The French team —on home soil— was always going to be in contention for the title of World Champion. It did not disappoint its fans. France '98 was not short on drama or controversy, in equal measure and this is captured most effectively on this film. The 1998 film was shot on Super 16 mm film and includes the most complete and extensive coverage ever, with each match being filmed from more angles than any previous film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring Stampede 1998 took place on April 19, 1998 from the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado. The main event was Sting defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Savage in a No DQ match. Diamond Dallas Page defended the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Raven in a Raven's Rules match, Hollywood Hogan & Kevin Nash wrestled Roddy Piper & The Giant in a Baseball Bat on a Pole match, La Parka faced Psychosis, Rick Steiner & Lex Luger teamed up against Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell, Chris Jericho defended the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Prince Iaukea, Curt Hennig was matched against The British Bulldog, Booker T defended the WCW World Television Championship against Chris Benoit, Ultimo Dragon squared off against Chavo Guerrero, Jr., and Goldberg's streak was on the line against Saturn.
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.
Halloween Havoc 1998 took place on October 25, 1998 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured a double main event. The main event was Goldberg defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Diamond Dallas Page. Also heavily promoted was a match between Hollywood Hogan and The Warrior. Two of the larger matches were Bret Hart defending the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Sting and The Outsiders brawling as Scott Hall took on Kevin Nash in a singles match. Other matches included a rematch between Scott Steiner and Rick Steiner, The Giant and Scott Steiner defended the WCW World Tag team Championships against Rick Steiner & Buff Bagwell, Billy Kidman defended the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Disco Inferno, and Chris Jericho defended the WCW World Television Championship against Raven.
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.
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.
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.
Diana Krall - Newport Jazz Festival 08-15-98
A wonderful victory for the Italian pirate Marco Pantani, who, in an incident packed Tour, becomes the first Italian winner since the great Felice Gimondi in 1965. Temperatures hit 40 degrees and the Pyrenees came into sight. Be enthralled by the Italian "Pirate" Marco Pantani's electrifying riding as he attacked Ullirch on the road to the Plateau de Beille. In one of the most exciting stage for years, he dug deep in the driving rain and mist to win at Les Deux-Alpes. He rides to a brilliant third place in the time-trial and then on to the Champs Elysees, where he becomes the first Italian Tour de France winner since Felice Gimondi in 1965 and equals the double of "il campionissimo" Fausto Coppi in 1952. Historic and unmissable. Commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen
See the Maglia Rosa change hands no less than eight times on the road to Milan. Battle commences right from the start when pre-race favourite Alex Zulle takes the prologue time-trial. In the first mountain test at Lago Laceno, Zulle lives up to his billing as the man to watch, but his hold on the lead is far from secure and as the race enters its final and phenomenally mountainous week Marco Pantani makes his move. Only Guiseppi Guerini can stay ith `The Pirate` at Val Gardena. Only 1996 winner Pavel Tonkov can deny him the following day at Alpe Ampeago, but the little climbing magician proves too strong for everyone at Montecampione where he all but wraps up his first major tour win with a superb solo victory. going into the final time-trial, Pantani`s lead is just a minute on Tonkov but, cheered on by thousands of fervent fans, the Italian delivers the time-trial performance of his life and a crushing blow to Tonkov who has to settle for second overall for the second year in a row.
British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August.
Vivo Por Elena is a Mexican telenovela starring Victoria Ruffo and Saul Lisazo with the antagonic roles of Ana Patricia Rojo and Sebastian Ligarde. The telenovela aired on Univision in 1998. The theme song for the telenovela was Vivo Por Ella, sung by Andrea Bocelli with a duet by Marta Sanchez. The telenovela has been repeated several times on different channels since its original airing.
Creature is a 1998 made for TV movie starring Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall and Matthew Carey. The movie is based on the 1994 novel White Shark by Jaws author Peter Benchley. The film is about an amphibious shark-like monster terrorizing an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island where it is located.
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You was a BBC TV show broadcast annually to select the United Kingdom's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. The show had previously gone under several other names, including Festival of British Popular Songs, Eurovision Song Contest British Final, Great British Song Contest, Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up and Eurovision: Your Decision but was known for most of its history as A Song for Europe. The most recent name and format was adopted in 2009, but since 2011, the UK representation has been selected internally, resulting in Your Country Needs You being suspended.