Great work, longtime fan, I really love the old school Raw and Nitro reviews. My older brother would send me printed out postage versions of your original Raw rants back in 1998 and 1999 when I would go away to summer camp in the summer so I could stay up to date while away at Christian-centered YMCA camping retreats.
I have been listening to Stone Cold's podcast with Shane Douglas lately, and it's interesting to reflect on Shane's potential as a young fiery babyface in early 90s WWF, then continuing with Johnny Ace as a Dynamic Dude in WCW, until reinventing himself as the badass bitter ex-employee rebel of ECW.
What was the RSPW viewpoint on Shane in 1990-91 in WWF? Did anyone think he had potential to be a successful top-tier babyface? Or was he always slotted as an opening match geek? Watching old shows in retrospect, I have a soft spot for Shane and his Shawn Michaels-esque sympathy he could generate. Did the Clique screw him over because he was trying too hard to take Shawn's spot?
Furthermore, what do you think Shane's ECW legacy will be remembered for? I recall the clips of throwing down the NWA belt, feuding with Taz, and walking around in a cast injured with Chris Candido and the Triple Threat. Do you think Shane could have ever drawn money for the Big Two? Or was he just not that good? He's made a pretty significant narrative that he was important during the golden age in the last 15 years with interviews, promotion, and hardcore revival shows. Was Shane a significant part of the golden era, or just a bitter ex-employee?