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6th Sep '17 6:03:49 AM JamesAustin
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* 1995 Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} joint show ''Collision In Korea'', a two day peace festival featuring the only encounter between Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/AntonioInoki and the highest attended wrestling event on record.
** A caveat is in order for the claim of highest attendance. ''Collision in Korea'' was held in [[UsefulNotes/NorthKorea North Korea]] (as opposed to the relatively democratic South Korea) a country with very little professional wrestling tradition living under the most oppressive regime on the planet. Claims of attendance of nearly half a million people over two days was largely accurate, but it was most likely understood by the populace that attendance was more or less mandatory.
* Some argue in favor of a Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Wrestling/HulkHogan that arguably trumps slamming Wrestling/AndreTheGiant -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOB4UnRQfdc his infamous Face Heel Turn and joining of the newly-formed New World Order]] at ''Bash at the Beach 1996'', kicking off one of the biggest angles in the history of the industry and reinventing himself in the process.
--> ''"As far as I'm concerned, all this crap in the ring represents these fans out here. For two years, brother, for two years, I held my head high, I did everything for the charities, I did everything for the kids, and the reception I got when I came out here, you fans can stick it, brother. Because, if it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, you people wouldn't be here. If it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff would still be selling meat from a truck in Minneapolis, and if it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, all these Johnny-Come-Latelys that you see out here wrestling wouldn't be here. I was selling out the world, brother, while they were bumming gas to put in their car to get to high school. So the way it is now, brother, with Hulk Hogan and the New World Organisation of Wrestling, brother, me and the new blood by my side, whatcha gonna do when the new world order of professional wrestling runs wild on you? Whatcha gonna do?!"''
--> The video of that event on Youtube has a great quote: "I was a little kid when I watched this. I started crying."
** Also at ''Bash at the Beach 1996'': the show was kicked off with a singles match between Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and his arch-rival Wrestling/{{Psicosis}} [[http://youtu.be/_-VMLNgRc6o the first time they'd fought each other in WCW]]. The match itself was a classic, ranging on average between 4 and 4-and-a-half stars (depending on who you ask). The finish, when Psicosis tried to do a top rope move (a crucifix into a powerbomb) and Mysterio countered with a Rana ''in mid air'', bringing the entire stadium (which had been lukewarm to the wrestlers in the first 10 minutes) to their feet. So, so many of the cruiserweights these days are following in the footsteps of Mysterio and Psicosis, and it's a Crowning Moment of '''Un'''Awesome that Psicosis never became a star like Mysterio did.
* He's no JR, but Schiavone did call one of the greatest swerves of all time.: Luger unexpectedly winning the World Title from Hogan at the Palace of Auburn Hills (in August 1997). Luger's got Hogan in the rack and the crowd is going bananas, then Schiavone comes in screaming "Luger's got him in the rack! They're on their feet here in Detroit!!" The bell rings and the arena comes unglued. Tony's going nuts, and even he sounds like he's in disbelief: "Luger won the title? LUGER WON THE TITLE?! LUGER WON THE TITLE!!''"
* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s electrifying defeat of Hollywood Hogan on ''Nitro'' in July 1998 to win the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] for the first time. Though the match really should have been saved for a pay-per-view in order to create a massive PPV payday, the deafening crowd reaction (thanks to WCW scheduling the victory in Goldberg's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia) and the mere fact that Hogan took a ''clean'' pinfall loss in [=WCW=] make it probably the last truly great Crowning Moment Of Awesome that [=WCW=] can attest to (since it was the last time ''Nitro'' defeated ''Raw'' in the ratings).
** Prior to that, winning the United States championship from {{Wrestling/Raven}}, after taking out the Flock. No-selling a shot to the head from a STOP sign was amazing.
** At ''Road Wild 1998'', Goldberg defended his newly won title in a battle royal where it was him going up against an entire [=nWo=] contingent. Not only did he avoid defeat against both the Hollywood and Wolfpac factions of the nWo, he capped off his victory by [[CrazyAwesome Jackhammering The Giant]]. He would later repeat this spot on ''Nitro'', and hold him up in the Jackhammer for several seconds!
** Speaking of the Jackhammer, DiamondDallasPage reversing it into a Diamond Cutter at ''Halloween Havoc''.

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* 1995 Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} joint show ''Collision In Korea'', a two day peace festival featuring the only encounter between Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/AntonioInoki and the highest attended wrestling event on record.
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record. However, a caveat is in order for the claim of highest attendance. ''Collision in Korea'' was held in ''UsefulNotes/{{North|Korea}}'' [[UsefulNotes/NorthKorea North Korea]] (as opposed to the relatively democratic South Korea) a country with very little professional wrestling tradition living under the most oppressive regime on the planet. Claims of attendance of nearly half a million people over two days was largely accurate, but it was most likely understood by the populace that attendance was more or less mandatory.
* Some argue in favor of a Crowning Moment Of of Awesome for Wrestling/HulkHogan that arguably trumps slamming Wrestling/AndreTheGiant -- his infamous FaceHeelTurn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOB4UnRQfdc his infamous Face Heel Turn and joining of the newly-formed New World Order]] newly-formed]] Wrestling/NewWorldOrder at ''Bash at the Beach 1996'', kicking off one of the biggest angles in the history of the industry and reinventing himself in the process.
process. The video of that event on [=YouTube=] has a great quote: "I was a little kid when I watched this. I started crying."
--> ''"As far as I'm concerned, all this crap in the ring represents these fans out here. For two years, brother, for two years, I held my head high, I did everything for the charities, I did everything for the kids, and the reception I got when I came out here, you fans can stick it, brother. Because, if it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, you people wouldn't be here. If it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff would still be selling meat from a truck in Minneapolis, and if it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, all these Johnny-Come-Latelys that you see out here wrestling wouldn't be here. I was selling out the world, brother, while they were bumming gas to put in their car to get to high school. So the way it is now, brother, with Hulk Hogan and the New World Organisation of Wrestling, brother, me and the new blood by my side, whatcha gonna do when the new world order of professional wrestling runs wild on you? Whatcha gonna do?!"''
--> The video of that event on Youtube has a great quote: "I was a little kid when I watched this. I started crying."
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do?!"''
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Also at ''Bash at the Beach 1996'': the show was kicked off with a singles match between Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and his arch-rival Wrestling/{{Psicosis}} [[http://youtu.be/_-VMLNgRc6o the first time they'd fought each other in WCW]]. The match itself was a classic, ranging on average between 4 and 4-and-a-half stars (depending on who you ask).classic. The finish, when Psicosis tried to do a top rope move (a crucifix into a powerbomb) and Mysterio countered with a Rana ''in mid air'', bringing the entire stadium (which had been lukewarm to the wrestlers in the first 10 minutes) to their feet. So, so many of the cruiserweights these days are following in the footsteps of Mysterio and Psicosis, and it's a Crowning Moment of '''Un'''Awesome that Psicosis never became a star like Mysterio did.
* He's no JR, but Schiavone did call one of the greatest swerves of all time.: Luger unexpectedly winning the World Title from Hogan at the Palace of Auburn Hills (in August 1997). Luger's got Hogan in the rack and the crowd is going bananas, then Schiavone comes in screaming "Luger's got him in the rack! They're on their feet here in Detroit!!" Detroit!" The bell rings and the arena comes unglued. Tony's going nuts, and even he sounds like he's in disbelief: "Luger won the title? LUGER WON THE TITLE?! LUGER WON THE TITLE!!''"
* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s road into becoming a main eventer was one Crowning Moment of Awesome after another:
** First, winning the United States Championship from Wrestling/{{Raven}}, after taking out the Flock. No-selling a shot to the head from a STOP sign was amazing.
** His
electrifying defeat of Hollywood Hogan on ''Nitro'' in July 1998 to win the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]] for the first time. Though the match really should have been saved for a pay-per-view in order to create a massive PPV payday, the deafening crowd reaction (thanks to WCW scheduling the victory in Goldberg's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia) and the mere fact that Hogan took a ''clean'' pinfall loss in [=WCW=] WCW make it probably the last truly great Crowning Moment Of of Awesome that [=WCW=] WCW can attest to (since it was the last time ''Nitro'' defeated ''Raw'' in the ratings).
** Prior to that, winning the United States championship from {{Wrestling/Raven}}, after taking out the Flock. No-selling a shot to the head from a STOP sign was amazing.
** At ''Road Wild 1998'', Goldberg defended his newly won title in a battle royal where it was him going up against an entire [=nWo=] nWo contingent. Not only did he avoid defeat against both the Hollywood and Wolfpac factions of the nWo, he capped off his victory by [[CrazyAwesome Jackhammering The Giant]]. He would later repeat this spot on ''Nitro'', and hold him up in the Jackhammer for several seconds!
** Speaking of the Jackhammer, DiamondDallasPage Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage reversing it into a Diamond Cutter at ''Halloween Havoc''.



* Wrestling/RicFlair's promo on the final ''Nitro'' manages to sneak one in just before the end - read the transcript [[http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/video_reviews/69054/ here]].
** And you have to give a small [=CMoA=] to the [=WCW=] booking team for deciding to close out the last Nitro ever with a match that capped off one of the company's longest-running feuds: {{Wrestling/Sting}} vs. Ric Flair.
* How about the first time Sting came down from the rafters by zipline. The blowoff may have been a misstep, but after months of watching Sting in the rafters, this was really a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.

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* Wrestling/RicFlair's promo on the final ''Nitro'' manages to sneak one in just before the end - read the transcript [[http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/video_reviews/69054/ [[https://411mania.com/wrestling/the-furious-flashbacks-wcw-monday-nitro-night-of-champions/ here]].
** And you have to give a small [=CMoA=] to the [=WCW=] booking team for deciding to close out the last Nitro ever with a match that capped off one of the company's longest-running feuds: {{Wrestling/Sting}} Wrestling/{{Sting}} vs. Ric Flair.
* How about the first time Sting came down from the rafters by zipline. The blowoff may have been a misstep, but after months of watching Sting in the rafters, this was really a Crowning Moment Of of Awesome.



* Vince Russo's Crowning Moment Of Awesome (better known as "the only good thing Russo's ever done") came at ''Bash at the Beach 2000'', when he became so fed up with the backstage politics that had crippled WCW for years that he turned it into a WorkedShoot angle that turned more shoot than work. Wrestling/JeffJarrett, who was scheduled to defend the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Hulk Hogan that night, ended up lying down for Hogan and giving him the title. After Hogan had left ringside, Wrestling/VinceRusso came out and cut a emotional promo promising that Hulk Hogan would never be seen in WCW again (he wasn't), the politicking he had to deal with from Hogan and the other old-guard wrestlers was almost too much for him to handle, and that he was giving a title shot to someone who "still [gave] a shit" about WCW -- Wrestling/BookerT. For Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit. (Watch the full promo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeD-DSmL_k here]].) Booker T won that match - and his first World Title - that night, becoming the second African-American (after Wrestling/RonSimmons) to hold the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, one of the few black world champions anywhere!

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* Vince Russo's Wrestling/VinceRusso's Crowning Moment Of of Awesome (better known as "the only good thing Russo's ever done") came at ''Bash at the Beach 2000'', when he became so fed up with the backstage politics that had crippled WCW for years that he turned it into a WorkedShoot angle that turned more shoot than work. Wrestling/JeffJarrett, who was scheduled to defend the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Hulk Hogan that night, ended up lying down for Hogan and giving him the title. After Hogan had left ringside, Wrestling/VinceRusso Russo came out and cut a emotional promo promising that Hulk Hogan would never be seen in WCW again (he wasn't), explaining the politicking he had to deal with from Hogan and the other old-guard wrestlers was almost too much for him to handle, and that he was giving a title shot to someone who "still [gave] a shit" about WCW -- Wrestling/BookerT. For Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit. (Watch the full promo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeD-DSmL_k here]].) Booker T won that match - and his first World Title - that night, becoming the second African-American (after Wrestling/RonSimmons) to hold the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, one of the few black world champions anywhere!



* Wrestling/ChrisJericho: Cruiserweight Champion. Working at a time when WCW's Cruiserweight division could not have been hotter, Chris Jericho reached his creative peak as a slimy, whiny SmugSnake who would do anything - short of actually wrestle - to keep hold of the title belt. His feud with Wrestling/DeanMalenko resulted in so many Crowning Moments of Awesome, including (but not limited to) proving that he is The Man Of 1004 Holds, his introduction of the Cruiserweights at ''Slamboree'', his trip to the Library of Congress and subsequent gloating to Malenko (complete with a good old finger-poke-to-the-chest), and his five-star match with "Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr".
** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. The storyline had Jericho having the "Ice Man" so rattled that he began a losing streak, which culminated in a dejected and fed up Malenko going "home". Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]] at their peaks".
*** [[CrossesTheLineTwice "Hey Dean, how's your dead father doing?"]]

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* Wrestling/ChrisJericho: Cruiserweight Champion. Champion:
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Working at a time when WCW's Cruiserweight division could not have been hotter, Chris Jericho reached his creative peak as a slimy, whiny SmugSnake who would do anything - short of actually wrestle - to keep hold of the title belt. His feud with Wrestling/DeanMalenko resulted in so many Crowning Moments of Awesome, including (but not limited to) proving that he is The the Man Of of 1004 Holds, his introduction of the Cruiserweights at ''Slamboree'', his trip to the Library of Congress and subsequent gloating to Malenko (complete with a good old finger-poke-to-the-chest), and his five-star match with "Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr".
Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr.
** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. The storyline had Jericho having the "Ice Man" so rattled that he began a losing streak, which culminated in a dejected and fed up Malenko going "home". Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]] at their peaks".
*** --->'''Jericho:''' [[CrossesTheLineTwice "Hey Hey Dean, how's your dead father doing?"]]doing?]]



** Ricky Steamboat, a few years later, had another CMOA at ''Clash of the Champions XVII''. Dustin Rhodes was to challenge the then-tag champs The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) alongside his usual tag partner, Wrestling/BarryWindham. The problem was that Windham was dealing with a hand injury, so he wasn't going to be competing, but this was covered up in storyline by having the heels injure him intentionally so that the thread of the Rhodes / Windham tag team would be removed. Dustin shows up anyway with a "mystery man" clad in a cloak and a dragon mask... only for the mystery man to take off his costume and reveal himself to be none other than Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, making his return after departing from the WWF just weeks earlier. The reaction of the heels is pure pants-shitting shock and awe. Arn Anderson sells Steamboat's return in particularly fantastic fashion, mentally trying to psych himself up to deal with Steamboat:
---> "He's just a man! '''He's just a man!'''"
** [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8eb9_20-91-11-19-ricky-steamboat-dustin-rhodes-vs-arn-anderson-larry-zbyszko-clash-xvii_sport Here's the match in it's entirety. Check 5:25 for the reveal.]]

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** Ricky Steamboat, a few years later, had another CMOA at ''Clash of the Champions XVII''. Dustin Rhodes was to challenge the then-tag champs The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) alongside his usual tag partner, Wrestling/BarryWindham. The problem was that Windham was dealing with a hand injury, so he wasn't going to be competing, but this was covered up in storyline by having the heels injure him intentionally so that the thread of the Rhodes / Windham tag team would be removed. Dustin shows up anyway with a "mystery man" clad in a cloak and a dragon mask... only for the mystery man to take off his costume and reveal himself to be none other than Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, making his return after departing from the WWF just weeks earlier. The reaction of the heels is pure pants-shitting shock and awe. Arn Anderson sells Steamboat's return in particularly fantastic fashion, mentally trying to psych himself up to deal with Steamboat:
---> "He's just a man! '''He's just a man!'''"
**
[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8eb9_20-91-11-19-ricky-steamboat-dustin-rhodes-vs-arn-anderson-larry-zbyszko-clash-xvii_sport Here's the match in it's entirety. Check 5:25 for the reveal.]]]] Arn Anderson sells Steamboat's return in particularly fantastic fashion, mentally trying to psych himself up to deal with Steamboat:
---> '''Anderson:''' He's just a man! '''He's just a man!'''



* With all due respect to Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, 1997 belonged to the man called Sting, and his Crowning Moment Of Awesome was at the end of that year's ''Uncensored'' PPV. For months leading up to the event, nobody knew whose side Sting was on in the [=WCW/nWo=] war. When the PPV's final match was over and the [=nWo=] was celebrating another victory, Sting descended from the rafters and proceeded to completely destroy ''the entire group'' with his now-trademark black baseball bat, culminating in a beatdown on "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan using just his fists.

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* With all due respect to Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, 1997 belonged to the man called Sting, and his Crowning Moment Of of Awesome was at the end of that year's ''Uncensored'' PPV. For months leading up to the event, nobody knew whose side Sting was on in the [=WCW/nWo=] war. When the PPV's final match was over and the [=nWo=] was celebrating another victory, Sting descended from the rafters and proceeded to completely destroy ''the entire group'' with his now-trademark black baseball bat, culminating in a beatdown on "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan using just his fists.



* [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] appeared live on ''Nitro'' the same night he was on a pretaped ''Raw'', using the screentime on ''Nitro'' to call out Vince and Shawn over the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob. (He also appeared on pretaped ECW programming the previous weekend, making him the only man to appear on all three companies' programming in what amounts to a weekend.)
** It should also be noted that Rick Rude appeared on ''Nitro'' with only a moustache. He had been appearing on WWF TV with a full beard, including on that taped edition of RAW. So from a chronological standpoint, he appeared on ''Nitro'' clean shaven, and was on ''Raw'' an hour later with a beard. It was not just a powerful commentary on the Screwjob, but also a shot to the WWF's pre-taped format as well.

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* [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] appeared live on the ''Nitro'' after the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob the same night he was on a pretaped ''Raw'', using the screentime on ''Nitro'' to call out Vince and Shawn over the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob.Screwjob. (He also appeared on pretaped ECW programming the previous weekend, making him the only man to appear on all three companies' programming in what amounts to a weekend.)
**
) It should also be noted that Rick Rude appeared on ''Nitro'' with only a moustache. He had been appearing on WWF TV with a full beard, including on that taped edition of RAW.''Raw''. So from a chronological standpoint, he appeared on ''Nitro'' clean shaven, and was on ''Raw'' an hour later with a beard. It was not just a powerful commentary on the Screwjob, but also a shot to the WWF's pre-taped format as well.



* When WCW was in its disastrous downward spiral in 1999, Eric Bischoff at one point snapped and blew up on "the boys in the back" one night. Among other things, he told the locker room that if anyone wasn't satisfied with the way things were going or how they was being booked, they could just leave. He called out several of the younger guys, like Raven and Konnan, in particular. Upon hearing that, [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} Scott "Raven" Levy]] quite literally [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere got up and walked out]], asking for his release. Bischoff gave it to him, and he went right back to Wrestling/{{ECW}}.
** When Bischoff gave Konnan the same offer, Konnan wanted to take it on one condition: Rey Mysterio gets his release too. Bischoff refused and told Konnan that he could either leave by himself or stay and Bischoff would make his life hell. Konnan, whose feud with the WWF meant he wouldn't be able to work there chose to stay. Still, despite knowing he'd been blacklisted from the WWF, Konnan was willing to face that if it meant he could get Mysterio out of WCW and their incompetent booking.
* Wargames 1992 Between The Dangerous Alliance of Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton, Larry Zbyzko, and Arn Anderson take on Sting's Squadron of Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, and Nikita Koloff. A Classic matchup featuring a Who's Who of talent and probably The Greatest Wargames match ever.

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* When WCW was in its disastrous downward spiral in 1999, Eric Bischoff at one point snapped and blew up on "the boys in the back" one night. Among other things, he told the locker room that if anyone wasn't satisfied with the way things were going or how they was being booked, they could just leave. He called out several of the younger guys, like Raven and Konnan, in particular. Upon This created two [=CMOAs=]: First, upon hearing that, [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} Scott "Raven" Levy]] quite literally [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere got up and walked out]], asking for his release. Bischoff gave it to him, and he went right back to Wrestling/{{ECW}}. \n** When Secondly, hen Bischoff gave Konnan the same offer, Konnan wanted to take it on one condition: Rey Mysterio gets his release too. Bischoff refused and told Konnan that he could either leave by himself or stay and Bischoff would make his life hell. Konnan, whose feud with the WWF meant he wouldn't be able to work there chose to stay. Still, despite knowing he'd been blacklisted from the WWF, Konnan was willing to face that if it meant he could get Mysterio out of WCW and their incompetent booking.
* Wargames [=WarGames=] 1992 Between The between the Dangerous Alliance of Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton, Larry Zbyzko, and Arn Anderson take on Sting's Squadron of Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, and Nikita Koloff. A Classic classic matchup featuring a Who's Who of talent and probably The Greatest Wargames the greatest [=WarGames=] match ever.
31st Aug '17 5:15:46 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Or how about ''Spring Breakout 1998'', where he repelled out of a FREAKIN' HELICOPTER.

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** Or how about ''Spring Breakout 1998'', where he repelled rapelled out of a FREAKIN' HELICOPTER.
29th Aug '17 7:47:43 PM willemdafriendo
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*** Speaking of the Jackhammer, DiamondDallasPage reversing it into a Diamond Cutter at ''Halloween Havoc''.
** Goldberg's feud with Sid Vicious. Yes, the one with the car crushing. Shortly afterwards, Goldberg had a mystery partner in a tag match, and it turned out to be Sid. That was a swerve.
--->[standing atop the ruins of his limosine] "GOLDBERG! [[SkywardScream GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLDBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERG!!!]]"

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*** ** Speaking of the Jackhammer, DiamondDallasPage reversing it into a Diamond Cutter at ''Halloween Havoc''.
** Goldberg's feud with Sid Vicious. Yes, the one with the car crushing. Shortly afterwards, Goldberg had a mystery partner in a tag match, and it turned out to be Sid. That was a swerve.
--->[standing atop the ruins of his limosine] "GOLDBERG! [[SkywardScream GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLDBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERG!!!]]"
Havoc''.
1st Jun '17 9:18:29 AM candleeater
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** Goldberg's feud with Sid Vicious. Yes, the one with the car crushing. Shortly afterwards, Goldberg had a mystery partner in a tag match, and it turned out to be Sid. That was a swerve.
--->[standing atop the ruins of his limosine] "GOLDBERG! [[SkywardScream GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLDBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERG!!!]]"
31st May '17 12:47:26 PM candleeater
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* He's no JR, but Schiavone did call one of the greatest swerves of all time.: Luger unexpectedly winning the World Title from Hogan at the Palace of Auburn Hills (in August 1997). Luger's got Hogan in the rack and the crowd is going bananas, then Schiavone comes in screaming "Luger's got him in the rack! They're on their feet here in Detroit!!" The bell rings and the arena comes unglued. Tony's going nuts, and even he sounds like he's in disbelief: "Luger won the title? LUGER WON THE TITLE?! LUGER WON THE TITLE!!''"
17th May '17 1:24:40 PM bubzilla
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** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]] at their peaks".

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** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. The storyline had Jericho having the "Ice Man" so rattled that he began a losing streak, which culminated in a dejected and fed up Malenko going "home". Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]] at their peaks".
7th Apr '17 12:50:33 PM thecarolinabull01
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5th Nov '16 12:00:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* Vince Russo's Crowning Moment Of Awesome (better known as "the only good thing Russo's ever done") came at ''Bash at the Beach 2000'', when he became so fed up with the backstage politics that had crippled WCW for years that he turned it into a WorkedShoot angle that turned more shoot than work. JeffJarrett, who was scheduled to defend the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Hulk Hogan that night, ended up lying down for Hogan and giving him the title. After Hogan had left ringside, Wrestling/VinceRusso came out and cut a emotional promo promising that Hulk Hogan would never be seen in WCW again (he wasn't), the politicking he had to deal with from Hogan and the other old-guard wrestlers was almost too much for him to handle, and that he was giving a title shot to someone who "still [gave] a shit" about WCW -- Wrestling/BookerT. For Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit. (Watch the full promo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeD-DSmL_k here]].) Booker T won that match - and his first World Title - that night, becoming the second African-American (after Wrestling/RonSimmons) to hold the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, one of the few black world champions anywhere!

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* Vince Russo's Crowning Moment Of Awesome (better known as "the only good thing Russo's ever done") came at ''Bash at the Beach 2000'', when he became so fed up with the backstage politics that had crippled WCW for years that he turned it into a WorkedShoot angle that turned more shoot than work. JeffJarrett, Wrestling/JeffJarrett, who was scheduled to defend the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Hulk Hogan that night, ended up lying down for Hogan and giving him the title. After Hogan had left ringside, Wrestling/VinceRusso came out and cut a emotional promo promising that Hulk Hogan would never be seen in WCW again (he wasn't), the politicking he had to deal with from Hogan and the other old-guard wrestlers was almost too much for him to handle, and that he was giving a title shot to someone who "still [gave] a shit" about WCW -- Wrestling/BookerT. For Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit. (Watch the full promo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeD-DSmL_k here]].) Booker T won that match - and his first World Title - that night, becoming the second African-American (after Wrestling/RonSimmons) to hold the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, one of the few black world champions anywhere!
27th Jun '16 1:01:08 PM digiman619
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** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[WrestlinStoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin at their peaks".

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** It should be noted that Malenko was taking time off for most of the feud. Jericho built this feud up ''by himself'', making fun of Malenko at every turn and even carrying around a blown-up version of one of Malenko's promotional photos. This culminated at the aforementioned ''Slamboree'' Cruiserweight battle royal, which was won by Ciclope when Juventud Guerrera jumped over the top rope to eliminate himself. Jericho ran in to gloat (and to attack his challenger) immediately afterward, and Ciclope unmasked, revealing Malenko. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpm_KbxyLTI The crowd came completely unglued in response.]] In his book, Jericho notes that this was "one of the top three most electric crowd responses I'd ever been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[WrestlinStoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]] at their peaks".
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