Tag Archives: Shawn Michaels

Eric Bischoff Surprises All By Becoming Newest Member Of New World Order

Wilmingston Morning Star – December 4, 1996
By Ronald Jordan

“They have leadership, and we have none.”

Those were the words of announcer Larry Zbyszko a few weeks ago when assessing why the New World Order had been so successful in its attempts to dominate and control World Championship Wrestling.  Well, now that WCW senior executive vice president and key announcer Eric Bischoff has joined the NWO it now looks like total domination. 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

The Squared Circle

Beaver County Times – July 25, 2002

TOP 10



1. The Undertaker
2. Rob Van Dam
3. Brock Lesnar
4. Kurt Angle
5. Jamie Noble
6. Eddie Guerrero
7. Test
8. Booker T
9. Ken Shamrock, NWA-TNA
10. Jeff Hardy



Look for: Eric Bischoff to recruit many “Smackdown!” superstars and feud with some of his old WCW wrestlers. Continue reading

Wrestle Royals

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – October 4, 1997

That Which We Call A Rose …

Here’s a real bunch of sweethearts, the guys who will be slammin’ it out at Badd Blood, this Sunday at the Kiel Center. Continue reading

Tyson Gets Cool Reception At Mat Promotion

Associated Press – March 26, 1998

BOSTON – Pro wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin asked Mike Tyson last month if he was man enough to take him on in the ring. Tyson responded Thursday with a big, wet smooch. Continue reading

Mike Tyson Wrestling With Credibility

Boston Globe – March 27, 1998
By Shira Springer

”Access?” said the World Wrestling Federation’s media relations manager, Jay Andronaco. ”To the superstars? I don’t know. These things get pretty unpredictable.” The man knows what he markets. For the final act of yesterday’s promotional ”public workout,” Stone Cold Steve Austin found Mike Tyson’s fists in his face after champion Shawn Michaels set up Austin for a super kick. Michaels left the ring, perched on top of a limousine, and mooned the crowd. Continue reading