Road Wild

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Road Wild (originally known as Hog Wild) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) that was held from 1996 to 1999. It was a free event held in Sturgis, South Dakota during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.[1] After the first event, WCW changed the name to Road Wild because of a potential trademark issue with the Harley-Davidson club Harley Owners Group (HOG). In 2000, it was replaced by New Blood Rising. Hulk Hogan was featured in the main event of all four editions of the event. Since 2001, WWE (through its subsidiary WCW, Inc.) owns the rights to the event.

Hog Wild[edit]

Hog Wild
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VHS cover featuring Hulk Hogan
Tagline(s) Ain't No Easy Riders Here
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date August 10, 1996
Attendance 5,000
Venue Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
City Sturgis, South Dakota
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash At The Beach 1996 Hog Wild Fall Brawl 1996
Road Wild chronology
First Hog Wild Road Wild 1997

Hog Wild took place on August 10, 1996 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.[2] The VHS cover featured Hulk Hogan in his Hulkster pose despite the fact that he, along with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, formed the nWo one month prior and began being billed as Hollywood. The first eight matches aired on WCW Saturday Night on TBS. This event happened on a Saturday, instead of the normal Sunday night.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


1997[edit]

Road Wild 1997
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Tagline(s) It's Gonna Be Wild
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date August 9, 1997
Attendance 6,500
Venue Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
City Sturgis, South Dakota
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash at the Beach 1997 Road Wild 1997 Fall Brawl 1997
Road Wild chronology
Hog Wild 1996 Road Wild 1997 Road Wild 1998

Road Wild 1997 took place on August 9, 1997 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.[3]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


1998[edit]

Road Wild 1998
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VHS cover featuring Jay Leno and Diamond Dallas Page
Tagline(s)

Road Fast. Road Hard.

No One Knows Where This Road Goes.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date August 8, 1998
Attendance 8,500
Venue Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
City Sturgis, South Dakota
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash at the Beach 1998 Road Wild 1998 Fall Brawl 1998
Road Wild chronology
Road Wild 1997 Road Wild 1998 Road Wild 1999

Road Wild 1998 took place on August 8, 1998 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.[4]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

1999[edit]

Road Wild 1999
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VHS cover Featuring Goldberg, Rick Steiner, Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash
Tagline(s) WCW Hits The Road
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date August 14, 1999
Attendance 5,500
Venue Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
City Sturgis, South Dakota
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash at the Beach 1999 Road Wild 1999 Fall Brawl 1999
Road Wild chronology
Road Wild 1998 Road Wild 1999 Final

Road Wild 1999 took place on August 14, 1999 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.[5]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guerrero, Eddie (2005). Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story. Simon and Schuster. p. 137. ISBN 0-7434-9353-2. 
  2. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 144. 
  3. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 146. 
  4. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 148. 
  5. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 150. 

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