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Ringside Rewind: WCW World War III 1995: 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal

In 1995, WCW introduced a unique new concept to the wrestling world: A 60-man, three-ring battle royal. The winner of the contest would also become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, since the title had been stripped from The Giant. On

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Five Star Friday: Los Gringos Locos v. El Hijo del Santo & Octagon, 2 out of 3 falls hair v. masks match, AAA When Worlds Collide, 11/6/94

Five Star Friday is a weekly feature at Ringside Rants. Each Friday will bring a different contest from Dave Meltzer’s prestigious list of five star-rated matches. On November 6, 1994, AAA presented When Worlds Collide. The event was held at

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Ringside Rewind: Team WWF v. Team Alliance, Survivor Series 2001

As we gear up for Survivor Series this Sunday, let’s take a look back at the 2001 version of the event, as posted on WWE’s YouTube page. This was the culmination of the “WCW invasion” storyline, which was so much

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Ringside Rewind: AJ Styles & Air Paris v. Alex Wright & Disco Inferno, WCW Thunder, 2/21/01

In 2001, a 23-year-old AJ Styles had just entered WCW under the name “Air Styles” – along with Air Paris – in the tag team, “Air Raid.” On the February 21, 2001 episode of “Thunder,” Air Raid took on “Das

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Ringside Rewind: Steve Austin v. Randy Savage, WCW Saturday Night, 5/27/95

On the May 27, 1995 edition of WCW Saturday Night, “Stunning” Steve Austin took on “Macho Man” Randy Savage in a United States Championship Tournament match. It would be Austin’s final appearance on Saturday Night before heading to ECW and

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WWE 2K14 nWo Pack DLC available November 12

The first DLC pack for WWE 2K14 will be released on November 12, 2013. The nWo pack is available for $8.99 (or included with the season pass) and includes playable nWo-themed wrestlers Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Curt Hennig, Randy Savage,

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#WCW: Steve Austin & Steve Williams v. Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham, Unified Tag Team Championship Match, Halloween Havoc 1992

Surely if you’re a Twitter user you’ve seen the trending topic, #WCW. In a brutal tease to all of us long time wrestling aficionados, the hashtag doesn’t stand for “World Championship Wrestling” but “Woman Crush Wednesday” instead. But since this

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Ringside Rewind: Steve Austin v. Dustin Rhodes, US Championship Match, Halloween Havoc 1993

20 years ago at Halloween Havoc (still one of my favorite pay-per-view names, and one I wish WWE would revive) then-”Stunning” Steve Austin challenged Dustin Rhodes for the WCW United States Championship. The rest of the Havoc card was pretty

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Best of War Games DVD and Blu ray content listing revealed

Via WWEDVDNews.com comes the full content listing for the War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches DVD and Blu ray set, which will be released June 25th. The collection includes 14 War Games matches, with the Blu ray set adding an

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Reid Flair found dead at age 25

Truly sad news today as several outlets have reported the passing of Ric Flair’s 25-year-old son, Reid, who was found dead in a Charlotte hotel room this morning. Details are very limited right now, but let’s enjoy this clip of

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