In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks breaks down both nights of WrestleMania with callers and emailers. Topics include the quality of the Firefly Funhouse match, the decision to put Charlotte over Rhea Ripley, the potential of wrestlers getting more creative freedom in the current environment, and more.
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We are now posting PWTorch Digital Newsletter PDFs for the year 1997 for the first time ever. These issues from 1997 have never been made available in their original format since their original printing press run 20 years ago.
SUMMARY of #593 cover-dated March 11, 2000: This issue features a cover story on a number of WCW wrestlers claiming they were victims of racism… A cover sidebar summarizes a New York Daily News article on drugs in pro wrestling… WCW Newswire covers the disintegrating promotion including Hulk Hogan’s blow-up with top management, Sid’s unproductive push, Goldberg’s status, and the post-Russ/Ferrara booking committee… WWF Newswire covers the controversial situation with the Barbara Bush and how a romance with a WWF wrestler may have played a part in her eventual dismissal and Rock taking a dig at Mick Foley… ECW Newswire covers a major controversy with Sabu and Paul Heyman… The Top 50 Stories of 1999 feature… Letters to the Torch reacting to Mick Foley’s retirement match… End Notes by Wade Keller (prophetically) asks if WCW was becoming more trouble than it’s worth… Plus detailed reports on Raw, Nitro, Smackdown, ECW on TNN, and other programs…
–LIST OF ALL 1998 BACK ISSUES (old text article format)
–LIST OF ALL 1997 BACK ISSUES (old text article format)
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