Summerslam Count-Up – 1998: It Don’t Get No Bigger Than This (For Summerslam)

Summerslam 1998 Date: August 30, 1998 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 21,588 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the Summerslam you guys requested that I do for the third time and I’m very glad that you picked a good one. 1998 was the year where the WWF really turned […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: Stone Cold! Stone Cold! Stone Cold!

Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 18,542 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the year of Austin and for once, the WWF is looking good going forward as the debcale that was the main event of Starrcade has caused WCW to hit a brick wall. The […]

Coming Friday: Complete Monday Nitro/Thunder Reviews Volume 5

I’m getting closer to wrapping up this series as we hit 1999 and the dark times for WCW. In case you haven’t seen the first four, here they are: Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4   In case that’s not enough for you, here’s my Amazon author page with all of my books […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1998: The Big One

Summerslam 1998 Date: August 30, 1998 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 21,588 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler A year has passed and a lot has changed. The biggest things of all are Austin being the WWF Champion and Raw dominating the Monday Night Wars. The Attitude Era is in full […]

Pick A Summerslam Redo

As is always the case I’ll be doing last year’s show but you can pick the show I redo this year.  1998 was done last year so that’s out of the running as well.  This will be a fresh redo and not just a reposting of one I did years ago.  Vote in the comments.

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIV: The Night WCW Died

Wrestlemania XIV Date: March 29, 1998 Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 19,028 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is what you call a changing of the guard show. For the last six months or so it’s been clear that Austin is ready for to be on the top of the mountain and tonight he […]

New E-Book: KB’s Complete Monday Nitro Reviews Volume IV

We continue through the history of one of the biggest wrestling companies of all time with the second half of Monday Nitro and Thunder from 1998. It’s a bad time for WCW as the Monday Night Wars are starting to swing in the other direction. Monday Night Raw started winning again in April 1998 and […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1998: It’s Austin’s World

Royal Rumble 1998 Date: January 18, 1998 Location: San Jose Arena, San Jose, California Attendance: 18,542 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the year of Austin and for once, the WWF is looking good going forward as the debcale that was the main event of Starrcade has caused WCW to hit a brick wall. The […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1998: The First Survivor Series Tournament

Survivor Series 1998 Date: November 15, 1998 Location: Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 21,779 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Aside from the tournament there really isn’t much going on here. Every major star in the company is entered as there are only two other matches: the Women’s Title and Tag Team Titles are both […]

WCW Payroll 1996-2000

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14Xg211VJjHQngZsGKB-TA5xdJsQOwnnOSbTmizM8AH8/htmlview#   These are always fascinating to see.  This is from a legal case about discrimination so these are likely accurate.  There are some gems in here.  If you’re a stats geek, there’s some great fun to look at.  It’s also cool to see stuff like Hogan’s “official” salary when he was also on TBS’ […]