Best of 2016: Best Major Show of the Year

As much as we like to say wrestling is about one thing or another, what really matters is getting fans to buy the show. The big shows are the things you really remember and that’s what we’re going to look at today. Of all the major shows of the year, which one was the absolute […]

New Column: Happy (and Sad) Holidays

Since everyone has already talked about Goldberg vs. Lesnar (which I’ll get to when I can wrap my head around the thing), here’s something a little lighter this week.

Clash of the Champions Now On WWE Network

The series is available on WWE Network in its entirety under the Vault section. There are 35 shows in the series with some of the best matches WCW ever produced included. In case you don’t know, I’ve written an e-book of reviews for all 35 shows which is available at Amazon. It’s an in depth […]

Required Viewing #6: The Reviving Elbow

This is one of those things that only makes sense in wrestling’s warped twisted logic.

New E-Book: KB’s History Of Clash Of The Champions

We’re going back to the 80s again with the original WCW prime time special.  Starting in March of 1988, the NWA launched the Clash of the Champions to mess with Wrestlemania IV.  The idea worked so they decided to keep things going and made more editions of the show.  Over the course of nearly ten […]

Required Viewing #5: A Great Match You’ve Probably Never Seen

It’s a hidden gem in a dark period for WCW.

On This Day: November 20, 1990 – Clash of the Champions 13: Be Thankful That This Is Short

Clash of the Champions #13: Thanksgiving Thunder Date: November 20, 1990 Location: Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Paul E. Dangerously We’re in a very dark era for WCW at this point as it’s the final days of the Black Scorpion story. This show is probably the lowest point that it […]

On This Day – November 10, 1993: Clash of the Champions #25: Back When Two World Titles Was A New Thing

Clash of the Champions 25 Date: November 10, 1993 Location: Bayfront Arena, St. Petersburg, Florida Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re still in 1993 here which means things are pretty bad. The main event is Flair vs. Vader for the world title. We also get a second world title match with Rick Rude […]

On This Day: September 5, 1990 – Clash of the Champions XII: The Black Scorpion. Dang It All.

Clash of the Champions 12: Fall Brawl 90 Date: September 5, 1990 Location: Ashville Civic Center, Ashville, North Carolina Commentators: Bob Caudle, Jim Ross Attendance: 4,000 We’re kind of in No Man’s Land here with no major show to build to and none to come off of. This is in the Black Scorpion period so […]

On This Day: August 21, 1997 – Clash of the Champions #35: Not Exactly Sting vs. Flair

Clash of the Champions 35 Date: August 21, 1997 Location: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, Dusty Rhodes Clash of the Champions more or less was WCW’s Saturday Night’s Main Event. They started it up to go head to head with Wrestlemania 4 and actually put a solid dent in it. […]