Do you think that the WCW would have eventually have been sold anyway regardless of how successful the company was, due to the AOL merger?
Like I wrote. If they would have been more successful, AOL still would have sold them. But the offer may have been better, and WCW would have ended up with an investor rather than some competitors, who used the current promotional crisis of the company (hence: lower worth on the market) to buy WCW, plunder it and kill it.Thanks for the reply.
I would have liked to known what the outcome would have been if WCW were the no.1 promotion at the time of the buyout.
Although the reason they wern't no.1 was down to bad booking and the rise of the WWF...and not jamie kelner and AOL, which just opens up a whole other can of worms.
It's unlikely. The mid-card guys most likely to get a push in WCW in 98 were Konnan, Disco and Kidman, none of whom had what it takes to be a headline star.Do you think that they would have carried on being successful if they would have developed there mid card talent and pushed them to the main event scene throughout 1998 onwards?
Russo didn't book Sin; he lost the book in October 2000 after suffering a concussion at the hands of (surprise, surprise) Goldberg. Sin was actually booked by Kevin Nash.I mean, there very last PPV, Sin, the main event featured Scott Steiner, Sid Vicious, Jeff Jarrett, and a mystery opponent, and who was the mystery opponent you ask?!? Why it was Animal from the Road Warriors :/ . Sid cracked his fucking shin in half during the match, Goldberg was also "retired" in this event in a tag match after a "fan" sprayed mace in his face, and Luger hit him with a chair. There was also a "First Blood Chain Match" on the card, as well as a "Penalty Box Match". I mean what the fuck is this shit?
Ok my apologies about being wrong on the booking situation, though Russo wasn't helping the product either with his almost equally as shitty booking. That stuff is beyond horrible. Good on Goldy for giving Russo a concussion too. I was going by wikipedia on the PPVs and it has Sin listed as their last PPV. Sorry.Russo didn't book Sin; he lost the book in October 2000 after suffering a concussion at the hands of (surprise, surprise) Goldberg. Sin was actually booked by Kevin Nash.
Also, Greed was the last WCW PPV.
If a company would've backed it after Kelner came in, then sure, it would've survived. Atleast for awhile, I doubt someone would continue to fund them with the decreasing revenue and viewership though, but thats all "what ifs" and we'll honestly never know. I'd say if Turner could've bought it he would've kept it around no matter what and that would've been it's only chance at survival (financially anyway).The sale only happened though because of Jamie Kelner. Who's to say WCW couldn't have been kept around. Yes it would have had horrible booking and would have been presented as a joke but there still would have been an audiance for the product however bad the booking was, look at TNA today for the proof.