Vol. 34: Halloween Havoc 1991

It’s the month of Halloween, so we decided to review an infamous WCW PPV from what may be the silliest era in the company’s history, Halloween Havoc 1991. This show is readily available on the WWE Network and is widely considered a display of the good and the bad of the company.

Team #1 beat Team #2 in a Chamber of Horrors Match – Yes, those were the team names. Team #1 consisted of Sting, The Steiner Brothers, and El Gigante faced Team #2 of Cactus Jack, Abdullah The Butcher, The Diamond Studd, and Big Van Vader when Cactus Jack accidentally shocked Abdullah The Butcher in the Chair Of Torture.

PN News and Big Josh b. The Mysterious Creatures when PN News pinned one of The Creatures with a top rope splash – Basically a glorified squash match. Big Josh would go on to become the original Doink The Clown. Bobby Eaton p. Terence Taylor with The Alabama Jam – Taylor was part of The York Foundation, headed by Alexandra York, the future Marlena/Terri Runnels.

Johnny B. Badd p. Jimmy Garvin with a Left Hook – Garvin was accompanied by an “injured” Michael P.S. Hayes.

World Television Champion “Stunning” Steve Austin (w/ Lady Blossom) d. Dustin Rhodes – A 15-minute time-limit draw.

Bill Kazmeier s. Oz with a Torture Rack – Oz would go on to be Diesel/Kevin Nash.

Van Hammer p. Doug Sommers – Another squash match

Brian Pillman p. Richard Morton to become the first-ever Light Heavyweight Champion – Morton was also part of the York Foundation and grossly miscast as a heel.

The Halloween Phantom p. Tom Zenk – Effectively another squash match to introduce Rick Rude.

World Tag Team Champions The Enforcers (Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko) b. US Tag Champions The Patriots (Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip) when Anderson pinned Chip with a Spinebuster – The Patriots came across as an attempt by WCW to be WWE “Sports Entertainment”.

World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger b. Ron Simmons in a Two-Out-Of-Three Falls Match – The first fall saw Simmons quickly pin Luger. The second fall ended in a DQ when Luger went over the top rope. The third fall had Luger pin Simmons with a Piledriver.

Vol. 16: The Dangerous Alliance

WCW, Fall 1991. WCW introduced one of the most star-studded stables of all time. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they talk about the relatively short-lived stable, The Dangerous Alliance, who wreaked havoc on WCW from fall 1991 through Spring 1992. The story began with “Ravishing” Rick Rude’s WCW arrival at Halloween Havoc 1991. Shortly after that, we got one of the most underrated angles in the history of wrestling, Rick Rude facing Sting for the WCW US Title. Sting attacked before his US Title defense. Sting desperately tries to defend The US Title, and Paul E. Dangerously’s epic promo that followed, complete with the first mention of The Dangerous Alliance. The reveal of The Dangerous Alliance culminated with a WarGames match, Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance at WrestleWar ’92. All these memories and more are discussed in this can’t miss episode of Classic Wrestling Memories!

Vol. 14: Great American Bash 1992

Classic Wrestling Memories is back for 2018 with a special look at one of Seth’s favorite wrestling events, WCW Great American Bash 1992. The event was centered around a tournament to crown new NWA Tag Team Champions, and a WCW World Title match between Champion Sting, and Challenger Big Van Vader. Here is the card. Notice all the WWE Hall Of Famers in the lineup.

  • Flyin’ Brian Pillman & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat & Nikita Koloff
  • The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael P.S. Hayes & Jimmy Jam Garvin) vs. Hiroshi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto
  • Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs. Ravishing Rick Rude & Stunning Steve Austin
  • WCW World Title: Sting vs. Big Van Vader

In the first segment, Seth and Crazy Train give the set-up for the event and the state of World Championship Wrestling at the time. This is a must-hear discussion for WCW and early 90s wrestling fans alike.

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Vol. 8: The NWO

It was arguably one of the greatest angles in wrestling history… At least for a while. Join Seth and Crazy Train as they discuss the background and formation of WCW’s New World Order.

Hear what inspired the concept and what laid the groundwork for the creation of the stable. How could the beloved “Training, Prayers, & Vitamins” Hulk Hogan turn evil and join a hideous villain group? And how could he, in real life, be convinced to make what was such a daring move at the time? What makes this podcast unique is you’ll get the opinion of somebody who was just a fan, and the opinion of a wrestler who was already active in the business while this was going on.

If you’re a fan of WCW, The Monday Night War, or especially the NWO, this show is a must listen!