Oh Jakks Pacific, what were you sniffing back in the early 2000s? Actually, I bet it was rubber fumes, because that would explain what I've got to show you this edition of either Woeful Wrestling Figures or Action Figure Fight Club. (I'm torn on the rebranding) Everyone, say hello to WWE Unleashed Booker T. So … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Dead from the waist down.
Yes, yes. I know it's been a while since the last one of these but it's here now. Time to give the woeful wrestling figures arena a sweep and welcome its newest signing. It's only Buff Bagwell! Hailing from the wonderful wasteland that was latter WCW figures, Buff Daddy comes packing a lot of fun … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Buff Diddy.
WWF Raw October 10th 1994 In the spirit of this episode of Raw I’m dispensing with the usual preamble introduction & getting straight down to business as before even the title sequence is shown the first participant of the big featured match, Bam Bam Bigelow, enters to his own theme with his manager Ted DiBiase … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: May cause feelings of nausea.
Date: July 17, 1994 Venue: Orlando Arena (Orlando, FL) Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (and sometimes Jesse "The Body" Ventura) WCW's Hogan Era began 20 years ago today at the very-first Bash at the Beach PPV. Does the show hold up two decades, and one dead company, later? Let's find out! The Lineup "Lord" Steven … Continue reading 4CRetro: WCW Bash at the Beach 1994
by Billy Carpenter (4CR_Billy) & Robot Hammer (@robot_hammer) Welcome back to another edition of the only column on 4CRwrestling.com built by social media, the 10 Spot! This column is so much fun to put together and even more fun now that I co-author this thing with Robot Hammer. This week's topic was a great … Continue reading 10 Spot: Greatest US Champions
by Billy Carpenter (@4CR_Billy) A little adjustment to the format of 'Retro Reaction', as episodes of weekly shows for both WWF & WCW from 1991 were getting harder to find. From here on out I'll be reviewing just the bigger shows of the year (unless a major event happens during one of those TV … Continue reading Retro Reaction: WWF’s ‘The Main Event’ (2/1/1991)
by Billy Carpenter (@4CR_Billy) It has been a LOOOONG time since the last Retro Reaction, but it's back! For those who missed the first two, this is my journey through 1991, looking at what was happening in the 2 major companies of the day--WCW & the WWF! I've always had a weird fondness for … Continue reading Retro Reaction #3: 1/19/1991
by Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Welcome to the first installment of my new project in which I attempt to watch & review every episode of WWF RAW from the year 1994, right in the middle of the WWFs "New Generation" period. I wasn't actually a viewer at the time this all aired, I was a wrestling … Continue reading ‘Wrestling in The Clinton Years’ Episode 1: Inter-Heel Molestation
by Billy Carpenter Welcome back to another edition of 'Retro Reaction'! I received some good feedback from the last entry into this series, so I guess people are digging the new format. For those that don't know, I've decided to cover the early 90's in both WCW and the WWF and what better way to … Continue reading Retro Reaction #2: 1/12/1991
Something new from yours truly for 4CRwrestling.com! My name is Billy Carpenter and if you're reading this, you may or may not know that. You might know me as the guy who does the '4CReaction' posts for the 4 Corners Radio Tumblr page. Or perhaps you've heard me hosting '4CRetro', 4CR's look back at wrestling … Continue reading Retro Reaction: ‘NWA Pro Wrestling’ (June 7, 1986)