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WCW – AUGUST 15, 2018

Hey! It’s Wednesday! You know what that means! Time for this week’s WCW or World Championship Wrestling! This week I have selected Hardcore Hak as my WCW. Hardcore Hak made a name for himself as the hardcore wrestler the Sandman in Extreme Championship Wrestling before debuting in WCW in September of 1998. The no holds barred, no rules wrestling style Hak used in ECW was a perfect fit for WCW’s new “ hardcore” wrestling division. Hak’s debut match on Nitro featured him calling out and then losing to the WCW hardcore champion and also a former ECW alumni Bam Bam Bigelow. Hak continued to wrestle Bigelow and then went onto begin a feud with yet another ECW alumni Raven. As his time in WCW went on Hak would compete against Raven, Bigelow and Brian Knobs at several pay per views, over the next few months. At the Bash at the Beach pay per view Hak was involved in the first and last ever “ junkyard invitational” hardcore match. Fit Finlay ultimately won that junkyard invitational match. In September 1999, after just 1 year with the company, Hak was released from WCW due to cost cutting measures What was your favorite Hardcore Hak match in WCW?

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WCW – AUGUST 1, 2018

Hey! It’s Wednesday! You know what that means! Time for this week’s WCW, or World Championship Wrestling! This week my WCW is the tag team of the Colossal Kongs! Weighing in at a combined weight of just under 900 lbs. the team consisted of King Kong, later known as Krusher Kong and his partner Awesome Kong. The team entered WCW in 1993 with former world champion Harley Race as their manager. The Kong’s time in WCW was very short, with their most memorable match taking place at Clash Of The Champions XXIV where the Kongs lost to the team of Sting and Ric Flair in a match that lasted about 3 minutes. The Kongs went on to wrestle at the WCW Battle Bowl pay per view in late 1993. The Battle Bowl event had wrestlers names drawn at random to form a tag team for the night to face another random pairing of a team. The two winners of the matches went on to the main event battle royal or “ Battle Bowl” to determine a single winner During the pay per view the Kongs were chosen for opposing teams and would square off against each other. King Kong and Dustin Rhodes went on to defeat Awesome Kong and the Equalizer in their match. In December, King Kong went on to face the Shockmaster in a singles match at the Starrcade pay per view T’was the Shockmaster that defeated this King Kong. Sadly Starrcade was one of the last times the Kongs would wrestle for WCW, shortly thereafter they went back to the independent scene in Texas. What was your favorite Colossal Kongs match?

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