Similarities in Stings 97 world title run and Benoits 04 run...
This just hit me how similar there title runs were.
Lets start with the buildup:
Stings is a story we all know. For a year he hung in the rafters ready to take out Hogan...the question is when??? Well he decided at WCWs wrestlemania(starrcade) he would do it. He won the match(finish was bogus but whatever)
Benoits title run was built up for awhile but heavily pushed after he won the royal rumble. The story was he could never win the big one but he was the hardest worker wwe had. Kind of a franchise player type...good and loyal(ala sting). He wins the belt at Mania againt HHH, who was alot like Hogan...leader of his own group, practically running raw like nwo running nitro.
Alright so after they both win the rematches its time for them to move on from there Hogan and HHH's right?
Well Stings first feud is againt Scott Hall. THe problem? Its completley overshadowed by Hogan/Savage and doesnt even main event.
Benoit feuds with Kane. Great choice...the problem? It was overshadowed by HHH and...HBK(two buddies..kind of like Hogan/Savage)
Then its time for both guys to drop there belts even though there supposed to have long epic runs with the belt.
Sting drops the belt to...Savage who then loses it to Hogan Im pretty sure the next night.
Benoit drops it to Orton...who drops it to HHH a month later.
These guys were built up so well to be the next big champion for each company and in a Fuckin Flash there main star status is gone...