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WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

I've been able to review a lot of old WWF/WCW shows from the 1990s. Its one thing to have lived through it as I did, but going back and watching gives you a new perspective.

No matter how shitty the WWE got in the mid 90s, it was always my home team. My show.

I was watching some (September) 1996 WCW shows on the network the other day, and couldnt help but to think about what WWE was doing around that time.

Sure, we might have strayed a bit to Nitro, but honestly, WWE was always the A show. I don't know anybody who considered WCW to be their home team.
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

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I've been able to review a lot of old WWF/WCW shows from the 1990s. Its one thing to have lived through it as I did, but going back and watching gives you a new perspective.

No matter how shitty the WWE got in the mid 90s, it was always my home team. My show.

I was watching some (September) 1996 WCW shows on the network the other day, and couldnt help but to think about what WWE was doing around that time.

Sure, we might have strayed a bit to Nitro, but honestly, WWE was always the A show. I don't know anybody who considered WCW to be their home team.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but many fans in the South would think otherwise. In fact many just shook their heads at WWF style programming for the campy feel it had when compared to NWA/WCW back in the 80's. I personally would take the roster of The Great American Bash 89' over any WWF roster then, or now.
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

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I've been able to review a lot of old WWF/WCW shows from the 1990s. Its one thing to have lived through it as I did, but going back and watching gives you a new perspective.

No matter how shitty the WWE got in the mid 90s, it was always my home team. My show.

I was watching some (September) 1996 WCW shows on the network the other day, and couldnt help but to think about what WWE was doing around that time.

Sure, we might have strayed a bit to Nitro, but honestly, WWE was always the A show. I don't know anybody who considered WCW to be their home team.
Nope. The WWE did have the better production values throughout the years but ultimately the NWA and later WCW was my bread and butter and home when it came to wrestling. Of course I was born and raised and live in the South so that might explain my love for traditional old school wrestling. NWA and later WCW just felt
more serious and must see wrestling.
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

Yea no disrespect OP but I disagree as well. I was a WCW guy from the early 90's. IMO WCW had better matches on average in the early-mid 90's. I didn't like WWE's cartoony over the top shit. Honkey tonk man..doink amoung others. Now when hart took the reigns it did kind of switch for a while in terms of wrestling from then on WWE put out better matches and I will say that but the thing was WCW took over storyline wise with the n.w.o

Honestly and this is just my taste in wrestling but Im still not a WWE guy picking from the top 3 companies in the USA guess id be a ROH guy. NJPW, AJPW, NOAH, ROH, WCW 1993ish-1998/99, 80's NWA all better then WWE IMO so no not the A show then not the A show now.
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I've been able to review a lot of old WWF/WCW shows from the 1990s. Its one thing to have lived through it as I did, but going back and watching gives you a new perspective.

No matter how shitty the WWE got in the mid 90s, it was always my home team. My show.

I was watching some (September) 1996 WCW shows on the network the other day, and couldnt help but to think about what WWE was doing around that time.

Sure, we might have strayed a bit to Nitro, but honestly, WWE was always the A show. I don't know anybody who considered WCW to be their home team.
I'm with you. I was always a WWF Guy first and foremost even during those occasional periods when I did enjoy WCW.

But I did know a lot of people who preferred WCW from 1996-1998. I thought they were nuts and we argued constantly.
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

I'm with OP as well. The heel HBK alone kept me on wwf throughout the early 90's.

I remember being a kid and not knowing how ratings worked... I'd refuse to even scroll through nitro for a second in fear that I was helping them win the ratings war/giving them support from around 96 on. I think wwf also did a good job convincing me that wcw was home of the "old, washed up guys" (whether that was true or not). I remember being so disappointed as a kid that WCW was coming to the area for my first live show in 94 and not WWF.

In hindsight, I need to go back and catch up because I know I missed a lot of classic material.



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I'd refuse to even scroll through nitro for a second in fear that I was helping them win the ratings war/giving them support from around 96 on. I think wwf also did a good job convincing me that wcw was home of the "old, washed up guys" (whether that was true or not).
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

WCW was my home team, always. While I started out watching WWF, it was WCW that I preferred. I preferred the Eddie Guerreros, the Stings, the Ric Flairs, the Chris Jerichos, the Rey Mysterios, the Goldbergs, the Booker Ts, the Chris Benoits, the Diamond Dallas Pages, and the Steiners to what WWF produced.

WCW is still my home team to this day, so speak for yourself.
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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

I strongly disagree. I'm a WCW guy.


First wrestling company I ever heard of and I stuck with them until the wheels fail off. That probably has a lot to do with my area not showing WWF regularly until late '98. Meanwhile, WCW was everywhere. All weekend, the occasional COTC, the marathon shows in the early 90s, Worldwide always aired and, possibly bigger than all that, WCW (and to a lesser extent, SMW) were the only promotions to run locally, in towns with less than 10,000 people.


Growing up, I thought WCW was the be all, end all, especially with the New Japan connection, which really put me on to Muta and Liger.



A big reason for all of this is getting first run WCW programming 4-5 times a week on free TV vs. syndicated WWF once a week on Saturday night at 12:35 on the local ABC affiliate, which was preceded by SMW and that was as consistent as Kofi Kingston winning a match.


It's all about the era and region you grew up in. In the early 90s in southern WV, there was no WWF. WCW was the home team by default, with SMW and Global rounding it out. Only way to get WWF consistently before '98 was if you had satellite. I lived in the projects, so that wasn't happening. Doesn't help that I'm from one of the most poverty stricken areas in West Virginia.


Thanks to TBS and ESPN, on a national level, it was WCW, Global or nothing.

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Re: WWE has always been the home team federation....even in 1995

I've always been more of a WWF guy. Even when the product was in its down period, my favorite wrestlers were Bret, Taker and Razor Ramon. I started watching in the late 80s and never really watched NWA that much. I did start watching WCW in 1991 and loved a few of the guys on there, but not as much as the WWF roster.

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