This blog reminded me that i need to blog on what made WCW great (and its WCW not wCw, that was a WWF thing!).
Sure the last few years were poor but millions of people enjoyed WCW both live, on TV and PPV. WCW bashing is bit tiresome these days, its been out of business for 12 years.
Your recollection differs from mine, I started watching in the start of 1999 and after the infamous Schiavone Mick Foley comment, the WWF bashing was quietly put to bed. WCW was a company not a person, you can't give a company human characteristics, WCW was increasingly badly run by the bureaucrats and by the likes of Russo. Bad management, yes, but bad attitude? I don't think so although the bad management definitely led to some wrestlers being apathetic and just picking up pay checks. Despite that, right up until the bitter end there was lots to enjoy.
Good blog dude, but it has always surprised me how the words "Chris Benoit", "Hall of Fame" and "If" are put in the same sentance. There are no "If's" abiut it................Benoit will never be put into the hall of fame. His actions regardless of the reasons behind them, shone a negative light on pro-wrestling and in particular the WWE. Even considering inducting a proven child killer into the hall of fame would be insanity on the part of the WWE as a company. On top of that whilst these events did cause a change in the WWE's policies regarding head injuries etc, once again the company are not going to stand up and say "Well at least this tragedy showed us how we weren't adequately protecting our wrestlers".................Bottom line is Benoit is someone that the WWE want forgotten, and he will never get near the hall of fame under any circumstance
I think it's quite obvious it was the brain damage along with the stress of the death of his friends Guerrero and Grunge.
Roid Rage as MVP said does not cause people to kill their family. Roid rage is basically kind of a snap decision type thing and the victim recovers from it quite easily. It basically just means that have an explosive attitude at times but on almost all occasions they have the ability to realize soon after and calm down.
In Benoit's case, this took some planning. I'm with MVP, he simply lost his mind due to head trauma over the years.
Good list pal, just a few discrepancies I have to correct. Not disputing the list, it's yours and a good one, but here it is.
8. I think it's unfair (not just talking to you) to define Sting from the wwe career he never had.
7. Hart was good on the mic when he was a whiny spoilt heel, y'know, like the good characters are close enough to real life persona :P
6. Only one I'll dispute with. Well, we'll see lol. Biggest wrestler since the 90s. He was more of a brawler for such a long time because of his screwed up neck. He was actually an accomplished all round technical wrestler, crisp, some finesse, it's a shame what his neck did to his wrestling ability but we all know it didn't turn out so bad in the end anyway.
3. Yep, Hulk Hogan had to be there, no other option.
Now for comments on people you "left out".
Triple H - whether you love him or hate him, became the biggest heel in the industry spanning between 1999 - 2001 and then ran the show from 2002-2006 as a suit wearing heel. I loved heel H, and he should get more dues.
Kurt Angle - Once a total goof, he won over fans and became respected as an absolute machine of a worker. Personal problems don't really matter, what happens in the ring matters, and this guy has been a machine for so long. Could steal any show.
John Cena - If I do this list, I'll probably put him in mine. Not because I want to, but because he has been at the top since 05. Urgh.
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