Well, this week is certainly a bummer.
And now, the beginning of the worst few months in the life of Vincent Kennedy McMahon!
So….King of the Ring time, eh?
I wonder how much some of the guys weigh? Maybe they’ll address that.
Well, great, now that Google Images has removed the “View Images” button, I might have to start using…ugh…BING for pulling meme images.
In other awful news, Hulk Hogan debuts for WCW this week.
Man, those clowns in WCW, always trying to turn it into a circus sideshow!
No, I mean literally.
It’s the first day of February, and the first Flashback of the month. Hopefully the weather will flash back to being warmer than the interior of my deep freeze again sometime soon.
And speaking of ice cold, we’ve got WCW to lead off the new this week…
It’s time for SLAMBOREE.
But first, Vince gets lucky in court.
Coming soon: Slamboree! Well, assuming Barry Windham actually shows up…
Previously on the Flashback… https://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2018/01/06/wrestling-observer-flashback-05-09-94/
Man, if you thought Wrestle Kingdom 12 drew a big crowd this past week, let me tell you about Onita…
Have you heard about the new t-shirt that’s all the rage with the kids this week? “Austin 26.7 says I just sued your ass!”
Well I laughed at my joke.
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Observer Flashback of 2018. Man, I’m getting old.
First up, it’s big business for the WWF on the Wrestlemania Revenge tour…
Take two! I started this one on Boxing Day and ended up getting distracted by going to see Jumanji and a hockey game and stuff. So instead I reposted Spring Stampede in preparation for this one and did what I do best: Procrastinated!
But before all the big stuff this week, Titan Sports loses a landmark court case that would end up having ramifications to this very day!
OK, 2005 posts are FINALLY complete, and I got to see Star Wars, so let’s get back to Observing.
“A couple of world title changes, a filing of a sexual harassment grievance and a major loser leaves town match headline the news of the past week.”
Sounds juicy! Let’s dig in.
Hey, so the Wrestlemania X flashback was actually one of the most-read I’ve ever done. I guess that Bret Hart guy might be a draw after all. However, even bigger than Wrestlemania, another showdown is brewing…
So, man, did you guys hear about that Wrestlemania X show? The one with the weak card and C-level celebrities? What a flop. Let’s check out the trainwreck right now…
I dunno if there’s no March 14 issue, but the website skips from March 7 to March 21.
First up, Dave’s annoyance with the Nancy Kerrigan story is about to get a lot more pronounced…
So with the year in PPV finally caught up, let us venture back to the world of 1994 again, with rumors of Hulk Hogan jumping to WCW heating up. But first, we finally close the book on Jerry Lawler…
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, as we’re about to hit another legit new era in professional wrestling, one of the delineation points where you say “Yeah, things are about to change forever.”
Of course, I can only be speaking about SUPERBRAWL IV.
And, you know, that other thing.
Well, ECW got the cover story last week, so it’s only fair that Smoky Mountain gets it THIS week…
Happy Valentine’s Day for those of you in 1994 who were engaged in relationships at the time. Not me, I was busy skipping all my university classes and playing Doom in the computer labs with other wannabe programmers and reading RSPW during programming classes. I don’t remember how to write in C++ or machine language anymore, but I could sure tell you how to use nn on a Unix box if you asked me.
I feel like I’m off-topic already. To the news!
Rumors are flying about…
…it’d never happen.
The teaser for this one promises “the sleaziest PPV ever”. Man, if he’s only talking about the Rumble, I’m gonna be disappointed.
BUT FIRST! It’s a day ending in “y”, so it’s time for WCW to change bookers again.
OK, time to compare house show business from 1992 to 1993. Thrilling!
It’s time for the 1993 Observer Awards! Since this is all awards rundown and listing of major shows for the year, it’s might be REALLY short. So don’t say I didn’t warn you.