Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Creatively, would the WWF been better off if they didn't buy WCW?
I don't really think so.
I don't feel him buying WCW affected the booking in a bad way, it just gave them more to do. Also was responsible for the rise of Jericho.
Regarding WM 18, Hogan/Rock was a far bigger deal than Rock/Austin/HHH could have been, not to mention, it would have depushed Jericho, as I think he was the WWE talent that got the most benefit from the WCW buyout, as it allowed him to beat WWE's 2 biggest stars in the same night. Not to mention, the entire Invasion angle really allowed guys like Austin & Angle to heal up from injuries. Without the mixture of outside talent, I don't think WWE could have been better off in mid 2001 because as the year went on, Austin was banged up, Angle was banged up and HHH was out.