WCW Monday Nitro

WCW Monday Nitrocap #3: September 18, 1995

Welcome to WCW Nitrocap #3. Last week, Hulk Hogan defended the world title against Lex Luger and the main event for Fall Brawl was finalized. Also, a bunch of wrestler’s made their WCW debuts and got beat. Oh, and Eric Bischoff gave away the result of a match on Raw for the first time. What will happen this week? Read the Nitrocap to find out!

If you’re new to the Nitrocap, it is not play-by-play. It is basically a chance for me to mock the announcers tell some stories and share youtube videos.

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The Presidential Election Royal Rumble Pool

The other day, when former Presidential candidate Rick Perry dropped out of the race, I was talking to my main man Art Shimko. We decided that given the number of major party candidates this year we really should have done a Presidential candidate Royal Rumble pool.

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WCW Monday Nitro

WCW Monday Nitrocap #2: September 11, 1995

Welcome to week #2 of my WCW Monday Nitrocaps. Last week, Nitro debuted and I started High School. Both of these events resulted in a column that was over 3,000 words long. Can I shorten things up this week? We’ll hop on over to the WWE Network to find out.

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WCW Monday Nitro

WCW Monday Nitrocap #1: September 4, 1995

Welcome to the first edition of my WCW Monday Nitrocap. This is going to be a weekly series where I watch an episode of WCW Monday Nitro off of the WWE Network and share my thoughts. I’m going in order because that’s just how I roll. I’ve actually decided to post these on the same day and at the same time that the episode of Nitro actually aired twenty years ago.

This is not a play-by-play recap. If you need to know if Hulk Hogan pinned Big Bubba after hitting a springboard hurricanrana there are plenty of reviews online that will give you the answer. I’ll talk about matches and angles and crack on the commentary a lot. As long as Steve McMichael is here I will have things to say. You’ll also be getting some stories centering around my booking of my action figure federation because it seems when one person starts telling those stories, others can’t help but join in.

I’m writing this for a few reasons. The first is that it is easy content for the website. If I’m really going to write every day as is my stated goal I need things like this.
The second reason is that WCW still remains my favorite wrestling promotion of all time. I was a WCW fan right up until the bitter end. The day of the last WCW Nitro telecast I got my WCW shirt in the mail and also a replica WCW title belt. I bought the shirt from WCW’s official site, I wanted to get one while I still had the chance. I had plenty of wrestling shirts but not just a standard WCW shirt.
The third is related to Nitro specifically. The first episode of Nitro, the one I’m about to recap aired the day before I started my freshman year of High School. The Monday Night War took me from my first day of High School through graduation and beyond. It is funny to me that the rise and fall of WCW took place in the span of my High School career. As a freshman WCW was on the way up and by the time I graduated it was well on the way down. I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to decide whether or not this is a metaphor for my own life.

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TripleMania XXIII, Midcontinent Still Rocks and Customer Service Thoughts

It is late August and as I do towards the end of each month, I check my cable bill. It was extra important to check it this month given the issues I had with TripleMania XXIII.
If you read that post, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that there were issues with my bill. If you read that post, you will also not be surprised to learn that Midcontinent Communications took care of the problem in a quick and very fair manner.

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Who wants to hear Rowdy Roddy Piper Sing an Early 90s love song?

At some point in history, someone answered the question in the headline with “absolutely”.

Thus the world was gifted with this:

The song was used to build up the Roddy Piper Vs. Hulk Hogan match at WCW Starrcade 1996.
How did this not make the WWE tribute video? Those guys really dropped the ball on this one.

TripleMania 23 sucked but my Cable Company Doesn’t

Earlier I promised a post on tonight’s TripleMania 23 show which I ordered on Pay-Per-View.

It was supposed to be a post with comments on the matches we watched that I was writing down as we watched them. I had to abandon that strategy pretty early and this is why. I think the name of this show was fitting because if you triple the number 23, you come up with the number of degrees to which this night was a failure.

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Bad News Comes in Threes: Thoughts on Dusty, Hogan but Mostly Piper

If you are a pro wrestling fan dating back to the late 1970s through to the mid 1990s then this has been an absolutely brutal summer for you. I know because it has been a brutal summer for me.

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