I've been watching the Clashes and PPVs from WCW 94, and have a few observations/questions for you and the BOD.
1: Did you ever do a rant for Fall Brawl 1994? It was almost like a last hurrah for the promotion that it was before Hogan and his buddies came in to ruin the on air product.
2: Has anybody ever pointed out that Hogan and Sting didn't wrestle on the same Clash/PPV for about the first six months of Hogan's WCW run? Seems like another example of Hogan playing every card he could to try to be the top babyface.
3: Was there any specific reason for the phasing out of Jesse Ventura other than Bobby Heenan was available? I'm not even asking about Ventura leaving the company, but it seems odd that Ventura is the lead color guy for two years and then he's just suddenly demoted.
2. You are pretty much correct. Sting was a major threat to his position.
3. I don't think Jesse was particularly happy with his treatment in the promotion, and as you noted Heenan was available (and probably worked cheaper).