Two years ago today, WCW died. And, almost as bad, that was also the night that Vince McMahon announced the name 'Buff' Bagwell in Cleveland, and for reasons known to no sane person the crowd went crazy. This of course led to an InVasion that was laughed out of the building in Buff's first match. Two years ago today, the wrestling bubble of the late 90's burst.
If it wasn't for war, you wouldn't know what peace was.
Wow - you're totally right. Two years ago. That was still one of the best, most surreal RAW's ever. Can't wait for that Saturday night WCW show on TNN to debut already....
"Triple H, The Rock says they didn't keep you at the bottom of the barrel just because you wanted to say goodbye to your roody poo friends in Madison Square Garden. No! The Rock says, they kept you at the bottom of the barrel because you absolutely suck."
From Dave's site today: "On Sportsnet.ca they had a poll asking what is your favorite defunct sports league. The poll had USFL (which died how many years ago?), ABA (I was a big fan of the ABA but that was also 30 years ago), WHL, NASL and WCW. WCW was in second place with 38% at last check (thanks to Jole Mitkovski)"
I miss WCW as well. Basically it was an alternative. I could get some good matches in the undercard and then skip the main event. Right now with no alternative and getting let down with each failed angle or each instance of irrational booking is making me really wonder why I still watch.
I always wonder how things would have gone if the Invasion had truly been booked as an Invasion. I mean, in the beginning when WCW invaded MSG, the angle was going great. If Vince had not been so petty and not letting WCW stars get some wins over WWF, maybe we would have a Monday Nitro and a WWE Smackdown now. It is a shame that WCW died like it did. Died in an insanely booked angle.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Originally posted by redsoxnationTwo years ago today, WCW died. And, almost as bad, that was also the night that Vince McMahon announced the name 'Buff' Bagwell in Cleveland, and for reasons known to no sane person the crowd went crazy. This of course led to an InVasion that was laughed out of the building in Buff's first match. Two years ago today, the wrestling bubble of the late 90's burst.
Regardless of promotional preferecne, that had to be the most historic RAW/NITRO ever. VKM beat Turner, and turned his other enemies of the late 90's (Bischoff, Hogan) into his bitches.
VKM won. His enemies lost, but so did the fans. Competition drives the market to put forth a better product.
"What do you mean 'Parts Unknown'? Are you telling me he doesn't have a social security number so we can track him down? How does he get a paycheck?" - G. Monsoon
I'll tell you the REAL day WCW died was the night where David Arquette won the WCW Heavyweight Championship. Oh boy, I nearly through my television set out the window. I had nightmares about that for months. I would love for the whole roster split idea to become a WCW/WWE split rather than RAW/Smackdown. Nitro had one of the more pretty set designs out there. Even if you don't change it to WCW/WWE, at least bring back the Nitro Girls.
(edited by Monte on 27.3.03 1605) "Keep On Keepin' On." - Joe Dirt
I dug Booker's 98-99 face character, but his face character when he was WCW champ SUCKED. It was the most generic, bland, pathetic character ever. He had to basically beg the fans to cheer him and chant his catchphrase.