Royal Rumble (1998) was the eleventh annual Royal Rumble. It was presented by MCI's 1-800-COLLECT, and took place on January 18, 1998 at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California. The main event was a casket match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker for the WWF Championship. The main matches on the undercard were the Royal Rumble match, The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal) versus The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) for the WWF Tag Team Championship, and The Rock versus Ken Shamrock for the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Survivor Series (1998) was the twelfth annual Survivor Series. It was presented by Nestlé Crunch and took place on November 15, 1998 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Fourteen matches were scheduled on the event's card, a noticeably higher number than most pay-per-view events because the main focus of the card was a tournament for the vacant WWF Championship titled Deadly Game. It was the first tournament held with the WWF Championship on the line in ten years, the last being at WrestleMania IV. Aside from the tournament, two other championship matches occurred: the first defense of the WWF Women's Championship since it had been reactivated and a triple threat tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship. This event was also the first Survivor Series not to feature the traditional Survivor Series elimination-style tag team match.
SummerSlam (1998) was the eleventh annual SummerSlam and the fourth presented by Stridex. It took place on August 30, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The main event a Singles match for the WWF Championship between Steve Austin and The Undertaker. The main match on the undercard featured a ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship between Triple H and The Rock. Other matches include a hair vs hair match between X-Pac and Jeff Jarrett and a Lion's Den match between Ken Shamrock and Owen Hart.
Slamboree 1998 took place on May 17, 1998 from The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured a double main event. The first was Randy Savage versus Bret Hart with Roddy Piper as the guest referee while the second was The Outsiders defending the WCW World Tag Team Championships against Sting & The Giant. A stunt match had Eric Bischoff challenging Vince McMahon to a match and holding it even though Vince had never acknowledged or accepted the challenge. Goldberg defended the WCW United States Championship against Saturn, Ultimo Dragon wrestled Eddie Guerrero, Diamond Dallas Page faced Raven in a Bowery Death match, Chris Jericho defended the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Dean Malenko, Fit Finlay defended the WCW World Television Championship against Chris Benoit, Brian Adams fought Lex Luger, and a Cruiserweight Battle Royal was held with 15 contestants for a shot at the Cruiserweight belt.
A montley group of free-lance photographers are desperate to grab a good shot of a celebrity.
King of the Ring (1998) was the sixth annual King of the Ring. It was presented by Super Soaker and took place on June 28, 1998 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The main event was a First Blood match featuring Kane vs Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. The other main match was a Hell in a Cell match featuring The Undertaker defeating Mankind. Featured matches on the undercard included the KOTR tournament final between Ken Shamrock and The Rock, with the winner to receive a Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship between the New Age Outlaws and The New Midnight Express. This event produced the most famous Hell in a Cell match of all time, pitting The Undertaker against Mankind. Less than two minutes into the match, The Undertaker threw Mankind from the top of the 16' high cell through the Spanish announcers table. A few minutes later in the match in another memorable moment, The Undertaker chokeslammed Mankind through the top of the cell.
The 1998 AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Adelaide Crows and the North Melbourne Kangaroos, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 26 September 1998. It was the 102nd annual Grand Final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1998 AFL season. The match, attended by 94,431 spectators, was won by Adelaide by a margin of 35 points marking that club's second consecutive premiership victory, and second premiership overall.
Starrcade (1998) was the sixteenth annual Starrcade professional wrestling PPV event and took place on December 27, 1998 from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The main event was a No Disqualification match between Goldberg and Kevin Nash for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Their feud began when Nash won a battle royal at World War 3, and earned a title match while Goldberg had an undefeated streak of 173 matches heading into Starrcade. Other matches included Diamond Dallas Page vs The Giant, Eric Bischoff vs Ric Flair, Chris Jericho defending the WCW World Television Championship against Konnan, Fit Finlay & Jerry Flynn tagging against Brian Adams & Scott Norton, Saturn vs Ernest Miller, Prince Iaukea vs Norman Smiley, and Billy Kidman defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship in a Triangle Match against Rey Mysterio, Jr. and Juventud Guerrera.
Souled Out 1998 took place on January 24, 1998 from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio and featured a double main event. The first main event was Bret Hart versus Ric Flair and the second was Randy Savage versus Lex Luger. Also on the card was Kevin Nash (with Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff) versus The Giant, The nWo (Konnan, Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell) versus The Steiner Brothers & Ray Traylor, Scott Hall vs Larry Zbyszko, Booker T defending the WCW World Television Championship against Rick Martel, Rey Mysterio, Jr. defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Chris Jericho, Raven versus Chris Benoit in a Raven's Rules match, and an 8-Man Tag Team luchador match between Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, Lizmark Jr. & Chavo Guerrero versus La Parka, Psychosis, Silver King & El Dandy.
Fall Brawl 1998: War Games took place on September 13, 1998 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The main event was a WarGames match, in which Team nWo Hollywood (Hollywood Hogan, Bret Hart & Stevie Ray), Team nWo Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting & Lex Luger), and Team WCW (Diamond Dallas page, Roddy Piper & The Warrior) all competed for a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Halloween Havoc. Under card matches that night included Scott Hall vs Konnan, Dean Malenko vs Curt Hennig, Raven vs Saturn (again...) in (another) Raven's Rules match, Juventud Guerrera defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Silver King, Rick Steiner vs Scott Steiner (a match held over from Road Wild), Norman Smiley vs Ernest Miller, Chris Jericho defending the WCW World Television Championship against a Goldberg impersonator, and The Dancing Fools against The British Bulldog & Jim Neidhart.
Road Wild 1998 took place on August 8, 1998 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The main event was Hollywood Hogan & Eric Bischoff verus Diamond Dallas Page & Jay Leno. Goldberg was forced to defend the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a World Title Battle Royal against nWo Hollywood (The Giant, Scott Hall, Curt Hennig and Scott Norton) and nWo Wolfpac (Konnan, Lex Luger, Kevin Nash and Sting). Other matches included Chris Jericho defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Juventud Guerrera, Steve McMichael vs Brian Adams, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. vs Stevie Ray, Rey Mysterio, Jr. vs Psychosis, Raven vs Saturn vs Kanyon in a Triangle Raven's Rules match, Public Enemy vs The Dancing Fools (Disco Inferno & Alex Wright), and Meng fought The Barbarian. Travis Triit performed a short concert after the show.
Initiated in 1998, the WOW Gospel series has been a huge success, providing a thrilling retrospective on the highlights of the gospel calendar for each succeeding year. This video from 1998 marks the beginning of the series and boasts a collection of incredible artists. Performers include Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ and many others. Your spirit will soar!
Date: 1998, February 21 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Danny Doring vs. Jerry Lynn Al Snow vs. Tracy Smothers Chris Chetti vs. Doug Furnas Chris Candido vs. Lance Storm ECW World Television Championship Match Brakkus vs. Taz (c) First Blood Match Justin Credible vs. Tommy Dreamer Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney and The Sandman vs. Spike Dudley, Kronus and New Jack Triple Threat (Bam Bam Bigelow and Shane Douglas) vs. Rob Van Dam and Sabu
Wrestlepalooza 1998 took place on May 3, 1998 from the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia.
Uncensored 1998 took place on March 15, 1998 from the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama. The double main event was Hollywood Hogan versus Randy Savage in a Steel Cage match and Sting defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Scott Hall. Also on the card was Curt Hennig vs Bret Hart, The Giant vs Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page defending the WCW United States Championship against Raven and Chris Benoit, Scott Steiner vs Lex Luger, Chris Jericho defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Dean Malenko, Juventud Guerrera vs Konnan, and Booker T defending the WCW World Television Championship against Eddie Guerrero.
In the Romanian town of Craiova, five hundred elderly people are passing their days in a home, for which they pay with their paltry pensions. Every day looks the same, every activity is predictable. Even the people‘s complaints are part of the daily routine. One of the residents hopes in vain that a lottery ticket will bring him refuge. For six days, filmmakers Andreea Paduraru and Cristi Puiu try to get through to these people, who are carrying their whole past on their backs. To the question what the best days of their lives was, nobody can or wants to give an answer. Nearly everyone immediately starts about the day-to-day worries and problems in the home. Finally, one woman tells about her activities as head of the research department of the government of Ceausescu, with whom she once had an argument. Another resident recalls his time as a soldier in World War II and proceeds to the order of the day.