Solie's Wrestling Newsletter
The Saturday Morning ReportPublished every Saturday Morning with Special Editions when events warrant. Stay tuned for the latest news about the WWF, WCW and ECW, House Show Reports from Readers, columns by Solie's contributers like Jeremy Hartley's EYE on Wrestling, Joseph Holt's From the Top Rope..., Stuart Capel's View from Down Under,Wrestling Historians Ervin Griffin, Jr. and Matt Benaka, great articles by Ric Drasin, Joe Crowe, Jeff Yelton, Garland Chan, "Wild Bill" Rawlings, Len B and several others, Solie's Classic Reprints historical pieces - plus my own topical rants.
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and continued interest.
Issue #550 2/21/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Crash Holly takes the WWF Hardcore Title/Rhino Handed the ECW TV Title/The Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/VERNE GAGNE'S BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Issue #549 2/20/2000
Special Sunday Edition/WCW SuperBrawl Report/Sting Returns!!!/JAMES BROWN DANCES AT SUPERBRAWL!!/TAFKAPI Wins the Cruiserweight belt/Brian Knobbs Hardcore Champ Again/The Way I See It...The REAL World Title by Earl Oliver
Issue #548 2/19/2000
Saturday Morning Report/The Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/The Rock's and Mankind's Books Reviewed
Issue #547 2/12/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Bigalow takes WCW Hardcore Title/Saturday Morning Report/The Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/SPARK PLUG HOLLY'S OTHER LIFE
Issue #546 2/5/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Austin Announces his Engagement to Debra/Malenko, Benoit, Guerrero and Saturn Appear on RAW and SmackDown/Harvey Wippleman wins the WWF Womens' Title then loses it to Jacqueline/Dusty Rhodes Wrestles Again!!/Rob Van Dam out with Fractured Ankle/Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/Bodybuilding vs. Pro-Wrestling By Ric Drasin 'The Equalizer'
Issue #545 1/29/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Sid Wins the WCW World Title...then loses it...then wins it again!!/Ric Flair Appears on Thunder/The Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/
WCW WORLD TELEVISION TITLE: Part 2
Issue #544 1/23/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Special Sunday Edition/The Rock Wins the Rumble/Y2J is the Undisputed IC Champ/Tazz Debutes at the Rumble/WCW WORLD TELEVISION TITLE: /Does this Storied Title Belong in the Trashcan of History?/The Way I See It...
Issue #543 1/22/2000
Saturday Morning Report/WCW World Title Vacated Again!!!/Benoit, Malenko, Guerrero and Saturn are Gone from WCW!!/The Way I See It...Weekly Review by Earl Oliver/Jarrett Reinstated as US Champ/Oklahoma Relinquishes the Cruiserweight Title/Test Wins the WWF Hardcore Title/A Conversation with Harley Race
Issue #542 1/16/2000
Special Sunday Edition/WCW Souled Out/Chris Benoit is the WCW Heavyweight Champ!!/Hart and Jarrett Out of PPV/Nash is the new WCW Commissioner/Kidman takes on Revolution Members in the Triple Threat Theater Matches/Intimidating Actor Proves Heavy on Charm
Issue #541 1/15/2000
Saturday Morning Report/The Way I See It...Weekly Wrap-Up by Earl Oliver/Cactus Jack is Back!!/Legends Night on Nitro/Brian Knobbs wins the WCW Hardcore Title/Impact Players win the ECW Tag Titles/A Conversation with Harley Race: Part 2
Issue #540 1/12/2000
Special 21st Century Edition/Solie's Greatest of the 20th Century Poll Results
Issue #539 1/8/2000
Saturday Morning Report/Saturday Morning Report/Terry Funk is the New WCW Commissioner!!/Flair & Crowbar win the WCW Tag Team Titles/HHH Regains the WWF Title/Chyna & Jericho Both Declared the IC Champ/The Way I See It...Weekly Wrap-Up by Earl Oliver/A Conversation with Harley Race
Issue #538 12/31/99
Millennium Edition/Outsiders Stripped of the WCW Tag Titles /Scott Steiner Retires...Not!/Mankind Fired!/Awesome Regains ECW Title/The Way I See It...Weekly Wrap-Up by Earl Oliver/Is Wrestling Fake?? (Not Like You Think)/The Curse of the Brawl-for-All/Electrolarynx not slowing down Solie/Solie's End of the Century Poll ss
Issue #537 12/23/99
Special Holiday Edition/WHUPASS U.: Part 5/The Way I See It...Weekly Wrap-Up by Earl Oliver/A Christmas Poem
Issue #536 12/19/99
Starrcade '99/Hart Retains the World Title (I think...)/Benoit Awarded the US Title/Madusa takes the Cruiserweight Title with help from Spice /SAY IT ISN'T SO! (from the Portland Press Herald, April 1949)/Solie's Newsletter to Change Focus - The Way I See It...
Issue #535 12/18/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/ECW on TNN/WHUPASS U.: Part 4/WCW MET WITH PROTESTS IN KANSAS
Issue #534 12/13/99
Nitro Report/Paul Orndorff Wrestles Again!/The Outsiders take the Tag Titles/RAW Report/WHUPASS U.: Part 3/The Way I See It...
Issue #533 12/12/99
Special Sunday Edition/WWF Armageddon/Stephanie Turns Heel!!/Chris Jericho Wins the IC Title/Miss Kitty Wins the Womens' Title/Val Venis is the New European Champ/WHUPASS U.: Part 2
Issue #532 12/11/99
Saturday Morning Edition/SmackDown Report/Thunder Report/Hart and Goldberg are the new Tag Champs!/ECW on TNN/Dusty Rhodes Appears in ECW!/WHUPASS U
Issue #531 12/6/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Liger Regains the IWGP Title/RAW Report/An Interview with Greg Valentine: Part 4/FLAIR: 'TONE IT DOWN A BIT'
Issue #530 12/4/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Hiro Matsuda Dead at 62/Thunder Report/SmackDown Report/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair Part 44/INJURED WWF STAR COULD BE OUT COLD
Issue #529 11/29/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/RAW Report/HHH Marries Stephanie before Test gets the Chance!/Training with my Son, by Ric Drasin/The Way I See It...
Issue #528 11/27/99
Saturday Morning Edition/SmackDown Report/ECW on TNN/An Interview with Greg Valentine: Part 3/The Way I See It...
Issue #527 11/22/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Creative Control win the Tag Titles/Piper Returns and is Made a Referee/RAW Report/Vince is Arrested and Jailed/Vince McMahon Sr.: The Tradition Lives On
Issue #526 11/21/99
Special Sunday Edition/WCW Mayhem Report/Evan Karagias is the new Cruiserweight Champ/Norman Smiley Wins the Hardcore Title/Curt Hennig Loses His Career/Scott Hall is TV and US Champ/Bret Hart Wins the World Title/An Interview with Greg Valentine: Part 2
Issue #525 11/20/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/ECW on TNN/The Way I See It...
Issue #524 11/15/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Tony Rumble Dies of Heart Attack/Nitro Report/Kevin Nash Comes Out of "Retirement"/Nitro Report/Backstabbing in the Indy Promotions/The Dumbing-Down of Wrestling
Issue #523 11/13/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/WWF Goes Over the Edge and into the Toilet/ECW on TNN/An Interview with Greg Valentine: Part 1
Issue #522 11/8/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Dustin Rhodes Debuts on Nitro/RAW Report/New Age Outlaws win the Tag Titles Again/RAW ReportThe Way I See It...
Issue #521 11/5/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/Mankind/Al Snow Win the Tag Titles/ECW on TNN/Sandman Returns to ECW s
Issue #520 11/1/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/RAW Report/A GORGEOUS ERA IN WRESTLING: Part 2
Issue #519 10/30/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Bret Hart is the US Champ/Smackdown Report/British Bulldog the 2 Time Euro Champ/ECW on TNN/The Way I See It...
Issue #518 10/25/99
Monday Night Wars Edition
Nitro Report/Goldberg is NOT the Champion...but Neither is Sting/Kidman and Konnan New tag Champs/Outsiders Return to Action...Sort Of/RAW Report/DX Reformed!!/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 43
Issue #517 10/24/99
Special Sunday Edition/Gordon Solie to Undergo Throat Surgery/WCW Halloween Havoc Report/HOGAN LAYS DOWN FOR STING!!!/Goldberg Wins the US Title/Then goes on to win the World Title as well!!/Harlem Heat Do It Again!!/Rick Steiner Wins the TV Title/WCW 10/22 House Show Report
Issue #516 10/23/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Smackdown Report/ECW on TNN/The Way I See It...
Issue #515 10/18/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Gordon Solie Speaks Out/Nitro Report/Konnan/Rey New Tag Champs!/RAW Report/Hollys are the New Tag Champs /A Gorgeous Era in Wrestling
Issue #514 10/10/99
Sunday Special Edition/Heroes of Wrestling PPV Report/An Interview with Afa of the Wild Samoans: Part 3
Issue #513 10/9/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Gorilla Monsoon Dead at 62/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/WWF Sinks to New Low with Incest and Mud Wrestling/ECW on TNN/Tammy Lynn Sytch returns to ECW
Issue #512 10/4/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/WWF Writers Russo/Ferarra Jump to WCW!/Nitro Report/Nitro Report/Hall and Nash Return to WCW/Disco Inferno wins the Cruiserweight Strap/Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit in Owen Tribute Barn Burner/RAW Report/An Interview with Afa of the Wild Samoans: Part 2
Issue #511 10/2/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/ECW on TNN
Issue #510 9/27/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Psychosis Loses his Mask/RAW Report/Chyna Earns Another IC Title Shot/An Interview with Afa of the Wild Samoans: Part 1
Issue #509 9/26/99
Special Sunday Edition/WWF Unforgiven PPV Peport/HHH is the Champ Again/D-Lo Brown is the new European Champ!/The View from Down Under
Issue #508 9/25/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Smackdown Report/NAO Reforms and takes the Tag Titles!/ECW on TNN/ECW Anarchy Rules/The View from Down Under
Issue #507 9/20/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Scott Steiner Returns to WCW/RAW Report/McMahon Relinquishes the Title/Mankind & The Rock take the Title back!/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 42/The Way I See It...
Issue #506 9/18/99
Saturday Morning Edition/WCW Thunder/WWF SmackDown/Vince McMahon Wins the World Title!!/ECW Wrestling on TNN
Issue #505 9/13/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Benoit is the new TV Champ/RAW Report/Mr. Hughes Appears as Jericho's Bodyguard/A Conversation with Rick Steamboat: Part 7/The Way I See it...
Issue #504 9/12/99
Special Sunday Edition/WCW Fall Brawl/Sting turns on Hogan and joins Luger/Sting and The Harlem Heat Each win their 9th World Titles/Sid wins the US Title/WWF Pay-Per-Views in the United Kingdom
Issue #503 9/11/99
Saturday Morning Edition/Brian Hildebrand Succombs to Cancer/WCW Thunder/WWF SmackDown/The British Bulldog Wins the Hardcore Title Then gives it to Al Snow!/UT & TBS Tag Champs Again/ECW Wrestling on TNN
Issue #502 9/6/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/RAW Report/The View from Down Under
Issue #501 9/3/99
WCW Thunder/WWF SmackDown/The Dudley Boyz Show Up in the WWF/ECW Wrestling on TNN/The Dudleys Win the ECW Tag Titles the lose them to Raven-Dreamer/The View from Down Under/The Way I See It...
Issue #500 8/30/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Solie's 500th Issue!!/WCW Nitro/WWF RAW/Mankind & The Rock Win the Tag Straps/History of the Jokeapean Title
Issue #499 8/28/99
Saturday Morning Edition/WCW Thunder/WWF SmackDown/Bossman Takes the Hardcore Title Back/Shawn Michaels Turns Heel!!/ECW Wrestling on TNN/The Way I See It...
Issue #498 8/23/99
The Final Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Windham Brothers are the new WCW Tag Champs/RAW Report/HHH Captures the WWF Title/Jeff Jarrett Hands the European Title to Mark Henry
Issue #497 8/22/99
Special Weekend Edition/SummerSlam Report/WWF House Show Report - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Issue #496 8/20/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Lenny Lane is the New Cruiserweight Champ??/Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend: Part 3/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 41
Issue #495 8/16/99
Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/RAW Report/Mick Foley Returns to RAW/Triple Threat World Title Match Set for SummerSlam
Issue #494 8/14/99
Special Weekend Edition/WCW Road Wild Report/Harlem Heat are the 8 Time Tag Team Champs!!/Hulk Hogan Retains the World Title/WWF Pay-Per-Views in the United Kingdom
Issue #493 8/13/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Hogan's Jobbing Record/The View from Down Under
Issue #492 8/9/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/Hulkamania Reborn!!!/Chris Benoit is the new US Champion!/RAW Report/X-Pac & Kane take the Tag Team Titles/Chris Jericho Debuts on RAW/Chyna to Face Austin at SummerSlam???
Issue #491 8/6/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/A Conversation with Rick Steamboat: Part 6
Issue #490 8/2/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/RAW Report/D-Lo Brown Adds the IC Belt to his Collection!
Issue #489 7/30/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Harlem Heat Reunites!/WWF Pay-Per-Views in the United Kingdom
Issue #488 7/26/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/RAW Report
Issue #487 7/25/99
WWF Fully Loaded Report/McMahon Has to Leave the WWF/Jarrett Regains IC Title/Acolytes Regain the Tag Titles/D-Lo Regains the European Title/Bossman Regains the Hardcore Title/Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend: Part 2
Issue #486 7/23/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/The Ladies Debut on Thunder/The View from Down Under/Stylin' And Profilin':
The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 40
Issue #485 7/18/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/Sting Wins Control of WCW!/Insane Clown Posse, Shane Douglas, Dennis Rodman Show Up on Nitro/RAW Report
Issue #484 7/15/99
Special Thursday Morning Edition/Jesse Ventura to Referee at SummerSlam/Thunder Report/A Conversation with Rick Steamboat: Part 5
Issue #483 7/12/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/Hogan Wins the World Title/RAW Report
Issue #482 7/11/99
Special Sunday Edition/Bash at the Beach Report/Randy savage is the New World Champ!/Sting discusses Hart tragedy, supports union
Issue #481 7/9/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend: Part 1/The Way I See It...
Issue #480 7/5/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/David Flair Handed the US Title/RAW Report/The Hardey Boyz are the new Tag Champs!
Issue #479 7/2/99
Chris Jericho Signs with the WWF/Thunder Report/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 39/The View From Down Under
Issue #478 6/28/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/RAW Report/Austin Regains the WWF Title!
Issue #477 6/27/99
Special Sunday Edition/WWF King of the Ring/TO THE GIANT AMONG US
Issue #476 6/25/99
Friday Morning Edition/The View from Down Under/Thunder Report/The Way I See It...
Issue #475 6/21/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/RAW Report
Issue #474 6/18/99
Friday Morning Edition/Questions mount in Wrestler's Death/McMahon faces suit calling fatal stunt 'Reckless and depraved'/Thunder Report
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Sable Appears in the Audience at Nitro!/RAW Report/Ivory is the new Womens'Champ
Issue #472 6/13/99
Hart Family to Sue WWF/WCW Great American Bash Report
Issue #471 6/11/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Benoit/Saturn Stripped then win the Title Back!!/A Conversation with Rick Steamboat: Part 4/TO THE GIANT AMONG US: Part 3
Issue #470 6/7/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Chris Benoit/Saturn win the Tag Straps after Flair screws Benoit!/RAW Report/Vince McMahon is the Higher Power (yawn...)/Linda M names Steve Austin as the New WWF CEO!!!
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/The View from Down Under/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 38/The Way I See It...
Issue #468 5/31/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/Page and Bigalow are the New Tag Champs/RAW Report/Jeff Jarrett takes the IC Title/Acolytes win the Tag Titles
Issue #467 5/28/99
Special Friday Edition: The Life and Times of Owen Hart/From the Top Rope.../In Memory of Owen Hart/The Way I See It...
Issue #466 5/24/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/RAW Report/RAW is a Two-Hour Tribute to Owen/Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/The Way I See It...
Issue #465 5/23/99
Special Sunday Edition/WWF Over the Edge Report/Owen Hart Killed in a Freak Accident During his Entrance!!/The Undertaker wins the WWF Title/Hardcore Wrestling: Fad or throwback?/1999 Brian Pillman Memorial Card
Issue #464 5/21/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/Des Moines, Iowa House Show Report/The View from Down Under
Issue #463 5/17/99
Sunday Night Heat/Nitro Report/RAW Report
Issue #462 5/14/99
Friday Morning Edition/From the Top Rope.../TO THE GIANT AMONG US: Part 2
Issue #461 5/10/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/RAW Report/Debra "Wins" the Womens' Title/Sunday Night Heat/Sting Unmasked - Video Review by Earl Oliver
Issue #460 5/9/99
WCW Slamboree Report/Raven/Saturn Win the Tag Straps/Rick Steiner wins the TV Title/Savage is Re-Instated!/Rick Steiner helps his brother defeat Bagwell!!/Bret Hart Reappears!/Kevin Nash wins the World Title!!
Issue #459 5/7/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/A Conversation with Rick Steamboat: Part 3
Issue #458 5/3/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/RAW Report/Vince and Shane Wrestle in the Ring/Sunday Night Heat Overview
Issue #457 4/30/99
Friday Morning Edition/Thunder Report/WWF Smack Down Debuts/Stylin' And Profilin': The Legend Of Ric Flair: Part 37
Issue #456 4/26/99
Monday Night Wars Edition/Nitro Report/Sting takes the World Title!!! Then Loses it back to Page!!!!!/Misterio Regains the Cruiserweight Belt/RAW Report/Sunday Night Heat Overview
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