What if

What if Steamboat and Rude don’t get injured and forced into retirement?  What do you think their roles would’ve been in WCW?  Do they ever sniff the main event again? 
Rude for sure.  He would have been multiple time World champion.   Until he gets Hulked. Steamboat I doubt.  He probably would have jumped back and forth for a bit in the wars and retired multiple times based on how well his gym was doing.