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WCW: The Legacy Series: Wrestle War '91 (Saving Brian Pillman)

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It's 1991 in WCW and things are...strange.

Ole Anderson is on the way out and Dusty Rhodes has dropped the polka-dotted gimmick to take the book in WCW. WCW is also expanding...gimmick-wise. El Gigante has arrived, as has Big Josh. Johnny B. Badd and the Diamond Studd are on the way in.

Ric Flair, of all people, is soon to be on his way out.

But Wrestle War is not about the world title. It is about the War Games. This year, specifically, it is about the heart of Brian Pillman. WCW puts the young star in the War Games against the Horsemen as the character to feel for, but is it for the best for the Pillman character?

WCW is in transition and this is a PPV that reflects it. It is 1991, and we have a long way to go to see how WCW's legacy is shaped in what will become a post-Flair year in WCW.


WCW was the genesis of fandom for millions of pro wrestling enthusiasts over the course of a tumultuous 12 and half year run. From Starrcade of 1988 all the way to Greed of 2001, the company's fortunes, their glories and missteps, can be traced though their larger than life PPV events.


Shane, (@OneManHypeBand), formerly of LOP Radio's Impact the Revolution, returns to the LOPR airwaves to present this special series looking back upon the legacy of one of the most important entities in the history of pro wrestling. What was good, what was bad, most important why it meant so much to him as a developing fan and why it should mean so much to you now, as a fan far removed from the company's glory days.


WCW: The Legacy Series is more than a review or recap show. Far more. It's the story of a legacy. It's the story of modern mythological beings, still close enough to reach out and touch. Join us for the journey.