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Join us monthly as we look through the good old days - and not-so-good old days - of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), series by series, to figure out what makes each of WCW's shows tick. Just what defines Starrcade, and what defines Halloween Havoc? WCW may have gone out of business years ago, but it will never lose its place in wrestling history, and its position as the one true competitor to the WWF may never be replicated. Together, let's take a look through it and enjoy the highs, lows, … Continue Reading >>
Join us monthly as we look through the good old days - and not-so-good old days - of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), series by series, to figure out what makes each of WCW's shows tick. Just what defines Starrcade, and what defines Halloween Havoc? WCW may have gone out of business years ago, but it will never lose its place in wrestling history, and its position as the one true competitor to the WWF may never be replicated. Together, let's take a look through it and enjoy the highs, lows, and strange decisions along the way.

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Episode 15: Starrcade '97 In WCW's darkest hour, a hero will rise...and fall...and rise another time. For a year and a half, the New World Order has run wild over World Championship Wrestling, but now WCW's greatest champion and most beloved hero, Sting, has returned to reclaim the title and save those who once mistrusted him. There's no way WCW can screw this up, right? Right? But before that, the rise of Goldberg begins, WCW Monday Nitro is on the line, and a surprising performer brings joy to John's face. For all this and more, let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Series 05: Hog / Road Wild In our fifth series, Let's Go to the Ring takes a look WCW's annual shows at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! Let's Go to the Ring!
Series 04: Spring Stampede WCW's Spring Stampede was a cowboy-themed April series of shows that ran from 1994 - 2000...but, unusually, missed 1995 and 1996. In this playlist, join us in taking a look at this series from start to finish! Let's go to the Ring! Let's Go to the Ring!
Series 03: Slamboree For our third series, we take a look at WCW's Slamboree! Originally a mixed wrestling and hall of fame show, Slamboree is probably most famous - or perhaps infamous - for its 2000 edition...but there's a whole series before we get to that point. Join us on our journey through Slamboree as we watch WCW (at least briefly) honor its history, and discover the series' identity once the hall of fame ceremonies are no more. Let's Go to the Ring!
Series Retrospectives At the end of each series, we take a look back at the series as a whole to figure out its identity, hand out some awards, go over some statistics, and play some games. Join us for the fun, and see if you can do a better job with our guessing games than our hosts! Let's Go to the Ring!
Series 02: WrestleWar In the second series of Let's Go to the Ring, we take a look at WCW's WrestleWar. One of the earliest pay-per-view ventures of the fledgling WCW, the first WrestleWar takes place mere months after WCW rises from the ashes of Jim Crockett Promotions. Join us as we discover more about the WrestleWar series and see the early days of WCW! Let's Go to the Ring!
Individual Shows Between each longer series, we take a look at some other shows - shows from the Clash of the Champions, shows that don't have a series, or even shows from completely different companies. Take a look at some of those with us! Let's Go to the Ring!
Series 01: Starrcade The first ever professional wrestling supercard, Starrcade is sometimes referred to as WCW's version of Wrestlemania. But (leaving aside the fact that Starrcade came first), is that accurate, or does it have its own identity? Join us as we discover the Starrcades, start to finish, in the first series of "Let's Go to the Ring!" Let's Go to the Ring!
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Episode 46: Road Wild 1997 WCW returns to Sturgis under an ever-so-slightly different name for Road Wild 1997 (though no one told Michael Buffer about the name change, apparently). Tonight, Hogan challenges for the world title, Ric Flair battles an up-and-coming Cruiserweight in the midcard, the Outsiders have a tag match just before the main event...wait, didn't all this stuff happen last year? Let's see...uh, road trips, spraypainting the title, helicopter footage, Tony-Bobby-Dusty... This...this *is* a new show, right? Right? To find out...Let's Go to the Ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 45: Hog Wild 1996 Happy 4th! Our new series begins - the rumble of motorcycles fills the air as Sturgis, South Dakota, goes Hog Wild! WCW and the newly formed nWo clash as Hogan fights the Giant to try to claim the Big Gold Belt for the nWo, while Kevin Nash and Scott Hall try to take down WCW stalwarts Sting and Lex Luger. Also: Is it really a good idea to enter a match with so much shoulder tape you look like a yet...I mean, a mummy? Just what the heck is Kevin Nash supposed to do with that enormous cake? And WCW decides to showcase the durability of Honda motorcycles. For all this and more...Let's Go to the Ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 44: WCW Monday Nitro July 29th 1996 For the first time, we take a look at an episode of WCW's flagship television show, WCW Monday Nitro. The nWo formed back at Bash at the Beach 1996...but hey, it's just another wrestling faction, right? WCW can just carry on as usual, right? To find out...let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 43: Spring Stampede Retrospective We've finished up our fourth series! Now join us as we discuss the Spring Stampede series as a whole, to find its unifying themes. See how you do on our Spring Stampede quiz. Plus: Who will get the coveted Series MVP awards? For all this, plus some very strange match rebookings, Let's Go to the Ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 42: Spring Stampede 2000 The stagecoach keeps on rolling, but the end of the trail approaches...as WCW Spring Stampede 2000 looms. Ironically, the final Spring Stampede brings a new beginning for WCW as they establish all new champions in a whole slew of tournaments. Plus...Norman Smiley vs. Terry Funk, because we love that pairing so much. DDP vs. Jeff Jarrett for the World Title...and revenge. And, at least seven quintillion cruiserweights pile into the ring for a supposed six-man match! For all this and more...let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 41: Spring Stampede 1999 The Spring Stampede series continues...and so too does the rise of Diamond Dallas Page, who has his biggest opportunity yet - a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Can he dethrone the ever-so-slightly power-mad Ric Flair? Also: Can Goldberg get his revenge on Kevin Nash? Can Konnan even hope to stand against the raw might of...Disco Inferno? And WCW's booked every single lower card title to be occupied by only two matches...that's not weird at all, right? For all this and more, let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 40: Spring Stampede 1998 It's Spring Stampede 1998, and there's trouble down at the nWo-K Corral, brother! Hogan and Nash must face Piper and the Giant in a Baseball Bat on a Pole match...but should the two nWo members fear each other more than their opponents? Can Prince Iaukea avenge his defeated mentor, Dean Malenko? Can Saturn best the rising phenomenon, Goldberg? (Uh...no.) Just how much of the arena will remain after DDP and Raven do battle? For all this, plus a wrestler debut Al has long awaited, let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 39: Spring Stampede 1997 Yeehaw! Spring Stampede may have managed to skip the entire WCW Hulkamania era, but now it's back - landing smack in the middle of the nWo angle! Has the time off hurt the series, or can it come roaring back just as strong as in its first showing? One person who certainly benefitted from the two year gap is Diamond Dallas Page, who has gone from a barely-mentioned opening match performer to a main eventer in the intervening time. Also: Who will win a (very very eventual) title shot against World Champ Hollywood Hogan? Can Prince Iaukea retain his TV title against Steven Regal? Will the commentators even pay attention to Madusa vs. Akira Hokuto? For all this, plus one of the most infamous promo flubs of all time, let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

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Episode 38: Spring Stampede 1994 Saddle up, pardners! It's time for a new series! In 1994, WCW decided the absolute best location to host their new, cowboy-themed show, Spring Stampede, was of course...Illinois? Sure, that sounds logical. It also features precisely zero Bunkhouse Stampedes, though we're actually rather thankful for that one. So what does it have? The Boss boldly battles Vader and copyright law! Dustin Rhodes and Bunkhouse Buck fistfight to prove which is better, Texas or Tennessee...in Illinois. Best pals Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat battle it out in a reignition of their legendary feud. For all this, plus our thoughts on the latest Michael Buffer fashion, let's go to the ring!

Music by Michael Gary Brewer at https://www.instantmusicnow.com/

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/letsgo2thering , or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LetsGo2theRing/
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