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WCW/nWo: Slamboree 1998

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WCW/nWo: Slamboree
May 17, 1998
Worcester, MA
The Centrum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (4/20/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bill Goldberg (4/20/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (2/22/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Fit Finley (5/4/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (1/24/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Heenan.
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WCW: Thunder (04.22.98)

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WCW: Thunder
April 22, 1998
Columbia, SC
Carolina Coliseum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (4/20/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bill Goldberg (4/20/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (2/22/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (2/22/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (1/24/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall. This week is a special Wednesday edition due to the NBA Playoffs.
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WCW: The Best of Monday Nitro – Vol. 2 (Disc Three)

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WCW: The Best of Monday Nitro – Vol. 2
3-Disc Set DVD Review
Released: February 12, 2013

It’s finally here. Read the rest of this entry

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Disc Three)

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
Three-Disc Set
Released: June 7, 2011
DISC THREE

Your host is Diamond Dallas Page.

DDP admits that 1999 was the first time WCW started to show cracks in its armor. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out, and this next match is certainly evidence of that statement. Read the rest of this entry

WCW Hardcore Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Norman Smiley Brian Knobbs 11/21/1999 Mayhem[1]
Brian Knobbs Norman Smiley 1/12/2000 Thunder
Bam Bam
Bigelow
Brian Knobbs 2/7/2000 Monday Nitro
Brian Knobbs (2) Bam Bam
Bigelow
2/20/2000 Superbrawl 2000
3 Count Brian Knobbs 2/28/2000 Monday Nitro[2]
Brian Knobbs (3) 3 Count 3/19/2000 UnCeNSoReD[3]
Terry Funk Norman Smiley 4/16/2000 Spring Stampede[4]
Shane Douglas Terry Funk 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro
Terry Funk (2) Shane Douglas 5/24/2000 Thunder[5]
Eric Bischoff Terry Funk 6/5/2000 Monday Nitro
The Mamalukes 6/7/2000 Thunder[6]
Big Vito (2) Johnny the Bull 6/19/2000 Monday Nitro[7]
Lance Storm Big Vito 7/24/2000 Monday Nitro[8]
Carl Oulette 7/24/2000 Monday Nitro[9]
Norman Smiley
(2)
Carl Oulette 8/14/2000 Monday Nitro[10]
Reno Sgt. AWOL 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[11]
Crowbar Reno 11/8/2000 Thunder
Terry Funk (3) Crowbar 12/17/2000 Starrcade
Meng Terry Funk 1/14/2001 Sin[12]
In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title is retired because the WWF already had a hardcore title at the time.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Hardcore champion.
[2]: All three members of 3 Count (Shannon Moore, Shane Helms and Evan Karagias) pinned Knobbs simultaneously to win the title.
[3]: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
[4]: Due to the Hardcore title being vacant, Terry Funk and Norman Smiley were chosen to compete and the winner would capture the title.
[5]: This was a handicap match with Funk and Smiley taking on Shane Douglas. Terry Funk scored the pinfall and therefore regained the title.
[6]: Bischoff awarded the WCW Hardcore title to both Johnny the Bull and Big Vito of the Mamalukes tag team and deemed them as co-champions.
[7]: Vito pinned Johnny the Bull to become the undisputed WCW Hardcore champion.
[8]: When Lance Storm won the title, he changed the name of the belt to the Saskatchewan Hardcore International title. Turn it into an acronym, and you’ll see the joke.
[9]: Storm awarded the belt to fellow Canadian Carl Oulette to make him the new champion.
[10]: Acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders vacated the title and started up a tournament.
[11]: This was a tournament final. Sgt. AWOL actually won the match, but acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders overturned the decision and gave the belt to Reno.
[12]: The belt became vacant once Meng left for the WWF to appear at the Royal Rumble. With Meng’s departure from the company, WCW basically abandoned the belt.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

WCW World Cruiserweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Brian Pillman Richard Morton 10/27/1991 Halloween Havoc[1]
Jushin Liger Brian Pillman 12/25/1991 Atlanta, GA
Brian Pillman (2) Jushin Liger 2/29/1992 Superbrawl II
Scotty Flamingo Brian Pillman 6/20/1992 Beach Blast
Brad Armstrong Scotty Flamingo 7/5/1992 Atlanta, GA[2]
Shinjiro Ohtani Wild Pegasus 3/20/1996 Japan[3]
Dean Malenko Shinjiro Ohtani 5/2/1996 Worldwide
Rey Mysterio Dean Malenko 7/8/1996 Monday Nitro
Dean Malenko (2) Rey Mysterio 10/27/1996 Halloween Havoc
Ultimo Dragon Dean Malenko 12/29/1996 Starrcade
Dean Malenko (3) Ultimo Dragon 1/21/1997 Clash 34
Syxx Dean Malenko 2/23/1997 Superbrawl VII
Chris Jericho Syxx 6/28/1997 Saturday Nitro
Alex Wright Chris Jericho 7/28/1997 Monday Nitro
Chris Jericho (2) Alex Wright 8/16/1997 Saturday Night
Eddie Guerrero Chris Jericho 9/14/1997 Fall Brawl
Rey Mysterio (2) Eddie Guerrero 10/26/1997 Halloween Havoc
Eddie Guerrero (2) Rey Mysterio 11/10/1997 Monday Nitro
Ultimo Dragon (2) Eddie Guerrero 12/29/1997 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera Ultimo Dragon 1/8/1998 Thunder
Rey Mysterio (3) Juventud Guerrera 1/15/1998 Thunder
Chris Jericho (3) Rey Mysterio 1/24/1998 Souled Out
Dean Malenko (4) Chris Jericho 5/17/1998 Slamboree[4]
Chris Jericho (4) Dean Malenko 6/14/1998 Great
American Bash[5]
Juventud Guerrera (2) Chris Jericho 8/8/1998 Road Wild[6]
Billy Kidman Juventud Guerrera 9/14/1998 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera (3) Billy Kidman 11/16/1998 Monday Nitro
Billy Kidman (2) Juventud Guerrera 11/22/1998 World War III
Rey Mysterio (4) Billy Kidman 3/15/1999 Monday Nitro
Psychosis Rey Mysterio 4/19/1999 Monday Nitro[7]
Rey Mysterio (5) Psychosis 4/26/1999 Monday Nitro
Lenny Lane Rey Mysterio 8/19/1999 Thunder[8]
Disco Inferno Psychosis 10/4/1999 Monday Nitro[9]
Evan Karagias Disco Inferno 11/22/1999 Mayhem
Madusa Evan Karagias 12/19/1999 Starrcade
Oklahoma Madusa 1/16/2000 Souled Out[10]
The Artist Lash Leroux 2/20/2000 Superbrawl 2000[11]
Billy Kidman (3) The Artist 3/30/2000 Baltimore, MD
The Artist (2) Billy Kidman 3/31/2000 Pittsburgh, PA[12]
Chris Candido 4/16/2000 Spring
Stampede[13]
Crowbar & Daffney Chris Candido &
TammyLynnSytch
5/15/2000 Monday Nitro[14]
Daffney Crowbar 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro[15]
Lieutenant Loco Daffney 6/6/2000 Thunder[16]
Lance Storm Lieutenant Loco 7/31/2000 Monday Nitro
Elix Skipper 8/14/2000 Monday Nitro[17]
Mike Sanders Elix Skipper 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[18]
Chavo Guerrero (2) Mike Sanders 12/4/2000 Thunder
Shane Helms Chavo Guerrero 3/18/2001 Greed
In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title becomes defended on WWE programming.
Billy Kidman (4) Gregory Helms 7/5/2001 Smackdown!
X-Pac (2) Billy Kidman 7/30/2001 Raw is War[19]
Billy Kidman (5) X-Pac 10/11/2001 Smackdown!
Tajiri Billy Kidman 10/22/2001 Raw[20]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Light Heavyweight champion.
[2]: Armstrong vacated the title at the Clash of the Champions 20 on 9/2/1992 because of a knee injury. A tournament was scheduled to begin, but never happened and the title was dropped when Eric Bischoff took over WCW in March 1993.
[3]: This was a tournament final match to crown the first ever WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[4]: Since Malenko could no longer challenge for the WCW World Cruiserweight title, he won a battle royal under Cicople’s mask to get a shot at Jericho and his title. Because of the way he won the title, Malenko was stripped of the belt on the 6/11/98 Thunder.
[5]: This was a match to determine a champion. Jericho won by disqualification, which still counts as a title win for him.
[6]: Dean Malenko served as the special guest referee in this match.
[7]: This was a four-way match which also included Juventud Guerrera and Blitzkrieg.
[8]: Lane was stripped of the belt because of his homosexual gimmick that made TBS uncomfortable.
[9]: Disco Inferno and Psychosis wrestled to crown a new WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[10]: Oklahoma was forced to vacate the belt because he exceeded the weight limit requirements.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
[13]: Candido won a six-way match which also included The Artist, Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore, Lash Leroux and Crowbar.
[14]: Crowbar and Daffney defeated Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch in a mixed tag match to become co-champions.
[15]: Daffney defeated Crowbar to become the undisputed champion.
[16]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Disco Inferno.
[17]: Since Lance Storm was already the WCW U.S. champion and the WCW Hardcore champion, he awarded the WCW World Cruiserweight title to fellow Team Canada partner Elix Skipper.
[18]: Sanders and Kevin Nash defeated Elix Skipper in a handicap powerbomb match to win the belt.
[19]: With X-Pac’s WCW World Cruiserweight title win, this unified the belts with the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
[20]: With the demise of the Alliance at the Survivor Series PPV on 11/18/01, the title becomes known as the WWF Cruiserweight title.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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