Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Guys who were better in WCW than WWF
Lex Luger has to be at the top of the list.
Despite his push being forced in both companies, at least WCW knew how to use him and that wasn't as a Hulk Hogan replacement. He was able to "grow" naturally in WCW and was constantly put in situations where he could shine. Goes to WWF and Vince's dick gets hard, thinking he has the next Hogan. Total failure.
Luger is one of those guys that could only work in certain elements and it helped that, throughout his WCW run, it was usually somebody in power that was backing him, be it Dusty, Jim Herd or the fact that WCW wanted to do right by his best friend, Sting, which is how Luger came back in the first place and was immediately given a good position on the roster.
The Steiner Brothers are right behind Luger.
Dusty Rhodes---Yeah, I'm going back to the Crockett days and while he may have been at the end in his WWF career, the guy was a multi time World Champion and looked anything but in WWF.
Jeff Jarrett---Not a big fan of his but I can't deny that WCW (and Russo) treated him pretty damn good.
Barry Windham---Ignore the US Express in the 80s, due to it being a tag team. Windham had 3 singles runs in WWF and I bet nobody can name anything memorable from either one. Compare that to WCW/Crockett, where all the Windham praise comes from.
I'll think of more later.
Last edited by Arn Anderson's Hat; 06-23-2014 at 10:27 PM.