Well, I Mawngo am trying to get the scoop of the year (maybe). I contacted the events coordinator at the Columbus Civic Center. Hopefully he'll be kind enough to answer me back with some good news(is WCW good news?) and I'll let everyone here at Wienerboard know as soon as get the news...
I thought I remember an incident like this just a few months back where WCW was listed on ticketmaster. People on the 'net were buzzing, and it turned out to just be a mistake on someone's part. Plus, I would think that if they were going to do something as big as bringing back WCW they would keep it more of a secret than to list it publicly. they could just list it as a WWE event, but have it be a WCW show. Oh, and there's that thing where Mcmahon has reportedly gone on record as saying he doesn't want to use a dead brand's name. Not sure if he actually said that, or if it was just speculation though.
I wouldn't mind WCW coming back, just for the sake of something different, but it's not like it would be anything different than WWE. Run by the same people it would be the same stuff, different name. Plus, I don't see how they could fit something like that in when they have gone to all the trouble with the "brand extension." I just don't see there being any benefit to doing this. They buried the name so much during the Invasion (as if WCW hadn't done enough to bury it before that), and it's just been so long.
(edited by CRZ on 19.7.03 1502) "The Universe is shaped exactly like the Earth- if you go straight long enough you end up where you were."
Ticketmaster has had a past with wrong information. I remember a few years ago I saw that they had WWE RAW listed for some ridiculous date (like January 1, 2024, or something). I'm sure it'll be erased from the site before too long.
Oh dear - I've let you go until August, but I don't think I can let this one go by without disagreeing. In 1996, I thought this show was a tremendous example of super poor taste - for professional wrestling in general and for WCW in particular.