PWI, WWF Magazine, and Nintendo Power Scans

Hey Scott,

A year or two ago, I scanned and e-mailed you pictures from the March 1994 Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, showing the July 19, 1993 match between Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty as the 1993 PWI Match of the Year.  Their 17, 1993 match on Raw is often confused as that year’s Match of the Year.

Recently, there has been discussion on the blog about pictures possibly being shown in WWF Magazine in 1993 of the infamous tug-of-war photoshoot between Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart over the WWF belt that Bret wrote about in his book.  Several people swear they saw the pictures in the WWF Magazine and/or Nintendo Power.

Someone posted a link in the discussion to the Nintendo Power sweepstakes from the June 1993 issue (Volume 49), but here they are again.  I’ve also attached pictures from the July and August 1993 issues of WWF Magazine with columns/stories about a potential Hogan vs Hart match.  These are the only WWF Magazines that year that discuss the idea of a match between the two.  Alas, neither Nintendo Power or WWF Magazine has pictures of the alleged tug-of-war.

I also included scans from an article of PWI in the April 1992 issue of the WWF’s more violent storylines in 1991.  I thought they’d be a timely addition since Bayless has been covering this era in his reviews.



​Awesome!  Thanks for all your hard work!