Greetings eWN. As you can see, my name is Rad. I got into BtB/Fan Fiction (or whatever you wish to call it) when I was just 14. Today, I'm not the hugest wrestling fan anymore but I still have a passion for creating my own shows. My first project will always have a special place in my heart though, that being my original WCW. When it was constructed, shows were written in full length. No backstory, no explanations - just what I would have liked to see happening in the world of wrestling. Unfortunately, the link to this nostalgic piece of mine no longer exists. But this doesn't deter me. As the years have aged, so have I, and now, I'm attempting to rekindle that fire I once had. This is my WCW of today. Backstory included...
WCW - ReVISION will be using a summary format for every weekly show and monthly PPV. Results will be posted at the very top, and the details of the show as a whole will be posted underneath, much akin to the dirt sheets of old. In-between this, updates concerning the company and it's competitors will be posted to keep those of you who are reading up to date with every tiny bit of information that leaks out. Pictures will be used very minimally.
Unlike most projects, I will not be posting a list of my roster. For me, there's no need. It hinders my creative juices and I'd rather just reveal who I want to use through shows, rather than restrict myself by who I chose to use months ago. This method gives me the most leniency and keeps things creative and fresh for me, something I find extremely important as a writer. No need to fret though - biographies will soon be posted.
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THE DEATH OF THE WWF
The decade of the 90's was a rough and turbulent time for the World Wrestling Federation. A steroid scandal, the departure of Hulk Hogan and their many top stars, the dominance of Nitro against Raw in a battle for television ratings - something had to come to a head, and eventually, it did.
That very bubble busted in late 1997, when Vince McMahon and the company were on the brink of financial ruin and in 1998, bankruptcy was filed. The leading people in the industry today could give you a multitude of reasons for why, and they're all legitimate in their claims. For years, the WCW had been signing away some of the WWF's top talent - Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and many others were jumping ship. Within this void, the company panicked. Stars who remained with Vince were either underdeveloped in their characters or just pushed to the moon.
In this universe, the top stars of the WWF's Attitude Era would never come into fruition, a long with the era itself. Instead of becoming known as "The Rock", Dwayne Johnson does not suffer his career-ending football injury while playing collegiate football at Miami University. Instead, Johnson goes on to be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and becomes a leading force in their locker room before ending his career with the Dolphins in 2008. As for Steve Austin, "The Rattlesnake" was set to become a huge star, but the infamous neck injury he suffered from his match with Owen Hart at SummerSlam 1997 ends up costing him his career. This retirement deals a huge and heavy blow to an already weakening promotion.
As if that weren't enough, the company's now top star Shawn Michaels suffers an injury on his own in a match with The Undertaker. Despite this, Michaels trots on, attempting to keep the promotion a float. But even the "Heartbreak Kid" can't perform miracles. Feeling pressure closing in on him from every angle and feeling as if he has been "screwed over" by his workers for the last time, Owner Vince McMahon forces Bret Hart to drop the WWF Title in his homeland of Canada due to contract disputes. The so-called "Montreal Screwjob" becomes the final straw for the company, as "The Hitman" would soon make an astonishing debut at the WCW's Starrcade event the next month, publicly trashing McMahon and the promotion's lack of ethics on live television in the weeks to follow.
At Wrestlemania XIV, we see the true plight of a dying legend in complete clarity. Not even celebrity cameos are enough to save the World Wrestling Federation and the extremely thin card for it's marquee event of the year, as WCW Superbrawl VIII goes on to eclipse it's pay-per-view counterpart in customer buyrates. Six months later, the WWF ceases operations and the company itself is sold off to Turner Entertainment.
DAWNING OF A NEW ERA
(1998 - 2000)
With the WWF sold off to the WCW by September of 1998, the Attitude Era never happens. But that's not to say the WCW doesn't break new ground. Taking inspiration from their now biggest competitor in ECW, World Championship Wrestling wipes it's family-friendly image away and begins employing a more risque product with now former WWF competitors. An invasion storyline is soon employed, with even Vince himself appearing as the leader of "a new force" attempting to take over the reigns of wrestling's now top promotion. Dream feuds such as Undertaker vs. Sting are no longer figments of the imagination and become very real in the now kayfabe war between the WCW and the WWF. Months later, at the WCW's World War 3 event, both promotions duke it out in a War Games match to determine who's respective company will take over. Soon, we are left with WCW's Goldberg and the WWF's Triple H, but it is to no avail. The WCW wins and a new era is now established with the WWF now firmly engrained into the culture of the promotion.
Goldberg's elusive winning streak with the World Heavyweight Championship becomes the talk of legends. While the WCW does begin to employ it's own era of "Attitude", it still manages to retain it's old-school traditions in terms of booking. Goldberg's title reign and winning streak last well into 1999, yet, instead of erroneously ending at the hands of Kevin Nash, it is in fact The Undertaker who puts the streak to rest. A heated feud between the two soon consumes the WCW, and for the years following, "The Phenom" becomes one of the most hated competitors in the WCW. But the end of the streak was not the only monumental incident to occur in the year 1999. At Bash at the Beach, the very event where Hulk Hogan changed wrestling history (as well as the fate of the WCW) by aligning with the New World Order, "The Hulkster" announces his retirement shortly after turning face by leaving the NWO and subsequently defeating former ally, Kevin Nash. Hogan receives a standing applause from the crowd in attendance, and soon, the NWO disbands. Despite this, Hogan would soon return though to enact authority roles within the company, including occasional appearances in the ring.
At the edge of the millenium, the wrestling boom continues to surge with the likes of Goldberg, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Diamond Dallas Page, Triple H, Sting and even Ken Shamrock becoming household names. WCW's SuperBrawl 2000 becomes a watershed moment for the promotion, as the event breaks the outdoor attendance record for the newly built Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
Y2J IS HERE
(2000 - 2003)
Before SuperBrawl 2000 wowed the world of wrestling, Chris Jericho did much the same in the beginning of the year. Feeling as if he was being pushed to the side in favor of already established stars from both the WCW and the now defunct WWF, Jericho sheds his popular "Lionhart" gimmick for a far more serious one. On January 3rd, 2000, he returns to shoot on the company, claiming that WCW is bound to die a similar death to that of the WWF if they continue to refuse making younger talent relevant. He then declares that one day, the fans will thank him for this monumental progressive shift that he has just created with nothing more than his voice and a microphone. For the next few years, Jericho becomes one of the top heels in the promotion, battling it out with the likes of Goldberg, Sting, DDP and Ken Shamrock much to the fans adulation. Yet, his words don't fall on deaf ears, as a couple years later in 2002, Jericho revolutionizes the company by aligning himself with a fresh batch of new young talent that will one day represent the company. In a heated confrontation with his most hated rival Sting, Jericho is aided by the help of developmental talents John Cena, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar, just in time before Sting is able to heave his baseball bat into the face of Y2J. The ensuing matter becomes an all-out war - Young vs. Old. The new group christens itself "GENESIS" and establishes a tirade upon the older stars of the company. By 2003, Chris Jericho is now a 2x World Heavyweight Champion and embarks on his longest reign yet, holding the big gold belt for an impressive eight months.
THE NEXT GENERATION
(2003 - 2008)
By the end of 2003, the seeds of dissent within the young members of Chris Jericho's Genesis stable now begin to blossom. With heavy egos and even heavier fists, tensions reach maximum capacity by WCW SuperBrawl XIV, as all four now former members of the group duke it out in a Four Corners Match for Jericho's coveted World Heavyweight Championship belt. Such was the night that Brock Lesnar was molded into a star, as he F-5'd his way to glory with one simple three count on his former mentor.
SuperBrawl IX (1999)
February 21st, 1999
@ The Great WesternForum in Inglewood, California
February 22nd, 1998
@ The Cow Palace in San Francisco, California
Dark match (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_wrestling_terms#Dark_match): Último Dragón (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Altimo_Drag%C3%B3n) defeated Shiryu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz_Hayashi) (with Sonny Onoo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Onoo))
Dragon pinned Shiryu.
Booker T (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_Huffman) defeated Rick Martel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Martel) to win the WCW World Television Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCW_World_Television_Championship) (10:23)
Booker pinned Martel after a Harlem Sidekick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superkick).
During the match Martel suffered a torn knee ligament when Booker inadvertently threw him into the opposite corner while hip tossing him; this forced WCW to change the finish of the match as Martel had been booked to win.
As per a prematch stipulation, Saturn was to fight the winner of the match for the title immediately afterward.
Booker T (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_Huffman) defeated Saturn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Saturn) to retain the WCW World Television Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCW_World_Television_Championship) (14:23)
Booker pinned Saturn after a Harlem Sidekick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superkick).
Disco Inferno (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Gilberti) defeated La Parka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolfo_Tapia) (11:41)
Inferno pinned Parka after a Chart Buster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stunner_%28professional_wrestling%29).
Goldberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Goldberg) defeated Brad Armstrong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Armstrong_%28wrestler%29) (2:23)
Goldberg pinned Armstrong after a Jackhammer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerslam#Suplex_powerslam).
Chris Jericho (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Jericho) defeated Juventud Guerrera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juventud_Guerrera) in a Title versus Mask match (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_wrestling_match_types#Luchas_de_Apues tas) to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Cruiserweight_Championship) (13:29)
Jericho forced Guerrera to submit with the Liontamer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_crab).
As per the prematch stipulation Guerrera was forced to give up his mask.
The British Bulldog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Boy_Smith) defeated Steve McMichael (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McMichael) (6:10)
Bulldog forced McMichael to submit with an armbar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armlock#Armbar).
Diamond Dallas Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Dallas_Page) defeated Chris Benoit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Benoit) to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_United_States_Championship) (15:46)
Page pinned Benoit after a Diamond Cutter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutter_%28professional_wrestling%29).
Lex Luger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_Luger) defeated Randy Savage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Savage) (with Miss Elizabeth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Elizabeth)) (7:26)
Luger forced Savage to submit with the Torture Rack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backbreaker#Argentine_backbreaker_rack).
The Outsiders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outsiders_%28professional_wrestling%29) (Kevin Nash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Nash) and Scott Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Hall)) (with Dusty Rhodes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Rhodes_%28wrestler%29)) defeated The Steiner Brothers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Steiner_Brothers) (Rick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Steiner) and Scott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Steiner)) (with Ted DiBiase (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_DiBiase)) to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCW_World_Tag_Team_Championship) (4:16)
Hall pinned Rick after an Outsider's Edge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerbomb#Crucifix_powerbom).
Scott turned on Rick midway through the match and refused to help him fight off the Outsiders.
After the match Scott handed the tag team title belts to the Outsiders and joined the nWo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_%28professional_wrestling%29).
Sting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Borden) defeated Hollywood Hogan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_Hogan) to win the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WCW_World_Heavyweight_Championship) (16:32)
Sting pinned Hogan after Randy Savage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Savage) hit Hogan with a spraycan when Hogan was down after receiving a Scorpion Deathdrop from Sting.
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