revisionist history telling us nobody cared about nwo vs. WCW or Hogan vs. Flair anymore. The problem is when the nWo just sort of fizzled out. Hall relapsed. Hogan turned face for some reason and got injured. Nash turned face for some reason. The only one
who continued to wear nWo stuff while acting like a Heel was Scott Steiner even though he stopped teaming with any of his nWo mates by March. Then he got injured too, came back and introduced Rick into the nWo like they were still a thing. Sting came back
and instead of going after the nWo he went after Flair and DDP? Basically it was the terrible follow up booking/eventual fizzling out that killed WCW in 99 NOT the reformation of the real nWo.
Yes I actually have a question. How and when would YOU have ended the nWo angle proper in 99? I know you've never been the biggest fan of the angle but it WAS still hot in early 99. Everybody says that nWo Hollywood vs. nWo Wolfpac was cut short but again the
ratings and buyrate went UP when it went back to proper nWo vs. WCW. But yeah you're given the book right after they reform, where do you go with it to do the angle justice, give it a proper ending and make sure you don't lose a big chunk of your fan base
in the process ala what WCW actually did.
Punk v MJF
Punk v Scurll
Punk v Cassidy
Punk v Omega
Punk v Cage
Could be a major kickstart pro wrestling needs once fans return. Too far fetched? Someone else instead of Punk? AEW / NJPW / RoH / MLW / NwA / IMPACT / AAA…..What say you Keith?
I've heard a lot of old time bookers say that when they came into a new territory or starting their allotted stint in a territory, the first thing they would have to do (besides bringing in their crew) would be to program/train the audience to like their specific style of booking.
have the balls to do face vs. face?
Bonus Question: If they DID do face vs. face at MSG who do you think the crowd would have favored?
If Mr. T had to get involved, make it a 6-man Bruno/Orndorff/T vs. Piper/Orton/Muraco. Would’ve been better than the crap we got from T and Piper amirite?!
When would you say would be the best era to make money as wrestler? Currently, guys have guaranteed deals but in the mid to late 90’s you had guaranteed deals with a chance of getting extra money from PPV’s. Or, could you make the best of things in the 80’s where you got a piece of the gate and could enjoy being on a card with a Flair or Hogan?
It makes the product unwatchable even with good work rate, how much does this contribute to their slipping audience? When did it start? Why does Vince give it a pass?