I saw a shoot from Santana and he mentioned being considered to be champion; he didn't speak well of Bret (jealousy?). The business definitely would have tanked; the guy was a great talent but he was mostly a jobber after 1988 and I think the El Matador gimmick was made to make him interesting again, to no avail.
YES he would have been marketable to a Mexican audience but that would be it. Guys like Bret, Undertaker or Savage could sell out in any country and cater to any audience.
None of the WWF guys from the early 1980's liked Bret Hart. They considered him a whiner and then he screwed the locker room by agreeing to work for less money.
Just a rumor, not credibility to this. Since Vince own that gimmick and Mark Callaway is a Company man. I do not beleive this rumor one bit. Sure WCW might have approached Callaway, but no way he would ever have considered doing it
What a horrible night to have a curse
Currently marking for:
Lesnar, Cesaro, Ambrose, Hogan & The Rock
The finish for the In Your House match between Mankind and HBK was changed about 5 minutes before the end of the match by Vince at ringside. Mankind was originally supposed to win the WWF Championship.
Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker were supposed to jump to WCW in early 1998.
Don't remember hearing about Undertaker, but I do remember hearing around that time that Michaels was quite unhappy with Vince & the WWF at the time & wanted to go & hang out with Hall & Nash in WCW.
Not sure if it was true or if it was just speculation because his friendships with Hall & Nash & wishful thinking on fans parts to see Michaels walk out on Nitro in an N.W.O. t-shirt.