1996: The Year of the Return…to Greatness

by William Renken  I don’t think I’m alone as a wrestling fan in admitting there were periods where my fandom wained. I seem to remember 1994 was the last strong year for me as my interest dropped for about 3 years until Steve Austin exploded into pop culture. 1994 was special for wrestling specifically where … Continue reading 1996: The Year of the Return…to Greatness

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Nitro Glycerin (#Nitro20)

Alright, it's crossover time! As part of New Blood Rising  (@NewBloodPod)'s celebration of Nitro's 20th anniversary I thought I'd do what I do somewhat competently and step outside the Wrestling in the Clinton years timeline of 1996 to recap and review the first ever episode of WCW’s Monday night delight and see just how auspicious a … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Nitro Glycerin (#Nitro20)

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Slam Father, Slam “Son”.

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) WCW Monday Nitro, April 15th 1996. Hello reader and welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton years, once again dredging the past to entertain the present.  "Forget that kids stuff, this is real" screams Eric Bischoff as the show begins with Hulk Hogan on his way to the ring to compete … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Slam Father, Slam “Son”.

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Duct Tape and Dudes in Flannel.

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) WCW Monday Nitro, March 11th 1996. Hello and welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton Years, gazing upon mid-nineties wrestling like Uatu the Watcher. (Welcome back, how did the Wikipedia research go?). Back from my brief return from the WWF I find myself back in the warm bosom of WCW and … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Duct Tape and Dudes in Flannel.

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Booty had me like…..

WCW Monday Nitro February 26th 1996. By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton Years, the Bloodborne of retro wrestling blogs in that the crazier you are, the more you see. The infamous WCW Uncensored 96 pay per view looms on the horizon and new a new player has emerged in the … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Booty had me like…..

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: A Big Mouthful of Arn Anderson

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) WCW Monday Nitro February 19th, 1996. Hello and welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton Years, a totally tubular nostalgiagasm of radical proportions. Hot on the heels of the last episode's shocking defeat of Hulk Hogan by Arn Anderson, the Horsemen and the Dungeon of Doom's war on Hulkamania continues as … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: A Big Mouthful of Arn Anderson

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: When Ric Flair says “Space Mountain”, he’s really saying “Penis”.

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Hello and welcome to another Wrestling in the Clinton Years, where egomania is running wild! This time out Nitro is emanating from Tampa, Florida and the Florida State Fair and in the shadow of Superbrawl 6 held the night before. Bischoff, Heenan, Mongo and Pepe the Chihuahua (dressed in sunglasses, neckerchief … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: When Ric Flair says “Space Mountain”, he’s really saying “Penis”.

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: The warm glow of Lex Luger’s friendship.

By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Hello and welcome to another instalment of Wrestling in the Clinton Years, a series that isn't 19 years too late, it's just been biding its time until the Internet was suitably prepared for its magnificence. The place is WCW, the year is 1996 and I suppose it's about time to look … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: The warm glow of Lex Luger’s friendship.

Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Hulk Hogan vs the world.

Welcome to the first entry into the second volume of Wrestling in the Clinton Years, this time focusing on World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro show during 1996, the most important year in the company's history. But nearly 6 months removed from the rise of the nWo WCW is still firmly in its own Hulkamania era … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Hulk Hogan vs the world.

WHO’S THE BABYFACE & WHO’S THE HEEL?

by Robot Hammer (@robot_hammer)           On the latest Season Premiere episode of Monday Night Raw, Dolph Ziggler leaked private photos of the Miz, the Usos attacked Stardust andGoldust after a match, and John Cena threatened Paul Heyman with violence if Heyman couldn't get Brock Lesnar to show up for work next … Continue reading WHO’S THE BABYFACE & WHO’S THE HEEL?