Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Did anyone ever call them WCW hotlines back in the day?
I remember reading in the Observer that in 1993, WWE had some kind of deal on their hotline where they wanted fans to vote whether or not WWE should reinstate Shawn Michaels (in reality, he quit/was fired/suspended after failing a drug test) and you would pick his first opponent back.
Well, it turns out that HBK had already returned and had been working house shows prior to the hotline starting the poll. IIRC, Meltzer said they had to reimburse money to callers, at it was rather expensive to call in the first place and because the votes didn't matter, as HBK technically was already reinstated.
He also talked about WCW doing a deal where they would hype up something on their hotlines about something in WWE and never came through on it. Weirdly enough, WCW used to have live play by play for their PPV's on their hotline. Hate to see what that phone bill looked like.