Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Feb 2012
Were there SPOILERS and how predictable was the WWF Attitude and nWo/WCW Era?
I used to watch wrestling back in the early 90s mostly wwf. I used to watch wwf superstars on fox as back then I didn't have cable television. We then had cable tv in the mid 90s or so and thats when i watched raw and nitro like almost everyone here. Also around that time, we didn't own a computer. I don't remember exactly when but we didn't have a computer till 2001 or so.
I didn't start posting on the wwf messageboards until 2003 maybe. I did recall i saw lot of posts recalling wwf ppv spoilers etc. But back then, could you find spoilers of wcw and wwe pay per views? If so, when did it start and how accurate were they?
Also since we couldn't watch ppv at the time since we only had cable, the only way i would know who won the matches would be watch wwf raw or wcw nitro the next day. I don't recall that well because i was very young at the time but I did remember a lot of the matches were very unpredictable such as if i had to guess who would win the match, i probably get more than 1/2 right. Such as if there were 8 matches on the card, i probably get 5 right. This is completely different to the wwe now where anyone who watches wrestling can probably even pick the whole card right. Even if you dont read the spoilers from that poster or look at the odds at sport betting sites, you are still going to get at least 5 matches correct out of the 7 matches. If you look at the odds, you are going to get almost everyone right and maybe one wrong.
There were so many matches between mankind and undertaker, that i think if i were predicting them at the time, i woulda been half right and half wrong. There were some matches back then when i thought okay this guy is definitely winning only to find out the next night on raw that he. Then you had the tag team matches between dudleys and hardyz and E and C and i felt like E and C won most of the matches but still they were all pretty close. Such as E and C wining most of it, but hardys wasn't that far behind and then dudlez i think won the least amount. But still they were all pretty close. Even the matches between the rock and triple h, i recall it was pretty close as well though im sure rock won most of the matches.
Were there spoilers back then? If so how accurate were they? And how predictable/nonpredictable were the matches? I did recall on smackdown, lot of matches back then were sort of predictable such as no way this guy would lose the wwe title to the other guy etc. But on PPV's how predictable were wcw and wwe matches?