Re: WWE.com Remembering the WCW/ECW Invasion
The storyline was great for what it was, you got top 10 main event workers in their prime at the same time putting on classic matches every week, Rock, Austin, Angle, Jericho and on a different role Vince and Shane were all on fire in every aspect, JR and Heyman were entertaining and it was the best wrestling year of all time, you can't find more MOTYC than this year. So if you put the real WCW stars aside, it was a great time with a lot of memorable moments and matches, but if you think about the potential, it's a huge disappointment. Rock's return in July was an all-time unforgettable classic moment. The "Old Stone Cold" before the Invasion, Rock/Jericho program was one of the best ever. The Austin/Angle chemistry as partners or rivals was just tremendous, Rock/Booker/Shane was an awesome feud. And at the same time, you got a lot of rare and interesting combinations like Rock/RVD, Taker/DDP, Hardy/RVD etc. It was a special time, wasted or not. The skits and segments during that time were awesome, WWF put so much into every episode, it wasn't just a bland concept show. And every performer was top class who was able to deliver it perfectly. Good times.
The Invasion PPV they did with almost no investment at all in terms of all the real huge WCW names, did top 3 buyrate in wrestling history besides WMs. Almost/over 700k domestic for this show with the SECOND TIER!. That just shows that the interest was unbelievable but it fizzled every month after that because people realized that it's not the real deal. At least they ended it with a 5* SVS match in November so it was still classic.
Now imagine this:
Rock, Austin, Foley, Angle, Taker, Kane, Jericho, Benoit, HHH, along with Vince.
Hogan, Goldberg, Nash, Flair, Sting, Hall, DDP, Booker, Luger along with Bischoff.
That's the real dream WWF vs WCW program people wanted to see for years. And I have no doubt that it would have made at least 20 times the amount of money Vince had to pay for the WCW contracts and also SHATTERS every record in wrestling history.
Last edited by Clique; 01-27-2013 at 11:34 AM.
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