Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Up until the end of Starrcade 97 was Sting vs Hogan/NWO the best Storyline ever?
The best thing about the storyline was the build up, especially the months and months of Sting showing no allegiance to WCW.
But in order for it to be regarded as the best storyline, there needed to be a proper pay off and there wasn't. The most logical solution would have been for Sting to win the title and the NWO disband. The outside interference was expected, as no Hollywood Hogan match up until that point ended cleanly and was a play on the whole NWO thing.
I will say this. It was the best storyline in WCW history, barely edging out the Sting/Flair/Luger situation in 1989-1990. As for in wrestling history, I'd say my personal top 5, regardless of the lack of a pay off, as it made for amazing TV and was one of the best periods in wrestling. I just feel there needed to be an actual pay off, instead of a continuance after the biggest show of the year. Had Goldberg/Hogan been given an actual build up, it would be one of the best storylines ever and thats because it had an actual pay off.