Re: WWE.com Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion
Yes, one of the biggest displays of Vince McMahon's ego I've ever seen.
The entire angle was doomed for the start as Vince would never let the Alliance "get one over" on the WWF. Sure, they had a few wins here and there but he moved his TOP GUY to the Alliance just so a WCW/ECW guy wouldn't look better than one of his own.
That combined with the bigger WCW guys not signing with the WWF just hurt the entire angle.
I remember an interview Sting did once on why he didn't sign with the WWF at that time. He said he saw The Rock use his "who in the blue hell are you" line on Booker T. He didn't trust how he'd be used and rightfully so.
We all know Vince doesn't allow guys that aren't created by the WWE machine go too far in his company. The only reason Punk has gotten as far as he has is because they were short on talent. Hardy, Batista, HBK, Triple H, Undertaker, and Edge were all gone and Punk was that outstanding talent they had to utilize.