Today I have some great pics for you, scans of the WCW programme from their quick UK tour in 1993! Only six live events occurred under this banner with the London and Dublin shows being the most notable as Sting won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in one, only to lose the belt back to Big Van Vader at the other:
- London, England at Wembley Arena (STING WINS WCW TITLE!) [March 11th, 1993]
- Birmingham, England at The NEC [March 12th, 1993]
- Manchester, England at G-Mex Centre [March 13th, 1993]
- Aberdeen, Scotland at Exhibition and Conference Center [March 14th, 1993]
- Belfast, Northern Ireland at Kings Hall [March 15th, 1993]
- Dublin, Ireland at The Point (VADER WINS WCW TITLE!) [March 16th, 1993]
Crowds during this UK tour were outstanding as the Wembley Arena show gave World Championship Wrestling their biggest live audience at the time with 11,500 sold. The addition of “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith to WCW’s roster after his release from the World Wrestling Federation obviously helped towards The Real Event tour being a successful outing. Despite the fact that Davey Boy was fired from the WWF due to his name popping up in a federal probe into HGH traffickers, the Bulldog was welcomed into WCW with open arms and immediately positioned alongside Sting.
Flip through and note that this was during the timeframe where WCW both had a touring WCW World Heavyweight Champion and a NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Another interesting thing to point out, on the very last page is a young Kevin Nash as “Vinnie Vegas” (another failed WCW gimmick for him). I also crack up at Scotty Flamingo’s bio listing him as someone who “derives his pleasures from taunting the poor.”
That’s a hell of a gimmick!
Wonder what promos for a Flamingo vs Raven feud would’ve sounded like.
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37-year-old World Championship Wrestling fanatic/collector/hoarder. Runs a soil analysis lab in Austin, TX by day and scans in old wrestling magazines by night.
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