VIP 1999 BACK ISSUE – Pro Wrestling Torch #545 (April 24, 1999): Eric Bischoff’s attempts to revive the struggling Nitro, Bret Hart shakes hands with Earl Hebner, drug testing, major contract talks, Hulk Hogan’s surgery, more


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SUMMARY of #545 cover-dated April 24, 1999: This issue covers Eric Bischoff’s attempts to revive the struggling Nitro, and despite improvements in the show, a lack of ratings progress… Plus, Bret Hart shakes hands with Earl Hebner, the referee who carried out Vince McMahon’s orders to swerve him out of his Survivor Series match… An expanded WCW Newswire with tons of backstage news including drug testing, major contract talks, Hulk Hogan’s surgery, Davey Boy Smith’s hospital update, and much more… An expanded WWF Newswire with details on the Steve Austin-Jeanie Williams marriage break-up, Steve Austin’s a victim of a hit-and-run, how several wrestlers were released early, comments from WWE executives to the media, and more… Columnist Chris Zavisa writes about All Japan after Giant Baba… Wade Keller’s End Notes with random thoughts on the week in wrestling… Detailed reports on Raw, Nitro, Heat, ECW TV, Thunder, and more…

DIRECT LINK: PWTorchNewsletter #545

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