Someone Bought This: WCW Slam Society fan club CD-ROM

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Crappers, this one is so obscure that I can’t even find an image of it, so you’ll have to settle for the horribly ugly WCW logo up there instead.

In 1999 (or it may have been early in 2000) WCW sent out a CD-ROM to people on their catalog or WCW Magazine mailing lists.

The CD-ROM was labeled “WCW Slam Society”. I guess it was meant to be a Multimedia Fan Club of some kind.

The CD-ROM featured an exclusive match between two mid-carders which took place in an empty studio (hey, just like the AWA Turkey Challenge!) against a blue screen where they inserted cartoony CGI “stuff” in an attempt to make a virtual world. I think it was meant to represent a steel mill or something industrial and “tough” like that.

I wish I had footage or at least some screenshots of that to show you just how silly and strange it looked. It was a little like that scene in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” where the humans interact with Roger and Baby Herman while filming a cartoon.

The CD-ROM also had other multimedia- interview clips, promos for other WCW events, and so on.

As far as I know only two or three of these CD-ROMs were ever produced before the entire concept was abandoned.

Did any of you Crappers have one of these? Do you still have your copy? If you can share some more information about what’s on your disc, I’d appreciate it. Please comment below. Thanks!

UPDATE! Crapper Jacob wrote in the comments:

I got a CD in a 1999 edition of WCW magazine. It had the matches in a weird industrial virtual world, with tall spikes that surround the outside of the ring. I wanna check it out, but the videos use a weird video program that I havenโ€™t been able to get around

And he provided a picture of the “WCW Internet Powerdisk”:

WCW Slam Society Internet Powerdisk

 

“WCW Cyberring”? That’s a bit too close to “cybering”. Ew…

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24 Responses to "Someone Bought This: WCW Slam Society fan club CD-ROM"
  1. Peter says:

    The only thing I found was a picture of a “Slam Society” t-shirt. It’s kind of grainy but you can see whoever made the shirt took about 2 minutes to design it:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/WCW-Slam-Society-Fan-Club-shirt-Childs-L-Large-and-3-2000-Newsletters-WWE-/00/s/MjUyWDIzNg==/$(KGrHqFHJCsFCfvnje2yBQtqsi(Slw~~60_35.JPG

    Not sure about the CD but would love to see it someday.

  2. Jacob says:

    I got a CD in a 1999 edition of WCW magazine. It had the matches in a weird industrial virtual world, with tall spikes that surround the outside of the ring. I wanna check it out, but the videos use a weird video program that I haven’t been able to get around

    http://oi44.tinypic.com/riu4gz.jpg
    http://oi44.tinypic.com/biqwsl.jpg

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      That would be the WCW Slam Society one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks.

    • Peter says:

      I don’t know what .PAV files are, but maybe you can covert the files with RealPlayer? That’s the only thing I can think to do.

    • GeneMean says:

      WCW Cyberring? If you get a message from KweeWee_69_69 asking for your a/s/l, RUN AWAY.

    • BaltoJim says:

      I found a couple of programs are supposed to be able to convert .pav files to the MPEG-2 format, which can be played using most media players. I can’t vouch for how effective or trustworthy either of these programs are, though…

      http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Other-VIDEO-Tools/PVACut.shtml

      http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/DigiTV/projectx-fullguide.htm

  3. Jimbolian says:

    Bummer, even YouTube let me down as there’s no evidence of this gem.

  4. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    I remember hearing about these on the OLD WrestleCrap board… which is now known as FAN. Hopefully someone finds a way to get these on YouTube. Sounds like these matches are too bad to pass up.

  5. Mariano Fernandez says:

    What do you mean horribly ugly?

  6. Alan says:

    That WCW logo is horrible. Never did like it.

  7. Sean O says:

    Glad I’m not the only one that hates the WCW 99-2000 logo. Srsly it doesn’t even look like the actual letters and only recently did I realize that shape WAS supposed to be the WCW letters…

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yeah, that’s why I don’t like it, too. Give me the previous WCW logo any day. At least you can read it.

  8. apestench says:

    I’ve got one of these. They passed it out at a Nitro I went to. The virtual match featured Erik Watts. They promised you could download more matches in the future but I never saw any.

  9. Sean Bateman says:

    The WCW logo before WWE bought it sucked. The logo before it was awesome

  10. John C says:

    Since I just finished reading The Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition (if anyone has ever heard of that on this here site) this past weekend my conclusion is WCW must have $150 million on this project then just quit as usual. Vinny Ru then probably wanted Elix Skipper vs Shane Helms to have a CD Rom on a pole match to decide which one could have their matches on a disc. In a Russo swerve Judy Bagwell would win the match and become Commissioner for life which would last one show.

  11. Jake says:

    “It had the matches in a weird industrial virtual world, with tall spikes that surround the outside of the ring”

    Reminded me of the arenas in the WCW nitro game for PlayStation.

  12. Brian Vermeer says:

    I got one of these when I attended Nitro/Thunder in 2000. They were passing them out at the door. Allegedly, after you installed it, you could download new matches, but I never saw any online.

  13. Vealchop says:

    The VLC player is supposed to be able to play any kind of video file.

    http://www.videolan.org/index.html

  14. Mister Forth says:

    The Slam Society needs to meet The Submission Sorority.

  15. hellomrkearns says:

    Looks like it was sheduled to release in October 1999 according to this press release. 700,000 CDs distributed.

    “This release will feature the premier of the “CyberMatches,” where real
    wrestlers will fight on the Internet in full-motion, full screen video.”

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-internet-technologies-inc-announces-world-championship-wrestling-internet-power-disk-launch-scheduled-for-october-74475797.html

    • hellomrkearns says:

      oh wow…just found this on the archived wcw.com:

      http://web.archive.org/web/20000816040949/http://www.wcw.com/powersite/

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