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With tonight's episode of Vice TV's Dark Side of the Ring, co-creators Evan Husney & Jason Eisener shine a spotlight on WCW's Bash at the Beach 2000 In our previous look at this week's episode, we got to hear from Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff regarding the plans that were in play for Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett for[...]
dark side of the ring
As the fourth season of Vice TV and Evan Husney & Jason Eisener's Dark Side of the Ring inches closer to its season finale, this week finds a break from spotlighting individuals to spotlighting events – and WCW's Bash at the Beach 2000 is definitely an event worthy of an episode Without giving too much away[...]
WWE Mattel Creations WCW Nitro Entrance Stage Crowdfund Up
The WCW Nitro Entrance Stage is the second item available for fans on the platform and features an accurate reproduction of the famous Nitro stage from the 90s Full of over 100 LED lights with six pre-programmed sequences, it stands H 20.5 inches x W 40 inches x D 20 inches (31 inches with the[...]
His final match under the Muta persona was at the January 22 event titled The Great Muta Final "Bye-Bye," which reunited him with WCW icon Sting and Darby Allin (both currently under contract with All Elite Wrestling), winning in a six-man tag match against Hakushi, Akira, and Naomichi Marufiji His final match in in-ring competition[...]
WWE Hall Of Famer Barry Windham Has Suffered A Heart Attack
We are politely asking for any increment of financial assistance to help cover his medical expenses and bills and see him through this time." Barry Windham is part of a big wrestling family, with his father being the legendary Blackjack Mulligan and his brother being longtime WCW wrestler Kendall Windham  It doesn't stop there, though, as his brother-in-law is[...]
WWE: Why HHH Should Consider Transitioning NXT to WCW in Overlap
WWE has changed its tone on WCW over the years Considering how Vince McMahon bought the company in 2001 only to turn its remnants into a disastrous "Invasion" angle and subsequently taking every opportunity to mock his competition's legacy Everything WWE's done with WCW's legacy has largely been lukewarm at best, and with McMahon out[...]
NXT Looks For A Scary Good Time Tonight At Halloween Havoc
The NXT brand will take over Peacock and the WWE Network tonight with their own Premium Live Event, the annual Halloween Havoc, which carries on the legacy of the iconic WCW event  And they are keeping in the spooky season spirit by not only raising dead shows but by bringing back popular SmackDown star and all things horror[...]
Two-Time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall Has Passed Away At Age 63
 In Razor Ramon, Hall clearly took much inspiration from Al Pacino's iconic performance as Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and created a slick new kind of heel character that was so cool, fans actually started to like him. He would perform as the character for the next four years, winning the Intercontinental Championship four times and stealing[...]
WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall Is On Life Support After Heart Attack
 In Razor Ramon, Hall clearly took much inspiration from Al Pacino's iconic performance as Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and created a slick new kind of heel character that was so cool, fans actually started to like him. He would perform as the character for the next four years, winning the Intercontinental Championship four times and stealing[...]
Vader To Be Added To WWE Hall Of Fame 4 Years After His Death
#WWEHOF https://t.co/TUhbKIzUgQ pic.twitter.com/L3lizCgCcl — WWE (@WWE) March 7, 2022 Vader's greatest days were seen in the late-80s and early-90s in Japan and WCW, where he was the company's big attraction for and few years and became a three-time WCW World Champion, defeating the promotion's biggest stars  He also became something of a pop-culture star by appearing on[...]
WWE Is Reportedly In The Dog House With Both Of Its TV Networks
 Why split your audience like that?  WWE has had to split its roster into multiple shows since absorbing WCW and ECW in 2001 and essentially becoming the only big game around  Since then, they've over-filled their roster, which results in a lot of guys being left off of TV. You can't build stars that way[...]
Judy Bagwell, Mother Of Buff Bagwell & Star Of WCW Match, Has Died
Sad news to report for fans of WCW's later years today, as the star of one of their most infamous matches ever has passed away.  Judy Bagwell, both real-life and on-screen mother of WCW star Marcus "Buff" Bagwell, passed away this past Friday at the age of 78.  Her son informed the world of her passing this[...]
NXT Halloween Havoc Recap- New Champs, A Return, And A Killer Doll
Hey gang!  It's officially spooky season and that brings one thing to the mind of wrestling fans: Mae Young winning the bikini contest at the 2000 Royal Rumble!  No, nothing tonight will be quite that scary, but NXT will be playing with our nostalgic feels as they again resurrect the beloved Halloween-themed WCW event, Halloween Havoc[...]
Chucky Returns: NXT To Feature More WCW Nostalgia At Halloween Havoc
Some of the more infamous memories of WCW in the 1990s involved them incorporating fictional movie characters in their "supposed to be real" world of wrestling, usually as a means of promotion for an upcoming film release  There are two instances that are still most talked about, the first being RoboCop's involvement at WCW Capital Combat in[...]
Dream Match! Shane McMahon Vs An Old Macho Man Randy Savage Poster
 Savage was infamously blacklisted in WWE for over 20 years from 1994 when he bucked Vince McMahon's offer at just being a commentator and headed down to Atlanta to continue being a wrestler for rival promotion WCW  WWE finally made amends with Savage, but we only saw evidence of this after the legend passed away suddenly[...]
Halloween Havoc - The Classic Show Is Set To Return Again On NXT
While AEW has in many ways become the spiritual successor to WCW, the fact remains that WWE owns WCW and all of its titles and trademarks  Included in that is the former promotion's entire Pay Per View history and the names of said events  WWE is well aware of wrestling fans' nostalgia and as such,[...]
Jim Ross Explains What It Took To Bring Chris Jericho To WWF In 1999
 One man who was brought in from rival WCW while the WWF was already red hot that arguably made some of the largest impacts was Chris Jericho, whose contract with WCW was coming to an end in 1999 and Ross was eager to bring him to the WWF, where he could become a main event star[...]
Daffney Unger, Former WCW And TNA Star, Passes Away At Age 46
We have some genuinely heartbreaking news to report this afternoon, as the wrestling world has learned that Daffney Unger has passed away at the entirely too young age of 46. Former WCW and TNA star Daffney Unger has passed away at the age of 46, courtesy of WWE. Daffney, real name Shannon Spruill, had fans and fellow wrestlers[...]
"The Patriot" Del Wilkes Has Passed Away At The Age Of 59
 He tried to break into the NFL, but after that never came to fruition, he gave professional wrestling a go in 1988 and made a nine-year career out of it, wrestling as both The Patriot and The Trooper in the WWF, WCW, AWA, GWF, and All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Throughout his career, Wilkes won the WCW Tag Team[...]
dark side of the ring
That continues this week with a look at the (in)famous 1995 New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) PPV event "Collision in Korea"- first confirmed as a topic this season back in February 2021. Image: Vice TV Featuring 15 matches spread out over two evenings (April 28 and 29, 1995) in North Korea, "Collision in[...]
Jim Ross Talks About WCW Missing The Boat On Steve Austin
 He's responsible for hiring some of WWE's greatest legends of all time, including the likes of Mick Foley, Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton, The Rock, and Steve Austin, to name a few. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Jim Ross, courtesy of WWE. Austin, in particular, is probably his most important signing, as it wasn't considered a[...]
Dark Side of the Ring
Then at the end of February, we learned that the 1995 New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) PPV event "Collision in Korea" would also be the subject of an episode Now, the producers have announced that Fred Ottman aka The Shockmaster (as well as Tugboat/Tidal Wave/Typhoon) will also be involved in the[...]
dark side of the ring
With Evan Husney and Jason Eisener's Dark Side of the Ring set to return for a third season later this year (with the franchise also expanding into other topics, as you'll see in a minute), viewers were expecting the 14 episodes to cover topics such as Grizzly Smith, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Rockin' Robin, Sam Houston,[...]
WCW In 1997: Week Of January 6th
WCW, or World Championship Wrestling if you want to be proper about things, once took on Vince McMahon and the WWE- and guess what? They won- or, they were winning Back when launching Monday Nitro, WCW was gaining ground on the New York behemoth, and with the flip of Hulk Hogan to Hollywood and the[...]
Sting = ratings (Credit: All Elite Wrestling)
Sting appeared recently on the AEW Unrestricted podcast where he talked about his debut with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards and revealed how Vince McMahon reacted when Sting decided to take his legacy to TNA of all places! Sting appears in AEW (Credit: All Elite Wrestling) "After it ended? We never did talk," said Sting about talking to[...]