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WCW: Thunder (09.24.98)

WCW: Thunder
September 24, 1998
Norfolk, VA
The Scope

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

RIC FLAIR! WOO! THE FOUR HORSEMEN ARE BACK, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! WHAT’S CAUSIN’ ALL THIS? STYLIN’ AND PROFILIN’! OLDEST RIDE, LONGEST LINE. WOO! SPACE MOUNTAIN YEAH.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall. Ric Flair is here, but the people are chanting for Goldberg. He’ll be wrestling Kanyon tonight. Okay then. Now the crowd wants Flair. Make up your minds! Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (09.21.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
September 21, 1998
Boston, MA
Fleet Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

An intoxicated Scott Hall is shown walking around backstage carrying a paper sack with sounds like glass inside. He finds Doug Dellinger and tells him to go find out who wrecked his car. You know you’re in the nWo, right? Why should Dellinger help you? Dellinger suggests Hall go find some coffee, but Hall doesn’t like being told what to do – especially by a guy like Doug Dellinger. Ehh, who can blame him? Hall sarcastically tells Dellinger that his car will be easy to find because it’s the one that’s wrecked. Sounds like Scott Hall is ready to wrestle tonight.

NITRO GIRLS!

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko. Tony announces Scott Hall will be in the main event teaming up with the Giant against Kevin Nash and Lex Luger. Will the WCW world tag titles finally get defended tonight? Just maybe? Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (09.14.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
September 14, 1998
Greenville, SC
BI-LO Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Juventud Guerrera (8/8/1998)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Larry Zbyszko. Goldberg versus Sting over the WCW world title – TONIGHT! They announce Diamond Dallas Page won Wargames. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Thunder (09.10.98)

WCW: Thunder
September 10, 1998
Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Juventud Guerrera (8/8/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (08.31.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
August 31, 1998
Miami, FL
Miami Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Juventud Guerrera (8/8/1998)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Thunder (07.16.98)

WCW: Thunder
July 16, 1998
Oakland, CA
Oakland Coliseum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Vacant (7/6/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Kevin Nash (6/15/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (6/14/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (7/13/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Lee Marshall, and Bobby Heenan. This is a three-hour episode of Thunder for some reason.
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WCW: Monday Nitro (07.06.98) REPOST!

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WCW Monday Nitro
July 6, 1998
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (4/20/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bill Goldberg (4/20/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Kevin Nash (6/14/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (6/14/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (6/14/1998)

Note from 2013: We have come to the fifteenth anniversary of Goldberg’s big WCW world title win over Hollywood Hogan. This was a special night at the time for me as a wrestling fan because I rarely got to stay up for the third hour of Nitro. There was magic in the air, the rumblings of change was there, all the cliches you can think of spouting out. Going into this show though at the time, I did not know Goldberg was getting a title shot until I turned on the program. I was on a road trip with my folks and my brother and had missed the Thunder and any Saturday programming leading up to this show.

Let Us Take You Back to Thunder 7/1/98. JJ Dillon announces that #1 contender Goldberg will indeed face Hollywood Hogan in the Georgia Dome on the following Nitro.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko, and Mike Tenay. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Worldwide (07.07.90)

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NWA Worldwide
July 7, 1990

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (5/7/1989)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Midnight Express (5/19/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Sting is ready to find out if Ric Flair really is the man and if he’s all night long. OW!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Dutch Mantel. Finally someone capable of doing color commentary.
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NWA: Worldwide (06.30.90)

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NWA Worldwide
June 30, 1990
Marietta, GA
Cobb County Civic Center

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (5/7/1989)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Midnight Express (5/19/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Ric Flair is *YOUR* NWA world champion and he doesn’t care what Jim Herd’s stipulations are because the bottom line is to be the man, you have to beat the man. WOO!

Sting says he doesn’t want anybody to get ripped off here.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Buddy Landel.
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NWA: Worldwide (06.23.90)

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NWA Worldwide
June 23, 1990

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (5/7/1989)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Midnight Express (5/19/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Kevin Sullivan. Read the rest of this entry

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