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Bobby Heenan ...
 Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan / ... (33 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tony Schiavone ...
 Himself / ... (33 episodes, 1998-2001)
Peter Gruner ...
 Kidman / ... (31 episodes, 1998-2001)
Charles Robinson ...
 Charles Robinson - Referee / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Mike Tenay ...
 Mike Tenay / ... (29 episodes, 1998-2001)
Mike Jones ...
 Vincent / ... (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
Mickie Henson ...
 Mickie Jay - Referee (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
David Penzer ...
 Himself - Ring Announcer / ... (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Raven / ... (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Perry Saturn ...
 Saturn / ... (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lee Marshall ...
 Lee Marshall - Play-by-Play Announcer (27 episodes, 1998)
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 Konnan (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Booker T. / ... (23 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Chavo Guerrero Jr. / ... (22 episodes, 1998-2001)
Brad Cain ...
 Lodi (22 episodes, 1998)
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 Chris Jericho (23 episodes, 1998)
Nick Patrick ...
 Nick Patrick - Referee / ... (22 episodes, 1998)
Glenn Gilbertti ...
 Disco Inferno (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Chris Benoit (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Larry Pfohl ...
 Lex Luger / ... (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Scotty Antol ...
 Riggs (20 episodes, 1998)
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 Eddie Guerrero (20 episodes, 1998)
Marcus Bagwell ...
 Buff Bagwell (19 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Scott Steiner / ... (19 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bill Daley ...
 Billy Silverman - Referee (19 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Kevin Nash (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
Brian Hildebrand ...
 Mark Curtis - Referee (19 episodes, 1998)
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 The Giant (19 episodes, 1998)
Eduardo Hernández ...
 Juventud Guerrera (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
Chris Kanyon ...
 Kanyon / ... (18 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bill Goldberg ...
 Goldberg (19 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bobby Smedley ...
 Bobby Blaze (18 episodes, 1998)
Rick Steiner ...
 Rick Steiner / ... (17 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jimmy Hart ...
 Himself - Manager / ... (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Curt Hennig ...
 Curt Hennig / ... (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
Scott Vick ...
 Sick Boy (17 episodes, 1998)
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 Brian Adams / ... (16 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Hugh Morrus / ... (16 episodes, 1998-2001)
Randy Anderson ...
 Randy Anderson - Referee / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
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 Eric Bischoff (18 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Diamond Dallas Page / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
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 Sting (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lash Huffman ...
 Stevie Ray / ... (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dean Malenko ...
 Dean Malenko (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
James J. Dillon ...
 Himself - Commissioner / ... (15 episodes, 1998)
Mark Hildreth ...
 Hammer / ... (15 episodes, 1998)
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 Randy Savage (15 episodes, 1998)
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 Scott Hall / ... (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rick Rude ...
 Rick Rude / ... (14 episodes, 1998)
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Was WCW's "secondary" show. Prior to its debut, WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985) had served this purpose. See more »

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Good Whilst It Lasted
5 January 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

WCW Thunder made it's debut in 1998 when WCW was the number one promotion in the United States (with the WWF trailing second). At first, I couldn't see how another two hour show could survive given that there was the two/three hour Nitro on Mondays, syndicated programmes and a WCW PPV every month of the year;but Thunder (shown on Thursdays) complimented Monday Nitro very well.

There were some great matches on Thunder during it's early year. However, in late 1998 up until 2001 (when WCW was sold to the WWF), the shows were not very good because the entire WCW product was no good. WCW from late 1998 to March 2001 was a real chore to sit through and was the most confusing and poorly booked wrestling organisation in the world. In March of 2001, it was finally put out of it's misery.

All in all, WCW Thunder was a good show initially. If WCW hadn't become such a crap organisation then I am sure Thunder would still be on today complimenting Monday Nitro very well. If you do decide to track down any episodes of Thunder, then I would recommend looking for 1998 episodes only.


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