The Face Of The Company
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Re: Bret Hart WCW - How would you book him?
Anything differently from what they did would have been better... Coming off of the most controversial moment in wrestling history, being legitimately screwed on his way out of the WWF, why didn't WCW cash in majorly on this? They had enough fuel to absolutely rip Vince McMahon to shreds. (Well, Rick Rude threw great jabs, but that's about it)
Anyway, coming off of the Screwjob, Bret Hart debuts and referees a match at Starrcade... Really? I'm not saying throw him in a match, but if that's all they have for him, just save him for a more appropriate and larger debut.
Bret Hart was one of the biggest stars of the 90s in professional wrestling and was limited to midcard level when the company was still savable. It's just completely idiotic. I can only imagine that Hulk Hogan had something to do with this, based off of what we know or what was speculated from the supposed match between the two at Summerslam 1993. Just seems fitting that Hogan would do his part in trying to keep anyone from stealing his spotlight.
This was pretty evident from the finish at Starrcade... Way to kill over a year's worth of incredible booking, all for your own ego. But that's another story.
But to sum this up: Main event, easily. Fuck, 1998 shouldn't have been overloaded with Black and White vs. Wolfpac. That was absolutely stupid. Kill the NWO off early 1998, and allow Sting vs. Hart / Savage vs. Hart / DDP vs. Hart to take place. They would have all been much better feuds than what we got.