On balance I may have been a little harsh on some of these TNA figures but in my defence, the lows were far lower than the highs were high. Scott Steiner couldn't stand under his own power thanks to some shoddy leg joints (of which I can sympathise, or should that be "Sympy-thise"), Brother Devon … Continue reading Total Nonstop Action Figures 4: Paint it black.
by Billy Carpenter (@4CR_Billy) Entering 1992, World Championship Wrestling found itself in a most tumultuous state. 1991 proved to be an absolutely disastrous year, as they managed to somehow trump their failures of 1990 both financially and creatively. With Dusty Rhodes back as booker after Ole Anderson’s failed stint and with Jim Herd horribly … Continue reading Tales from Hill Valley: Win One for the Kipper
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)
By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) WCW Monday Nitro, June 10th 1996. Hello and welcome to Wrestling in the Clinton years, the wrestling blog that can't wait to see Joe Gomez debut on this episode. "It's time to get rocking!" screams Tony Schiavone at the start of the episode as Joe Gomez's impending debut is hyped by him … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Mistaking Verbs for Adjectives.
By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) So you're back. Unless this is your first time reading so in that case, you're here. Welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton years, soon to be a movie produced by Michael Bay. Probably. Fire off the party poppers and steamers as this episode of Nitro has almost no Hulk Hogan at … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton Years: Bafflebowl.
By Martin Dixon ( @BunnySuicida ) Hello dear reader and welcome back to Wrestling in the Clinton years, which is to professional journalism as a puppy is to quantum physics. WCW Uncensored and the Doomsday Cage match are but a fading memory and so too (for this episode at least) is Hulk Hogan, last seen … Continue reading Wrestling in the Clinton years: A PG Mr. Ass
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…..
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.
by Billy Carpenter (@4CR_Billy) (image in header found via The Wrestling Fans Review) 'Tales from Hill Valley' has been a series a few months in the making. Hopefully, the title of the series isn't lost on the reader--and for fans who are in the same age range as me, it should be a pretty … Continue reading Tales from Hill Valley #1
By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Following on from my last article on Bray Wyatt vs Undertaker and the feeling I get of coming to terms with my own ageing underpinning the feud I'm also seeing a similar theme about getting older and themes of regret at many points throughout all of the stories going into Wrestlemania 31 … Continue reading A Country for Old Men: The Psychology of Wrestlemania 31.