To Anon Who Just Messaged me

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Anybody who claims to be part of this site or partners with me is lying.

-Bryan

Official WCW/nWo Merchandise Catalog + Download [1998]

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For everyone of you out there that enjoys looking at photos of random wrestling merchandise, boy do I have something for you today. I’ve got through and scanned the entirety of a massive 27-page WCW merch catalog from 1998, a booklet that serves as documented proof of how bloated WCW had become.

Wrestling as a whole was still on a hot streak, but the amount of items listed here are mind-boggling. Coffee mugs, jewelry, commemorative sunglasses, mouse pads, teddy bears — I guarantee that you’ll have a list of dumb WCW things you’ll want to go back in time for.

Click through for the photos and a link to download the catalog for yourself!

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Chris Jericho vs “Goldberg” - WCW Fall Brawl [September 13th, 1998]

Taken from WCW/nWo Magazine #45:

"Jericho, accompanied by his two-man ‘security force’, managed to make his way to the ring after several attempts to find the entrance curtain. Goldberg’s music and pyro started and the tentative crowd got on their feet. Would Goldberg REALLY defend his title in an unscheduled match? Well maybe Joe Goldberg or Harry Goldberg, but not Bill Goldberg. Out came a bald, paunchy Goldberg wannabe, clad in The Champ’s standard ring attire.

After mimicking Goldberg’s pre-match rituals, the oh-so-fake “Goldberg” entered the ring and actually speared Jericho before the TV Champ and practical joker gave his opponent a stiff boot to the face and forced him to submit to the LionTamer (1:15). We wonder just how the REAL Goldberg feels about his first ‘loss’.”

This whole sham match was seemingly a great start to a feud but a bout between the two never materialized as Jericho claims that the Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Goldberg himself shot the entire thing down.  Goldberg would staredown Jericho two weeks later on Nitro after taking out his pint-sized replica backstage but an actual match between the two would never occur in World Championship Wrestling.

A few months later, the World Wrestling Federation would debut “Gillberg”, a pint-sized parody of Bill Goldberg portrayed by Duane Gill of the J.O.B. Squad.

(Source: wcwworldwide)

WCW Hotline Advert [1997]
Holy shit — that tiger-skin Macho Man Randy Savage getup there is fantastic!

WCW Hotline Advert [1997]

Holy shit — that tiger-skin Macho Man Randy Savage getup there is fantastic!

Davey Boy Smith Picks Up Big Van Vader - WCW Magazine [September 1993]
The British Bulldog’s attire here has always been one of my favorite tights in wrestling, they were always my go to choice in WCW/nWo Revenge.
Also, neat photo of Davey picking up the 400-lb. Mastodon like it ain’t no thang.

Davey Boy Smith Picks Up Big Van Vader - WCW Magazine [September 1993]

The British Bulldog’s attire here has always been one of my favorite tights in wrestling, they were always my go to choice in WCW/nWo Revenge.

Also, neat photo of Davey picking up the 400-lb. Mastodon like it ain’t no thang.

WCW Fall Brawl Advert [September 14th, 1997]
THE RAGE IN THE CAGE where the New World Order took on the Four Horsemen in the main event. Instead of the being an event where World Championship Wrestling managed to grab an solid win over the nWo, the Horsemen fell due to Curt Hennig turning on his team.
Henning became a new member of the Horsemen after Arn Anderson announced his retirement and hand-picked Curt to take his place as “The Enforcer”. This version of the Four Horsemen did not last long as this War Games match happened only a few weeks later after Henning joining, effectively killing off The Horsemen stable for a full year.

WCW Fall Brawl Advert [September 14th, 1997]

THE RAGE IN THE CAGE where the New World Order took on the Four Horsemen in the main event. Instead of the being an event where World Championship Wrestling managed to grab an solid win over the nWo, the Horsemen fell due to Curt Hennig turning on his team.

Henning became a new member of the Horsemen after Arn Anderson announced his retirement and hand-picked Curt to take his place as “The Enforcer”. This version of the Four Horsemen did not last long as this War Games match happened only a few weeks later after Henning joining, effectively killing off The Horsemen stable for a full year.

WCW/nWo: Fall Brawl Advert [September 13th, 1998]
The infamous War Games match where The Warrior teleported in and out of the ring in a puff of smoke but still managed to not stink up the place worse than the actual main event. Team nWo Hollywood, Team nWo Wolfpac and Team WCW all fought for a chance to face Goldberg for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Halloween Havoc.

WCW/nWo: Fall Brawl Advert [September 13th, 1998]

The infamous War Games match where The Warrior teleported in and out of the ring in a puff of smoke but still managed to not stink up the place worse than the actual main event. Team nWo Hollywood, Team nWo Wolfpac and Team WCW all fought for a chance to face Goldberg for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Halloween Havoc.

jay-cal said: I was at the show that Evans as Blitz nearly killed himself. It was a scary moment. I guess that wasn't much of a question as it was a statement. How is your day going?

Looked like it! It’s on YouTube in a ten second clip — the way he goes stiff after the botch looks bad.

My day has been going quite good so far. Just setting up some posts for tonight including some more WCW Magazine scans and an entire 27-page WCW catalog from 1998.

Fun times.

-Bryan

laconfidential626 said: Ahoy, Blitzkrieg actually got dark matches teaming up with Super Dragon. They both impressed Rey Mysterio and Juventud. Of course Blitzkrieg was on a whole other level. Sadly, only Blitzkrieg was signed. I recall wrestling sites having to explain what the meaning behind Blitzkrieg is. Haha. Anyway, Blitzkrieg hated all the traveling in wrestling. Plus going into computers he left the business. He gave his gimmick to Jack Evans, who idolized Blitzkrieg, Jack wrestled as Blitzkrieg II briefly.

Thanks for the run down — With Jack Evans, he ended up with the gimmick for a bit there but only used the name a handful of times with the last date being in 2007.

Evans also infamously botched a corkscrew 630 splash as Blitzkreig II that almost paralyzed him which is a thing that’s always seemingly brought up as well regarding his run under the mask.

-Bryan

kcechidna said: You wouldn't have or know where I could find those weird promos that aired on TNT that were vaguely promoting WCW's logo change in 1999, would you? I just remember them being so unusual and had nothing to do with the actual product. Haven't been able to find any sign of them so far. Can you help me out?

To be honest with you, I’ve got no real memory of this happening. I’m not saying that it didn’t happen, I just don’t remember it. The only thing I recall from that era regarding the new WCW logo are the “WCW - IT’S OUT THERE” printed ads. I’ve scanned in the three I’ve come across:

WCW It’s Out There - Goldberg #1
WCW It’s Out There - Goldberg #2
WCW It’s Out There - Buff Bagwell

There’s a good chance that TNT ran similar style ads on their network, but I can’t find any. Sorry!

-Bryan