Nice Time for a “Black Saturday”: July 14, 1984

Say WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA??!!??!!??

In a world — say it in “the voice” — in a world, where we attach colors to days of the week (Black Friday, Black Monday, Blue Monday, etc.), when you look into the world of professional wrestling, this phenomenon can be found referring to the day of July 14, 1984, nicknamed Black Saturday.  On that July evening, Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation took over the time slot on Superstation WTBS, typically the home station for Georgia Championship Wrestling’s (GCW) flagship weekly program, World Championship Wrestling, for 12 years. Why a big deal, you ask? Well, when thinking about the infamous Monday Night Wars, this occurrence was its genesis; McMahon’s purchase of the time-slot led to a longstanding rivalry between himself and WTBS owner Ted Turner, resulted in Turner’s purchase of Jim Crockett Promotions (formally GCW) and turning it into his own promotion, World Championship Wrestling.

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The WWE Superstars with A ‘Secret’ WCW Past

It’s no secret of surprise that many talented personalities in professional wrestling has competed in multiple organizations; that’s just the nature of the business, or ANY business for that matter.  Some wrestlers get their start in one company and become extremely popular for the next one they work for. Some start off popular in one and then fizzle out in the next, while some become a huge star in one and continue being top tier talent in the next company.  WWE.com has complied a list of 15 WWE Superstars who used to compete in WCW that may have not been of the knowledge of its common fans. Many of us already know of Triple H’s run in WCW as Paul Levesque, The Undertaker as “Mean” Mark Callous (get it?), and even Barry Horowitz, considered as one of the hardest working men in the business, but here are 5 particular superstars that personally escaped my own mind.   Continue reading “The WWE Superstars with A ‘Secret’ WCW Past”

WWE ’13 Full Roster and “Attitude Era” Features Reveal!

Year after year, THQ keeps making and churning out new professional wrestling games from World Wrestling Entertainment, and I keep buying; I been playing/buying them every year since 1998.  I bought the 2 Nintendo 64 WCW wrestling games (World Tour and Revenge), the 2 Nintendo 64 WWE games (WrestleMania 2000 & No Mercy), and the SmackDown games on PlayStation (from SmackDown on PS1 to WWE ’12 on PS3). It appears that this year may be no different. Continue reading “WWE ’13 Full Roster and “Attitude Era” Features Reveal!”