Here’s another look at what is probably my most popular and famous essay, originally written in 1999 for Wrestleline... »»
The SK Retro Rant for WCW World War III 96 - Well, in one of those wacky coincidences, this show was on the same tape as Buried Alive, which I did last week, so I figured I might as well get this one wrapped up as well. (2012 Scott sez: Remember the days of plugging a tape into the VCR and finding surprise shows on there? Good times.) »»
Man, they’re really phoning these ones in now as far as concepts go. »»
The SK Retro Rant for WCW World War III 1995 - For those of you who follow my little personal asides in these rants, you'll know that this was actually the show that ended my WCW boycott in 1995. I had actually stopped watching WCW entirely once the Orange Goblin won the WCW World title and killed Ric Flair's career dead in the process, and after almost 18 months of waiting, Hogan finally lost it and WCW, probably not coincidentally, put together a card that looked good enough on paper for me to part with my $29.95 and come back into the fold. (2012 Scott sez: I miss the days of $30 PPVs. I'd buy a lot more of them today if they were still that pricepoint.) - Live from Norfolk, VA - Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan. »»
The Netcop Retro Rant for Battlebowl 93.
(2012 Scott sez: Ho ho, silly readers, you probably thought I was going to start with World War III ‘95 for my WCW side of things, because you FORGOT about this show. Much like rock n' roll, however, I never forget. OK, maybe not “never". More like “sporadically.")
I did the first Battlebowl last week, so here's the 1993 version. I'm just that kind of guy.
I'm not sure if this one was rigged. (Well then you're a big stupidhead who's just stupid.)
Live from somewhere in Florida, which Tony later informs me is Pensacola. (The often forgotten third wheel in the Cola Wars. Mm, delicious Pensa Cola.)
Your hosts are Fat Tony and the Governor of Minnesota.
Mean Gene and Fifi the Maid do the drawings.»»
The SmarK DVD Rant for Mid South Wrestling: Giants, Midgets, Heroes & Villains (Volume One) I found the Mid-South sampler DVD from Universalwrestling.com intriguing enough to continue on, although now that the WWE sale is completed there wil »»