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Old 09-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

With the roster that WcW had at this time, it really blows my mind to see how badly they messed it up for themselves. Shoddy writing and ridiculous clauses in contracts prevented what could've been a really high drawing era for WcW as opposed to them seeing there downfall on or around this time. Anyone agree or have any thoughts? If WCWs roster were working with WWEs writers at the time would they have made it better or worse?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

People were just getting tired of the same damn main eventers.

I mean ever since the whole NWO thing started, how many new main eventers did they actually have that haven't been world champions before outside of Goldberg?

Hogan, Sting, Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Scott Steiner, DDP, Bret Hart. It was those same guys over and over again in a rotation.
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

WCW didn't use Hart nearly enough. Out of all the dropped balls of the WCW era, this is one of the biggest.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

do you guys think if they used hart as a main eventer, things wouldve been different? I know there were other reasons why WcW folded ie nWo over saturation, russo writing etc. but im sure with the roster they had, maybe some of them didnt have there own agenda things wouldve been better for the fans
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

WCW had too many guys on their roster and they just couldn't use all of them. They just used the wrong guys.
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i guess too much talent is a bad thing if the writers are too stupid to write something that utilizes them
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i guess too much talent is a bad thing if the writers are too stupid to write something that utilizes them
At one time WCW had over 130 wrestlers on their roster and only 30 ns so appeared on one show. It's a bad thing, when you have so many talents and don't know what to do with them.
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

Things just got really STALE. The NWO thing went on for way too long. They really blew it with the Hogan-Sting match at the end of 97 or early 98, whenever it was. Sting should've went over clean, the NWO should've imploded, and that should've been the end of the NWO.

Goldberg's rise was about the only thing they did well. Hart was misused, and some of the older NWO guys should've been phased out(Hogan and Nash were done) and newer stars like Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero should've been elevated.

They had a lot of upcoming talent and a lot of veteran big names, but nothing was done well.....it was just a big mish-mash of pointless shit happening that served no purpose in moving the company forward. Meanwhile the WWE was thriving with newer and younger stars like The Rock and HHH, veterans that were repackaged and were elevated like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and established veteran stars like the Undertaker. They had a good mix and used them well.

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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

They did have a lot of talent but the veteran main event guys had so much creative control and were so protective of their spots that they wouldn't put over the younger guys. It was hard to develop new stars to feud with them because of that.
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Default Re: WCWs late 98 early 2000 roster was pretty damn good... too bad

Too bad about the egos and stuff going on. WCW's roster in 1998 was IMO as strong as WWE ever had.

WCW got as Main Eventers

Hulk Hogan
Bret Hard
Goldberg
Sting
Warrior
Ric Flair
Randy Savage
Kevin Nash
Scott Hall
Curt Hennig
DDP
Lex Luger
The Giant
Roddy Piper
Scott Steiner

And other great and interesting wrestlers such as
Chris Benoit,
Eddie Guererro
Rey Misterio
Booker T
Ray Traylor
Dean Malenko
Billy Kidman
Raven
Chris Jericho
Syxx
Psicosis
British Bulldog


Once again it proves that it does not mean anything unless you can market yourself properly. WCW could not book to compete with Vince after this year
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