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    Inside The Magazine Volume #15: PWI September '97

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...-september-97/

    What’s your opinion on this magazine and what was going on in the wrestling world at this time? Leave your thoughts below!
    Wasn't sure I read this one until I saw the 911 story. That one I remember for some odd reason.

    That Mike Samples vs. Bobby Bolton (who?) story is vintage PWI.

    Was Bubba Ray's broken ankle legit? Don't remember that at all.

    The Rey Mysterio/Jennifer Aniston story might be even better than the Samples/Bolton one.

    Yikes. Now I remember how savage PWI was toward Fake Razor & Diesel.

    The only promotion I watched regularly at the time was WWF. I was all about the Hart Foundation. Also liked Undertaker. Foley was still a month or two away from winning me over with the JR sitdown interviews. Despite putting 1997 WWF as #1 in our Favorite Calendar Year countdown a while back the midcard was dreadful and a lot of the people I really liked the previous year were being phased out.

    Barely Legal was my 1st time seeing ECW after reading about it for a year and a half. We couldn't get the ppv but I borrowed a tape of it from my friend Gus a few days later and watched the hell out of it. An all time great show that turned me into a major ECW fan.

    Didn't watch WCW at all because I thought it was the Evil Empire.

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    Unfortunately this issue was a casualty of trimming the fat on my magazine collection since there was nothing really special about it outside of the Funk presser and the Pillman penned Austin article. I'm still kicking myself for tossing my glossy PWI photo specials out, dumbass.

    At this time I was still getting back into the WWF swing of things, the Hart Foundation was the be all-end all, especially being a Canadian fan. WCW still had my heightened interest with Luger having found a chink in the NWO armor by beating Hogan. I was also scrounging money doing odd jobs so I could get tapes of ECW and Japan. With everything still being fresh my feelings were ECW and Japan were striking on all cylinders. Though viewed with hindsight some people now say All Japan was starting to stray into too many headrops while ECW had lost some of it's edge in comparison to '95 and 96 due to getting on PPV. I was just happy at the time in getting good quality entertainment from 5 promotions.
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    Inside The Magazine Volume #16: WWF Magazine July '92

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...azine-july-92/

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    Inside The Magazine Volume #17: WCW Magazine May 2000

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...zine-may-2000/

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    Inside The Magazine Volume #16: WWF Magazine July '92

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...azine-july-92/

    What was your opinion on this magazine, if you had it, or this is the first time reading about it here? What did you think about what was going on in the WWF at this time? Leave your thoughts below!
    First time reading about it. I didn't get into the mags until late 1995.

    1992 WWF isn't a personal favorite year but there was plenty of good stuff going on during this little period. I was all about Papa Shango and his curses/feud with Warrior. Taker vs. Berzerker had that one awesome moment with attempted murder by sword which we've written about a lot in the Match Review threads. Early HBK was fun. "Shawn Michaels has left the building" was a great bit. Flair vs. Savage was a good feud even if I was PISSED when Flair lost the belt. Even Model/Tatanka was pretty cool. My guys at the time were Flair, Shango, Taker and Mountie (think he was still around) with HBK quickly climbing up that list. Also liked Money Inc at the time although I remember almost nothing about their run aside from the feud with Hogan & Beefcake.

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    Inside The Magazine Volume #18: WWF RAW Magazine Winter '97

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...ine-winter-97/

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    Inside The Magazine Volume #18: WWF RAW Magazine Winter '97

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...ine-winter-97/

    That concludes another edition of Inside The Magazine. What are your thoughts on the magazine and on the WWF at this time?
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    I think this is the first magazine you've reviewed that I actually own so I suppose I liked it enough to purchase.

    I enjoyed Vic Venom columns at the time

    I was loving all the main event stuff. Hart Foundation was life. Was also a big fan of Foley & Undertaker.

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    I enjoyed Vic Venom columns at the time
    Me too. Sometimes you don't have to be good, just first, and that was what Vic Venom was doing in the WWF mag.


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    Venom's stuff is informative, i suppose. However, the CAPS lock is just annoying. You guys are probably right, that at the time it would be okay.

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    Me too. Sometimes you don't have to be good, just first, and that was what Vic Venom was doing in the WWF mag.
    Exactly. I'm sure his schtick would annoy the hell out of me today but his edgier, irreverent, smarkier takes were just what the teenage wrestling fan of the day was looking for. His deviation from the Standard Wrestling Mag "Journalist" template made him a breath of fresh air at the time.

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    Inside The Magazine Volume #18: WWF RAW Magazine Winter '97

    https://wrestlingrecaps.com/2017/03/...ine-winter-97/
    I still have this issue(minus the cover), the history of LOD article was really well done at a time when it was still mostly taboo to mention history from other promotions. There is still some kayfabe to it as Animal really didn't meet Hawk until their high school years. Plus they didn't spend anytime in Chicago.

    I also enjoyed the Vic Venom articles too at the time.

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    I still have this issue(minus the cover), the history of LOD article was really well done at a time when it was still mostly taboo to mention history from other promotions. There is still some kayfabe to it as Animal really didn't meet Hawk until their high school years. Plus they didn't spend anytime in Chicago.

    I also enjoyed the Vic Venom articles too at the time.
    The story I heard from an old Roadies shoot (or maybe it was just Animal?) was they were actually both born in Chicago but moved out at an early age and didn't meet until in high school. Of course not sure how much of that is real and how much is kayfabe....

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    The story I heard from an old Roadies shoot (or maybe it was just Animal?) was they were actually both born in Chicago but moved out at an early age and didn't meet until in high school. Of course not sure how much of that is real and how much is kayfabe....
    In his book Animal discloses he was born in Philadelphia, moved to Florida, then went to Minneapolis. He transferred to the same high school as Hawk later on where they would first meet.

    Raw Magazine was a big factor as well in getting back into the WWF, loved the fantasy warfare and "the night the belt changed hands" articles. Plus the proto Diva's photo shoots...

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