I’m the only one that runs the site - I post under the WCW Worldwide name here, on Twitter and on Facebook. That other WCW page on Facebook you mentioned is not me, they just regularly copy and paste my words onto their site.
Anybody who claims to be part of this site or partners with me is lying.
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!
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.
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.
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:
There’s a good chance that TNT ran similar style ads on their network, but I can’t find any. Sorry!