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Bobby Heenan ...
 Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan / ... (36 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tony Schiavone ...
 Himself / ... (36 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Charles Robinson - Referee / ... (33 episodes, 1998-2000)
Peter Gruner ...
 Kidman / ... (32 episodes, 1998-2001)
Mike Tenay ...
 Mike Tenay / ... (32 episodes, 1998-2001)
Mike Jones ...
 Vincent / ... (31 episodes, 1998-2000)
Mickie Henson ...
 Mickie Jay - Referee (31 episodes, 1998-2000)
David Penzer ...
 Himself - Ring Announcer / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Raven / ... (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
Perry Saturn ...
 Saturn / ... (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lee Marshall ...
 Lee Marshall - Play-by-Play Announcer (30 episodes, 1998)
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 Konnan (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Nick Patrick ...
 Nick Patrick - Referee / ... (25 episodes, 1998)
Glenn Gilbertti ...
 Disco Inferno (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Chris Jericho (25 episodes, 1998)
Scotty Antol ...
 Riggs (23 episodes, 1998)
Brad Cain ...
 Lodi (23 episodes, 1998)
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 Booker T. / ... (23 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Chavo Guerrero Jr. / ... (22 episodes, 1998-2001)
Brian Hildebrand ...
 Mark Curtis - Referee (22 episodes, 1998)
Chris Kanyon ...
 Kanyon / ... (21 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bill Daley ...
 Billy Silverman - Referee (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Larry Pfohl ...
 Lex Luger / ... (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 The Giant (21 episodes, 1998)
Marcus Bagwell ...
 Buff Bagwell (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Chris Benoit (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Goldberg (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Curt Hennig ...
 Curt Hennig / ... (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Kevin Nash (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Eddie Guerrero (20 episodes, 1998)
Scott Vick ...
 Sick Boy (20 episodes, 1998)
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 Scott Steiner / ... (19 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Diamond Dallas Page / ... (19 episodes, 1998)
Eduardo Hernández ...
 Juventud Guerrera (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Brian Adams / ... (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lash Huffman ...
 Stevie Ray / ... (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rick Steiner ...
 Rick Steiner / ... (17 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jimmy Hart ...
 Himself - Manager / ... (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dean Malenko ...
 Dean Malenko (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Eric Bischoff (19 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bobby Smedley ...
 Bobby Blaze (17 episodes, 1998)
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 Hugh Morrus / ... (16 episodes, 1998-2001)
Randy Anderson ...
 Randy Anderson - Referee / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
James J. Dillon ...
 Himself - Commissioner / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
Mark Hildreth ...
 Hammer / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
Rick Rude ...
 Rick Rude / ... (16 episodes, 1998)
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 Sting (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Scott Hall / ... (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Randy Savage (15 episodes, 1998)
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Was originally taped apart from Monday Nitro. When WCW's popularity began to drop, they had trouble selling enough tickets for Thunder to fill a stadium, so Thunder was taped immediatly after the live Nitro broadcast. 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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