Monday Nitro – March 2, 1998: The Tony Schiavone Problem

Monday Nitro #129 Date: March 2, 1998 Location: Corestates Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Mike Tenay, Larry Zbyszko, Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan The main story tonight is we have an NWO guy teaming with a WCW guy to face two more NWO guys in the main event of Hall/Hogan vs. Sting/Savage. We’re less than two weeks […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1989: Zeus And A Cauldron

Summerslam 1989 Date: August 28, 1989 Location: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Attendance: 20,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jesse Ventura We’re back with another edition of the show with another tag team main event. This time it’s the now heel Savage teaming with an actor named Zeus to face Hogan and Brutus Beefcake. This isn’t […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 1988: The Most Famous Moment In The Show’s History

We’re finally at the final of the Big Four WWE shows with Summerslam. Back in 1987, it was clear that pay per view was a big deal for the company, so Survivor Series was added to the schedule. That show was a huge success as well, so why not add a third pay per view […]

Monday Nitro – February 23, 1998: The Roll Stops

Monday Nitro #128 Date: February 23, 1998 Location: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California Commentators: Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko We’re finally past SuperBrawl and Sting is the undisputed world champion. We also have a new member of the NWO in the form of Scott Steiner who finally turned on his brother last night […]

SuperBrawl 1998 Redo: A Tale Of Two WCW’s

SuperBrawl 1998 Date: February 22, 1998 Location: Cow Palace, San Francisco, California Attendance: 12,620 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan It’s very interesting to go back and watch the TV leading up to these shows before looking at them again. I think a lot of people incorrectly remember post Starrcade 1997 WCW as this […]

Thunder – February 19, 1998: Benoit Tears the House Down

Thunder Date: February 19, 1998 Location: Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Lee Marshall, Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan It’s the go home show for SuperBrawl and things are really taking shape around here. We have the NWO falling apart and Sting vs. Hogan on a collision course for the world title. The midcard is on […]

Monday Nitro – February 16, 1998: WCW Really Was Good Back Then

Monday Nitro #127 Date: February 16, 1998 Location: Tampa Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Mike Tenay, Larry Zbyszko, Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan It’s the go home show for SuperBrawl but more importantly Louie Spicolli died the day before this show of a drug overdose and choking on his own vomit. I’m not a fan of the […]

On This Day: July 7, 1996 – Bash at the Beach 1996: The Heel Turn To End All Heel Turns

Bash at the Beach 1996 Date: July 7, 1996 Location: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida Attendance: 8,300 Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes So this is it. This is the show where everything changed for WCW. There had been an invasion by Hall and Nash, who up to this point I don’t think had […]

Thunder – February 12, 1998: So Much For The Midcard

Thunder Date: February 12, 1998 Location: Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Lee Marshall, Bobby Heenan We’re closing in on SuperBrawl and things are getting very interesting in WCW. Hogan and the NWO have basically thrown Savage out but Randy still wants to fight. The NWO also got a rare jump on […]

Monday Nitro – February 9, 1998: Like Batman But With Good Wrestling

Monday Nitro #126 Date: February 9, 1998 Location: Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas Commentators: Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone We’re inching closer to Souled Out with the core of the card already set. As for tonight we’ve got the Outsiders vs. the Steiners for the tag titles for the 87th time along with Hogan […]