Event Archive 1998

Nash wins title, ends Goldberg’s streak

At World Championship Wrestling's annual Starrcade pay-per-view, nWo Wolf Pack leader Kevin Nash terminated Bill Goldberg's controversial "undefeated" winning streak capturing the WCW World Heavyweight Title. Aided by his ex-Outsiders tag team partner Scott Hall,...

Foley screwed again at Rock Bottom

One gets the feeling that if Mick Foley (alias: Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love) didn't have bad luck he wouldn't have any luck at all. WWF World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Maivia fell victim to Foley's punishing Mandible Claw effectively losing his strap at the...

Nash dominates WW3

Nash dominates WW3

WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg will face his biggest challenge since he won the title from Hollywood Hogan months ago. Via a World War 3 - battle royal victory, "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash has won the right to a title match at December's Starrcade...

The Rock wins Survivor Series tourney

The Rock wins Survivor Series tourney

Third generation wrestler, Rocky "The Rock" Maivia, is your new WWF World Heavyweight Champion. Though don't call him the "people's champion" any more. He's the "corporate champion" now. Laying the smack down on his fans, Maivia aligned himself with both Vince and...

Horace causes Halloween havoc

Horace causes Halloween havoc

Editor's Note: The Halloween Havoc card as a whole and the Goldberg versus Diamond Dallas Page match are not rated in this review because the Havoc card ran over time and the Toronto area pay-per-view broadcast promptly scrambled at 11:00 p.m. just as the main event...

Austin fired?!?!?

Austin fired?!?!?

World Wrestling Federation president Vince McMahon's a man of his word. Well, sort of. On last week's Monday Night Raw McMahon swore that if guest referee Austin didn't raise the hand of Kane or the Undertaker in the Judgment Day main event match to determine a new...

Austin loses title at Breakdown

Austin loses title at Breakdown

The white limo of WWF President Vince McMahon waits for Steve Austin on a rampway outside of Hamilton's Copps Coliseum. "You see this? You don't have it anymore. It's mine!," he shouts holding up the WWF World Heavyweight belt as the limo pulls away screeching its...

Mat Matters: Honour past stars, not Austin

Mat Matters: Honour past stars, not Austin

Would you give Stone Cold Steve Austin the keys to YOUR city? Is he an upstanding citizen? A role model for today's youth? Well, maybe if it was in Texas I'd understand it. But Hamilton, Ontario? What has Austin ever done for Hamilton? First, a little background. Last...

Fall Brawl tanks hard

Fall Brawl tanks hard

Whoever booked tonight's WCW / nWo Fall Brawl broadcast out of Winston-Salem, NC., should be demoted to washing cars in the company parking lot if not fired. Appearing as if the storylines were scripted over breakfast that morning, Fall Brawl was a pathetic effort not...

Ladder match dominates SummerSlam

Ladder match dominates SummerSlam

The WWF did the right thing in building a rich storyline leading up to the Undertaker and Steve Austin's titanic SummerSlam struggle. Fans want to be drawn in by intrigue and the plot twists as the tension builds. The importance of pay-per-view revenue to the business...

Leno pins Bischoff at Road Wild

World Championship Wrestling accomplished what they wanted at the Road Wild pay-per-view from the Sturgis biker rally in South Dakota. The mainstream media moved the spotlight on the federation putting them in the public eye and they boosted the mythos surrounding...

Austin and Taker win tag team gold

Austin and Taker win tag team gold

No wonder "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is a loner. In the WWF's tag team wars he hasn't had much luck. That's not to say he hasn't been successful. The current WWF World Heavyweight Champion has won the belts on a number of occasions. It's the partners he's saddled with....

Mailman doesn’t deliver a win

Mailman doesn’t deliver a win

If there is any lesson to be learned from the WCW / nWo Bash At The Beach 98' pay-per-view it is that not just any Joe Bob off the street can step through the ropes and become a convincing pro-wrestler. Sports superstars Karl Malone (NBA's Utah Jazz), Dennis Rodman...

Kane wins WWF World Title, Foley soars

Kane wins WWF World Title, Foley soars

When I predicted Kane to beat "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in their First Blood match in our Countdown to King Of The Ring, my SLAM! Wrestling tag team partner - Greg Oliver - was ready to have me committed. Outraged readers e-mailed me offering the names and numbers of...

American Bash anything but Great

World Championship Wrestling is running scared. Throttled in the Monday night ratings since the WWF's broadcast of WrestleMania in March, it is clear that WCW is willing to do everything and anything to regain their place in the Nielson rankings. This evidently...

Stone Cold beats the odds

Stone Cold beats the odds

WWF president Vince McMahon loaded the dice against World Champ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and still he rolled snake eyes. In a conspiracy storyline worthy of Oliver Stone's lens, McMahon inserted himself as the special main event referee at the In Your House: Over The...

Bischoff beats McMahon…sort of

They had the choppers out combing the area. No sign of Vincent K. McMahon. They had the "Vinnie Mac cam" tapped into the Centrum's security system scoping out every hallway, alley way, entrance way and walkway. No Vince McMahon. WCW security head honcho Doug Dillinger...

McMahon, the real star of Unforgiven

McMahon, the real star of Unforgiven

It's a sad fact of pro-wrestling in the 90's. Presidents and vice-presidents of sports-entertainment companies writing themselves into the storylines not just as casual observers (i.e.: portraying announcers) but as actual participants. It begs the question...Who are...

Injured Savage wins World Title

Injured Savage wins World Title

Those who scoff and claim professional wrestlers aren't REAL athletes have had their grinning traps shut in the last couple of months. Not once but twice. On the heels of Shawn Michaels' WrestleMania 14 performance whilst suffering from a back injury, WCW's Randy...

Stone Cold champion!

Stone Cold champion!

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin is the new World Wrestling Federation Champion...and that's the bottom line. As predicted in SLAM! Wrestling's Countdown To WrestleMania, disgraced boxer "Iron" Mike Tyson betrayed D-Generation X leader Shawn Michaels slapping a faster than...

Confusion ruins sound Uncensored PPV

 Huh? What heck was that? Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Hollywood Hogan rip and tear at each other inside a steel cage. The Disciple (or whatever he's calling himself this week) rushes in to assist Hogan who's on the verge of receiving a Flying Elbow Drop from the...

Hollywood overcome by Madness

The second falling out between nWo members Hollywood Hogan and Randy (Macho Man) Savage has cost Hogan more than a storyline friendship, it also shredded his hopes of reclaiming the WCW World Heavyweight title. New World Order forces lost the precious prize but the...

Austin stuns Chyna at No Way Out

Austin stuns Chyna at No Way Out

It's called the old bait and switch. Offering something to entice and then substituting something else of lesser value. Promoted for weeks on Monday Night Raw, the wild 8-man No Way Out (a disguised jab at the WCW's NWO) tag match was minus one of its key players:...

Rhodes turns nWo

In the 1997 SLAM! Wrestling Year-end Poll, turnbuckle heads rightfully voted nWo Souled Out as the worst pay-per-view they shelled out their hard-earned green for. Shame faced, World Championship Wrestling boss Eric Bischoff and the booking boys understood that they...

Austin wins predictable Rumble

Austin wins predictable Rumble

Whoever is the World Wrestling Federation champion by the time WrestleMania 14 rolls around in March they can count on a volatile can of whoop ass being opened on them. As turnbuckle heads world-wide predicted before the bell even rang in California's San Jose Arena,...

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