The Rise, Near Fall, And Rise – The WWF in the 90s – 1991

The start of a new decade saw the WWF attempt to move on from Hulkamania, the driving force that had largely made the WWF the undisputed leader in “sports entertainment.” As explained in part one of our on-going series, the first whisperings that ‘The Hulkster’ may be moving on to pursue other endeavours caused Vince McMahon to move up another […]

The Rise, Near Fall, And Rise – The WWF in the 90s – 1990

Vince McMahon knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish when he took over the family business in the middle of 1982. To many, it was a grandiose and over-ambitious plan that would see the young upstart go down in ruin. The plan was to take the already strong North-Eastern promotion national, which meant stepping on plenty of toes. However, with […]

WCW Superbrawl VIII (22/2/98) – Review

Ever since the debacle that occurred at December 1997’s Starrcade (which we covered in our “Starrcade Shutdown” article), the status of who should be the rightful World Heavyweight champion had been up for debate. More screwiness ensued with no clear-cut result, and then at the January pay-per-view Souled Out, new commissioner Roddy Piper announced the Superbrawl main event to be […]

Anatomy of a Faction – Dungeon of Doom (WCW)

There’s just been one vital component missing from The Wrestling Roadshow website, and quick as a flash it came to me – not enough Dungeon of Doom! This is an older article I’ve revamped showing a timeline of when every Dungeon member joined the group. Enjoy! As might be expected, the arrival of Hulk Hogan to World Championship Wrestling in […]

WWF Royal Rumble 1991 (19/1/91) – Review

Wrestling promoters have often used ‘foreigners’ to build heat and tension, which originated from past conflicts. For example, Rikidozan – who despite being Korean was presented as Japanese – built his legacy and the foundation of Japanese pro wrestling by defeating American heels in the 1950s and 1960s. Conversely, in the United States, German and Japanese heels flooded promotions across […]

Podcast: WWF Royal Rumble 1991 (January 19, 1991)

We’re back for 2023! Join us on the roadshow, the road to Wrestlemania, our first Royal Rumble! The Iraqi sympathiser Sgt. Slaughter tries to take down the Ultimate Warrior and win gold for Saddam. 30 men battle to claim victory. The Rockers and the Orient Express put on a classic. Email: podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.comWebsite: www.thewrestlingroadshow.comFacebook: The Wrestling RoadshowTwitter: @wrestlingroads1

Starrcade Shutdown (WCW, December 28, 1997)

It would be the biggest match in WCW’s history, the bout fans had been waiting many months for, during one of the hottest periods in professional wrestling’s history. A match that, despite the epic war on Monday nights, was not rushed or given away for free, but held in place for WCW’s biggest pay-per-view on the calendar – Starrcade 1997. […]

Podcast: WCW Bash at the Beach 1997 (July 13, 1997)

Let’s go away to Daytona Beach, Florida for WCW’s annual Bash at the Beach event! This year we’ve got Dennis Rodman, a surprise partner for DDP, Piper and Flair, Sullivan and Benoit in a retirement match, lucha libre action and more! Website: https://www.thewrestlingroadshow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWrestlingRoadshowEmail: podcast@thewrestlingroadshow.com

Podcast: WWF This Tuesday in Texas 1991 (Dec 3, 1991)

This Tuesday the Roadshow stops in Texas! It’s 1991 and The Undertaker is WWF Champion after a controversial Survivor Series. Can Hulk Hogan regain what he’ll argue he never lost? Macho Man Randy Savage returns to action to tackle Jake The Snake Roberts. Featuring the 12th Man references, hot takes on modern wrestling and random joshi tangents you’ve come to […]

The Wrestling Roadshow: WCW Monday Nitro #1 (Sep 4, 1995)

From the Mall of America we bring you the debut edition of WCW Monday Nitro! It’s Liger vs. Pillman, Flair vs. Sting and Hogan vs. Bubba. We take a look at this historic night in the Monday Night War! In the podcast; we mention the Pastamania menu. Scroll on down past the cast to read this important historical document. To […]