What do you think? I've heard arguments made that NWO was really the real draw of WCW, but Meltzer seems to refute that.March 23, 2015
Over the past nine months, the most shipped WWE DVDs are WrestleMania 30 at 159,000; Slam City at 104,000, Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection at 94,000, The Best of Sting at 74,000 and WCW’s Greatest PPV matches at 53,000. Really notable how the Goldberg DVD so greatly outsold both the Warrior and Sting DVDs. I think Goldberg never got his due as far as how big a star he really was. He moved ratings at a level few did, and if you look at the house shows when he was on top and the key mover, it was the biggest, by far, WCW ever was. A lot of people point to the botched Hogan-Sting match as the beginning of the end of WCW, but WCW was stronger in 1998 with Goldberg on top than it was in 1997. The only difference is that WWF was so much stronger in 1998 that even though WCW was also stronger, it was losing and pushing the panic button. But WCW’s business peak was December 1998 when they drew more than 29,000 fans to Nitro tapings three times in about five weeks with the promotion of he events built around Goldberg as champion. It was the Goldberg loss and one finger touch that were the beginning of the end. The effect wasn’t immediate, although by the second quarter of 1999, WCW was in full business collapse mode and never recovered.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
It also is impressive that Goldberg's DVD sold so well. It got much less promotion than the Warrior & Sting DVDs.
They were released later, so maybe they'll catch up, but Meltzer used the words "greatly outsold."