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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

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I dont get what history they really changed

Hogan vs Warrior was one of the worst, most retarded match/feuds ever, and the fingerpoke of doom was a major sign where shit was going wrong in WCW

Ratings or not, both showed a clear lack of logic and direction. And in the future it showed. Sting vs Hogan drew insane buyrates, but it still went down in a fucking retarded way. Goldberg vs Hogan did massive ratings, but it was still horribly booked
This. They never claimed those two things killed WCW anyway, but they certainly contributed to the fans eventually leaving.

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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

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The WWE mentions that Nitro never beat Raw again in the ratings after the Fingerpoke of Doom which implies that the Fingerpoke of Doom did huge damage to the WCW.
And that is another example that WWE is distorting the truth to make themselves look superior or to bury WCW even further.


WCW never beat RAW in the ratings again after October 26, 1998, which was the night after the bullshit at Halloween Havoc where the PPV feed went out just as Goldberg/DDP started. So, they aired the match the next night on Nitro.

Fingerpoke DID NOT do huge damage to WCW, because the 5 weeks of Nitro after 1/4/99 all drew a higher rating than nearl every episode of Nitro since September 14, 1998. All except for the 10/26/98 Nitro.

Ratings didn't take a dive until May 1999, when they struggled to reach 3.8. Otherwise, ratings for Nitro from 1/4/99 to 5/3/99 where nearly identical to the ratings they drew from September 1998 to December 1998.


So, I don't see how the Fingerpoke did huge damage. I don't feel like looking it up but whatever the angles where on in May of 1999 is what did huge damage because for a 3 month period, they never drew more than a 3.8. Compare that to the 3 months after the Fingerpoke, they drew under a 3.8 only one time.
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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

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And that is another example that WWE is distorting the truth to make themselves look superior or to bury WCW even further.


WCW never beat RAW in the ratings again after October 26, 1998, which was the night after the bullshit at Halloween Havoc where the PPV feed went out just as Goldberg/DDP started. So, they aired the match the next night on Nitro.

Fingerpoke DID NOT do huge damage to WCW, because the 5 weeks of Nitro after 1/4/99 all drew a higher rating than nearl every episode of Nitro since September 14, 1998. All except for the 10/26/98 Nitro.

Ratings didn't take a dive until May 1999, when they struggled to reach 3.8. Otherwise, ratings for Nitro from 1/4/99 to 5/3/99 where nearly identical to the ratings they drew from September 1998 to December 1998.


So, I don't see how the Fingerpoke did huge damage. I don't feel like looking it up but whatever the angles where on in May of 1999 is what did huge damage because for a 3 month period, they never drew more than a 3.8. Compare that to the 3 months after the Fingerpoke, they drew under a 3.8 only one time.
On May of 1999, they brought Savage and Sid back into the main event...
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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

^Savage main-eventing around 1999.Lol
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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

I'll take Savage over guys like Nash and old ass Flair any day of the week.

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I'll take Savage over guys like Nash and old ass Flair any day of the week.
Odd because Savage was only 3 years younger than Flair.

Even more odd, Savage broke in less than a year after Flair.

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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

Yeah, but Savage was better than Flair at that age. Plus, May '99 Nash started booking himself to win the WCW title and I think that might have done some damage.

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Yeah, but Savage was better than Flair at that age. Plus, May '99 Nash started booking himself to win the WCW title and I think that might have done some damage.
Did damage to what?


And IIRC, Savage worked a handful of matches from June 1998 to the end of WCW, due to being sideline after 2 knee operations. You surely can't say he was a better wrestler, as he rarely wrestled.


And what did Nash booking do damage to? Because Nash dropped the belt to Savage 2 months later and just like his previous PPV title win over a year before, lost it the next night to Hogan. So, how can we blame Nash for that?
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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

Hey, when you send the competitive company down into the shitter, you can pretty much make any story up like David Arquette as world.....oh wait.

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Re: Why is WWE allowed to revise history regarding Warrior and Fingerpoke of Doom?

I think the WWF was correct to some degree by stating the The Finger Poke of Doom and Warrior caused the downfall of WCW. They definitly played a part.

Everything WCW did with the Warrior was Bad. This is a guy who had a great match with Hogan at WM6 and a few years latter they have a horrid match in WCW that stunk up the place. That right there makes you question whats going on in WCW.

The finger poke of Doom was stupid for two reasons. It devalued the World Title and it reformed the NWO. The NWO was the angle that just wouldn't die. We're talking about a 3 year angle that didn't make sense and didn't have an end.

But the night of the Finger Poke of Doom was also the night WCW gave away the results of Foley winning the WWF World Title.

That right there pretty much told everyone to flip to RAW to watch the title change, I think when that happened a lot of fans realized the WWF was the better product.

WCW's problem is that it had no direction.
There was no assemblance of a booking team

There was no fiscal management... For god sakes they had the Destruction Crew, Marty Jannetty, Niedhart, Bulldog, Lanny Poffo, Mike Rotundo, John Nord, Barry Darsow, The Quebecers, Van Hammer, and Rick Martell on the roster and they did next to nothing with them.

And the very least they could have put these guys on the road with a guy like DDP, Bagwell, XPac, Booker T, Benoit and the tag team champions and have them wrestle in 4000 to 5000 seat venues.
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