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WCW: Monday Nitro (06.08.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
June 8, 1998
Auburn Hills, MI
The Palace

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: vacant (6/4/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Fit Finley (5/4/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (5/17/1998)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko.
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WCW: Monday Nitro (04.06.98)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
April 6, 1998
Miami, FL
Miami 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)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko.
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WCW: Monday Nitro (02.09.98)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
February 9, 1998
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins 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)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay. No Larry Zbyszko yet. Neither Tony nor Mike know why.
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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

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #5 7-17-2002

  • National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #5 7-17-2002

From: Nashville, Tennessee

A video promoting Jeff Jarrett and his recent attacks on Scott Hall, Ken Shamrock and his brawl with several Tennessee Titan players is shown. Read the rest of this entry

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #4 7-10-2002

  • National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #4 7-10-2002

From: Nashville, Tennessee

NWA-TNA Opening Video (which you can hear Jeremy Borash counting down to the start of the show) Read the rest of this entry

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #1 6-19-2002

Everybody please welcome a new writer on the Powerdriver Review staff! FINALLY, I’ve got myself a great TNA writer and I think he’s going to be a good fit here on the site, so everybody be sure to check out his posts!

  • National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents: Weekly PPV #1 6-19-2002

From: Huntsville, AL

The show starts off with several legends who once competed in the NWA. The legends include Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat and Jackie Fargo 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

Starrcade 1990

NWA Starrcade 1990: Collision Course
December 16, 1990
St. Louis, MO
Kiel Auditorium

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Sting (7/7/1990)
U.S. Champion: Stan Hansen (10/27/1990)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (8/24/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

The WWF pushes Sgt. Slaughter as this evil Iraqi sympathizer who hangs out with Saddam Hussein ALL of course to make money, while the NWA didn’t see dollar signs when they thought about something as terrible as war. Instead, they simply send a feed of their show to the boys who are putting their lives on the line in Operation Desert Storm. Although they probably just taped it and watched it later because of the HUGE time difference, it was still a nice gesture by Turner. Also on the show, we have the Paul O’Connor Memorial tag tournament. Pat O’Connor was a former NWA World Champion from New Zealand who had recently died. This was the NWA’s way to pay homage to the former champ; by bringing in tag teams from all over the world. Man, the NWA is being all kinds of nice on this show!

Your hosts are JR & Paul E. Read the rest of this entry

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