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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
Past Halfway
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Re: Florida Championship Wrestling 89

Added some color, hope it helps. Week 3 nearly added. This group had so much potential even without some of the names I added who actually weren't there-Sullivan, Windham, only a couple more among the main talent. WCW was putting on some great stuff with Steamboat, Muta (who was wasted as lackey, the White Ninja in a previous Florida run), Sting and Flair but the WWF was almost unwatchable despite probably having 75 on the roster. This easily could have been a third strong promotion if they could have somehow gotten the ESPN spot World Class and AWA could no nothing major with. If Dusty had stuck around maybe they could have. The AWA ended up showing reruns and World Class did also but at least it was good mid 80s stuff. Eddie Gilbert was also not actually there, he had a great, brief run in Birmingham the year prior before going to WCW where he was wasted as a generic face. The only notable thing he did was bring in Rick Steamboat as a mystery partner to kick off Steamboat's feud with Flair for the belt. In Birmingham he did some big things with a very limited roster, probably 15 at most, even slapping (storyline) Pez Whatley's teenage son which was very controversial at the time.

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