Gorgeous George Promotional Shot 
One of the best parts about Macho Man Randy Savage returning back to WCW in early-1999 was that he brought along his current real-life girlfriend with him, Stephanie Bellars. She was repackaged as Gorgeous George and became one of Savage’s valets along with Miss Madness (Nora Greenwald/Molly Holly) and Madusa (who were Bellars’ real-life trainers at the WCW Power Plant).
Gorgeous George didn’t have much of an in-ring career in WCW, but she DOES have one win against current-WWE referee “Lil’ Naitch” Charles Robinson. In fact, I remember there being a rumor that Vince McMahon was very interested in bringing in the pair of Randy Savage with Gorgeous George, but we all know that this never occurred (but would have been fantastic to see, though).
Meet Dana Adiva. Last night, she was profiled on MTV’s True Life: I’m Too Beautiful, and she’s a professional wrestler.
I’m not too aware of Adiva, but the few things I’ve found online about her show that she’s been part of a Bombshell: Ladies of Wrestling card (wrestled as Miss Adiva against Becky Bayless back in February) and that she’s the daughter of “The Diceman” Ronnie Vegas. Beyond that, there’s not too much as Adiva is still pretty early in her wrestling career.
I’m curious if there’s anybody out there who caught the show and could give us some highlights about it. I’m sure that the fact that Adiva is a wrestler isn’t the focal point of the documentary (she apparently mentioned that she dropped out of high school due to being bullied by jealous girls), but I’m curious as to how the show played out.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs Psichosis - WCW Monday Nitro [12/6/1999]
One of the things I really enjoyed about WCW was how Mike Tenay and others would openly discuss wrestling promotions outside of America. Liger was a guy that would periodically show up in WCW to compete but during this particular run, he ended up being involved in a controversial angle that infuriated New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Liger came across to defend his IWGP Light Heavyweight Championship against Juventud Guerrera on Nitro, and ended up losing the title after getting a bottle of tequila smashed across his head by Guerrera. Liger would ended up regaining his championship seven days later in this match against Psichosis (who was subbing for an injured Juvented), but this title change was largely ignored by New Japan Pro Wrestling due to the embarrassing nature of Liger’s loss.
To this day, Juventud Guerrera still holds the record for the shortest reign as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
WWE.com has a great read regarding Dale Torborg’s time as the KISS Demon in WCW. It covers most of his story with quotes from the man himself and even gets into how WCW politics ended up killing the character. Torborg is still a member of the KISS Army and has nothing but positive things to say about the time when he played the character. He actually still dons the greasepaint from time to time but is currently working full-time with the Chicago White Sox as their conditioning coordinator.
He didn’t get many wins or stick around long, but his finishing move was a full-nelson slam called “The Love Gun” — how could you NOT like that?!
The Demon Exits His Casket - WCW Thunder 
Even though The Demon did not have the most impressive win-loss ratio in World Championship Wrestling, he ended up finding himself involved in several storylines as a B-character. As strange as it might sound, there was even a time where a clown-painted Juggalo Vampiro recruited The Demon and The Great Muta (whaaat) for his Dark Carnival stable to go against Sting. Tons of greasepaint all around.
There’s also a rumor about what WCW wanted to do the with The Demon character before they just pulled the plug on it altogether. I can’t recall the EXACT details, but it involved Christopher Daniels in the Fallen Angel gimmick, The Demon being revealed as the son of Satan, and Vampiro being baptized in a pool of holy water that would have turned him into a complete face.
I think I would have rather had the stable of KISS wrestlers instead…
Match of the Day
Bobby Eaton vs The Demon
WCW Saturday Night
January 29th, 2000
The Demon’s second match in World Championship Wrestling, the first being a loss against Terry Funk on WCW Thunder. Come for the squash match against Bobby Eaton, stay for Scott Hudson and Tony Schiavone talking about their favorite band KISS.
I knew there was a reason I liked those guys.
Dale Torborg as The Demon - WCW Monday Nitro [July 2000]
There was a short period of time where KISS had their own wrestler competing in World Championship Wrestling. In fact, the original plan was to have several wrestlers group together to form a Warriors of KISS stable, but the plans fizzled due to the promotion not fully buying the character’s ability to get over with the fans.
Along with the group of KISS-themed wrestlers (which would have been fucking inaaaneee), Eric Bischoff mentioned in his autobiography that he also intended there to be a mega-PPV event that combined a WCW show and a KISS concert at the Fiesta Bowl. Bischoff intended the entire thing to be called New Year’s Evil and wrote about how it would have been nothing but great business in regards to WCW’s revenue books.
Unfortunately, newly positioned powers-that-be struck the deal down. However, New Year’s Evil DID happen… except that it was just a lame branding of a December 27th Monday Nitro that ended with Scott Steiner revealing himself as a new member of the nWo 2000.
Brian Adams as The Demon Alongside KISS [8/23/1999]
That would be all four original members of KISS — Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Brian Adams would be original choice to play The Demon, but he never wrestled a single match in the get-up. Adams would show up the week following his reveal to challenge Vampiro as The Demon, but he ended up disappearing completely off of television soon after…
Eventually, Brian Adams would lose the makeup and be teamed up with Bryan Clark AKA Wrath to form the tag-team KroniK. They would become infamous for an abysmal WWE match against Undertaker and Kane (Unforgiven 2001) and ripping off Static X’s “Love Dump” for their theme song.
Dale Torborg ended up picking up The Demon gimmick whenever The Demon character returned to television.
KISS - “God of Thunder” (Live on WCW Monday Nitro, August 23rd, 1999)
This is it.
This is the track that made me into the huge KISS fan that I am today.
I was wrestling mark well before learning about the band, but one appearance on my WCW Monday Nitro show was all it took to get the group inside my brain. I recorded this onto a cassette, listened to it every day on the way to school, grabbed Double Platinum and Destroyer, and that’s all she wrote.
The funny thing is that whenever I put on Destroyer for the first time, I was severely disappointed by the studio track of “God of Thunder”. In fact, I still think it’s absolutely terrible and prefer the live track any day… even if this particular live track was completely put together in a studio.
The rest of the day shall be devoted to the KISS Demon here at Drop ToeHold. You’ve been warned.