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WCW was a joke. Horribe production and storylines. Wrestling peaked w/ the Brett Hart/Shawn Michaels/Stebe Austin Storylines.
You're too young to remember Ric Flair in his prime then. Flair and the Horsemen were the as good as anything that came after them.
Top 5 WCW/NWA favs:
The Great Muta
Honorable mention go to Sting and Lex Luger. But if I couldn't get Terry Funk in the list they defenitely don't make it.
I was born in 81 and followed the aformentioned wrestlers. I watched a little NWA (the Skyscraprers, Adrian),WCW(which sucked until the NWO angle), and WWF. A downvote over something this is about as trivial as you can get.
The problem with the WCW was that it was never commercialized or marketed properly. Whereas the WWF had that in spades. WCW was very entertaining, but at the end of the day WWF simply had more firepower. WWF had better chacters and better storylines.
WCW was the poor man's WWF IMO.
+ 1 ing you bc u will be downvoted. 100% agree.
WCW at its Prime had all the best wrasslers in the business. There was a mass exodus from WWF in the 1990s
The only years WCW would have been better than the WWF was a two year window from like 93-94 when the WWF was taking a breather after the Hogan era. McMahon was looking for a new flavor and deciding which direction to take during those down years, and canned all those guys. WCW was essentially WWF leftovers/rejects from WWF. Ted Turner wasn't original at all.
Although a handful of their PPV's were decent though. Like Bash at the Beach, Starrcade, and Halloween Havoc.
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WCW only topped WWE from 96 to late 98. After that it was all WWE. Eric Bischoff killed his company when he axed Steve Austin. Vince snatched him up & made him "Stone Cold" & the rest is history. Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!!!!!
Can't believe we are talking WCW & no one has mentioned DDP. Self high 5... BANG!!
Well this post doesn't say gay. Wrestling is retarded
Dawgs on Top!
Don't know who downvoted you but I gave an upvote to even it out.
Before Bischoff took over, the WWF and WCW/NWA were basically two different versions of the same "sport". NWA was more about ring work with Flair, Anderson, the Von Erics (sp?), Flying Brian etc. While the WWF had gone to bodybuilders with mic work and gimmicks. Both dabbled a bit in each, WCW once promised Robocop was going to tag team with Sting and the WWF would reward workers like Hart and Michaels after long waits, but I never compared the two until they dragged the rivalry into your face on Monday nights with Raw and Nitro.
But NWA/WCW had some major plusses over WWF for a while. For a while Hogan would defend his belt at Wrestlemania and SummerSlam only, but Flair was everywhere. WCW/NWA would also put their US and TV titles on the line in matches at a time when WWF wouldn't do anything significant on free TV. NWA/WCW had a cruiserweight division long before WWF as well. NWA also had a better eye for young talent as they found Undertaker, Stone Cold, Mick Foley, brought Rey Mysterio to the states and put Japanese and Mexican wrestlers on TV well before WWF. Well sans stereotypes like Yokuzuna (who wasn't Japanese) and turning Tito Santana into El Matador.
Paul Heyman bought Rey to the states in the old ECW. WCW signed him away. ECW was also Chris Jerhicos big break as well as Eddie Gurreo & a bunch of others. WCW stocked its cruiserweight division with up & coming ECW talent.
I know WCW scooped up a lot of talent from ECW, but that wasn't the first time they tried to build a division. WCW put out a Light Heavyweight Division a yearor two before Heyman went to. And as much as I loved ECW they were on tv in the middle of the night and filling up small town halls when WCW began to raid their roster. So cherry picking their roster took talent as some of their roster, like Raven, Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, 911 and Shane Douglas, didn't transfer over well to the big leagues. IMO Taz didn't carry over well either. Whoever was in charge of talent for WCW before they didn't to hire every old WWF guy from the 80s had a pretty good run. They even had Kevin Nash before the WWF and just saddled him with a stupid gimmick.
That was the sucky part, ECW was on regional sports channels. The time slots like you said were erratic. It would come on one week at like 3:00am friday night & then the next week on Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm. Thats sucked, because they had a great product & were a solid alternative to WWF & WCW. The WWE Attitude Era was spawned by ECW. Hard Core TV was the ish.
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