I'm pretty sure Austin didn't get his big push in late 96 because of KOTR. He wrestled on the pre show at Summer Slam. Bret asked to work with Austin and that program is what catapulted him into the main event,It's hard to say. Austin only got the push because HHH was being punished for the curtain call incident. If Shawn left, would that of still happened? Would Hall and Nash still be there> Austin might of never got the push. You would like to think Rock would still have gotten over. This is a really fascinating debate topic, with so many different outcomes.
I agree that WWF would have been more than fine.Depends on when he leaves.
If it's after May 1996, when the infamous curtain call took place, I'd say the WWF's gonna be relatively fine. Austin would've still got the KOTR nod, his star would've still started to shine.
Hogans contract was up for renewal around April/May time, he was advised to turn heel if he wanted a new contract. If Shawn ends up being the 3rd man then Hogan leaves WCW. If WCW sign Shawn on similar money to Hall and Nash, Hogan is also leaving.I think if shaw was the third guy the nwo would of been over within 6-8 months as hogan would of feuded with them and been the wcw savior and hbk would of ended up in the cruiserweight division
No he wasn't. Shawn pinned Bret clean for the title at Wrestlemania that year.....but...up until Survivor Series Bret WAS the main guy.
Well until that bald guy with a goatee got so over that Michaels was playing second banana to him. Untouchable was never a description of Michaels' overness. He was always over enough to be near the top but never over enough to truly be the guy and he was aware of that himself because anytime that he would slip in popularity he'd take a powder.Bret always felt like the bigger star even in 96 and early 97. Shawn's 96 babyface run was booked terribly and him being a grade A asshole didn't help either, the moment Bret returned he was automatically the top guy again. I think Shawn reached his full potential as a top guy when he turned heel in late 97, he was untouchable.