Originally Posted by Crazy Jim Films
1998 was almost impossible not to book into the ground for WCW. They had way too many big money established stars on their roster and not enough space to get everybody over.
That's why a brand split would have been favourable for WCW, as the big egos could have been separated.
I don't think WCW would have been booked in to the ground with a split.
On Nitro you have Sting who has just won the world title, trying to fend off the NWO, with help from Flair, Luger and Piper. Nash is seeing weakness in Hogan and is trying to be top dog. So the NWO end up splitting in 2. You have Latino World Order dominating the Cruiserweights, Jericho feuding with Malenko, Harlem Heat and The Steiners splitting up as they chase singles glory.
Then on Thunder you have a Bret Hart/Chris Benoit feud until he joins Bret, Jim and Davey Boy and form a Hart Dungeon faction feuding with The Flock, the Rise of Goldberg and DDP. A red hot TV title scene featuring Regal, Finlay, Eddie, Eaton, Jannetty, Wright and Disco.
Then when Goldberg has mowed down everyone on Thunder, he wins the world title on ppv and switches to Nitro where he meets the NWO. Et