New Book: KB’s Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Volume VI

A comprehensive look back at every episode of WCW Monday Nitro and Thunder from July – December 1999. This is a rather bad time for WCW as everything is starting to fall apart due to a combination of horribly boring wrestling and some rather questionable booking choices. With the good old boys no longer doing the trick, the solution was to bring in the star of WWF Creative: Vince Russo, meaning it’s all downhill from there. In this book, every episode of both shows in the second half of 1999 is reviewed in full, complete with analysis, ratings and complete content included.

The book is available on Amazon both in a physical paperback for $10.99 or an e-book format for $2.99. In case you don’t have a Kindle, there are plenty of FREE apps you can get from Amazon for pretty much any electronic device, all of which are available at this link.

You can pick up the book from Amazon here.

From the UK Amazon here.

From the Canadian Amazon here.

Or if you’re in another country with its own Amazon page, just search “KB Nitro VI” and it should be the first thing to come up.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1997, 1998, 2001 and the first half of 2014, Monday Nitro from 1995-1998, In Your House, Summerslam, Starrcade, ECW Pay Per Views, Royal Rumble, Saturday Night’s Main Event, the WWF and WCW pay per views from 1998, Wrestlemania, WWE Grab Bag and Clash of the Champions at my author’s page here.

I hope you like it and shoot me any questions you might have.

Thomas Hall

The Chrononaut Chronicles: WrestleVania

Hey guys, I’m the Chrononaut, a traveler of time and space, reviewing wrestling shows from different eras of the past. Thanks to Scott for giving me the opportunity to share my retro reviews with all of you. Let’s begin with a Halloween-tinged trip back to WWE 24/7 and the October 2006 offering of Shorties, entitled WrestleVania!

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Repost: WCW Uncensored 96

(Someone in the comments was saying there was a problem with the spacing on this rant or something?  Anyway, since we were just talking about it again on the weekend, here’s my rant for one of the worst PPV shows in history in its glory, originally done around 2002 or so.  Whenever it was that Beefcake got busted for dealing coke in the subway.  I probably did a Scott Sez version of this one at some point, but I can’t keep track anymore.) 

The SmarK Retro Rant for WCW Uncensored ‘96

– I decided to finally redo the rant for this one when I was sick, so that it couldn’t do any more damage to me than it already has. The way I figure it, the cold medication should be enough to fight off any mental or physical illness I may suffer from watching it again. I may, however, need to stop and vomit at various points, so I’ll be sure to give you fair warning before I do. By the way, in a kind of cosmic warning to me, the tape arrived broken, probably as a way for the universe to try to keep me from sacrificing myself by watching this again, but I was able to transplant the reels into a fresh casing, because that’s the kind of thing you learn to do after years of trading tapes on the ‘net.

– Live from Tupalo, MS.

– Your hosts are Tony, Dusty & Bobby.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Great American Bash ’91

Live from Baltimore, MD

Airdate: July 14, 1991

Attendance:  7,000 (5,500 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

We’ve reached a turning point for WCW. How bad can it be? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA

Live from Knoxville, TN

Airdate:  June 12, 1991

Attendance:  5,000

Hosted by Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

Can “Beautiful” Bobby become champion? How is Jason Hervey involved? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW SuperBrawl

Live from St. Petersburg, FL

Airdate: May 19, 1991

Attendance:  6,000 (4,887 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

Can Flair regain the NWA World title? Or can he retain the WCW World title? Confused? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW-NJPW Supershow ’91

Live from Tokyo, Japan

Airdate: March 21, 1991

Attendance:  55,000

Since I watched this on NJPW World and know approximately three words in Japanese, this ought to be interesting. Also, this was dubbed “Starrcade ’91 in Tokyo Dome” so if the real Starrcade ’91 sucks, WCW didn’t recruit enough Japanese wrestlers.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW WrestleWar ’91

Live from Phoenix, AZ

Airdate: February 24, 1991

Attendance:  6,800

Hosted by Jim Ross & the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

“War” in the desert? Is there some hidden meaning here?

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NWA World Championship Wrestling, October 25, 1986

Tragedy strikes as Magnum T.A. suffers career-ending injuries in a car wreck, forever changing the future of the NWA. Plus, one of the most legendary Four Horsemen beatdowns ever, one of the most shocking turns in JCP history, and the Road Warriors issue a dangerous challenge to Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of Champions XIV

Live from Gainesville, GA

Airdate: January 30, 1991

Attendance: 2,200

Hosted by Jim Ross, & the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

How will the dynamite work? Will this be a blow-away show? Or will this show blow up in WCW’s face? Read on!

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV–08.18.93

The SmarK Rant for Clash of the Champions XXIV (August 1993)

Old rant sucked. Too hot to sleep while I wait for the sweet sweet A/C to kick in. Clown will eat me. Let’s rant. Hopefully there’s nothing legendarily terrible on this show.

Live from Daytona Beach, FL

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura

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