Archive for the ‘WCW’ Category

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Five Movies Wrestlers Appeared in That You Missed

Wrestling and movies have gone together for decades. This was partly spurred on by the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). It is undeniable that Vince McMahon understood the benefits of working with the much larger Hollywood. From Wrestlemania I to today with WWE Films, the WWE athletes have crossover appeal. It is not just WWE […]

WCW Backstage Assault Nintendo 64 Video Game

WCW Backstage Assault Makes Even Hardcore Fans Board on the Nintendo 64 – December 12th, 2000 – Today in Video Game History

WCW Backstage Assault was an interesting option for wrestling fans. It is no secret that World Championship Wrestling (WCW) had their share of problems. Lack of a deep locker room was not one of them. The biggest problem that WCW faced was themselves. They had no clear vision as to what they wanted to present […]

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 […]

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