We are one year removed from the Montreal Screwjob and the tide has turned in the Monday Night War–the WWF is near clearly in the lead with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin feuding with “Mr. McMahon.” But the story of Survivor Series 1998 is about to further the lead that the WWF has when they crown their “next big thing” champion. The Rock became “the guy” at Survivor Series ’98 but HOW they got there was the most masterful part of the story. Vince Russo has said this was the best thing he ever wrote in wrestling and most agree.
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who was active from the 1940s to the 2010s. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics’ primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today’s wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol’ JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe.
On this week’s 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, they discuss Eric’s surprise debut on WWE Monday Night Raw, in July 2002! Hear about what Eric was up to in between the close of WCW and his WWE run, including TV projects, and even some MatRats talk! How did Eric wind up in WWE, who contacted him, why wasn’t he involved in the Invasion angle, how did the concept of his debut take shape, what were some of the reactions he saw around him, and how did he feel his first appearance went? All this and so much more!