Nash and Hall jumped at the end of May '96. Russo didn't have much power at that time, as he was just at the magazine and the clown on Livewire (why yes, Hector Garza will make everyone forget about Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio). WCW announcers were Dusty, Schiavone, Larryland, Mongo (with Pepe), Heenan and Uncle Eric on Nitro and Saturday Night. WWF/E was McMahon, Lawler, Ross, and Curt Hennig on RAW and Superstars.
Please help control the McMahon population. Have your Triple H's spayed or neutered.
Everything I remember reading about the AWF said that Sgt. Slaughter was the man behind it, or at least the most visible of the owner/promoters. I also recall seeing information that Tito Santana was also one of the higher-ups.
Originally posted by Tod deKindesAll I know about AWF is that it's a fed in Toronto.
Sure you don't mean AWA there?
No. The AWF (American Wrestling Federation) was a mid 90's fed that featured past WWF/NWA/WCW folks, a round system (3 minutes with a one-minute rest between rounds). Some AWA folks (Mick Karch)were involved, but it wasn't AWA. It was based out of the Illinois/Minnesota area, and taped in a manner similar to WCW Worldwide during the Disney years.
The best workers were Konan 2000 (aka Scott Putski), Chris Adams, Steven Doll (Dunn of Well Dunn) and The Texas Hangmen (aka Disorderly Conduct), and if that doesn't frighten you about the quality of the in-ring product, nothing will.
It did pick up the RSPW worst fed and worst show in 1996, very deservedly so.
Originally posted by NagHey Need some help here for a wrestling game I am redoing, that deals with the Monday Night Wars. I am starting when Nash and Hall jumped boat in June, so here are the questions.
Who were some of the writers, bookers, and backstage powers at the time in ECW, WWF, WCW, USWA, and AWF. I got the easy ones like Russo (WWF Mag), Dusty, and Bruce Pritchard. But any others will help.
Who was it that ran the AWF, that corney fed with the rounds and guys older then WCW.
Refresh my brain on any other indy's that were kicking at that time.
And who were the announcers besides on the smaller shows at the time. Like WWE superstar, WCW Worldwide, and AWF.
It's not too hard to go to groups.google.com and check out 1996 articles from rec.sport.pro-wrestling, if you don't mind a little research.