History Wrestling / WCW

17th Apr '16 7:37:38 AM JamesAustin
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->''Where the Big Boys Played.''

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5th Apr '16 4:34:58 PM Movienut376
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**For an added twist to the above, it was reportedly Hogan himself who brought Undertaker to see Vince McMahon after 'Taker, then known as Mean Mark Callous in WCW appeared in Hogan's movie Suburban Commando. The rest is history.
5th Apr '16 4:27:06 PM Movienut376
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**After his initial debut, Goldberg was reminiscent of a bulkier "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (especially with the black trunks and bald head) before his ring character became a rampaging force of nature with an ever-increasing win streak.
1st Mar '16 8:29:10 AM JamesAustin
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-->'''[[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2014/11/the-best-and-worst-of-wcw-monday-nitro-12495/3/ Brandon Stroud:]]''' Wait until Roddy Piper shows up, and the fact that hes had hip surgery [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen is a major plot point.]]
** It backfired, though. WCW had built of such a roster of big stars, that WWF [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin built]] [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho their]] [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit own]] [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr dream]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley team]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero out]] [[Wrestling/DeanMalenko of]] [[Wrestling/PerrySaturn people]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} WCW had]] [[Wrestling/TripleH screwed]] over and ignored.
* FollowTheLeader:
** Bischoff eagerly set about trying to build the promotion into a juggernaut, and he did so by poaching away the WWF's biggest names, such as kid's favorite Wrestling/HulkHogan, with lucrative contracts (all backed by the money of Turner Broadcasting) and pairing them with both old WCW/NWA mainstays and hot talents from the underground circuit at Wrestling/{{ECW}}. He also populated the roster with international wrestlers through working arrangements with Mexico's Wrestling/{{AAA}} promotion and Wrestling/{{New Japan|Pro Wrestling}} (mainly high-flying "cruiserweights" like Wrestling/UltimoDragon, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero), and did away with the Southern style of "'rasslin" to emulate what the WWF was doing: more glitz, sex, and sports entertainment. Naturally, some older fans were turned off by this.
** Most would argue that a primary reason for WWF's victory in the Monday Night Wars is because they put over new talent rather than relying so heavily on ancient wrestlers. As such, Millionaires/New Blood was seen as a belated attempt at copying that strategy. To his credit, as part of the ''Nitro'' "reboot", Bischoff signed a host of Cruiserweight acts who had been milling about WCW's wrestling school (the Power Plant), including one Wrestling/AJStyles.
** By this time, the WWF had basically looted the entire nWo/ECW product to create its "Attitude" brand. WCW brought in the head writer of the Attitude Era, Vince Russo, to help. But Russo kept inserting old WWF angles into storylines [[ShaggyFrogStory that made no sense]], and continued to push WWF stars over WCW stars, which just made things worse.
** David Flair going off the reservation is an echo of the [=McMahon=] "feudin' family" angle, with Ric Flair, his wife, and two sons all getting into the act.

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-->'''[[http://uproxx.--->'''[[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2014/11/the-best-and-worst-of-wcw-monday-nitro-12495/3/ Brandon Stroud:]]''' Wait until Roddy Piper shows up, and the fact that hes had hip surgery [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen is a major plot point.]]
** It backfired, though. WCW had built of such a roster of big stars, that WWF [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin built]] [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho their]] [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit own]] [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr dream]] [[Wrestling/MickFoley team]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero out]] [[Wrestling/DeanMalenko of]] [[Wrestling/PerrySaturn people]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} WCW had]] that]] [[Wrestling/TripleH screwed]] had]] been screwed over and ignored.
* FollowTheLeader:
** Bischoff eagerly set about trying to build the promotion into a juggernaut, and he did so
ignored by poaching away the WWF's biggest names, such as kid's favorite Wrestling/HulkHogan, with lucrative contracts (all backed by the money of Turner Broadcasting) and pairing them with both old WCW/NWA mainstays and hot talents from the underground circuit at Wrestling/{{ECW}}. He also populated the roster with international wrestlers through working arrangements with Mexico's Wrestling/{{AAA}} promotion and Wrestling/{{New Japan|Pro Wrestling}} (mainly high-flying "cruiserweights" like Wrestling/UltimoDragon, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero), and did away with the Southern style of "'rasslin" to emulate what the WWF was doing: more glitz, sex, and sports entertainment. Naturally, some older fans were turned off by this.
** Most would argue that a primary reason for WWF's victory in the Monday Night Wars is because they put over new talent rather than relying so heavily on ancient wrestlers. As such, Millionaires/New Blood was seen as a belated attempt at copying that strategy. To his credit, as part of the ''Nitro'' "reboot", Bischoff signed a host of Cruiserweight acts who had been milling about WCW's wrestling school (the Power Plant), including one Wrestling/AJStyles.
** By this time, the WWF had basically looted the entire nWo/ECW product to create its "Attitude" brand. WCW brought in the head writer of the Attitude Era, Vince Russo, to help. But Russo kept inserting old WWF angles into storylines [[ShaggyFrogStory that made no sense]], and continued to push WWF stars over WCW stars, which just made things worse.
** David Flair going off the reservation is an echo of the [=McMahon=] "feudin' family" angle, with Ric Flair, his wife, and two sons all getting into the act.
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29th Feb '16 4:42:19 PM JamesAustin
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--->'''''[[ImageBoards Taimapedia]]'':''' Since that fateful day, the Shockmaster has [[CanonDiscontinuity kept a low profile]]. However, he could be lurking behind any wall, just waiting for the right opportunity to jump out.



--->'''''[[ImageBoards Taimapedia]]'':''' Since that fateful day, the Shockmaster has [[CanonDiscontinuity kept a low profile]]. However, he could be lurking behind any wall, just waiting for the right opportunity to jump out.



* DreamTeam: With Turner's money, Bischoff could basically match any offer Vince made and even exceed it. Within a year he'd assembled the greatest roster in the annals of professional wrestling. Big names like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Wrestling/TedDiBiase, Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan, Wrestling/BretHart, Wrestling/RoddyPiper, [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} Dustin Rhodes]], Wrestling/MikeRotunda (as "V.K. Wallstreet"), Wrestling/TheNastyBoys, "Mean Gene" Okerlund, Wrestling/{{Madusa}}, Wrestling/{{Vader}} and others made news with their "defection" to WCW; only Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/MarkHenry, and a few others remained loyal to the WWF for the War's duration. However, it came with its downside; the fact that some of these contracts, particularly those used to lure away WWF talent, were so exorbitant is often cited as an important reason for why WCW was eventually sold to [=McMahon=] for a paltry $2.5 million.

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With Turner's money, Bischoff could basically match any offer Vince made and even exceed it. Within a year he'd assembled the greatest roster in the annals of professional wrestling. Big names like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Wrestling/TedDiBiase, Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan, Wrestling/BretHart, Wrestling/RoddyPiper, [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} Dustin Rhodes]], Wrestling/MikeRotunda (as "V.K. Wallstreet"), Wrestling/TheNastyBoys, "Mean Gene" Okerlund, Wrestling/{{Madusa}}, Wrestling/{{Vader}} and others made news with their "defection" to WCW; only Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/MarkHenry, and a few others remained loyal to the WWF for the War's duration. However, it came with its downside; the fact that some of these contracts, particularly those used to lure away WWF talent, were so exorbitant is often cited as an important reason for why WCW was eventually sold to [=McMahon=] for a paltry $2.5 million.



** It backfired, though. WCW had built of such a roster of big stars, that WWE [[StoneColdSteveAustin built]] [[ChrisJericho their]] [[ChrisBenoit own]] [[ReyMysterioJr dream]] [[MickFoley team]] [[EddieGuerrero out]] [[DeanMalenko of]] [[PerrySaturn people]] [[ShaneDouglas WCW]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} had]] [[TripleH screwed]] over and ignored.

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** It backfired, though. WCW had built of such a roster of big stars, that WWE [[StoneColdSteveAustin WWF [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin built]] [[ChrisJericho [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho their]] [[ChrisBenoit [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit own]] [[ReyMysterioJr [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr dream]] [[MickFoley [[Wrestling/MickFoley team]] [[EddieGuerrero [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero out]] [[DeanMalenko [[Wrestling/DeanMalenko of]] [[PerrySaturn [[Wrestling/PerrySaturn people]] [[ShaneDouglas WCW]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} WCW had]] [[TripleH [[Wrestling/TripleH screwed]] over and ignored.
29th Feb '16 4:33:36 PM JamesAustin
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World Championship Wrestling (formerly Jim Crockett Productions, later operating under the umbrella of Turner Broadcasting, a [[Creator/WarnerBros Time Warner]] company) is a defunct ProfessionalWrestling which, as former WCW president Wrestling/EricBischoff famously put it, beat the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] at their own game for 84 weeks in a row. Naturally, this success didn't come right away.

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World Championship Wrestling (formerly Jim Crockett Productions, later operating under the umbrella of Turner Broadcasting, a [[Creator/WarnerBros Time Warner]] company) is a defunct ProfessionalWrestling promotion which, as former WCW president Wrestling/EricBischoff famously put it, beat the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] at their own game for 84 weeks in a row. Naturally, this success didn't come right away.
17th Feb '16 5:35:50 PM themisterfree
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With the company hemorrhaging money, Time Warner went into panic made and took a more active role in WCW; the storyline was "reset" in April 2000, splitting the company into two factions: the "New Blood" (younger, newer stars) and the "Millionaires' Club" (older stars such as Nash and Hogan). Unfortunately, this was perceived as [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks a rehash of the nWo vs. WCW feud]], and many fans never got it. Unorthodox, illogical, and just plain stupid angles continued as WCW slid into a resigning [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs self-parody]], with the final straw for many fans being the crowning of actor David Arquette as the company's world champion.

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With the company hemorrhaging money, Time Warner went into panic made mode and took a more active role in WCW; the storyline was "reset" in April 2000, splitting the company into two factions: the "New Blood" (younger, newer stars) and the "Millionaires' Club" (older stars such as Nash and Hogan). Unfortunately, this was perceived as [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks a rehash of the nWo vs. WCW feud]], and many fans never got it. Unorthodox, illogical, and just plain stupid angles continued as WCW slid into a resigning [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs self-parody]], with the final straw for many fans being the crowning of actor David Arquette as the company's world champion.
17th Feb '16 5:35:35 PM themisterfree
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After Time Warner merged with AOL, they discovered that WCW had become little more than a colossal money pit (and Turner was no longer in a position to protect the promotion), so they immediately started cutting budgets. Eventually, WCW found itself on the chopping block, and it was ultimately sold to the WWF in early 2001 (weeks before [[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania X-Seven]]) at what amounted to fire-sale prices, just days before the final ''Monday Nitro''. (The WWF made tentative plans to revive it as a wholly separate "promotion" under the WWF umbrella (as teased in the "[=InVasion=]" angle); but when Creator/{{UPN}} glanced at WCW's books, they decided they wanted ''nothing'' to with the toxic brand, and those plans were scrapped.) WCW stuck around in name only as the company's titles were all eventually unified with their WWF counterparts, ending with the unification of the WCW and WWF Championships at Vengeance 2001 into the WWF Undisputed Championship. Ironically, the man who unified the titles was the first major WCW-to-WWF defection during the Monday Night Wars: Wrestling/ChrisJericho, who defeated both [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin in the same night - in back-to-back matches, no less! - to unify the two titles.

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After Time Warner merged with AOL, they discovered that WCW had become little more than a colossal money pit (and Turner was no longer in a position to protect the promotion), promotion- he had left the company once he realized that the AOL deal wasn't gonna work out), so they immediately started cutting budgets. Eventually, WCW found itself on the chopping block, and it was ultimately sold to the WWF in early 2001 (weeks before [[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania X-Seven]]) at what amounted to fire-sale prices, just days before the final ''Monday Nitro''. (The WWF made tentative plans to revive it as a wholly separate "promotion" under the WWF umbrella (as teased in the "[=InVasion=]" angle); but when Creator/{{UPN}} glanced at WCW's books, they decided they wanted ''nothing'' to with the toxic brand, and those plans were scrapped.) WCW stuck around in name only as the company's titles were all eventually unified with their WWF counterparts, ending with the unification of the WCW and WWF Championships at Vengeance 2001 into the WWF Undisputed Championship. Ironically, the man who unified the titles was the first major WCW-to-WWF defection during the Monday Night Wars: Wrestling/ChrisJericho, who defeated both [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin in the same night - in back-to-back matches, no less! - to unify the two titles.
17th Feb '16 5:14:31 PM themisterfree
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World Championship Wrestling (formerly Jim Crockett Productions, later operating under the umbrella of Turner Broadcasting, a Creator/{{Time Warner|Cable}} company) is a defunct ProfessionalWrestling which, as former WCW president Wrestling/EricBischoff famously put it, beat the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] at their own game for 84 weeks in a row. Naturally, this success didn't come right away.

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World Championship Wrestling (formerly Jim Crockett Productions, later operating under the umbrella of Turner Broadcasting, a Creator/{{Time Warner|Cable}} [[Creator/WarnerBros Time Warner]] company) is a defunct ProfessionalWrestling which, as former WCW president Wrestling/EricBischoff famously put it, beat the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] at their own game for 84 weeks in a row. Naturally, this success didn't come right away.
14th Feb '16 6:25:52 PM lorgskyegon
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** It backfired, though. WCW had built of such a roster of big stars, that WWE [[StoneColdSteveAustin built]] [[ChrisJericho their]] [[ChrisBenoit own]] [[ReyMysterioJr dream]] [[MickFoley team]] [[EddieGuerrero out]] [[DeanMalenko of]] [[PerrySaturn people]] [[ShaneDouglas WCW]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} had]] [[TripleH screwed]] over and ignored.
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