History Awesome / WCW

27th Jun '16 1:01:08 PM digiman619
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27th Jun '16 1:00:38 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".
27th Jun '16 12:59:23 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 he'd ever heard.

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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 "one of the top three most electric crowd responses he'd I'd ever heard.been in, and I'd been with Wrestling/TheRock and [[WrestlinStoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin at their peaks".
17th Mar '16 9:17:45 AM Kuruni
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* The "party" thrown by the New Four Horsemen and Wrestling/ArnAnderson on ''Nitro'' in 1998, with Ric Flair returning to WCW after a long hiatus. This editor would be remiss in failing to mention the amazing amounts of WIN that was Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Steve [=McMichael=], Wrestling/DeanMalenko, and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit standing in the ring, reforming the Horsemen, as well as Ric Flair's absolute fury at Eric Bischoff for crashing the party.

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* The "party" thrown by the New Four Horsemen and Wrestling/ArnAnderson on ''Nitro'' in 1998, with Ric Flair returning to WCW after a long hiatus. This editor would be remiss in failing to mention the The amazing amounts of WIN that was Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Steve [=McMichael=], Wrestling/DeanMalenko, and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit standing in the ring, reforming the Horsemen, as well as Ric Flair's absolute fury at Eric Bischoff for crashing the party.



** Best part is, that last bit was a shoot.
14th Feb '16 7:19:29 PM lorgskyegon
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** [[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.]]
20th Jan '16 9:04:50 AM JamesAustin
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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 -- BookerT. Watch the full promo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeD-DSmL_k here]].
** Actually if you read Eric Bischoff's book, you get a whole other take on this story. It was all a work, and the second half was Russo fucking up a major angle.
*** Of course Bischoff would say that; he's one of Hogan's buddies. If you ask Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit.
** Wrestling/BookerT 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!
** Russo's comments about Hogan being "bald" were the basis of a defamation lawsuit Hogan filed after he left the company, which was eventually dropped in 2002.

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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 -- BookerT. Watch 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]].
** Actually if you read Eric Bischoff's book, you get a whole other take on this story. It was all a work, and the second half was Russo fucking up a major angle.
*** Of course Bischoff would say that; he's one of Hogan's buddies. If you ask Russo, it all went exactly as planned. Well, except the lawsuit.
** Wrestling/BookerT
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!
** Russo's comments about Hogan being "bald" were the basis of a defamation lawsuit Hogan filed after he left the company, which was eventually dropped in 2002.
anywhere!
24th Aug '15 3:55:49 PM PsychoGecko
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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. 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}}.

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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 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.
27th May '15 9:14:03 AM Clendy82
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** 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.
28th Apr '15 6:56:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* 1995 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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* 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.
28th Apr '15 6:55:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* 1995 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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