Thread: WCW:Who's to blame

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    As many of you know, WWE is bringing out a DVD about the rise and Fall of WCW. WCW was the answer to WWE from the 80s to about mid-90s. Great stars came through such as Sting, Goldberg, and it was responsible for one of the greatest factions of all time. the NWO (New World Order). It's a shame such a good company went under after such a huge success.

    In your honest opninon what do yall think led to the fall of the WCW and what you think could of kept it alive?
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    What led to the fall was the fact that they didn't give a shit about their product.
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    Quote by the_evolution
    In your honest opninon what do yall think led to the fall of the WCW and what you think could of kept it alive?


    they should have killed a random fan in the audience at every show.
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    When you have [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjQYKfoAFU]moments like this[/url], you're destined to fail.
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    Wow...that video is hilarious, but I also have to blame WWE at the time because if I am not mistaken it had more air-time than WCW. I used to watch wrestling but that was when I was little, don't get me wrong I still watch it from time to time but it isn't the same.
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    I heard Bischoff was overpaying the big names. Mainly people like Bret Hart
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    The constant changes they tried to make to compete with WWF, and Vince Russo.
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    The fact it's fake and making sure people know and can see its fake.

    I remember people had debates back then whether wrestling was fake or real. Now its too the point where its not even worht talking about.
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    liukangx good luck trying to tell my cousins that, they refuse to admit it..., my one friend knows how its scripted but he still watches it.
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    I blame Vince McMahon his greed has ruined wrestling.

    But I knew it was the beginning of the end when they made Sting a rulebreaker
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    Quote by DMoney89
    When you have [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjQYKfoAFU]moments like this[/url], you're destined to fail.


    I remember watching that when it happened. To me, that was the point where WCW starting going down the drain.
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    shouldn't this be in the wrestling forum?
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    Quote by thabz
    shouldn't this be in the wrestling forum?
    It could be but its on topic so it doesn't matter.More people on here than the wrestling forum anyway.
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    I think that the book "The Death Of WCW" says it all in the chapter "The Ultimate Swerve". It fingers many culprits as helping out to end the company, but it lays the blame primarily at the feet of Time Warner executive Jamie Kellner. I would recommend tracking down the book if you can. It's jaw-dropping what the company did at times.
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    I'm going to repeat my rant from "Wrestling Downfall" back in March 2009:

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    in my opion it started to go downhill after WCW was bought there was no real compettition anymore.. TNA still has a ways to go to be a serious threat,.. and since there was no competition,.. they got lazy..



    WCW was old school wrestling at its best. They maintained the "regional leagues" system that gave their wrestlers a chance to establish themselves at the local level. Those were the guys the WCW would rotate for broadcast matches.

    Remember when the WCW would mix and match bouts throughout their broadcast with "main event" level wrestlers to get the crowd going, then showcase "up and comming" young talent to give new guys ringtime and facetime with the fans? WOW, I really miss all that stuff!

    And the WCW paired wrestlers by skill level and style to give fans their money's worth. In my opinion when the WCW was under Jim Crockett Promotions, the emphasis was on wrestling, not soap operas!

    And then they got sold to the WWE!
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    Quote by DMoney89
    When you have [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjQYKfoAFU]moments like this[/url], you're destined to fail.

    D-Generation X once did something similar to that "Match"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    when the snozzberries stopped tasting like snozzberries = the death of wcw
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    One of their largest problems is they let Vince Russo have way too much freedom to do whatever he wanted. WWF knew how to use him since Vince McMahon had final say so but in WCW Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara basically were like kids in a candy factory and it resulted in crap like Mike Awesome with a retarded disco gimmick fighting ICP on top of The Partridge Family bus, Booker T as G.I. Bro, and guys basically beating the audience over the head with the show being a work.
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    Quote by eddstarr88

    In my opinion when the WCW was under Jim Crockett Promotions, the emphasis was on wrestling, not soap operas!

    And then they got sold to the WWE!


    WCW went to hell long before it was bought by the WWE.
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    Quote by Shane
    I heard Bischoff was overpaying the big names. Mainly people like Bret Hart


    Yes Bret Hart was hugely over paid, even more so than Hulk Hogan. It could of been justivied if they would have actually used him properly and to their advantage, he could of been a huge star for WCW, but over the course of a year, he just became an overpaid afterthough.

    Though the truth is, no matter who made WCW an awful show, the truth is the AOL/Time Warner is what killed WCW. When Turner did the merger, a lot of higher ups didn't want to have wrestling on their channel. In fact long before even WCW had amounted the huge sucess they did with the marketing of the nWo and the amazing wrestling of guys like Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Booker T, Chris Jericho and a certain wrestler WWE doesn't want mention ever again. Many people beg Ted Turner to get rid of WCW, it was a money waster, but Ted said no cause in his heart he was a wrestling fan.
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