Tag Archives: Mick Foley

Steel City Wrestling Lives On In Far North Circuit

Beaver County Times – December 3, 2000
By Brian Knavish, Times correspondent

Last spring, Steel City Wrestling closed its doors forever.

Sort of.

Steel City Wrestling was regarded by many to be the best independent wrestling promotion in western Pennsylvania.

SCW has existed in various incarnations since the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until January of 1998 that it became a full-time, highly regarded wrestling promotion. Continue reading

20/20 Sparked Wrestling Movie’s Woes?

New York Post – March 8, 2000
By Don Kaplan

A 20/20 profile of pro-wrestling star Mick Foley was the spark that ignited a war between WWF honcho Vince McMahon and the makers of a new wrestling film called Beyond the Mat.

The day after the 20/20 piece aired, McMahon accused Beyond the Mat distributor Lions Gate Films of using the ABC newsmagazine to promote the movie. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Takes Bite Out Of ABC

Ocala Star-Banner – January 17, 1999
By Richard Burton

For those of you who need more proof of how well pro wrestling has caught on, just look at the bite it took into Monday Night Football’s viewership this past year.

Thanks to the 9.2 million viewers who watched Nitro and Raw on Monday nights during the fourth quarter of 1998, Monday Night Football had to endure the lowest ratings in its 29-year history. Continue reading