Questions for the mailbag

> Hey Scott,
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> Watching the Nitros in order and I’m to Spring Stampede 97. Few questions as it relates to this time period:
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> 1) Ever since Syxx joined the company, he’s literally had a handful of matches up to this point. Was he hurt? It just seemed like he was hanging around for the most part and not actually wrestling.

Yeah, he was suffering from a variety of stuff, mostly neck and concussion related. That’s why WCW eventually fired him in 98.

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> 2) This is somewhat of a two part question, but it were there creative issues going around during this time period? A lot of stuff just seemed jumbled and put together. Which brings me to my last question:

Once Eric decided to be an onscreen character, a lot of stuff went into the crapper. It’s pretty noticeable how sloppy the writing starts getting at the end of 96 after the turn.

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> 3) Benoit seemed to be feuding with Sullivan and Malenko at the same time, Malenko seems to be feuding with Syxx and Eddie, while Eddie seems to be feuding with Malenko and Syxx. I read some of your reviews from this period and you said WCW were going to start an Apocalypse stable? Why did it never get off the ground and who were they suppose to feud with?
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They were supposed to be an anti-Horsemen youth movement thing, but plans changed so much that there was really no concrete idea ever put down on paper.