 1998 Sturgis South Dakota

WCW Road Wild 1998 Invades South Dakota – August 8th, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Road Wild 1998 was just one of several annual showcases of just how wild World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was. WWE did not have anything to compare to outrageous sets and locations that WCW would make use of in the wrestling war. Road Wild was one of a couple “destination” Pay Per Views WCW put […]

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter

Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter Taken Away – June 2nd, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

The Junkyard Dog, born Sylvester Ritter, was a charismatic athlete. His time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the 1980’s was iconic. His positivity was infectious and while he had personal troubles, he always had a smile for fans. He stood out against a colorful collection of athletes no matter where he […]

James Storm

Sorry About Your Damn Luck, James Storm Born – June 1st, 1977 – Today in Wrestling History

James Allen Cox, better known as James Storm, was born on June 1st, 1977 in Franklin, Tennessee.  His wrestling career is a storied one spanning many companies and over two decades. Storm almost was not a wrestler though as he was a multi-sport athlete in his teenage years. He had a scholarship to college for […]

Vampiro WCW Athlete

Vampiro is Born – May 31st, 1967 – Today in Wrestling History

Way back in the year 1967, a fella by the name Ian Richard Hodgkinson was born. That man grew up to be one of my favorite underrated wrestlers of all time, Vampiro. After getting his start in Canada and traveling the Indies in Mexico and Japan, Vampiro made his WCW debut on June 29th, 1998 […]

Owen Hart WWF Champion

Remembering Owen Hart – May 23rd, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

Owen James Hart was born on May 7th, 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The world probably knows him better as Owen Hart, or The Blue Blazer, from his time in wrestling. We all know how he left this world, that is not the point of this article. This article is to remember the man, the […]

WCW Slamboree 1993

WCW Slamboree 1993 A Legends Return Took Place in Georgia – May 23rd, 1993 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Slamboree 1993 A Legends Return was the first time that World Championship Wrestling used the Slamboree name. This event took place in Atlanta, Georgia at The Omni. Approximately 7,000 fans were in attendance for the event. There were many legends on the card for this event.

WCW Wrestlewar 1992 WarGames Sting

Wrestlewar 1992 WarGames Fourth Event Invades Florida – May 17th, 1992 – Today in Wrestling History

Wrestlewar may be a foregone Pay Per View (PPV) but WarGames lives on. Utilized in NXT in recent years the dual steel cage match has stood out as a match stipulation. Wrestlwar 1992 was the fourth, and final, event to use the name. This event took place in the Jacksonvill Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

WCW Slamboree 1999

World Championship Wrestling Slamboree 1999 Goes Down in Missouri – May 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999 was beginning to unravel. The New World Order (NWO), both factions, were a shamble on television due to injuries. Unfortunately, storyline wise, so much depended on the NWO dominance that WCW was in a pickle. With that said, they did continue forward with regular Pay Per View (PPV) events […]

WCW Slamboree 2000 Ready to Rumble

Final WCW Slamboree Takes Place – May 7th, 2000 – Today in Wrestling History

Little did we know when this event aired on Pay Per View (PPV) that it was the last one. That is the sad truth about Slamboree in 2000. It was the final World Championship Wrestling (WCW) produced Slamboree event. This was due to the WWE buying out WCW early the following year. For those wondering, […]

Miss Elizabeth WCW WWE WWF Elizabeth Ann Hulette

We Say Goodbye to Miss Elizabeth – May 1st, 2003 – Today in Wrestling History

I am not a fan of doing these memorials. When they are done it is with great respect for the person. In this case, Miss Elizabeth, born Elizabeth Ann Hulette. While most of us remember her as being married to Macho Man Randy Savage (R.I.P.), there was more to her career. Did you know she […]

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