Oh yeah, Bischoff had the billionaire's checkbook behind him, but I'm talking just about WCW, not Turner.Can't answer your first question but I'm going to assume WCW always had more money when they were winning because they were backed by BILLIONAIRE Ted Turner. A lot of the money was spent poorly though.
WCWs Roster in August 09 was still far better than wwfs. They had plenty of talent to build new stars. But they really need a change at creative. Russo completley fucked them over. Instead of trying to push them as WRESTLERS, he repackaged everyone with a gimmick and just made it stupid. Then when he left in Jan 2000, wcw still had an ok shot and it would take some work but Sullivan ruined it so they brought back Russo. He had a good idea with New Blood vs Millionares club but he went about it the wrong way.Like that isn't true. WCW was indeed a one trick pony.