Eric Bischoff Named General Manager of RAW by Vince McMahon - WWE RAW [July 15th, 2002]
The story about how this unlikely event unfolded that night and how it was kept secret from everyone, taken from Eric Bischoff’s 2006 book, Controversy Creates Cash:

"About seven o’clock, a stretch limo arrived at my hotel to take me to the arena. We stayed out in the parking lot, outside the arena area, until nine. Then the limo pulled inside the arena. I remained inside so no one could see me. I was smiling so hard my face hurt. I knew it was going to be big. I knew I was going to get a huge reaction from the crowd. I was excited to get out in that ring again and let it rip, just hear that audience react.
There is nothing like that.”

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"About twenty minutes before I was supposed to go out, Vince McMahon came by. It was the first time we had met face to face since that interview in 1990. He sat in the car and gave me a little pep talk.
'When you come out, Eric, I want you to give me a big hug. Let's embrace.'
Which was kind of odd, because I’d hardly even shaken his hand until this point.
'Sure, Vince.'
He went back to the show. A few minutes later Stephanie came by, and we were ready to go.
A Train Wreck
'Okay, Eric, now none of the boys know. It's going to shock a lot of people. Don't let that bother you. Just go out and do your thing.'
 I think she probably thought I was a mental train wreck. She was sure that half the guys in her locker room were going to want to kill me, and the other half would cheer them on.
But I was just as calm and relaxed as I’ve ever been. We got out and I followed as Stephanie walked me up to the gorilla position, which is a kind of holding area right behind the stage. It’s the last thing you see right before you walk out. Either by design or accident, she made a wrong turn. Instead of walking me into the gorilla position, she swung me through an area backstage where twenty or twenty-five wrestlers were watching the show around a monitor.
The looks on their faces were priceless.
There was shock. There was fear. There was disbelief. There was anger. There was laughter.
Big show stood up. ‘Oh ho, ho, I can’t believe this!’
We reversed course and went up to the gorilla position. I stood there and waited.
Out on the stage, Vince was telling the crowd that WWE needed to be shaken up. He wanted a general manager who was going to be ruthless, someone who lived and breathed ‘ruthless aggression’. And he had found the perfect SOB.
My music started, and I walked out.
The Hug
The crowd was in utter shock. I walked to the center of the stage and gave Vince a big hug. A very, very big hug. We milked it to the point where it was almost homoerotic.
'That rumbling beneath your feet,' I said as we embraced, 'is a whole lot of people turning over in their graves.'
The audience was so surprised they didn’t know how to react. They were quiet — until I started running off at the mouth. Within a few seconds, I started noticing the scowls, then the howls and the boos.
It was the reaction I wanted. Once again, I’d found my inner heel.”

Eric Bischoff Named General Manager of RAW by Vince McMahon - WWE RAW [July 15th, 2002]

The story about how this unlikely event unfolded that night and how it was kept secret from everyone, taken from Eric Bischoff’s 2006 book, Controversy Creates Cash:

"About seven o’clock, a stretch limo arrived at my hotel to take me to the arena. We stayed out in the parking lot, outside the arena area, until nine. Then the limo pulled inside the arena. I remained inside so no one could see me. I was smiling so hard my face hurt. I knew it was going to be big. I knew I was going to get a huge reaction from the crowd. I was excited to get out in that ring again and let it rip, just hear that audience react.

There is nothing like that.”

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Song Cover
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  • Artist: WCW
  • Album: WCW Themes
  • Track: Sting (Orchestrated)

An amazing orchestrated version of Sting’s signature theme, taken from the film Ready to Rumble.

Sting at the San Diego Comic Con Mattel/WWE Panel [July 24th, 2014]

Some more amazing shots of The Stinger at his first public appearance for the WWE.

(Source: facebook.com)

"The Hundred-Match War!" - Inside Wrestling [June 1993]
Love how Sting and Vader are engaged in a vicious battle here… and the camera man is just smirking.

"The Hundred-Match War!" - Inside Wrestling [June 1993]

Love how Sting and Vader are engaged in a vicious battle here… and the camera man is just smirking.

WCW eBay Find of the Day - WCW Nitro Grill Ground Breaking Shirt [1999]
A shirt to celebrate the launch of the WCW restaurant, complete with the original logo… something that I’ve never actually seen before. I’m used to seeing the Nitro Grill looking like this:

WHERE THE BIG BOYS EAT!

WCW eBay Find of the Day - WCW Nitro Grill Ground Breaking Shirt [1999]

A shirt to celebrate the launch of the WCW restaurant, complete with the original logo… something that I’ve never actually seen before. I’m used to seeing the Nitro Grill looking like this:

WHERE THE BIG BOYS EAT!

RIP Canon MP620 — your scanning served me well over the years but I guess the recent lightning storm killed you.
Scans and posts will be light for a bit until I can figure out an alternative…

RIP Canon MP620 — your scanning served me well over the years but I guess the recent lightning storm killed you.

Scans and posts will be light for a bit until I can figure out an alternative…

Sting Talks to IGN About His Future in the WWE

Not only did Sting show up at the San Diego Comic Con, he did a couple of on-camera interviews with various outlets. There’s nothing in this clip that’s mindblowingly newsworthy, but you get to see The Man Called Sting in full makeup discussing the WWE… which is still pretty awesome to see.

Sting Crashes the WWE Panel at San Diego Comic Con, Reveals New Action Figure

Heyman, Daniel Bryan, Hogan, and Sting! Holy shit!!

(Source: twitter.com)

The WWE/Mattel Panel for San Diego Comic Con: Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Sting and Daniel Bryan
A new Dangerous Alliance?

The WWE/Mattel Panel for San Diego Comic Con: Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Sting and Daniel Bryan

A new Dangerous Alliance?

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Goldberg vs The Rock - WWE Backlash [April 27th, 2003]
Whenever I came across the March 2000 issue of WOW Magazine with The Rock and Goldberg on the cover, I thought the idea of the two working together was just a pipe dream. My 16-year-old brain had pegged Goldberg as the cornerstone of WCW, and I just knew that there was NO WAY he’d ever go over to the World Wrestling Federation. He was Team WCW for life!
Little did I know that Team WCW only had another year in existence before folding, but still — Goldberg vs The Rock was a huge dream-match for me.
I was completely let down by the ECW/WCW Invasion angle and had actually started to turn away from professional wrestling altogether but once Goldberg showed up in the WWE, I was right back on-board.
Great photo.

Goldberg vs The Rock - WWE Backlash [April 27th, 2003]

Whenever I came across the March 2000 issue of WOW Magazine with The Rock and Goldberg on the cover, I thought the idea of the two working together was just a pipe dream. My 16-year-old brain had pegged Goldberg as the cornerstone of WCW, and I just knew that there was NO WAY he’d ever go over to the World Wrestling Federation. He was Team WCW for life!

Little did I know that Team WCW only had another year in existence before folding, but still — Goldberg vs The Rock was a huge dream-match for me.

I was completely let down by the ECW/WCW Invasion angle and had actually started to turn away from professional wrestling altogether but once Goldberg showed up in the WWE, I was right back on-board.

Great photo.