The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–12.23.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 12.23.96

Holy cow, I actually got a RELEVANT ad before the show today! WWE Network has apparently been selling ad time to wrestlingfigures.com, advertising WWE-branded stuff and everything.

Live from somewhere not mentioned by Tony, so it must not be a big city. A quick check reveals it was Macon, GA, with a record sellout crowd of nearly 5000.

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WCW Wednesday: Part XXXV – the Pilot Episode Edition!

Back on September 4, 1995, WCW began what became a five and one-half year trek into weekly prime time television that would significantly impact the competition between them and the WWF. While I won’t detail the entire history of the series, I present to you the pilot episode of WCW Monday Nitro.

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WCW Wednesday: Part XXXIII – the GOOOOOOOOOOOOLDBERRRRRRG Edition!

On July 6, 1998, in what was already in the cards yet also a knee-jerk reaction to WWF King of the Ring ‘98, WCW World champion Hollywood Hogan defended the WCW World title against Goldberg.

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WCW Wednesday: Part XXVI – the Bad Guy Edition!

On May 27, 1996, during a match between Steve Doll (a.k.a. Steven Dunn) and the Mauler (Mike Enos) on the first 2-hour episode of Nitro, Scott Hall, fresh off the WWF curtain call, came through the Macon crowd and interrupted the match. Neither Tony Schiavone nor Larry Zbyszko name-dropped him, but they questioned his reason for being there.

Read moreWCW Wednesday: Part XXVI – the Bad Guy Edition!

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.16.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.16.96

As a reminder, this rant will be immediately available in the Rant Archives link on OneDrive, available now for only $20 via Paypal to [email protected]!

Hopefully there’s not too much Hogan on this show so it doesn’t have to get awkward.  God help us if he’s interacting with Booker T.

Live from Asheville, NC

Your hosts are Tony & Larry

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