1998 WCW PPV Results - The Year Goldberg Became WCW Champion

Hulk Hogan vs. Karl Malone
Hulk Hogan has the advantage over Karl Malone at Bash at the Beach 1998. Elsa Hasch /Allsport/Getty Images

After crushing WWE in 1997, WCW was not given the chance to rest on their laurels.  WWE's new Attitude Era picked up some major steam and the popularity of the company began to explode due to the popularity of Steve Austin and the involvement of Mike Tyson.  WWE literally took the war to WCW in 1998 when D-Generation X arrived at an episode of Monday Nitro in a tank.

Despite the push back from WWE, 1998 was a banner year for WCW as a new star was born in Bill Goldberg.

  The episode of Monday Nitro that featured Bill Goldberg win the WCW Championship from Hulk Hogan at the Georgia Dome was the most highly attended event in the history of the company.  The company also made some mainstream news as they got celebrities like Jay Leno, Dennis Rodman, and Karl Malone to compete inside of the ring.  However, the cracks behind-the-scenes in the company began to show, especially when the company ran out of time during their Halloween Havoc pay-per-view event.

Souled Out 1998 - Hara Arena; Dayton, OH 1/24/1998

  • Chavo Guerrero Jr., Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, & Lizmark Jr. beat La Parka, Silver King, El Dandy, & Psicosis
  • Chris Benoit beat Raven
  • Cruiserweight Title: Chris Jericho beat Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title
  • TV Title: Champ Booker T beat Rick Martel
  • Larry Zbysko beat Scott Hall by DQ
  • The Steiners & Ray Traylor beat Konnan, Scott Norton, & Buff Bagwell
  • Kevin Nash beat The Giant
  • Bret Hart beat Ric Flair
  • Lex Luger beat Randy Savage

SuperBrawl 8 - Cow Palace; San Francisco, CA 2/22/1998

  • TV Title: Booker T beat Rick Martel to win the title
  • TV Title: Champ Booker T beat Perry Saturn
  • Disco Inferno beat La Parka
  • Bill Goldberg beat Brad Armstrong
  • Cruiserweigtht Title: Champ Chris Jericho beat Juventud Guerrera
  • Davey Boy Smith beat Steve McMichael
  • US Title: Champ Dallas Page beat Chris Benoit
  • Lex Luger beat Randy Savage
  • WCW Tag Titles: Kevin Nash & Scott Hall beat The Steiner Brothers to win the titles
  • WCW Title: Sting beat Hollywood Hogan to win the vacant title

Uncensored 1998 - Civic Center; Mobile, AL 3/15/1998

  • TV Title: Champ Booker T beat Eddie Guerrero
  • Juventud Guerrera beat Konnan
  • Cruiserweight Title: Champ Chris Jericho beat Dean Malenko
  • Lex Luger beat Scott Steiner
  • Triple Jeopardy Match for US Title: Champ Dallas Page beat Raven & Chris Benoit
  • The Giant beat Kevin Nash
  • Bret Hart beat Curt Hennig by DQ
  • WCW Title: Champ Sting beat Scott Hall
  • Hollywood Hogan & Randy Savage fought to a no contest

Spring Stampede 1998 - Denver Coliseum; Denver, CO 4/19/1998

  • La Parka beat Psicosis
  • Bill Goldberg beat Perry Saturn
  • TV Title: Champ Booker T beat Chris Benoit
  • Cruiserweight Title: Champ Chris Jericho beat Prince Iaukea
  • Ultimo Dragon beat Chavo Guerrero Jr.
  • Curt Hennig beat Davey Boy Smith
  • US Title: Raven beat Dallas Page to win the title
  • Rick Steiner & Lex Luger beat Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell
  • Bat Match: Hollywood Hogan & Kevin Nash beat The Giant & Roddy Piper
  • WCW Title: Randy Savage beat Sting to win the title

Slamboree 1998 - Centrum; Worcester, MA 5/17/1998

  • TV Title: Champ Fit Finlay beat Chris Benoit
  • Lex Luger beat Brian Adams
  • 15 man cruiserweight battle royal: Dean Malenko won the battle royal
  • Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko beat Chris Jericho to win the title
  • Eddie Guerrero beat Ultimo Dragon
  • Cage Match: Dallas Page beat Raven
  • US Title: Champ Bill Goldberg beat Perry Saturn
  • Bret Hart beat Randy Savage by DQ
  • WCW Tag Titles: The Giant & Sting beat Kevin Nash & Scott Hall to win the titles

The Great American Bash 1998 - Baltimore Arena; Baltimore, MD 6/14/1998

  • Booker T beat Chris Benoit
  • Kanyon beat Perry Saturn
  • Cruiserweight Title: Chris Jericho beat Dean Malenko by DQ to win the vacant title
  • Juventud Guerrera beat Reese
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr. beat Eddie Guerrero
  • TV Title: Booker T beat Fit Finlay to win the title
  • US Title: Champ Bill Goldberg beat Konnan
  • Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart beat Randy Savage & Roddy Piper
  • Roddy Piper beat Randy Savage by DQ
  • Sting beat The Giant

Bash at the Beach 1998 - Cox Arena; San Diego, CA 7/12/1998

  • Raven beat Perry Saturn
  • Juventud Guerrera beat Billy Kidman
  • Cruiserweight Title: Rey Mysterio Jr. beat Chris Jericho to win the title
  • Stevie Ray beat Chavo Guerrero Jr.
  • Hair vs Hair Match: Eddie Guerrero beat Chavo Guerrero Jr.
  • Kevin Nash & Konnan beat Disco Inferno & Alex Wright
  • TV Title: Champ Booker T beat Bret Hart by DQ
  • The Giant beat Kevin Greene
  • WCW Title: Champ Bill Goldberg beat Curt Hennig
  • Dennis Rodman & Hollywood Hogan beat Karl Malone & Dallas Page

Road Wild 1998 - Rally & Races; Sturgis, SD 8/8/1998

  • Meng beat The Barbarian
  • Public Enemy beat Alex Wright & Disco Inferno
  • Perry Saturn beat Raven & Kanyon
  • Rey Mysterio Jr. beat Psicosis
  • Stevie Ray beat Chavo Guerrero Jr.
  • Steve McMichael beat Brian Adams
  • Cruiserweight Title: Juventud Guerrera beat Chris Jericho to win the title
  • Bill Goldberg won a battle royal
  • Dallas Page & Jay Leno (w.Kevin Eubanks) beat Hollywood Hogan & Eric Bischoff

Fall Brawl 1998 - Lawrence Joel Coliseum; Winston-Salem, NC 9/13/1998

  • Jim Neidhart & Davey Boy Smith beat Disco Inferno & Alex Wright
  • TV Title: Champion Chris Jericho beat fake Bill Goldberg
  • Ernest Miller beat Norman Smiley
  • Rick Steiner fought Scott Steiner to a no contest
  • Cruiserweight Title: Champ Juventud Guerrera beat Silver King
  • Perry Saturn beat Raven
  • Dean Malenko beat Curt Hennig by DQ
  • Konnan beat Scott Hall
  • War Games: Dallas Page won the match for Team WCW (Page, Piper & Warrior) beat Team Hollywood (Hogan, Hart, & Stevie Ray) & Team Wolfpac (Sting, Luger, & Nash)

    Halloween Havoc 1998 - MGM Grand Hotel; Las Vegas, NV 10/25/1998

    • Television Championship: Champion Chris Jericho beat Raven
    • Wrath beat Meng
    • Disco Inferno beat Juventud Guerrera to earn a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship
    • Cruiserweight Championship: Champion Billy Kidman beat Disco Inferno
    • Alex Wright beat Fit Finlay
    • WCW Tag Title: Rick Steiner & Buff Bagwell beat The Giant & Scott Steiner (subbing for Scott Hall) to win the titles
    • No DQ Match: Rick Steiner beat Scott Steiner
    • Scott Hall beat Kevin Nash by count out
    • United States Championship: Champion Bret Hart beat Sting
    • Hollywood Hogan beat Warrior
    • WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Bill Goldberg beat Dallas Page

    World War 3 1998 - The Palace; Auburn Hills, MI 11/22/1998

    • Wrath beat Glacier
    • Stevie Ray beat Konnan by DQ
    • Ernest Miller & Sonny Ono beat Perry Saturn & Kaz Hayashi
    • Cruiserweight Title: Bily Kidman beat Juventud Guerrera to win the title
    • Scott Steiner & Rick Steiner fought to a no contest
    • The match between Scott Hall & Kevin Nash never started
    • TV Title: Champ Chris Jericho beat Bobby Duncam Jr.
    • Kevin Nash won the 3 ring battle royal to earn a title shot at Starrcade
    • US Title: Champ Dallas Page beat Bret Hart

    Starrcade 1998 - MCI Center; Washington, DC 12/27/1998

    • Cruiserweight title: Champ Billy Kidman beat Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr.
    • Cruiserweight Title: Champ Billy Kidman beat Eddie Guerrero
    • Norman Smiley beat Prince Iaukea
    • Perry Saturn beat Ernest Miller
    • Scott Norton & Brian Adams beat Jerry Flynn & Fit Finlay
    • TV Title: Champ Konnan beat Chris Jericho
    • Eric Bischoff beat Ric Flair
    • WCW Title: Kevin Nash beat Bill Goldberg to win the title

    Sources used include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, onlineworldofwrestling.com, prowrestlinghistory.com, and wwe.com