Full Magazine Scans: WCW Magazine #1 [November 1991]

Senses-shattering 1st issue!


Starting off the New Year with a regular schedule of wrestling magazine scans, seems fitting that we’d start at the beginning for WCW with their 1st issue of WCW Magazine. Technically, World Championship Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance had publications for years that you could order from live shows or through their hotline, but this was a whole new monthly that would continue throughout WCW’s existence (save for a brief moment of cancellation in late 1994).

This is a fun magazine to thumb through, there are lots of highlights to be found when you realize who WCW was pumping up to be their next breakout stars.

El Gigante: The Biggest and Best Star of WCW?

Just in case you weren’t sure before, El Gigante was a tall dude. Billed at 7′ 7″, this man towers over The Steiner Brothers here on the cover, and WCW had every hope of Gigante being the future of WCW back in the early 90’s.  Unfortunately, technical finesse or in-ring abilities/capabilities were not part of Gigante’s skill set.

Still though, he was damn tall.

#WCWfacts: Steve Austin’s tights were patterned after the intro of ‘Saved by the Bell’.

Enjoy your time perusing this old wrestling mag. Laugh at the article that covers Missy Hyatt’s blossoming romance with The Wonder Years star Jason Hervey (which was a legitimate relationship, btw). Go through the merch catalog and feel remorse over the fact that you’ll never own any Tom Zenk shirts in your lifetime (probably). Feel free to print out the crossword puzzle and burn through the afternoon trying to sort out the Championship Challenge page.

Expect this to be an ongoing feature throughout the year. You can download magazines featured in previous Full Magazine Scans posts over at the DOWNLOADS! page.

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Kenny Kimble

I still have it!

Richard Scott

Man I used to have that issue the first time around. Great magazine. My grandparents ordered it into their newsagent for me every month instead of pocket money

Gary Dinsdale

“I used to fight and fuss when someone would say something bad about him. Well, now I wonder if maybe they weren’t right”

Off to a great start with your new magazine, Ted.

Justin Stokley

That looks more like 1987…good find

Ronnie Bagwell

Still got the A/F based on that photo

Brent Griffis


Mike Cole

Thank you squire wana magazine trade hit me up i got loadas to list and sort just done year in review 98 wcw.

Steven Colquhoun

I am gutted I’ll never have a Z-Man T-shirt. David Lyall Henderson James O’Malley

Tom Harrison

Nice. Will read

Chris Patton

Y’all are awesome for giving us back these memories!!!

Jonny Martin

As someone who grew up loving WCW, this is so awesome to see. Thank you guys so much!