The Face Of The Company
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Re: WCW vs WWE
1995: Can't really rate that, because it was only three months of Nitro opposed to a full year of Raw. Neither were necessarily great, but I guess it's a tie in my book, for the reason I mentioned first.
1996: WCW, by far. WWF was hurting, badly, especially in Bret Hart's absence. WCW had insane momentum going with the New World Order. The WCW roster at the time was absolutely sensational, and boy did those roster members deliver. The cruiserweight division was something that not many American wrestling fans had seen, be it the style of wrestling and the wrestlers themselves. Outstanding.
1997: WCW for the same reasons I listed above. They were still going strong, and in my opinion, WCW was much better in 1997. But so was the WWF. The WWF was picking up and getting things together, with heel turns for Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart, the emergence of Steve Austin, etc. Only thing, most of the WWF in 1997 just seemed so poorly produced and a lot of finishes seem so sloppy and screwed up. Like wrestlers just moving slowly and out of place, it looks awkward. Still though, WCW was such a hot product at the time (which I regrettably still watched WWF 95% of the time...sigh)
1998: WWF. Sure, WCW had found a star in Goldberg, but hell, I never cared for the guy. Just my opinion, but Goldberg's best stuff was equal to Austin's worst stuff as Champion. WWF was beginning to kick huge ass while WCW was falling apart slowly but surely.