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#21 Posted on
I guess the ones I would put in would be:

Bill Watts pushing One Man Gang to the moon in the UWF when he had Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons and the Freebirds (and a relatively healthy Terry Gordy. Bam Bam could have been a great Champ and guys like Eddie and Simmons could have chased and the tweeners could have faced and heeled that promotion to the roof. PS Hayes was one of the best tweeners ever.

NOT putting the strap on Luger in the first Nitro. Lex never had much appeal, but he should have come in without warning, called out Hogan (He had the strap then, right?) and turned and beat him BAD for the strap. We might have cared about Lex again. And yes, at one point, people DID care about him. He was always better as a heel.

WCW allowing too many people to wear their strap over a one year period. Hell, we might even have cared about freaking David Arquette (OK, I am stretching it now...) if he could have held the strap for more than a week or two. After Big Bill, who held the strap more than a month, or, at the most, two, to the finish?





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#22 Posted on
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I guess the ones I would put in would be:

    Bill Watts pushing One Man Gang to the moon in the UWF when he had Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons and the Freebirds (and a relatively healthy Terry Gordy. Bam Bam could have been a great Champ and guys like Eddie and Simmons could have chased and the tweeners could have faced and heeled that promotion to the roof. PS Hayes was one of the best tweeners ever.

    NOT putting the strap on Luger in the first Nitro. Lex never had much appeal, but he should have come in without warning, called out Hogan (He had the strap then, right?) and turned and beat him BAD for the strap. We might have cared about Lex again. And yes, at one point, people DID care about him. He was always better as a heel.


    WCW allowing too many people to wear their strap over a one year period. Hell, we might even have cared about freaking David Arquette (OK, I am stretching it now...) if he could have held the strap for more than a week or two. After Big Bill, who held the strap more than a month, or, at the most, two, to the finish?







When One Man Gang was champ in '86-'87 period in the UWF, wasn't Ron Simmons just breaking into Florida as a rookie? What Bill should have done is put the belt on DiBiase, and then have him turn heel on Dr. Death. That might have been the type of feud that could have helped jumpstart UWF nationally, and it would have meant no classic OMG/Big Bubba feud for the UWF title. But then again, the oil industry still goes into the shitter, and the company probably wouldn't have survived anyway.


edit: Didn't Gordy originally hold the UWF Title by beating Duggan with OMG interference. Then, Gordy lost the title to OMG.
(edited by redsoxnation on 7.11.02 1039)

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
1. Having Tazz feud with Big Bossman after his debut against Angle at RR 2000.

2. Triple H beating Jericho in the Judgement Day Hell in a Cell match.

3. Fusing the Intercontinental title in with the "World's Heavyweight" title.



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Since: 12.2.02
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#24 Posted on

    Originally posted by Ticamo
    -I wouldn't have put Big Show in the Triple Threat match vs. Rock and HHH, after Austin dropped out and then put the belt on him at Survivor Series 1999. His ensuing feud with Big Bossman, though amusing, wasn't flattering.



Actually, Show was already in the midst of being tormented by Bossman - the same PPV Show destroyed his own team and then proceeded to beat the holy heck out of Bossman's team. When the title match substitution was made, they had to blow off the feud, hence his initial title opponent was Bossman. In hindsight, this strikes me as a rather suprising show of continuity by WWE, considering recent storylines. (Nowinski/Molly anyone?)

I would have two to offer:
1) Of course, the finger-poke of doom, but that was actually preceeded by a worse decision:

2) Giving away Hogaine and Godberg on FREE TV at the GeorgiaDome Nitro. This was my all-time (so far) markout moment because I never imagined that Hogan would do the job. But, there is no excuse for giivng the event away for free. They could have done a huuuuuuge buildup with Goldberg vs. nWo (ala Sting) and made tons and tons of money doing so.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#25 Posted on

    Originally posted by My Anti-Drug
    The Blue Blazer descending from the ceiling.


How about going back in time and making Jean Paul Levesque be the Blue Blazer?

Sorry, just had to.



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Since: 21.9.02
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#26 Posted on
Well, the first obvious one that comes to my mind would be Montreal. However, recognizing that that was a very tricky situation, I'd say Vince could have tried sticking with his initial instinct and had Ted DiBiase win the WWF Title at WrestleMania IV. Another one might have been letting The Rockers keep the titles they "won" in 1990 and starting Bret's singles push a bit earlier. As for WCW, the most obvious one to me would be Ole Anderson picking someone for the role before starting the Black Scorpion angle.



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Since: 12.1.02
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Wienerville's resident WCW mark lists some things he would have done differently:

--Sting/Hogan, Starrcade 1997, should have ended with Sting beating Hogan cleanly and decisively. You'll remember that a month prior to Starrcade, Scott Hall won World War 3 to gain a title shot at SuperBrawl. (It was postponed until Uncensored because of the title controversy). I would have had The Outsiders gradually turn face leading up to SuperBrawl, and Hall would go on to defeat Sting-- cleanly--for the title at that event. The following night on Nitro, Hollywood Hogan would hog all of Hall's glory, and then ask Hall to give him the title. Hall would refuse, and get punked out by Hogan and his cronies before Kevin Nash helped to make the save. This would have been the way to do an nWo split. Hell, maybe throw Sting and Luger in there at this point as well, helping The Outsiders combat the entity that they created. That would've been wild.

--Black Scorpion angle: Heck with Ole Anderson picking someone for the role beforehand. I've got an easier solution-- the angle should never have taken place to begin with. What would've been so bad about simply booking a logical angle that would end with Sting meeting Flair in a cage match for the title? Why all the offbeat shenangians?

--Misuse of talent: I would have pushed Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho much better than WCW did. There's no reason why Jericho's taunting of Goldberg shouldn't have led to an actual feud with him. Instead, Goldberg allegedly felt he was too good to feud with Jericho. So eventually, Jericho goes to the WWF, wins several Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships, and in 2001 becomes the first-ever Undisputed Champion. That's dripping with irony, if you ask me.



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#28 Posted on
I would have had Steve Austin job cleanly at least once between 1998 and 2002.



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#29 Posted on
Good point, Eke--they never should have used the Scorpion angle in the first place. Since they did, however, it might have turned out (very) slightly better (or at least less worse) if they had an actual plan and person in place, rather than plugging Flair in there in desperation. One more do-over--at SummerSlam 90, Rick Rude could have won the cage match against Warrior. If he didn't get over, they could have switched it back on SNME. If he did, they could have built to a rematch at SurSer--which may (although not likely) have prevented the Gobbledygooker from appearing. They also could have had a rematch at Rumble 91, with Warrior winning which, as mentioned earlier in this thread, would have led to the much-more-marketable Hogan/Warrior II as a main event for Mania VII.



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#30 Posted on
I thing I would reverse most definitely is the "fat ass" angle. That single-handedly deflated the women's division to the point where people are saying "The WWE doesn't care, why should we?"

I would instead work a lot more on the dynamic of Trish overcoming the stigma of being regarded as just T & A, with Molly's indirect and sometimes direct help. Molly then gradually respects her desire and discipline (kayfabe, she does it for real), and supports her against all insults. Who has the title at what time is really irrelevant, for this is what women's wrestling should be about.
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Since: 4.9.02
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#31 Posted on
DirtyMikeSeaver, I think that event you mentioned in WCW in 98 was Souled Out 98, not uncensored. However I remember Souled Out in 98 being badass as well.



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Since: 22.10.02
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#32 Posted on
Quite frankly the one thing i think would be the smartest thing the fed might want to do over this year (Besides Austin) would've been to leave Benoit and Guerrero on Raw so that the rosters were more equal and people had at least one shinning spot to look forward to on Raw instead of the dim lights of Booker/Jericho/Christian/Goldust, who are the only things keeping the show (barely) afloat



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