I think you had mentioned not knowing the rights with the early WCW/NJPW Tokyo Dome, but the 1/4/92 is up on NJPW World:
Unlike WWE Network their search is pretty solid even with the language gap so you can find a lot of other WCW endorsed matches with 90’s guys rocking their WCW gimmicks.
"Super Warrior IN Fighting Dreaming 1994 January 4 Tokyo Dome 11th WCW World Heavyweight Championship game Rex Ruger vs Masahiro Butohno"
Pittsburgh, PA – PLB Sports (www.plbsports.com) has partnered with WWE to create and launch fruit snacks featuring WWE Superstars called WWE Superstar Snacks. Made from real fruit juice, and naturally fat free, the fruit snacks are in the shape of the WWE logo and come in six flavors: cherry, apple, orange, strawberry, blue raspberry and grape. The 10-count box will be available at Jewel-Osco, Wegmans, Giant Eagle, Woodman’s Markets, FYE and other fine retailers. WWE Superstar Snacks are also available at the recently redesigned www.plbsports.com.
WWE Superstars John Cena, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, AJ Styles and Naomi are prominently featured on the box’s front panel.
PLB Sports President, Ty Ballou said “We are thrilled to partner with WWE on their first-ever fruit snack program. Our product is naturally fat free, made with real fruit juice and no preservatives. WWE Superstar Snacks apply to all ages and are absolutely delicious!”
PLB Sports is excited to add WWE Superstars to their roster of athletes. The company has worked with some of the greats in the sports world including: Justin Verlander, Rob Gronkowski, Kurt Warner, Miguel Cabrera, Anthony Rizzo, Doug Flutie, Marc-Andre Fleury and Jerome Bettis.
The question about Jericho got me thinking back to the demise of WCW. The reasons for it going down have been debated ad nauseum and i'm firmly in the camp that the various corporate mergers would of killed it eventually
no matter what the rating were doing but one viewpoint the WWE has consistently used over the years was the WCW lack of elvating new stars and how this led to many of them jumped to the WWE for greater things and leaving WCW to flounder.
Do you actually think anyone that jumped from WCW to the WWF, if pushed and used correctly (a big if) whilst in WCW could of helped, if nothing else, halt the demise? Ive been entertained by the likes of Jericho, Show,
Eddie and Benoit at various points in their careers and im sure they would of made 1999/2000 WCW more watchable if the had all stayed but its fair to say none of them ever came close to the Stone Cold, Rock or Hogan level and probably had no higher ceiling
than Booker or Steiner who WCW eventually had to push out of necessity so whilst some upward movement of talent would of made the show more entertaining i dont think any of them were going to pull in peak NWO ratings and wouldnt of made much difference to
the fate of the company or am I wrong?
In Canada in the 80’s and 90’s did you get any (or all) of these shows?
WWF Challenge (was this re-branded as something else there? I see a show on YouTube called WWF Cavalcade but I’m not sure if that was Challenge matches or what…)
WWF Prime Time Wrestling
WWF Action Zone
I know you got WWF Superstars rebranded as Maple Leaf Wrestling with new host(s) and commentary but the same matches.
Basically, what were your WWF TV options between say.. 1987 and 1995 in terms of what was available to you either over the air or on cable/satellite?
Just wondering. Thanks!
Hey Scott, it’s your friendly neighbourhood Chrononaut here. Just wondering if I could get a plug on the blog for my review of the first Clash of the Champions on Retro Ramblings. I’m going to be posting my reviews there once a week and this is the first one. Thanks!Chrono
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Gotta start with Gene Okerlund. An a-ok presenter and moderator, but nothing special at all. Also his grabbing and thirsty behavior towards women half (or more) his age was always offputting
Never understood the love of Roddy Piper. Always found his matches to be mediocre at best, to downright atrocious many times (WCW nineties run comes to mind). His sense of humor in his segments/interviews was always clichéd and lame in my view
Cultaholic (former whatculture guys) reported that a jailed steroid dealer named Roman Reigns as a client. Obviously there's no evidence to this but let's pretend because the image of Vince spazzing out is just too priceless. Let's say Roman gets popped for wellness right after the Rumble… his second violation. What do you think Vince does for Mania? Or is Roman above any penalty at this point?