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 Post subject: Who really killed WCW?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:46 am 
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So and it probably has been said but I haven't heard of it so maybe you all will know. Was it Eric Bischoff, nWo or someone else who killed WCW?


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There were many factors that lead to it's demise, I don't think you can tie it down to just one.

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Well then are two of the factors Eric Bischoff and the nWo?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:00 am 
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nope - the main ones are probably:

erratic booking of matches
too much power placed in wrestlers contracts
Time Warner buyout
dot com bubble exploding
TV network not wanting to broadcast a wrestling show

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Do you think possibly WCW would still be alive today if one or two of those factors didn't happen?


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It's a possibility but they'd probably be at the TNA level by now, not any real competition to WWE.

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Since we are talking about WCW it was kind of cool that WCW is the only wrestling company that actually made a movie about WCW and stuff. I liked it I thought it was interesting and it was really cool cause it was the first time you saw Rose Mcgowan in a movie and I am a fan of her movies.


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What, you mean Ready To Rumble? That was an absolute disaster!!!

It portrayed the vast majority of WCW wrestlers as utter chumps. How can you expect someone to watch WCW TV shows and take the wrestlers seriously after they've just been slapped around by David Arquette & Oliver Platt in a movie???

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It was just a movie though even though I think after that movie David Arquette did become WCW Champion somehow I think.


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Thing is it was a movie where they were playing their wrestling character. Not like Hogan, Rock or the others where they are playing a completely different character in their movies.

And yes, David Arquette did become WCW World Heavyweight Champion (and what a disaster that was).

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Well idk I guess if you look past the fact that the WCW wrestlers are looking really weak since they were able to get tossed around by David Arquette and Oliver Platt then its ok and enjoyable enough film.


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S.H.I.E.L.D. wrote:
Since we are talking about WCW it was kind of cool that WCW is the only wrestling company that actually made a movie about WCW and stuff. I liked it I thought it was interesting and it was really cool cause it was the first time you saw Rose Mcgowan in a movie and I am a fan of her movies.



can't be too much of a fan. Ready to Rumble was made in 2000, Rose McGowan had already been appearing in TV shows and movies for a DECADE by then.

so it was definitely not the first movie she appeared in.

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Ok well then let me rephrase what I said it was the first movie I saw her in.


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If I was pushed to find a positive about the movie then it'd probably be that the soundtrack was pretty good.

Was listening to a Kevin Nash shoot interview yesterday and the question came up about the end of WCW. He puts the blame all on Time Warner & Turner Broadcasting.

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Well there is always 3 sides to every truth what one person says what the other will say and what the truth really is.


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