History Horrible / WCW

22nd Nov '16 7:47:44 PM Gimere
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* There's WCW's ''Great American Bash 1991'' PPV, which had the entire Baltimore audience switching back and forth between two reactions--sitting on their hands and chanting "''WE WANT FLAIR!''" ('''especially''' during the main event) to protest Wrestling/RicFlair's firing from WCW just days before the event. Flair, meanwhile, would join the WWF, taking the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with him (because he wasn't paid back the $25,000 deposit he put down on the belt when he received it for the first time) and calling himself "The ''Real'' World's Heavyweight Champion" (a TakeThat aimed at then-WWF champ Hulk Hogan and at booker Jim Herd, who was running WCW at the time).

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* There's WCW's ''Great ''The Great American Bash 1991'' PPV, 1991'', which had the entire Baltimore audience switching back and forth between two reactions--sitting on their hands and chanting "''WE WANT FLAIR!''" ('''especially''' during the main event) to protest Wrestling/RicFlair's firing from WCW just days before the event. Flair, meanwhile, would join the WWF, taking the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with him (because he wasn't paid back the $25,000 deposit he put down on the belt when he received it for the first time) and calling himself "The ''Real'' World's Heavyweight Champion" (a TakeThat aimed at then-WWF champ Hulk Hogan and at booker Jim Herd, who was running WCW at the time).



* Spring Stampede 2000 is about as bad as it gets. It took place 6 days after the reboot. This meant that that all the storylines heading into the show had one night to build, except the Dustin Rhodes/Terry Funk feud which for some reason was the only storyline to make it through the reboot. Since all titles were vacated, there were tournaments for the US and Tag Team Championships, a tournament finals for the WCW Championship, a multi-man match for the Cruiserweight Championship that had more men than minutes allotted, and a Hardcore Championship match. What fans ended up getting was a 14 matches show with only one match going more than 9 minutes. Almost every match had interference and there was also a match between Jimmy Hart and radio shockjock Mancow Muller.

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* Spring Stampede 2000 is about as bad as it gets. It took place 6 days after the reboot. This meant reboot, meaning that that all the storylines heading into the show had one night to build, except build [[note]](except the Dustin Rhodes/Terry Funk feud which for some whatever reason was the only storyline to make it through the reboot.reboot)[[/note]]. Since all titles were vacated, there were tournaments for the US and Tag Team Championships, a tournament finals for the WCW Championship, a multi-man match for the Cruiserweight Championship that had more men than minutes allotted, and a Hardcore Championship match. What fans ended up getting was a 14 matches show with only one match going more than 9 minutes. Almost every match had interference and there was also a match between Jimmy Hart and radio shockjock Mancow Muller.



* The Django Unchained gimmick, while ridiculous, pales in comparison to ''WCW Uncensored '96'': the {{Wrestling/Sherri|Martel}}-[[{{Wrestling/Madusa}} Madusa]]-Colonel Parker love triangle. Where to even begin? It all started when Parker got it in his head that what Sister Sherri (who burned through more boy toys than Jennifer Lopez) really needed was a grey-haired, overweight gambling addict to come sweep her off her feet. He planted a sloppy kiss on Sherri, who belted him, because that's what happens when you try to kiss Sensational Sherri without permission. After suffering a blow to the head, however, the concussed Sherri suddenly developed feelings for the Colonel, and they were almost married in a drive-thru chapel. The ceremony was interrupted by Parker's ''other'' "fried pie", 4x women's champ Madusa, leading into a not-bad street brawl with Sherri and a deplorable man v. woman match with the Colonel. Three things:

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* The Django Unchained gimmick, while ridiculous, pales in comparison to ''WCW Uncensored '96'': the {{Wrestling/Sherri|Martel}}-[[{{Wrestling/Madusa}} Madusa]]-Colonel {{Wrestling/Sherri|Martel}}-{{Wrestling/Madusa}}-Colonel Parker love triangle. Where to even begin? It all started when Parker got it in his head that what Sister Sherri (who burned through more boy toys than Jennifer Lopez) really needed was a grey-haired, overweight gambling addict to come sweep her off her feet. He planted a sloppy kiss on Sherri, who belted him, because that's what happens when you try to kiss Sensational Sherri without permission. After suffering a blow to the head, however, the concussed Sherri suddenly developed feelings for the Colonel, and they were almost married in a drive-thru chapel. The ceremony was interrupted by Parker's ''other'' "fried pie", 4x women's champ Madusa, leading into a not-bad street brawl with Sherri and a deplorable man v. woman match with the Colonel. Three things:



* Jim Herd was the president of WCW during the early part of the 1990s. He had no previous experience with wrestling, and despite Ric Flair being a world-famous World Champion, was convinced that Flair was too old to draw. First he tried to {{retool}} Flair into a Roman gladiator named Spartacus (to which Kevin Sullivan famously replied "while we're doing this, why don't we go down to Yankee Stadium and change Mickey Mantle's number?"). Then he simply fired Flair. The problem? Flair was WCW World Heavyweight Champion at the time. And since he had put down a $25,000 deposit on the belt, which WCW did not refund to him after he was fired, Flair decided he owned the physical title belt. He then showed up on WWF television with the WCW belt. Flair went on to be promoted as "The Real World Champion" by heel manager Wrestling/BobbyHeenan and work a great (and financially successful) program with Hulk Hogan. WCW, on the other hand, was devastated by the loss of their top draw and their inability to find anyone to replace him. At the nadir, fans were ignoring the actual matches and chanting "We Want Flair". Herd would eventually resign in disgrace.

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* Jim Herd was the president of WCW during the early part of the 1990s. He had no previous experience with wrestling, and despite Ric Flair being a world-famous World Champion, was convinced that Flair was too old to draw. First he tried to {{retool}} Flair into a Roman gladiator named Spartacus (to which Kevin Sullivan famously replied "while we're doing this, why don't we go down to Yankee Stadium and change Mickey Mantle's number?"). Then he simply fired Flair. The problem? Flair was WCW World Heavyweight Champion at the time. And since he had put down a $25,000 deposit on the belt, which WCW did not refund to him after he was fired, Flair decided he owned the physical title belt. He then showed up on WWF television with the WCW belt. Flair went on to be promoted as "The Real World Champion" by heel manager Wrestling/BobbyHeenan and work a great (and critically and financially successful) successful program with Hulk Hogan. WCW, on the other hand, was devastated by the loss of their top draw and their inability to find anyone to replace him. At the nadir, fans were ignoring the actual matches and chanting "We Want Flair". Herd would eventually resign in disgrace.
28th Oct '16 3:37:02 AM WillBGood
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed like an incredibly forced excuse for Vampiro to pal around with his [[PromotedFanboy real-life favorite band]]. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} Music/TheMisfits appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed like an incredibly forced excuse for Vampiro to pal around with his [[PromotedFanboy real-life favorite band]]. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:28:57 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced and mostly seemed like an excuse for Vampiro to pal around with his [[PromotedFanboy real-life favorite band]]. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed like an incredibly forced and mostly seemed like an excuse for Vampiro to pal around with his [[PromotedFanboy real-life favorite band]]. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:26:44 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced.forced and mostly seemed like an excuse for Vampiro to pal around with his [[PromotedFanboy real-life favorite band]]. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:25:12 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks weeks' worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:24:55 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''[[[[http://www.''[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song, but then pitched them actually being on the show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band was not. Needless to say, fans never really bought the gimmick, which seemed incredibly forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:24:40 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''wrestle''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band and has previously approached them write his theme song. He then pitched it to executives and the band. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band and Vampiro were not. Needless to say, [[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw the whole thing seemed like an incredibly pointless cross-over gimmick]] featuring guys who although tough looking, had no training. and the group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.

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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''wrestle''.''[[[[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw wrestle]]''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band and has previously approached band. He had originally asked them write his new theme song. He song, but then pitched it to executives and them actually being on the band.show to executives. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band and Vampiro were was not. Needless to say, [[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw fans never really bought the whole thing gimmick, which seemed like an incredibly pointless cross-over gimmick]] featuring guys who although tough looking, had no training. and the forced. The group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
24th Oct '16 10:22:14 AM thelivingtoad
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* In 1999, legendary punk rock group Music/{{Misfits}} appeared on several weeks worth of WCW programming...not to perform or promote their album but to ''wrestle''. Never mind the fact the fact that none of the members had any wrestling experience and were all approaching 40. Interestingly, the idea didn't come from any ExecutiveMeddling, but from Vampiro, who was a fan of the band and has previously approached them write his theme song. He then pitched it to executives and the band. Bassist and leader Jerry Only was very into the idea...but the rest of the band and Vampiro were not. Needless to say, [[http://www.metalinsider.net/columns/remember-when-misfits-wrestled-in-wcw the whole thing seemed like an incredibly pointless cross-over gimmick]] featuring guys who although tough looking, had no training. and the group stopped appearing after Only was injured during a cage match with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
28th Sep '16 8:08:09 PM Gimere
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* The entirety of Hog Wild/Road Wild was a huge clusterfuck. Bischoff was a huge Harley fan (so was Hogan) and so chose the giant Sturgis rally as the place for a new PPV. But this meant there was no live gate proceeds (typically several hundred thousand dollars for a PPV) and the ring was surrounded by a bunch of drunk, racist bikers who didn't really give a damn about wrestling. They kept revving their bikes during the matches, making both the in-ring action and the announcers difficult to hear. At the first one, not only was the best match of the night (DeanMalenko vs. ChrisBenoit) viciously booed, the bikers heaped racist verbal abuse on HarlemHeat.

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* The entirety of Hog Wild/Road Wild was a huge clusterfuck. Bischoff was a huge Harley fan (so was Hogan) and so chose the giant Sturgis rally as the place for a new PPV. But this meant there was no live gate proceeds (typically several hundred thousand dollars for a PPV) and the ring was surrounded by a bunch of drunk, racist bikers who didn't really give a damn about wrestling. They kept revving their bikes during the matches, making both the in-ring action and the announcers difficult to hear. At the first one, not only was the best match of the night (DeanMalenko vs. ChrisBenoit) viciously booed, the bikers heaped racist verbal abuse on HarlemHeat.Harlem Heat.
15th Sep '16 3:07:29 PM lorgskyegon
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* The entirety of Hog Wild/Road Wild was a huge clusterfuck. Bischoff was a huge Harley fan (so was Hogan) and so chose the giant Sturgis rally as the place for a new PPV. But this meant there was no live gate proceeds (typically several hundred thousand dollars for a PPV) and the ring was surrounded by a bunch of drunk, racist bikers who didn't really give a damn about wrestling. They kept revving their bikes during the matches, making both the in-ring action and the announcers difficult to hear. At the first one, not only was the best match of the night (DeanMalenko vs. ChrisBenoit) viciously booed, the bikers heaped racist verbal abuse on HarlemHeat.
** Not to mention the reason for the name change was the threat of a lawsuit by the '''H'''arley '''O'''wners '''G'''roup. They couldn't even choose a name without fucking it up.
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