Today in Pro Wrestling History: On January 4, 1999, at the Georgia Dome, a pivotal moment in wrestling history unfolded on Monday Nitro. Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash orchestrated the notorious ‘Fingerpoke of Doom.’
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This event led to the reunion of both factions of the New World Order (NWO), a moment that remains controversial and much-discussed in the wrestling community.
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The NWO’s reunion, marked by its dramatic and unconventional nature, significantly impacted the wrestling landscape and the ongoing storylines within WCW.
The ‘Fingerpoke of Doom’ incident at the Georgia Dome on January 4, 1999, featuring WCW World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash and Hollywood Hogan, represented a significant moment in pro wrestling history.
The staged confrontation, where Hogan merely poked Nash in the chest leading to Nash’s exaggerated fall, resulted in Hogan winning the match and becoming the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
This event marked the controversial reunion of the two factions of the New World Order (NWO): Wolfpac, led by Nash, and Hollywood, led by Hogan. The Wolfpac faction were portrayed as heroes (babyfaces), while the Hollywood faction were villains (heels).
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