Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Starrcade ’92

Live from Atlanta, GA

Airdate: December 28, 1992

Attendance:  8,000 (6,500 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Who will win Battlebowl? Who will become the King of Cable? Can either Simmons or Chono retain their respective World titles? Or do Rude or Muta stand a chance to unseat them? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XXI

WCW Clash of the Champions XXI

Live from Macon, GA

Airdate:  November 18, 1992

Attendance:  7,500 (700 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Who wlll win the Clash of the Sexes? Will Steamboat and Douglas capture tag team gold? What happens in the boxing match? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Halloween Havoc ’92

Live from Philadelphia, PA

Airdate: October 25, 1992

Attendance:  7,000 (4,800 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Chono/Rude II live up to the hype? How will Simmons fare against Barbarian? What will be the result of “Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal” and will Sting give Roberts his comeuppance? Let’s find out!

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Clash of the Champions XXVIII–08.24.94

(We have come to the point in the Observers where Hulk Hogan drives me away from the product for a year and a bit, so here’s my review of Clash 28 to celebrate!) 

The SmarK Rant for Clash of the Champions XXVIII (August 1994)

There are apparently “technical difficulties”, which forces the deletion of the country singer singing the national anthem. OK then. I also had technical difficulties with the original rant, in that it sucked and had bad formatting, so here’s a fresh version. This was the highest rated Clash ever and one of the highest rated wrestling shows on cable until the Monday Night Wars started blowing all the old records away. I’m pretty sure that Hogan had nothing to do with that.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Kollision in Korea

(Obviously this show has come up in discussions about the moral issues of the Greatest Royal Rumble, so here’s my look at it from when it was on WWE 24/7!) 

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for WCW Collision in Korea

– My god, the cool shit you get on this channel. How can I pass this one up?

– Live from Korea, the only time that ever happened and likely to stay that way. This was a neat idea from April 95, which was sadly during a really bad time for WCW and thus wasn’t really what it could have been, historically speaking. The crowd is huge, more than 300,000 people total over two nights, because the government decreed that people had to go or get shot, more or less. As a promotional tactic, I’ve seen worse.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XX

NWA Clash of the Champions XX

Live from Atlanta, GA

Airdate:  September 2, 1992

Attendance: 500

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

WCW celebrates twenty years on TBS. Who will make special appearances? Can Steamboat defeat Austin for the TV title? What happens with Brian Pillman? Included is a special BONUS match. What is it? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Great American Bash ’92

Live from Albany, GA

Airdate: July 12, 1992

Attendance:  8,000 (4,000 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Who will win the NWA World tag team title tournament? Will Vader dethrone Sting for the WCW World title? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Beach Blast ’92

Live from Mobile, AL

Airdate: June 20, 1992

Attendance:  5,000

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Cactus Jack defeat WCW World champion Sting in a falls-count-anywhere match? Who will win the 30-minute Iron Man challenge? Oh, and there’s stuff going down in WCW, too? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW WrestleWar ’92

Live from Jacksonville, FL

Airdate: May 17, 1992

Attendance:  6,000

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Who will win WarGames? Sting’s Squadron or the Dangerous Alliance? Can Z-Man beat his former tag team partner for the light heavyweight title? Who is this mysterious Super Invader? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW SuperBrawl II

Live from Milwaukee, WI

Airdate: February 29, 1992

Attendance:  5,000

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Sting regain the World title from Luger? Will the Dangerous Alliance prevail in its matches? How will Pillman fare against Liger? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW-NJPW Supershow II

Live from Tokyo, Japan

Airdate: January 4, 1992

Attendance:  50,000

Will Chosu or Fujinami unify the G18/IWGP title? Can Chono win the WCW World title? Will Muta and Sting keep their peace against the Steiners? Let’s find out!

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