Booker T, Kevin Nash, Disco Inferno, Sting, and Scott Steiner [6/18/2000]
An interesting shot of a gaggle of WCW Legends hanging out with Disco Inferno that took place at a SoapCity.com celebrity auction. The wrestlers paired up with stars from several daytime soap operas and painted several pet food bowls with all of the proceeds going to The Humane Society of New York.
I don’t know how much a Kevin Nash signed puppy bowl would fetch at auction but just know that there’s SOMEONE out there with that item proudly displayed in their house.
WCW Sin Advert [1/14/2001]
I still remember watching the end of this PPV live.
I was a WCW fan till the very end and was enjoying seeing where the company was headed as a new Cruiserweight division was being put together and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship was across the waist of a verified badass, “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner. Unfortunately, the main event revealed to me that WCW would never really change as the hyped up “mystery opponent” in the four corners match ended up being Road Warrior Animal, a guy that hadn’t been seen on television in over three years.
However, that reveal isn’t the thing people remember from this PPV. WCW Sin was the show where Sid Vicious suffered his infamous leg-break on the live broadcast. It’s still one of the nastiest injuries I’ve ever seen on television, but I’ll always look at this PPV was nothing more than a giant waste of time.
The WWF would eventually buy out WCW on March 23, 2001, a little over two months past the WCW Sin PPV.
The Steiner Brothers - Legends of the Ring 11 [10/16/2010]
Still two of the greatest… even if they’re wearing Ed Hardy shirts.
The Steiner Brothers - WWF Magazine [March 1993]
Even though the Steiners only spent less than two years in the WWF, I still wish that they’d given more praise by McMahon’s company. I know that Rick Steiner now spends his time selling houses, but I would still completely mark out for the Dog Faced Gremlin and the Big Bad Booty Daddy making random guest appearances on RAW!
I mean, instead of calling in a fake Doink the Clown to take on Heath Slater on RAW in July of last year, how great would it have been if Scott Steiner had walked down to the ring with his brother Rick accompanying him, complete with his airbrushed leather jacket!?
Rick and Scott Steiner, The Steiner Brothers - Wrestling World [August 1996]
I love how the duo inadvertently recreated the poses found on there on Scott’s shirt. Great shot!
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.
“Official WCW Stuff” - WCW Magazine - April 1993
Not gonna lie — I’d probably love to have that Sting coffee mug in 2012.
Scott Steiner Stretches Out Kevin Nash - WCW Monday Nitro 2/5/2001
Despite what the picture might lead you to believe, this match was a handicap match with Kevin Nash teaming up with WCW Heavyweight Champion’s older brother, Rick Steiner.
However to be quite honest, the two former tag-team champions were only hostile towards each other for around five minutes in this match as Rick nailed Kevin Nash in the back while Big Sexy tried to go for a pin-attempt after his trademark Jackknife Powerbowb.
World Championship Wrestling would last a little under two more months before being bought out by Vince McMahon.
“35,000,000 Wrestling Fans Can’t Be Wrong” - Entertainment Weekly #481 - 4/16/1999
Like I mentioned last Friday, Entertainment Weekly did a nice piece on the two wrestling giants of 1999 and even profiled characters from both companies. WCW ended up getting kinda screwed as the magazine did full head-to-toe shots of everyone they featured expect for Scott Steiner and Goldberg above. Since the only other WCW superstar that the magazine took photos of was Ric Flair, the official wrestler tally is 5 to 3 in WWF’s favor.
Despite my annoyance at this perceived dig against my favorite wrestling company, the photos are excellent time-stamps of a time when the business was king. Today, I’ll post them all today complete with their appropriate write-ups that Entertainment Weekly gave each character.