As Bad as 2000 WCW was...

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  1. Adamant

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    Still better than today.
     
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    WCW was amazing. If Ted didn't get worked into a shoot by AOL it would still be around. Vince didn't kill wcw. WCW decided they didn't want to exist.
     
  3. RhinoRush

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    The one thing I really, really, hate is rap.

    Cuz rap is crap.

    Hennig working everybody.
     
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    RhinoRush Company Veteran Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    There was some weird shit going on there at the end. Didn't someone try to but it for $6 mil, get laughed out of the room and then Vince turns around and buys it for 1? Something wasn't right there.
     
  5. X-Pac Rules

    X-Pac Rules MAKE SOME NOISE.

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    Yeah, there was some certainly some shady stuff at the end.

    WWF's end of fiscal 2001 report (released 7/28) notes that all of the intellectual properties and assets of WCW including the trade name, tape library and other intangible assets were sold by AOL- Time Warner for a staggeringly low $2.5 million.
    This is despite an offer from Bischoff/Fusient Media Group for $48.3 million, just days prior to the sale to WWF.
    The Fusient offer included a $5 million deposit - so, even if the deal had collapsed, TBS would have picked up double what they've now got from Vince. Moreover, Fusient had agreed to take over every contract - relieving AOL-Time Warner of more than $15 million in salary payouts.
    Instead, as thing now stand, Time Warner will be paying Goldberg more in one year than all the money they got from the sale of WCW.


    https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCir...irtually_unknown_story_about_how_the_wwf_may/
     
  6. ProBoxingInsidr

    ProBoxingInsidr Red Belt

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    you cant just selectively point out instances that help support your point when clearly Robocop was a home run
     
  7. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Curious to know more. Tell me more.
     
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  8. XThe GreatestX

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    Well rumor has it the guy who sold wcw was a longtime acquaintance of Vince and had worked for the wwf even before moving over to wcw

    The best place to read about is the book Death of WCW

    But yeah shady stuff indeed
     
  9. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Is the rumor that Vince slipped him some money ?
    More. Tell me more
     
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    yeah that was all staged though... Turner higher ups thought the character would be mistaken for a child molester and told WCW to drop it... so they had him do a staged shoot where he could bash goldust and the WWE
     
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  11. X-Pac Rules

    X-Pac Rules MAKE SOME NOISE.

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    That's around the same time they told them to change the West Hollywood Blondes because it was offensive to the gays.
     
  12. Bluesbreaker

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    As bad as it was, it is still better than today's WWE.
     
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    Big Poppa Pump in 2000 was hilarious as fuck, the best thing for WCW at the time
     
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    Diamond dallas kanyon was funny as shit.

    Judy bagwell in a forklift match LMAO


    And who can forget?

    They gave us the best band in the world!!

     
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  15. lakersfan45

    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Woah I had no idea goldust was in wcw! What a trip. Didn't know he ever left the wwe after 96. What a trip.
     
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    Absolutely. He totally shouldve made the move to WWE during the Invasion, when he came back in 2003 he just wasnt the same
     
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    I didn't get the whole Seven angle either. Why waste all that time and money, just to have him shit on the character and be regular Dustin Rhodes anyway? They loved burning money in the late 90's. It's no wonder we got the result we did.
     
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  18. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey. Platinum Member

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    Im not sure it would have been better if they committed to that character though. It was very theatrical and didn't fit with the rest of the program. If the Mortal Kombat theme had taken off, Seven might have slotted in with those guys. I guess they made a movie knock off character work with Sting, but that played off his longstanding role in the company, rather than trying to hide it.
     
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    Oh I totally agree. The character never had a chance either way, but the guy looked like an idiot and floated to the ring on strings. It was a terrible idea to begin with. With that being said, just scrap the thing and bring in Dustin Rhodes as himself, and pretend he never had any association with Seven.
     
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    Kanyon running around giving people the diamond cutter at random was gold! I remember them coming back from a commercial to an exterior shot of the arena and Kanyon runs in from off camera to cutter some guy walking up to the will call window. My roommates and I laughed halfway through the next segment.
     
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