Posts Tagged ‘Ric Flair’

Begin Transmission: Dec. 28 2016

 

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Rolling back through Satellite Archives I happened upon an old match I hadnt seen in quite some time. My joy for wrestling in the good old days was large in part due to the Macho Man Randy Savage. I was so excited when he first captured the championship at WrestleMania 4…I was then horrified when he lost it at WrestleMania 5 back to Hulk Hogan. Depressed when he lost a retirement match years later to the Ultimate warrior at Wrestlemania 7. Then as the hands of fate would have it he would recapture the world title again in 1992…I remember loving it but always found it strange when he won it again. Little did I know HOW strange the circumstances were in which he was given the opportunity. Strap in heroes as we go behind the scenes of the WWF political landscape of 1992..

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The way it was meant to be…Randy and Elizabeth forever. Randy Savage was my all time favorite wrestler and I was never prouder of him when he became the WWF champion for the first time! However his second title reign would not be as glorious and joyous as this one when Randy and Liz ruled the world!

 

We are about to discuss the seemingly little know back story to this controversial title change that is virtually lost in the storage closet of  the WWE Video Library. This is the weird tale of the 2nd WWF title reign of Randy Macho Man Savage,  how it was never meant to be and was born out out of a weird series of events and would end in the same bizzare fashion it began.Those who think they know how booking in professional wrestling works really needs to think again and sit back and study this extraordinary series of events that changed the WWF Title picture forever.

For a bit of perspective we need to flash back months before said title match. Randy Savage had recently won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship April 5th 1992 at WrestleMania 8 from Ric Flair following a very well played out storyline which suggested that Ric Flair had photos of a previous relationship with Randy’s wife Elizabeth. Of course those who knew how protective Randy was of Liz in real life knew that despite this being a storyline persay it touched a very real nerve in Randy. This was a revenge match at the highest level and Randy came out on top..However suddenly only several months removed Savage would be booked to drop the belt on a episode of Prime Time Wrestling (WWF Superstars in Canada) Sept.1st of the same year! It seemed out of place..Something didn’t sit well with me, almost as if it was suddenly improvised. This match and the reason it played out like it did is one that may surprise even the most hardcore wrestling fan.Savage was never meant to win the title at WrestleMania 8 in the original booking plans.

The Savage vs Flair WrestleMania 8 match was not on the original card..In fact Randy Savage was not even scheduled to wrestle!?  The scheduled main event match was a  Champion vs Champion match, Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan, the ultimate dream match for wrestling fans at the time. WWF had done a couple of dry runs at the time with Hogan vs Flair on the house show loop but the matches didn’t draw or receive the reaction the WWF was looking for in the proposed main event at Mania. So the course of matters changed. First Flair has arrived in the WWF complete with the WCW World Heavyweight Championship which eventually legally would be mixed forcing the WWF to video distort any visuals of the title on WWF TV.

On top of the WCW legal ramblings WWF would find themselves in they were also being subjected tothe beginnings of a steroid investigation and Hulk Hogan would also put the company in an undesirable light by shining a light on steroid abuse by lying on public TV (On The Arsenio Hall show in 1991)


Hogan lied about not taking steroids which spiraled into further investigations into steroid abuse within the WWF and led to a full on Steroid trial in 1993-1994. The company could not risk putting the title on Hogan in the interim as he was toying with the idea of stepping away from the limelight to pursue other opportunities while some speculated he was hoping to let the heat die down from the steroid fire.

Once the Hogan and Flair proposed match was aborted the Wrestlemania booking plans changed.The company decided to put the WWF strap on Ric Flair at the 1992 Royal Rumble while also setting up a feud between Hulk Hogan and the then face Sid Justice.


Now with Hogan paired with Sid..The company needed someone to pair with Flair.There were no clear contenders worthy of a WrestleMania main event as the WWF had just recently finished a series of matches with Ric Flair and Roddy Piper so they could not go back to that well easily. The call was made to Savage who toiled behind the announce table. He would easily fill the Co-Main event slot and be a contender that fans would buy into.

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So due to some internal politics and a Hulk Hogan steroid scandal brewing on the horizon the decision was made to not give Hogan the title back from Flair but to have a blow off match with Sid Justice and re-introduce the Ultimate Warrior back into the mix as the companies number one face.

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With that Savage vs. Flair was set for WrestleMania 8 with Randy walking away with the belt in one of the best WrestleMania matches especially of that era.


Savage was chosen to win the strap for a number of reasons outside of the Hogan vs Flair decision. The WWF had “retired” Randy Savage one year earlier at WrestleMania 7 and had placed him in an announcer position to keep him on-screen..A position that Savage was good at but he disliked not being an active wrestler and felt marginalized behind the mic.

Savage was beloved by the WWF and particularly by Vince McMahon. As a favor to Savages loyalty the decision was made to give Randy another run as a in ring wrestler and put the strap on him at the biggest show of the year in the “Co-Main Event

 

Things looked good for Savage after WrestleMania 8 as a wrestler ..He had officially returned to the ring and was once again the world champion. However in real life Savage’s legit marriage to his Manager and spouse Elizabeth was falling apart and WrestleMania would be their swan song. Amongst the roars of thousands of fans, and a full on fireworks celebration and his shiny new championship..Savages relationship with the love of his life was over...on live PPV this would be the last the fans would ever see of the couple in the WWF.

While Savage headed back to the road as a full time wrestler Elizabeth would not join him and this would lead eventually to a divorce for the long time beloved couple. Randy would never be the same. Reports of his demeanor and in ring professionalism changed. Randy struggled without his Liz..and it was apparent to everyone including Vince McMahon and the quick decision was quickly made to take the title away from Randy and put it temporarily back to Flair until a suitable suitor to the title could be found! (It would later be Flair dropping the title to Bret The Hitman Hart)

So the decision was made that Savage needed to get his personal life together before the company seriously used him in a reliable full time capacity. So it was set on Sept.1st 1992 on a taping for WWF Prime Time Wrestling that Ric Flair vs. Randy Macho Man Savage would be the main event for the WWF Heavyweight Championship.

Both Flair and Savage were informed of the title switch and were given their finish of where Savage would lose to Ric Flair’s figure 4 leg lock after interference by Razor Ramon and Mr. Perfect. Randy would “Pass out from the pain” as a way of protecting Randy even in a loss situation. This match only existed as a result of political jockeying, personal marital issues , and an impending company steroid scandal was about to be marred by yet another bombshell. Apparently as Vince McMahon watched the match play out backstage he ordered the wrestlers to the back and was quite upset about the quality of the match and ordered the wrestlers out to the ring to reshoot the match in front of a confused television audience who had just watched the same match play out. The audience was informed that as a result of the match finish the match would be restarted. It was the second match that would eventually air on Sept. 14th 1992 edition of Prime Time. This sequence of events would be very important to the business as it represented the changing of the guard as Flair would go on to drop the strap to a younger Bret Hart and the WWF would never be the same..

That’s your history lesson wrestling fans..thanks for reading. Strap in heroes 2017 has so much more in store for us…so to all my readers Happy Holidays and Happy New Year..thanks so much for your support all year. See ya Next Year!!

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Flash Transmissions #3: WCW Wrestling

No time to waste subscribers and Heroes on deck..the Time Stream is displaying short bursts of retro transmissions I believe we are somewhere in the 90s..lets observe. Take notes team..This is a sequel of sorts and due to popular demand we talk about another great Wrestling Game for The Nintendo Entertainment System..Strap in heroes we have little time!

Transmission date: Dec 4 2013

So growing up suck as it is. Birthday parties however did not suck. Birthdays were always a big deal. I got plenty of gifts,friends and family came over to celebrate me stepping up into manhood. Well in grade 10 all that ended cold. I remember the conversation vividly that I was too old for a birthday party and that this was the year it would change but I could still get a couple of small gifts but that was it. I am still a little shell shocked by that announcement some 25 years later..but I digress. I made the last gasp Birthday gift suggestion of a video game and a CD that I always wanted and by the good grace of god and availability at the local Woolco I got a Crash Test Dummies CD (The Superman Song was HOT at this time!) and this…

WCW Wrestling was my life blood back in the early 90s!

WCW Wrestling for the Nintendo Entertainment System was a fan boys dream!It was late October of 1990 and the NES was still HOT! We were on the virge of the Super NES but there was a last gasp breath for the NES. On this blog it is well documented that I am a HUGE wrestling fan and I loved WCW Wrestling..check the other posts you will see! I was a HUGE fan of NES Pro Wrestling and this was its grown up brother. It was originally a Japanese game called Super Star Pro Wrestling which made a lot of sense seeing the odd interpretations of the WCW wrestlers. It had two ground breaking features that the other wrestling games at the time for NES and SEGA struggled to perfect.

1.Finishing holds! You could perform Ric Flairs Neck Breaker! Huh? No Figure Four? Road Warrior Animals Power Slam, and Even Stings Scorpion Death Lock! This FINALLY felt like a true wrestling game! The game also for maed the debut of several wrestlers never seen in pixel format before!When you slapped your finishing move on your opponent the screen would flash and you would see your wrestler highlighted kicking ass!

The WCW Roster was great and was a good representation of its talent at the time!

2.You had a selectable move set. That`s right you could program the buttons and moves that your wrestler could execute! What!!

Select your moves for Ricky Steamboat. Yes this was legit!

The game play was fluid and challenging at times as well. Tag Team mode at times could be impossible…check out some classic action right now..

If you were good..you fought the WCW champion the mysterious WCW master who more than closely resembled Andre The Giants old Giant Machine gimmick from the old WWF!

However..I reached the pinnacle of wrestling..the `Top Of The Mountain`as the Nature Boy would say and learned to beat this over 500 pound monstrosity..check it out below as the Stinger puts the WCW Master away!

Oh No gang..The bell just wrang and as Bob Caudell would scream back in the 80s.. We are Outta time fans!!. Lets continue the WCW love on Twitter @charlton_hero follow the conversation at #SuperHeroSatellite..

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A Winner Is You: The NES ProWrestling Story

Begin Transmission: Oct. 30 2013

Hey Satellite Subscribers, in response to the numbers on our transmissions, the number one Archived post was for one of my older Satellite posts called Forever Kayfabe, it was a history of one of my favorite wrestling publications from the 1980s Prowrestling Illustrated! In response to that this is for those who visit this blog regularly and who are die-hard wrestling fans…so strap in Heroes. Set coordinates for the mid 80s at approximately 2:30 am on a Sunday Morning..Welcome to the N.W.A.

Sitting on my bed late on a Saturday Night in the 80s waiting for Saturday Nights Main Event was a big deal for me, It was NOT to be missed at any cost. It was to the point I missed Scout camp trips just so I could watch late night weekend wrestling much to the dismay of Drill Sergeant Scout Leader Brian Durant. “Are you telling me you stayed home to watch wrestling!!” Yes sir I did! I literally did not receive the coveted Chief Scout award due to the fact I flat-out did not attend most outings all due 100% in part with WWF! Every weekend however WWF’s Saturday Nights main event did not air it was a Monthly to bi monthly event on NBC that I was a religious watcher of! On one occasion however I stayed up a little later and boy was I glad I did. At approximately 2:30 am a show flashed across my screen that changed my view on wrestling as I knew it! It was N.W.A. wrestling! A 1 Hour syndicated show that was new to my cable affiliate. It was something called the National Wrestling Alliance (N.W.A.) and it was amazing!

I had seen snippets of N.W.A. wrestling before from wrestling video tapes at my local video stores or through black market video tapes. I had seen some of the Wrestlers before such as Ric Flair, The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes on the covers of magazines and on a 2 minute clip from the aforementioned videos. N.W.A. was now on my TV screen and I was stunned at what I saw!

Ron Garvin vs. Ric Flair was one of my favorite feuds.

It was during the mid to late 80s where I saw many of the episodes. I remember vividly seeing the Ron Garvin vs.  Ric Flair feud.  Garvin had upset Flair in a tag match to set up his World Title match and Garvin had won! It was in the middle of the Horseman angle and it was so different to see this gritty 4 man group running roughshod over the company. WWF sure didn’t look like this! It was chaos every time these men came on the show and I hated them! They were braggers, they held all the gold and seemingly invincible. They were a proverbial pack of dogs and they attacked anyone at any time. Usually Ric Flairs title defence’s ended with Horseman interference at the time and he was unbeatable. It would be heroes like Dusty Rhodes who would have enough. He ad beaten Flair on several occasions but more times than not he was left in a heap on the ground at the hands of J.J. Dillons men. Vivid memories of Dusty losing his mind..The suspension..Then The debut of the Mysterious Midnight Rider were engrained into my head! This was amazing material and had a much harder edge than the cartoon WWF.

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The Midnight Rider was a character that captured this fans imagination! He looked a lot like Dusty though! Hmmmm..Eitherway…NWA was exciting and on my radar and finally I could see on my TV what all the buzz was from PWI about the NWA wrestlers…it was amazing. The action was totally different from what I was watching on WWF TV!

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With the harder edge can vicious teams like the Road warriors. There was an angle I fondly remember as the L.O.D. turned cold heel on Dusty Rhodes and attempted to mutilate him with a large sharp spike from their shoulder pads they customarily wore to the ring. It was a brutal and bloody attack and unlike anything I had seen on my wrestling shows before. I was hooked. The Road Warriors were massive, intense and sold for no one!

The NWA were promo professionals. They knew how to sell a match!

There were bright spots however, it was not all doom and gloom. Kerry Von Erich a wrestler from a company know as World Class Championship Wrestling (W.C.C.W.) was able to defeat Ric Flair on his home turf of Texas to a massive crowd and ovation for  belt in a major upset. The reign was short lived it was amazing to watch. Flair of course would quickly sweep the rug out from in under Von Erich but it showed the world Flair was vulnerable. I had only seen clips of this match on N.W.A. wrestling but it was just one of those moments you never forget! I hated that Flair guy and could not stand the Horsemen..I was playing right into booker’s hands!

I was disappointed to see Kerry lose that belt so quickly!

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Interviews as well were an extremely different. The sing along gaga of the WWF was met with dead serious Arn Anderson or Ric Flair promos. Heart felt son of a plumber promos by the American Dream, or vile promos from the Road warriors. Dusty in Particular had a believable cadence about him and he could sell any match. His promos leading up to things like War Games, and The Bunkhouse Stampede matches were just incredible. N.W.A. seemingly had a more legit approach to wrestling and even the magazines put them over. PWI played up the N.W.A. and their wrestlers and I read anything I could get my hands on!

The Dusty Rhodes Hard Times promo was legendary!

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Tag Teams were a big deal in the 80s. I have two very vivid memories of N.W.A. tag team wrestling both involve the Horsemen which is very telling! I remember when Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson defeated Lex Luger and Barry Windham to win the N.W.A. tag straps.It was the heel turn that lead to Barry joining a new 4 Horsemen and it was done in a far different manner than anything I was used to on WWF. Heel turns had more of an impact at 3am too I guess.The Horsemen were the Elite in the N.W.A.and that greatly influence the prestige of the title belts as well. The Horsemen were a pack of wolves who did anything to retain the gold and as a result were tough to beat. When they lost the straps it was a big deal.

I think I am still mad at Barry for that Heel turn! Super Well done! Windham was an Elite Horsemen in NWAs dark period.!

Which leads to my second memory of great N.W.A. tag team wrestling. The Rock and Roll ExpressI had seen numerous times in my issues of PWI but in my narrow WWF mind I had placed them as a Midnight Rockers knockoff which of course was quite the opposite. PWI often talked up the R&Rs as the best tag team in wrestling of which I would chuckle loudly that is until I watched a Horsemen and Rock and Rolls match and I was won over.The angle involved Ricky Morton of The Express getting beaten up prior to a title match with the Horsemen and injuring his knee. His partner Robert Gibson a portly troll like Marty Jannetty character was now going it alone against Tully and Arn. The Horsemen devoured Gibson up until an injured Morton made the save only to finally succumb to injury. That was true emotion and skill unlike anything in a WWF ring. Morton’s selling, Arn’s perfect offense including the best snapping spine buster in the business!

As silly as the Rock and Roll gimmick was Ricky and Robert are still going with it to this very day!

Flair was the Ultimate champion! Surrounded by his Elite group of thugs Flair was the best wrestler in the world and PWI preached it over and over! It always frustrated me when PWI would rank Flair ahead of Hogan. I was a WWF fan and didn’t know any better. I thought Hogan was THE champ so he was number one. Then I saw N.W.A. on TV one evening and fully understood the Flair thing. This brash blond-haired loud mouth was unbelievable in the ring. He sold like no one in the WWF and held the World Title like it was the center of the universe. The title mattered. The title defenses mattered. There was always the moment of “This guy will beat Flair tonight” that always made his matches really exciting! Flair was the crown jewel of the N.W.A.and always featured prominently on their covers and inside the pages!

If there`s any wrestler better than Ric Flair in his prime then I dont know who that is!

Upcoming stars always seemed more “Something” in N.W.A.. Their booking during the mid 80s in particular challenged me as a fan and conditioned me to expect more from my wrestling! PWI was my source to find out what was going on with upcoming stars that I may have missed on TV! Stars like Magnum T.A. I discovered in the pages of the magazine and read all about his exploits and favorite feuds. PWI was my encyclopedia of the NWA. I was no longer confined to my Saturday morning WWF SuperStars Of Wrestling..I was now watching late night NWA wrestling with new faces all over the place! Magnum match with Kamala at a PPV was my first look at this star and I thought he was amazing! Combine that with an awesome belly to belly suplex..a move many of my friends wished I had not learned as they were on the receiving end of it many times! Thanks Magnum!

Magnums injury was indeed a tragedy to one of wrestling most promising future stars!

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Barry Windham will forever be one of my favorite wrestlers ever in the N.W.A. From his battles with the Nature Boy, to his huge Tag team title win with Lex Luger, to his crazy heel turn to join the Four Horsemen. Barry was a big deal. PWI helped me keep track of Windham post WWF run in the N.W.A. I remember one article in particular that PWI covered the N.W.A. Clash of Champions Televised Special where Barry and Luger won the straps from the Horseman! They noted that the match blew anything that happened on WWF’s Survivor Series that Sunday out of the water. I was insulted yet again. How dare PWI take another stab at my WWF.. This match will be one of my favorites of all time! Luger and Windham were amazing! This promotion was ALL PWI said it was!! This match was actually my teaser Tweet for this entry!

While the WWF had the big lumbering Nicolai Volkoff..N.W.A. had the elite Russian Nikita Koloff. Huge, muscular and explosive Nikita was a REAL threat and one of the reasons I watched N.W.A.! His face turn to join Dusty Rhodes win the Crockett cup was a memory of mine. My friend Jason M. who had collected various wrestling magazines pulled out a shot of Dusty and Nikita as they won the cup!

The Crockett’s were amazing promoters that Vince had to be legit concerned over.

The Road Warriors were a team that ALWAYS caught my attention. Seeing them in the pages of PWI wanted to make me track down what ever I could find in Warriors matches, posters, and articles. The poster, my good wrestling friend Jason, had featured one of Animal and Hawk with large black spiked shoulder pads and in full make up and it blew me away! I soon came into contact with a War Games tape after some rounds of trading which featured the Road Warriors! Then a Starrcade tape which had the Road Warriors vs. The Midnight Express in a scaffold match! I loved these guys and was certain they would run roughshod over the WWF if they ever came to the federation! Years later they would, equipped with their long time manager Paul Ellering and a biker hand puppet named Rocco. That’s right a Puppet! The moment the WWF got their hands on the Warriors and rebranded them The Legion Of Doom (A name they used as a secondary name that represented an alliance they had made back in the early 80s with Ellering, King Kong Bundy and Jake Roberts), it was a slow career death after that. They managed to destroyed the aura this team had in the A.W.A. and The N.W.A.

What a Ruuuuusssshhhhh!!!

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Some times the WWF would exile some very popular stars and they would land re-energized in the N.W.A. as was the case with our next N.W.A. star.  Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat suddenly disappeared off my radar after winning the Intercontinental Belt from Macho Man Randy Savage at Wrestlemania 3 in one of the most discussed matches of all time! Steamboat for no apparent reason on a TV taping had requested time off to be with his family as Rick and his wife had a new baby son that Ricky wanted to be home to see. WWF thought otherwise and opted to look at this time off request as a sign of non loyalty and quickly jobbed the popular star off to heel The Honky Tonk Man. I vividly remember Steamboats reemergence as a mystery partner for veteran Eddie Gilbert in a tag match and got an upset win over Ric Flair and Barry Windham in his debut on N.W.A. I was blown away. I watched in awe of the Flair/Steamboat series. I even loved the last Spring Stampede match they had in the late 90s on Pay Per View..that was W.C.W. but still damn good!

The Dragon arrived in style!

The N.W.A. represented to me was the FUTURE! They featured what I considered the best young wrestlers in the business. Sting was one of the reasons I tuned in week to week. He was like the Ultimate Warrior except he could wrestle! They had Lex Luger, Sid Vicious, The Great Muta,

I had somehow followed the career of The Stinger all the way from his time in the U.W.F. to his N.W.A.debut to his fantastic Clash match with Flair that went to a draw. Sting was Ultimate Warrior character done correctly. Sting brought a manic interview style, wicked face paint, and an electric howl! I loved this guy. The Stinger Splash was one of the biggest stolen moves in high school. Random Stinger Splashes into the lockers or in the middle of gym class were common place!  All together Sting was simply cool! It always seemed I was behind him. I cringed and shouted at my TV when the Horsemen turned on him. I stood up when he almost beat Ric Flair! I pounded my chest as Sting battled the Road Warriors, and Great Muta! Sting will always be a big N.W.A. favorite of mine. I wished he would win that world title but no matter how many times he tried he would come within a hair of beating The Nature Boy! More on Sting later!

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The N.W.A. represented to me was the FUTURE! They featured what I considered the best young wrestlers in the business. Sting was one of the reasons I tuned in week to week. He was like the Ultimate Warrior except he could wrestle! They had Lex Luger, Sid Vicious, The Great Muta, The above PWI and many other featured these stars that I loved but only got to see 45 minutes of every week.. It wasnt enough. This was THE wrestling that I wanted and I got 1 crummy hour a week! PWI filled that gap! I wrongfully wished these stars to the WWF!  Muta always stuck out to me! The few times I saw him on N.W.A. wrestling I fell in love with the moonsault and the green mist. This was truly something different and a big departure from the cartoon like feel of the WWF. The cover above ranks as one of my favorite of all time in my collection but looking back the crew at PWI clearly had not mastered the art of a Photoshop back then! Lex had a nice wicker chair though!

A Horseman no longer!

Lex Luger’s face turn (A turn into a “good guy”) in particular was a ground breaking moment in my life as a wrestling fan. His infamous break up with the Horsemen to his classic match with Nature Boy Ric Flair that looked as if Luger had beaten Flair for the N.W.A. World title only to lose the match due to blood loss! These matches had me standing on my feet..it was an emotion that WWF rarely had me do. Luger was the epitome of a young Hulk Hogan. Years were not kind to Luger but when the N.W.A. was in its prime these was no one more electric! Many of my friends submitted to my own personal torture rack! I loved that move!! Damn it..they should have let him beat Flair on that ill fated night I just wonder how the course of wrestling History would have changed!!

Flair vs.Luger was one of my favorite matches of my youth!

For me the era of the N.W.A. ended when Sting finally beat Flair for the World title. After that night it seemed like the final episode to a show you were watching for years..a series finale of sorts. Ill always remember NWA had been cancelled in my market before the big Sting and Flair showdown and the way I found out that Sting won the World Title was on the cover of one of my most treasured PWI’s! The Nov. 1990 edition sport a classic cover of Sting moments after winning the big one looking proudly at his newly won World Heavyweight Title.

Stings World Title Win: End Of An Era!

It was the passing of the torch and sadly an end to an era. W.C.W. would be born and replace the National Wrestling Alliance not only in name, but in quality as well. Key players exited the N.W.A. The Horsemen, Barry Windham, Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, you name them they left. They all came back at various times throughout W.C.W.’s history but the glory days of The N.W.A. for all intents and purposes for me ended the night one of my heroes won the World Title from Ric Flair. The N.W.A. will always mean to me the BEST wrestling, The freshest stars and is the measuring stick in my mind of what a promotion should be and the level of excitement it can bring.

Just one more time..here’s an episode of N.W.A. wrestling for all Satellite Subscribers! Hope you all have enjoyed this mega dose of Pro wrestling in its prime!

Even writing the end to this post saddens me just like it did on Saturdays nights when I used to see 3:30 am approaching and knowing that my favorite wrestling show was drawing to a conclusion..usually right in the middle of the main event..announcers going wild and Bob Caudell signing off with a hearty..

“We are out of time..we’ll see ya next week!!”

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