WCW Bash at the Beach and WCW L.A. Melee ‘98 PPV Digital Banner [1998]
In 1998, World Championship Wrestling held a handful of internet-only PPVs that could be accessed through their website. These iPPVs were all audio-only and were broadcast live from the arena with Tony Schiavone giving the play-by-play of the show.
The four iPPV WCW events were:
WCW Boston Brawl - January 31st, 1998
WCW Malice at the Palace - April 2nd, 1998
WCW Profiles in Pain - May 2nd, 1998
WCW L.A. Melee - July 10th, 1998
While the shows were never actually filmed by WCW, fan-cam footage from these shows does exist… but tracking down the audio from WCW’s iPPV itself has been difficult.
If you’ve got the audio of these shows or just a match and are willing to share, please get in contact with me — fanmail@wcwworldwide.com

WCW Bash at the Beach and WCW L.A. Melee ‘98 PPV Digital Banner [1998]

In 1998, World Championship Wrestling held a handful of internet-only PPVs that could be accessed through their website. These iPPVs were all audio-only and were broadcast live from the arena with Tony Schiavone giving the play-by-play of the show.

The four iPPV WCW events were:

  • WCW Boston Brawl - January 31st, 1998
  • WCW Malice at the Palace - April 2nd, 1998
  • WCW Profiles in Pain - May 2nd, 1998
  • WCW L.A. Melee - July 10th, 1998

While the shows were never actually filmed by WCW, fan-cam footage from these shows does exist… but tracking down the audio from WCW’s iPPV itself has been difficult.

If you’ve got the audio of these shows or just a match and are willing to share, please get in contact with me — fanmail@wcwworldwide.com

Entertainment Tonight Cover Story: Inside WCW Monday Nitro [April 1998]

A fun, little fluff piece showcasing various World Championship Wrestling guys putting over the “product”.

ECW The Eliminators Shirt [1996]
Before jumping over to WCW and joining Raven’s Flock in late 1997, Saturn was making a name for himself in Extreme Championship Wrestling by teaming up with John Kronus in The Eliminators.

ECW The Eliminators Shirt [1996]

Before jumping over to WCW and joining Raven’s Flock in late 1997, Saturn was making a name for himself in Extreme Championship Wrestling by teaming up with John Kronus in The Eliminators.

WCW eBay Find of the Day - nWo Boxer Shorts [1998]
4…4…4 Life!

A couple of Facebook comments left on that Pit Crew promo shot led me towards hunting down what Chad Fortune has been up to lately. Amazingly, Fortune made a transition from wrestling into driving a WCW Monster Truck for a while and since then, he has been part of Monster Jam organization.

He’s the current driver for the Captain America truck!

Lex Luger vs Barry Windham - WCW Magazine [December 1991]
Taken from a monthly article titled “Gordon Solie Remembers”, where the commentator takes a look back at classic angles and matches. Since Lex Luger beat Windham for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship that year at the Great American Bash, the magazine ran this older photo of the two from… maybe 1986?
Great shot.

Lex Luger vs Barry Windham - WCW Magazine [December 1991]

Taken from a monthly article titled “Gordon Solie Remembers”, where the commentator takes a look back at classic angles and matches. Since Lex Luger beat Windham for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship that year at the Great American Bash, the magazine ran this older photo of the two from… maybe 1986?

Great shot.

Like WCW Worldwide on Facebook!
The site turns one on September 1st, and it just cracked 3,400 Likes this week! I want to get another hundred before the end of the month and would appreciate it if you click over and follow the site there as well.
Not only are all my photos archived and separated there in a neat fashion, you’ll also get to instantly comment and share my updates with others easier. Tear down the idiots that pipe up on every Sting photo about how he’s a traitor now so I don’t have to!

Like WCW Worldwide on Facebook!

The site turns one on September 1st, and it just cracked 3,400 Likes this week! I want to get another hundred before the end of the month and would appreciate it if you click over and follow the site there as well.

Not only are all my photos archived and separated there in a neat fashion, you’ll also get to instantly comment and share my updates with others easier. Tear down the idiots that pipe up on every Sting photo about how he’s a traitor now so I don’t have to!

Saturn - WCW Magazine [August 1998]
I was a HUGE fan of the entirety of the Raven’s Flock stable in WCW, but Saturn was by-far my favorite. The Death Valley Driver finisher and his Rings of Saturn submission were absolutely incredible (and my younger brother really hated getting the latter put on him).

Saturn - WCW Magazine [August 1998]

I was a HUGE fan of the entirety of the Raven’s Flock stable in WCW, but Saturn was by-far my favorite. The Death Valley Driver finisher and his Rings of Saturn submission were absolutely incredible (and my younger brother really hated getting the latter put on him).

The Pit Crew vs Disorderly Conduct - WCW Worldwide [September 19th, 1998]

Proof that Dale Torborg and Chad Fortune actually wrestled as the Pit Crew. The two fighting race-car drivers take on the Nasty Boy knock-offs, Tough Tom and Mean Mike.

The Pit Crew: Dale Torborg and Chad Fortune - WCW Magazine [January 1999]
A NASCAR tag team gimmick? Hell yeah, it is!
First off, the man shown here with the bitching van dyke is Dale Torborg who would go on and become the KISS Demon once Brian Adams was done with the gimmick.  Chad Fortune might be better known as the one guy from the WWF tag team Tekno Team 2000 that wasn’t Erik Watts.  Strangely enough, Bill Goldberg gives credit to Fortune for handing him his first official loss in a WCW Saturday Night dark match in 1997.
Why these two were featured in WCW Magazine at all, no one knows.

The Pit Crew: Dale Torborg and Chad Fortune - WCW Magazine [January 1999]

A NASCAR tag team gimmick? Hell yeah, it is!

First off, the man shown here with the bitching van dyke is Dale Torborg who would go on and become the KISS Demon once Brian Adams was done with the gimmick.  Chad Fortune might be better known as the one guy from the WWF tag team Tekno Team 2000 that wasn’t Erik Watts.  Strangely enough, Bill Goldberg gives credit to Fortune for handing him his first official loss in a WCW Saturday Night dark match in 1997.

Why these two were featured in WCW Magazine at all, no one knows.