Yeah 1997 was an exciting time for wrestling fans in NZ! Wrestling was initially on free to air TV from 1988 until it was pulled after Royal Rumble 91 - specifically remember this cos we'd set the VCR to record but Dad inexplicably stopped it just after Virgil turned against Million Dollar Man, and then it just wasn't on any more :'(... and while one of the secondary WCW shows was on Sky Orange for a bit in the 95/96 time period you had to be either rich or at a motel to watch haha! Then out of the blue WCW Uncensored 97 is suddenly being advertised for a Friday night in April on TV2 and thus we joined the excitement just as nWo was hitting high gear (that's the show where Crow Sting descends from the rafters right at the end laying waste to the entire nWo, only about 7 members at the time... as Tony Schiavone screams IT'S STIIIING IT'S STING GOODNIGHT FROM CHARLESTONNNNN!!!!!). And alongside the likes of Viper, Renegade and The Pretender, Fridays made for an exciting nights viewing!!! It was initially WCW Pro each week with little 5-10 minute snippets of Nitro at the end of each show, but that still ruled after the 6 year tv drought! Summerslam 97 saw the return of WWF to free TV on TV4 though with the unfortunate timing of being aired the same night as Princess Dianas funeral, not that we could properly watch it at our place in Wanganui (well could faintly make it out if we held the bunny ears in just the right position!) so I'm not sure when the weekly WWF shows started as it was mostly snowy white noise with the odd image and soundbite cutting through the static!!!! Good times, simpler times, unbelievable how good we have it now, wrestling on tap with the network (and Internet in general)!