*HYPE* Hope from WCW: Episode 1, Welcome!

I’m TJ and I’m a nostalgia nerd. I may or may not have a blog expressing this fact *ahem RADvertising*, and I may be a shameless self-promoter. But one thing I am especially nostalgic for is WCW Wrestling, but it’s not that simple. I’m nostalgic for this great company, yes, but the era I love reminiscing about most is when most people had given up on WCW. The infamous black hole of 1999 to the bitter end in 2001.

Ah yes, a time when titles changed hands at the drop of a hat, when gimmick matches spread like a disease, and when the once proud nWo had swollen, splintered off, realigned and really became a punchline. “Who would like this crap?” you may ask yourself. Me. We’ve been over this. “Why would anyone like this crap.” Ah, now there’s a question with some flavor in it. And that’s why I’m here. In this column, I will be digging deep to show you that there is more to the later days of WCW than David Arquette winning the big gold belt and Judy Bagwell on a pole.

I’m excited to be a part of this team and to lend my insight into this very unique and challenging time to be a wrestling fan. Some of the topics that will be covered will be, in no particular order; Lance Storm, Misfits in Action, and a multi-part miniseries focusing on the Cruiserweight Division. Starting Monday with my feature on the Misfits in Action, this will be a bi-weekly feature.

See you in the past.

TJC