Good day my Wrestling Time Travel Compatriots, it is I, your humble docent through this exhibit on the History of Professional Wrestling, and today we will be continuing our journey through January of 1997!
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We Don’t Need Roads Where We’re Going…
Hello fans! I’m your guide, Bobby Fisher and this…is…THE Wrestling Time Machine! So on today’s post, we’ll be talking about November of 1996. I AM going to try to be more active on our eponymous website. So…November of 1996 was an interesting time for both of the Big Two.
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Tagged "Hollywood" Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, "The Stalker" Barry Windham, 2 Cold Scorpio, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Brian Pillman, Crush, Dean Malenko, Diesel, ECW, Fake Diesel, Fake Razor Ramon, Flash Funk, Goldust, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jimmy Hart, Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Mankind, Marc Mero, Milton-Bradley Karate Fighters, Nerdfect Strangers, Raven, Razor Ramon, Rey Mysterio Jr, Rob Van Dam, Rocky Maivia, Sabu, Scott Hall, Tazz, Terry Gordy, The Dungeon of Doom, The Eliminators, The Executioner, The Gangstas, The Giant, The NWO, The Pitbulls, The Rock, The Sandman, The Undertaker, WCW, WCW Halloween Havoc, WCW World War 3, Wrestling Time Machine, WWF, WWF Survivor Series
Pleased To Meet You, Hope You Guess My Name by Jerry Whitworth
For my first post on the new Nerdfect Strangers website, I thought I would reveal a little bit about myself. I was born in Philadelphia in the early 1980s and, as most kids at that time, was big into cartoons and action figures. In first grade, I performed poorly in English and my teacher told my mother she was going to hold me back to repeat first grade because of it. Due to my interests which seemed to center around superheroes (my favorite toys were the Super Powers line and favorite cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), my mom began to purchase comic books from the corner store at 3 for $1. I would read the books enthusiastically as my mom helped me practice for spelling tests and my grade in English shot up enough to pass. From there I became a huge fan of comics, first with the 3 for $1 DC titles and the Marvel comics generally starring Spider-Man from the supermarket and convenience stores at a $1 an issue. This opened the door to Wizard Magazine, comic stores, comic conventions, and so on. At my local comic shop Ontario St. Comics, I frequently raided their 3 for $1 bins amassing a large Bronze Age collection (including complete runs on Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe and Rom: Spaceknight). By the time I was in high school, however, my interest in comics waned (the content became darker and I found new interest in anime, pro wrestling, and RPGs, both turned-based video games and traditional pen-and-paper). Still, I kept up with Wizard because I felt it let me sample a little bit of everything going on in comics without the investment of time and money. However, it would be Wizard which brought me back to comics and gave me my opportunity to be a comic journalist.