Match of the Day:
Roddy Piper vs Buff Bagwell (with his mom)
WCW Bash at the Beach
July 11th, 1999
Oh man, look at all this match has. Boxing. Referee Judge Mills Lane. Ric Flair managing Rowdy Roddy Piper. Bruce Buffer. Buff Bagwell in a ring jacket. His mother “Judge” Judy Bagwell putting a spit bucket on Piper’s head.
And let’s not forget this line: “Have you not seen a match or a night where we haven’t had seen some form of cheating?”
And people say WCW was dumb.
WCW Nitro Trading Card Game Advert 
After searching around on the Internet, I managed to find this review of the game over at a board game forum:
Sep 2007*More fun than actually watching wrassl’n on TeeVee, but wait, that isn’t much fun actually …
Jeff Jarrett Celebrates His First WCW World Heavyweight Championship Victory - WCW Spring Stampede [4/16/2000]
I always love seeing a new champion paraded around the ring by his cohorts…most of the times. In this particular case, it was a weird concept to take in as this photo happened right at the beginning of the confusing Vince Russo era of WCW where everything was rebooted, all the championships were made vacant, and the main story arc was the Millionaires’ Club vs the New Blood.
Great idea in theory (the ratings did show a slight bump for WCW), but you can kinda see where things went wrong by looking at the above photo. The entire concept of the New Blood was supposed to be the younger, hungrier wrestlers against “the dinosaurs” who headlined for years. Instead, the New Blood’s first champions crowned at this PPV were Chris Candido (Cruiserweight), Scott Steiner (United States), Buff Bagwell and Shane Douglas (Tag Team), and Jeff Jarrett (World Heavyweight).
Scott Steiner vs Buff Bagwell - WCW Slamboree [5/9/1999]
No real big story set-up with this photo as Buff turned on his buddy Steiner in order to get a shot at Big Poppa Pump’s United States Championship, Steiner proceeded to beat the hell out of him for seven minutes in this match.
I just thought it was a great photo that looks a bit different than the WCW action shots I’m used to.
Marcus Alexander Bagwell - WCW Magazine Collector Series Special #3 [December 1992]
“‘Every time I step into the ring, I learn something new!’
With little more than a year of pro experience behind him in WCW, Marcus Alexander Bagwell has succeeded in capturing the hearts and minds of fans — particularly female fans — around the world.
The handsome native of Marietta, Georgia, wrestled throughout high school, where he captured all-county honors in football and baseball. But the pro ring was always his dream, and in realizing that cherished goal he has firmly embraced the tenets of sportsmanship and fair play.
This muscular 6’1”, 235-pounder’s style is an even mix of mat and aerial skills, though he confesses that strength-oriented moves like the cradle suplex and the armdrag are presently among his favorites.
In his spare time (between training, traveling, and competing!) Bagwell enjoys bodybuilding, waterskiiing, and deer hunting. But wrestling is his first love — and he’s determined to mold himself into a champion.”
A pre-buff Buff with the most boring write-up so far.
By the time I got into WCW, he was leaving The American Males to join the nWo, so seeing this spiffy looking kid was a bit of a surprise. Personally, I always liked “Buff” Bagwell’s campiness and really thought his Blockbuster finishing maneuver (diving neckbreaker) was kinda sweet.
Bam Bam Bigelow, Scott Steiner, and Buff Bagwell Beating Up 1974 Peter Criss - Austin, TX 8/19/2012
Since, I came across a bunch of old wrestling figures in a box, I figured that today will be toy day at Drop ToeHold. Every post today will be scans I’ve gathered from various mags featuring wrestling action figures.
Booker T Talks About His Favorite Monday Night RAW Memory - His Match Against Buff Bagwell?
I understand why Booker might have chosen this particular moment, but things weren’t particularly rosy as this video makes it out to be. Vince McMahon had considered keeping WCW alive as a separate entity under the WWE umbrella and the match was an experiment to see how fans would react. Buff Bagwell vs Booker T for the WCW Heavyweight Championship, main-eventing a WWF RAW complete with Arn Anderson and Scott Hudson calling the match!
The live fans had zero interest in the match and proceeded to shit all over it as soon as it started. Buff and Booker had an alright match, but I’m sure nerves were getting the best of both men as the entire arena were seemingly chanting, “YOU GUYS SUCK!”.
Eventually, the match would end with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Kurt Angle beating the hell out of both men backstage and throwing them out of the arena, making both of the WCW competitors look like complete clowns.
Booker would go on to success in the WWE, but Buff Bagwell was never shown on WWE television again.
There are so many wrestling shirts that I wish I bought back in the day to wear in the present.
This is not one of them.