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Re: Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion

"This invasion just got taken...to the extreme!"

That line and that moment when ECW were added was just great.
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Its different looking back at it now with a better understanding and not a total mark. I remember watching Survivor Series the next day after school and being stupidly annoyed with Chris Jericho when he came back and hit The Rock with a chair(?) and then total elation.

Booker T and DDP where the biggest names they had and I think Mike Awesome maybe? The guys who didn't come over where still contracted to Time Warner and they where on guaranteed contracts as well where as WWF/E are performance related so they would have been happy to sit at home collecting their millions in the case of Goldberg, Hogan and the like anyway.

I have every RAW and Smackdown from 2001 on VHS/DVD and did enjoy watching it back again recently but with a better understanding as above. Paul Heyman was golden on commentary also.

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WWF vs The Alliance

This feud should have been the best ever imo.

But it was good nonetheless but what could have made this feud and eventually the match itself at Survivor Series 2001 more epic.

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It was ok but a lot of wcw guys werent there like goldberg, sting, nash, hall, hogan etc
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Re: WWE.com Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion

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Rock, Austin, Foley, Angle, Taker, Kane, Jericho, Benoit, HHH, along with Vince.

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Hogan, Goldberg, Nash, Flair, Sting, Hall, DDP, Booker, Luger along with Bischoff.
I'm currently watching the early stages of Invasion where ECW and WCW first formed and turned on WWE. The amount of hype that surrounds the storyline at this moment is unreal.

The WWE really dropped the ball with the storyline. On one hand it sounds great and a few years earlier would have been the best thing ever, but a number of superstars deserved more of a push and could have contributed to the WWE getting over the Attitude Era.


From the original WCW Invasion roster, I would have only signed:

Booker T
Billy Kidman
Chris Kanyon
Diamond Dallas Page
Chavo Guerrero Jr
Buff Bagwell

and included later (if possible in some cases) or from the start without the Invasion angle to make one hell of a roster

Goldberg
Sting
Hogan
Nash
Hall
Mr Perfect
Rey Mysterio
Ric Flair
Konnan
Macho Man
Bam Bam
Disco Inferno

Maybe O'Haire and a couple others off the top of my head but I can't remember how good they were until I see the full storyline again.

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Re: Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion

One of the biggest failures in WWE history, that angle could have been so much more than what it was. If you ask me, the failure of the Invasion Angle is what led to the downturn of the WWE 12 years ago, something it has yet to rebound from.

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One of the biggest failures in WWE history, that angle could have been so much more than what it was. If you ask me, the failure of the Invasion Angle is what led to the downturn of the WWE 12 years ago, something it has yet to rebound from.
Agreed. Even though WCW had limited talent in its final days compared to recent years, WWE were the only major company and there was enough talent for the WWE to thrive for the upcoming years

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Re: Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion

i didn't like the stupid invasion storyline. and i really hate what wwe has become since then.

wouldn't it have been a lot better if they kept WCW and ECW up and running and maybe gotten rid of smackdown?

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The argument of; Vince could have bought out Goldberg's contract and he would have easily made the money back on PPV's is a bit easy. We are just assuming that that was even a possibility, plus we don't know how hefty the buyout fee would have been. Also, waiting until 2002 or even later would have killed momentum. They bought WCW, so they needed to invade quickly after, not a year after.
Yeah, there is no way they could have held this off till 2002. In hindsight, the best time to start it would have been in the fall of 2001 and have that been the main storyline through Wrestlemania. I think that was going to be the plan, but Triple H and Benoit getting hurt, along with Rock on hiatus caused Vince to panic.
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Re: Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion

There were a couple cool moments in the invasion, Lance Storm's first attack, Mike Awesome with the Hardcore title win, and the ECW invasion was a nice swerve, but I hated it. Stephanie McMahon as the owner of ECW, come on. WCW and ECW as a team? Those companies hated each other. It got turned into a WWF storyline, and once WCW and ECW became "The Alliance" it was all over.
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