VIP 1999 BACK ISSUE – Pro Wrestling Torch #557 (July 17, 1999): Cover Story on Jesse Ventura’s controversial decision to be guest celebrity at Summerslam, Paul Heyman interview, in-depth coverage of WCW’s Bash at the Beach PPV, more



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SUMMARY of #557 cover-dated July 17, 1999: This issue covers the controversial about-face by Jesse Ventura, an outspoken critic of the WWF, going to work for them as soon as a payoff was dangled in front of his face to be special referee at Summerslam. Wade Keller’s backpage editorial explains the conflict of interest and the questions that reporters should ask him at the following week’s press conference… Also, Paul Heyman tells the Torch in an exclusive interview what a struggle he had running ECW the previous year, what he learned from it, and where he saw ECW going in the future with the new TNN clearance… Details on the Goldberg-WCW contract dispute… More on Rena Mero’s anti-WWF media crusade… In-depth coverage of one of the low points in WCW’s history – the Bash at the Beach PPV which featured Rick Steiner vs. Van Hammer as one of the matches. Coverage includes Keller’s match report and star ratings, Torch Roundtable Reviews, and Reader Reax… Letters to the Torch including responses from Keller and Bruce Mitchell… Plus reviews of Raw, Nitro, Heat, Thunder, ECW TV, Power Pro TV, WWF Newswire, WCW Newswire, and ECW Newswire, ETC. Newswire, and more!

DIRECT LINK: PWTorchNewsletter #557

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