Retro Recap – Bunkhouse Stampede

The Bunkhouse Stampede was the second attempt at pay per view for Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA just two months after their first try, Starrcade 87, was dealt a pretty heavy blow by one Vince McMahon putting the screws to the cable companies and running an event on the same day. It was also … Continue reading Retro Recap – Bunkhouse Stampede


Retro Recap – Wrestle War 1990

1990 was year number two of the Ted Turner ownership era for what used to be Jim Crockett Promotions, still operating under the banner of the NWA and a year away from becoming officially known as World Champion Wrestling, and was another year of transition all over the company. 1989 had a lot of really … Continue reading Retro Recap – Wrestle War 1990

Retro Recap – WrestleMania VII

WrestleMania VII.....did Vince think we were stupid?  I generally believe that in the long view, Vince knows what he's doing better than us laymen.  But in the short run, like anyone else, he's had his share of brain farts.  This was one of them.  Wrestlemania VII, dubbed Superstars and Stripes Forever, was a blatant, jingoistic … Continue reading Retro Recap – WrestleMania VII

Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1988

I was inspired to go back and look at this by the shark cage Chris Jericho is going to be in at the Rumble, because this one had such a match on the card.  More on that later.  What's more interesting about this one is that it was essentially the last hurrah for the Four … Continue reading Retro Recap – Great American Bash 1988

Retro Recap – Clash of the Champions I

With Clash of the Champions making a return as an event this coming Sunday I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the original one that happened almost 20 years ago way back in 1988.  Unlike this year's show the first was a strike back at the WWF by Jim Crockett's … Continue reading Retro Recap – Clash of the Champions I

Retro Recap: Capital Combat 1990

Capital Combat 1990 was a one shot pay view event that took place during another rough patch for the NWA.  After 1989 saw a lot of mainstays leave and get replaced by a bunch of new faces, 1990 wasn't starting out so good.  Sting was supposed to be doing a program with Ric Flair but … Continue reading Retro Recap: Capital Combat 1990

Retro Recap – Halloween Havoc 1989

Halloween Havoc was a new event in 1989 as the NWA was continuing to expand it's pay per view schedule to compete with the WWE's offerings.  It was the fourth event of 1989 and was three months after the Great American Bash, which had been an absolute home run for the company.  The main event … Continue reading Retro Recap – Halloween Havoc 1989