The Face Of The Company
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Re: What a night March 26, 2001 was, Your Reflections on WWF/WCW Simulcast and Invasi
I remember changing the channel back and forth, thinking I was on the wrong channel. It was truly a "What the fuck" moment, seeing Vince McMahon on WCW. I was almost 13, and it still didn't register to me exactly what was going on. Vince McMahon owned the American wrestling world now. When Shane McMahon came to the ring on WCW Nitro, I flipped the fuck out. When he started to speak, you could tell what was building. He owned WCW. And at the time, being a naive dumbshit, I thought that WCW Nitro would continue.
But god damn, what a botch.
Seriously, the two biggest stars of the Alliance were Steve Austin and Kurt Angle. Why the fuck? I know that without Hogan, Hall, Nash, Goldberg that they needed star power, but did it really need to be so one sided? You had one of WCW's biggest stars of the past 5 years in Diamond Dallas Page and he was reduced to a jobber. Sure, Austin was a good choice in turning on the WWF and leading the Alliance. Booker T was another WCW main eventer who immediately feuded with The Rock, which was pretty damn good.
There were a lot of good feuds and matches during the Invasion, but overall, it just fell flat compared to what it could have been. Without jobbing people out, the Alliance's Survivor Series team could have at least looked challenging with Austin / Booker / DDP / RVD / Rhyno.