In 1997, Vince McMahon's WWF was at a crossroads. With Ted Turner's WCW and its nWo storyline dominating the legendary Monday Night Ratings War, the WWF found itself in the unfamiliar territory of having to fight from behind to become the number one promotion again. History shows us that they were successful, but Tom Hemmings and Kellen Scrivens decided to take a long, hard, and thorough look of how it happened. What worked, what didn't, and how does it all hold up today?
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 50
After taking some time to discuss the then-current passing of Hana Kimura, Kellen and Tom review an interesting week of programming, featuring Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon vs Jeff and Matt Hardy on Shotgun in the dream match you never realized you wanted. On Raw, Vince McMahon explains why Kellen and Tom named the podcast as they did, and Steve Austin encourages The Rock to take up a new hobby.
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 49
Bow bow, are you ready? It’s the final PPV of the year, D-Generation X, and that means we have Shawn vs Shamrock, Austin vs Rock, the real Vince McMahon, The Blackheart, The Bootcamp, Butterbean, and blue-eyed Babyface Jim Cornette. Also Jeff Jarretts new music, a 20-minute detour into the history of TNA, and Don Callis giving some really bad advice. And if you think that description was all over the place, just wait until you hear about this week with New York, Free for All, the PPV, and Raw.
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 48
On the final week before the D(e)-Generation X pay-per-view, we scramble to fill out the card and actually get some build. The semifinals for the Light Heavyweight Championship tournament, kind of. Ken Shamrock continues his rivalry with Shawn Michaels, kind of. And Stone Cold Steve Austin drives The Rock absolutely berserk. That one is actually really awesome, and you should hear what Kellen has to say and what Tom had to miss out on.
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 47
D-Generation X recruits two of their most unlikely members ever, Goldust continues to be on the mend, Steve Austin becomes the greatest stage tech in the history of wrestling, and The Rock reminds us that beepers were once a thing. Meanwhile, our opening contest serves as another big step towards the Attitude Era as The Legion of Doom defend their Tag Team Championships against The Road Dog, Billy Gunn, and new entrance music.
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 46
On Week 46, Vince McMahon sits down with Jim Ross to say "Bret screwed Bret." How will Kellen and Tom side on the matter? (If you've listened to us before you probably know.) Meanwhile, The Rock and Stone Cold continue to make each other's acquaintance, and Rick Rude manages to be in two places at once.
A Cure for the Common Podcast: A WWF 1997 Retrospective - Week 45
It's official! This is the last time anyone anywhere ever will talk about Montreal! Who was right? Who was wrong? Was it a shoot? Bret, Vince, and No. It's the 1997 Survivor Series all decided right here for all time! You won't want to miss this! Also featuring other stuff: New York, Raw, and the first Rock v Austin segment.
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If you love wrestling, this podcast is for you. Highly recommended.
Tom knows his wrestling - an informative and entertaining podcast. Highly recommended if you enjoy WWF. Top work.
A Cure for Hemmings and Scrivens
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