SummerSlam (1996) was the ninth annual SummerSlam. It was presented by Stridex. It took place on August 18, 1996 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Main event for the event saw Shawn Michaels fight against Vader for the WWF Championship. The other talked about matchup had Mankind fight Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl.
The ninth annual Royal Rumble over the top rope battle royal, with the winner getting a WWF Title Shot at WrestleMania XII. WWF Title: Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Razor Ramon vs. Goldust, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Smoking Gunns vs. The Bodydonnas, Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Jarrett
Hog Wild took place on August 10, 1996 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The VHS cover featured Hulk Hogan in his Hulkster pose despite the fact that he, along with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, formed the nWo one month prior and began being billed as Hollywood. The first eight matches aired on WCW Saturday Night on TBS. This event happened on a Saturday, instead of the normal Sunday night. The main event was Hollywood Hogan defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against The Giant. Also notable was a match between The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) versus Sting & Lex Luger. Ric Flair defended the WCW United States Championship against Eddie Guerrero while Harlem Heat defended the WCW World tag Team Championships against The Steiner Brothers. The under card featured Chris Benoit vs Dean Malenko, Bull Nakano vs Madusa, Ice Train versus Scott Norton, and Rey Myserio, Jr. defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against The Ultimate Dragon.
Starrcade (1996) was the fourteenth annual Starrcade professional wrestling pay-per-view event. It was the ninth Starrcade event produced by WCW, and it took place on December 29, 1996 from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The main event was between Hollywood Hogan and Roddy Piper. Piper debuted to WCW earlier in the year to oppose the nWo, and challenge Hogan to determine who the bigger icon was. Other matches featured Lex Luger and The Giant, Diamond Dallas Page and Eddie Guerrero for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, The Outsiders and the Faces of Fear for the WCW World Tag Team Championship, and Ultimo Dragon and Dean Malenko to unify the J-Crown Championship and the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
Slamboree 1996 took place on May 19, 1996 from the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Every non-title match was a Lethal Lottery match with wrestlers being randomly paired together, and the winning teams would advance to the Battlebowl battle royal. The title matches included The Giant defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Sting, Konnan defending the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Jushin Liger, and Dean Malenko defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Brad Armstrong.
Uncensored 1996 took place on March 24, 1996 from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi. The idea behind this event is that each match is unsanctioned, with a heavy emphasis on gimmick matches. The main event was The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) versus The Alliance to End Hulkamania (an 8 man team that included Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, The Taskmaster, Z-Gangsta, and The Ultimate Solution) in a Doomsday Cage match. Other matches included A Chicago Street fight was held between Sting & Booker T versus The Road Warriors, The Giant vs Loch Ness, The Booty Man vs Diamond Dallas Page, and 3 other matches.
Survivor Series (1996) was the tenth annual Survivor Series. It was presented by Milton Bradley's Karate Fighters, and took place on November 17, 1996, at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The main event was a standard wrestling match for the WWF Championship. Shawn Michaels defended the title against Sycho Sid. The undercard featured Faarooq, Vader, Razor Ramon and Diesel versus Flash Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Savio Vega and Yokozuna in a four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match, Bret Hart versus Stone Cold Steve Austin to determine the #1 contender for the WWF Championship, Marc Mero, Rocky Maivia, Jake Roberts and The Stalker versus Crush, Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Goldust in a four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match, The Undertaker versus Mankind and The Godwinns, Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon versus The New Rockers, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog.
King of the Ring (1996) was the fourth annual King of the Ring. The event took place on June 23, 1996 from the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main event was a standard wrestling match for the WWF Championship. Shawn Michaels competed against British Bulldog, with Mr. Perfect serving as the special guest enforcer. The undercard featured the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, won by Stone Cold Steve Austin. Other matches on the undercard included a WWF Intercontinental Championship match between champion Goldust and challenger Ahmed Johnson, Mankind versus The Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior versus Jerry "The King" Lawler and a WWF Tag Team Championship match between champions The Smoking Gunns and challengers The Godwinns. Austin's victory speech after winning the 1996 King of the Ring tournament gave rise to the "Austin 3:16" tag line, and the event has been cited by WWE as the starting point of the Attitude Era.
World War 3 1996 took place on November 24, 1996 from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. The main event was the WCW World War 3 match, which put 60 men in a 3 ring battle royal. A second main event included a Triple Threat Tag Team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championships with The Outsiders defending against Faces of Fear & The Nasty Boys.
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Fall Brawl 1996: War Games took place on September 15, 1996 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The main event was a WarGames match between Team nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, & nWo Sting) versus team WCW (Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sting). Randy Savage faced The Giant, Harlem Heat defended the WCW World Tag Team Championships against The Nasty Boys, Rey Mysterio, Jr. defended the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Super Calo, Chris Benoit wrestled Chris Jericho, and 3 other matches took place on the under card.
The spirit of the Camel Trophy was never more evident than in the 1996 event, which combined 4WD adventure and achievement unmatched in its seventeen year history. First there was the inhospitable terrain, as Camel Trophy '96 became the first expedition to complete a 1850km East-West vehicular crossing of Kalimantan, the remote jungle heartland of Indonesian Borneo. Then there were the conditions - the searing heat, monsoon rains, relentless glutinous mud and huge river crossings. But there was also breathtaking primary rainforest, the beauty and friendliness of the local people and the extraordinary camaraderie this event inspires. In just 22 days, teams from 20 countries battled their way towards the golden beaches of Pontianak in a convoy of 38 Land Rover Discoverys and Defender 110s.
Halloween Havoc 1996 took place on October 27, 1996 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hollywood Hogan defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Savage in the main event. Also at the event, Harlem Heat defended the WCW World Tag Team Championships against The Outsiders, Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit fought The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian), Arn Anderson wrestled Lex Luger, Chris Jericho faced Syxx, and The Giant competed against Jeff Jarrett. The under card included Eddie Guerrero vs Diamond Dallas Page and Rey Mysterio, Jr. defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Dean Malenko.
Bash at the Beach (1996) was the third annual Bash at the Beach professional wrestling PPV produced by WCW. It took place on July 7, 1996 from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. This event is best remembered for the formation of the New World Order, which contributed greatly to the success of WCW in the mid-to-late 1990s. The main event was a tag team match between The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) and their mystery partner, and Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger. Matches on the undercard included Ric Flair against Konnan for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, and Dean Malenko against Disco Inferno for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Three gimmick matches took place back to back. A Carson City Silver Dollar match occured between Big Bubba and John Tenta, a Taped Fist match between Jim Duggan and Diamond Dallas page, and a Double Dog Collar match between the Nasty Boys and Public Enemy.
1. Coal Chamber – Loco 2. Cellophane – Ride Thy Neighbor 3. Earth Crisis – Broken Foundation 4. Powerman 5000 – Organizized 5. Neurosis – Locust Star 6. Fear Factory – Replica 7. Biohazard – These Eyes 8. Sepultura – Attitude 9. Slayer – Angel Of Death 10. Ozzy Osbourne – Perry Mason
After a quietly staggering loss, a young man returns to his childhood home and finds himself overwhelmed with recollections of a day once spent with his mother.
And the Beat Goes On was a drama serial of eight one-hour episodes set in Liverpool, England during the 1960s. It follows the members of two families as they struggle to cope with the social turmoil of this period. Mickey O'Rourke (Roy Brandon), his wife Mary Ann (Eileen O'Brien) and their son Ritchie (Danny McCall) must contend with Ritchie's girlfriend Cathy (Cathy Williams), who is pregnant by another man. Nick Spencer (Stephen Moore) and his wife Connie (Jenny Agutter) have a daughter Christine (Lisa Faulkner) who brings an unsuitable boyfriend home. Meanwhile, Connie is becoming dependent on tranquilizers and her brother tries to borrow money from Nick.
The story deals with several separate yet intertwining story lines, revolving around the protagonists Kiu Fung, Duen Yu and Hui Juk. Duen Yu is a young, naive prince of the Kingdom of Dali. Despite the long tradition of the practice of martial arts in the royal family, he refuses to learn martial arts due to Buddhist influence and his disdain for bloodshed. When his father tries to force him to learn martial arts, he runs away from home. Ironically, he acquires three of the most powerful skills in the novel and becomes immune to poison after consuming the Zhuha, a poisonous toad known as the "king of all venomous creatures". During his adventures, he encounters several beautiful young maidens, who all fell in love with him. Kiu Fung is the charismatic chief of the Beggars' Sect, who possesses strong leadership qualities and exceptional prowess in martial arts. He falls from grace after he is revealed to be a Khitan, and after he is wrongly accused of murdering several fellow martial artists to conceal his identity. He becomes an outcast and the prime enemy of the Han Chinese wulin (martial artists' community). Hui Juk is a monk from the Shaolin Sect, described to have a kind-hearted and submissive nature. He believes strongly in following the Buddhist code of conduct and refuses to break it even when faced with life-threatening situations. He follows his elders to a meeting once, which marks the start of his adventures. Coincidentally, and by sheer luck, Hui Juk breaks a weiqi formation and becomes the successor of the Carefree Sect and inherits the powers of Wuyazi.
The Famous Five is a British television series based on the children's books of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was first broadcast on Tyne Tees Television and HTV from 10/9/1995 onwards, and on CITV from 1/7/1996 onwards; there were two series between 1995 and 1997, produced by Zenith North and Tyne Tees in 26 twenty-five-minute episodes.
Superman, an incredibly powerful alien from the planet Krypton, defends Metropolis from supercriminals. Superman hides his identity behind the glasses of Clark Kent; a mild-mannered reporter for the newspaper the Daily Planet. At the Daily Planet Superman works with fellow reporter Lois Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen.