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Old 07-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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screwjob because it set off a chain of events that would change the monday night wars

imagine if that never happened, how different things would be

austin/rock would they be as big in 98
would hbk be wrestling taker at rumble and injure his back
would he get to see hart.austin 2 for title wm14
the mcmahon character

for wcw i would think starrcade 97 or even starrcade 98/fingerpook of doom
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fingerpook of doom
Thing about that, according to Nash, that was part of a 'long game' plan, trying to (re)build a heel machine to feed Goldberg, but Bill got himself injured for 9 months when he punched through a limo's window with Bret Hart in it, still, how it looks now is of course poor...
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Thing about that, according to Nash, that was part of a 'long game' plan, trying to (re)build a heel machine to feed Goldberg, but Bill got himself injured for 9 months when he punched through a limo's window with Bret Hart in it, still, how it looks now is of course poor...
That may be true if you can overlook the little detail that Goldberg injuring himself by punching the window occurred 12 MONTHS LATER!
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That may be true if you can overlook the little detail that Goldberg injuring himself by punching the window occurred 12 MONTHS LATER!
Shit really??!! - i thought it was only a couple of months later lol, well, usually BS then in that aspect
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Shit really??!! - i thought it was only a couple of months later lol, well, usually BS then in that aspect
Actually, it wasn't quite 12 months but yeah. Fingerpoke of Doom was January 4, 1999. Goldberg punched the limo December 21, 1999.
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Decision that Steve Austin goes over HBK at WrestleMania XIV.
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Montreal Screwjob without question. Who knows where the WWE would be without it.
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Surprised no one has mentioned Vince 'stealing' the territories top talent like Hogan, Piper, Jake, JYD etc back in the day and then buying half of the territories out or destroying the rest.

That dwarfs everythign else IMO. I would think if that never happened and Vince was still primarily just New York/North America then the wrestling landscape would be a hugely different place.
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Montreal Screwjob.
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Surprised no one has mentioned Vince 'stealing' the territories top talent like Hogan, Piper, Jake, JYD etc back in the day and then buying half of the territories out or destroying the rest.

That dwarfs everythign else IMO. I would think if that never happened and Vince was still primarily just New York/North America then the wrestling landscape would be a hugely different place.
That wasn't as much backstage politics, as a business move. A very smart, very cunty business move.
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Montreal Screwjob.


That wasn't as much backstage politics, as a business move. A very smart, very cunty business move.
Doesn't have to be backstage per se, but it's certainly political.


I don't think Montreal was as significant as everyone says. Bret was already leaving without it, Austin was already red hot, poised to be the next megastar and blow up the company, Vince could've always become 'Mr McMahon' without it just by feuding with Austin. Vince had obviously already made the decision to be more of an on screen antagonist character.
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