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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: Thunder (03.12.98)

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WCW: Thunder
March 12, 1998
Baton Rouge, LA
Riverside Centroplex

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Sting (2/22/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (12/28/1997)
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. I think Baton Rouge is chanting for Larry Z, but sorry everybody. He’s not on the show.
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WCW: Monday Nitro (02.23.98)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
February 23, 1998
Sacramento, CA
Arco Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Sting (2/22/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (12/28/1997)
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)

We get reactions from DDP, Booker T, Ric Flair, and Bret Hart concerning Scott Steiner not just turning on his brother but also joining up with the nWo.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko.
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WCW: Thunder (02.05.98)

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WCW: Thunder
February 5, 1998
Beaumont, TX
Beaumont Civic Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Vacant (1/8/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (12/28/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (1/12/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (12/29/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (1/24/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall.
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WCW/nWo: Souled Out 1998

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WCW/nWo: Souled Out
January 24, 1998
Dayton, OH
Hara Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Vacant (1/8/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (12/28/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (1/12/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (12/29/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (1/15/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes. This is Dusty’s last WCW PPV as an announcer. He’s wearing the ugliest hat with the WCW colors here.
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WCW: Thunder (01.22.98)

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WCW: Thunder
January 22, 1998
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Civic Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Vacant (1/8/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (12/28/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (1/12/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Booker T (12/29/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (1/15/1998)

The rock wall is still up for the entrance. I think this is the last episode though.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall.
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WCW: World War 3 1997

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WCW: World War 3
November 23, 1997
Auburn Hills, MI
The Palace

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/4/1997)
WCW U.S. Champion: Curt Hennig (9/15/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (10/13/1997)
WCW World Television Champion: Perry Saturn (11/3/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Eddie Guerrero (11/10/1997)

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

WCW: Monday Nitro (11.03.97)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
November 3, 1997
Philadelphia, PA
CoreStates Spectrum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/4/1997)
WCW U.S. Champion: Curt Hennig (9/15/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (10/13/1997)
WCW World Television Champion: Disco Inferno (9/22/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (10/26/1997)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko, and Mike Tenay. Tony announces that the Sting versus Hogan match has been signed for December. Weird that he never mentions the word “Starrcade”. The contract signing took place this past Tuesday night during the Assault on Devil’s Island TV movie starring Hollywood Hogan, Carl Weathers, and that blonde chick from all the Cinemax movies who married Gene Simmons. Anywho, Tony gives Hogan some credit mentioning that the premiere was one of the top four highest-rated cable TV movies in the history of our sport. After we see the same clips we saw last week of the movie, they re-air the contract signing. Now let’s get to the ring! Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro 9/22/97

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WCW Monday Nitro
September 22, 1997
Salt Lake City, UT
E Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/9/1997)
WCW U.S. Champion: Curt Hennig (9/15/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Alex Wright (8/21/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Eddie Guerrero (9/14/1997)

Immediately starting the show, Kimberly calls out the Nitro Girls by name as they hurry down from the crowd to dance in front of the ramp. You can catch Wild Cat Willie on the side there.

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

WCW: Monday Nitro (09.01.97)

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WCW Monday Nitro
September 1, 1997
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/9/1997)
WCW U.S. Champion: Steve McMichael (8/21/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Alex Wright (8/21/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (8/16/1997)

Awesome. An Arn Anderson retirement video. I freaking love it. In fact, this whole THREE-HOUR program is dedicated to Arn Anderson. Let’s hope that doesn’t backfire on us. After that, they replay the Arn Anderson retirement speech IN FULL. Curt Hennig gets his “spot” and joins the Four Horsemen. Read the rest of this entry

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