FEEDBACK: WCW Slam Jam Vol. 1 (1992)

I’ve never posted feedback before (ever), but I couldn’t resist when I heard Slam Jam 1 was on the review list. For years, this album was the elusive Holy Grail of my fledgling pro wrestling fandom. I was eleven years old when it was released, and I was living overseas where TBS was one of the five TV channels we had. I would watch WCW Saturday Night & Main Event religiously and I remember seeing advertisements for this album, usually accompanying the 2 Cold Scorpio music video PSA. I didn’t even have a CD player at the time, and wanted to get it on tape to listen to the theme songs for Cactus Jack, Ravishing Rick Rude, Sting, and the rest. Anyways, when my family and I would visit Canada during the summer, or go to the US for vacation, I would go to record stores and ask for Slam Jam 1. The staff never knew what I was talking about, and would smirk and scoff when I’d explain it was a pro wrestling album. Finally, I called a number from a WCW magazine and they sent me a mail order catalogue for all of WCW’s early-90’s merchandise. As cool as it was to look at pictures of Sting headbands and Jesse Ventura T-shirts, it turned out it was impossible for WCW to ship a parcel to our overseas address, and I gave up. I know it’s on YouTube, but at this point in my life, I’d rather just listen to this Rewind-A-Wai. 10 Steppin’ Rons out of 10.

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