“If Vader beats me, I’ll quit wrestling forever!”
Funny how this magazine is all about the Flair vs Vader main event that ended 1993, but Flair would end up doing this exact same angle whenever Hogan gets brought in a within a year. I wouldn’t think that anyone really bought the retirement angle then either, even if Flair did disappear for a bit afterward.
Once again, this period is not my favorite era of WCW Magazine, but there are some cool pics in this one. I wish some of these photos were in full color, but I guess we will just have to make due with something like this being in black/white:
Also, we get a Parting Shot with Charlie Norris, someone who RARELY gets any shine in these magazines!
I think Norris wrapped up his WCW career in early ’94, so would be the last time we get anything on him. Another underrated person that gets a shine in this issue is Maxx Payne, a man who I only knew about due to his lawsuit against Rockstar Games over their video game release Max Payne. Before the WWE Network, I could only learn about him through various issues of this magazine and kinda putting together his career through a few clips on YouTube. It’s weird how someone with his specific look just did not really get any real merch or anything substantial during his time there in WCW. Becoming a WrestleCrap icon years later due to his WWF gimmick might be his biggest lasting impression on modern wrestling fans, and even that isn’t really brought up that much anymore.
This era is a blind spot for me when it comes to the actual matches themselves, all I know is that he had a cool look and I might have to look up his tag team run with Cactus Jack.
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36-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.
He’s got posters on the wall, his favorite rock group’s KISS.