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WCW On Pay Per View in the 90's - Every event Reviewed

Discussion in 'General Wrestling' started by Keith, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Deezy

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    Say what you want about the product today...but atleast they keep their thrown together matches on the preshow and announce them atleast a week beforehand.
     
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  2. Keith

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    If you are speaking of the TV title then that really is on Honky. He was being a jerk. His no jobs on TV deal was a right joke. If WCW wanted to push Badd, then as the older guy HTM should have went along with it. He was a decent wage after all.
     
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    Should have just told Johnny B Badd to shoot on that Honky...
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    Try watching it. Pain is all that can be said.

    but damn forgot HHH wrestled against ALEX WRIGHT on a Starrcade.
     
  5. Keith

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    Wright was underrated for me. I am interested to see his next PPV appearance.
     
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    Honestly the only thing I remember of him.....like proto Finn Balor
     
  7. Keith

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    Had a decent look, and was solid in the ring. His promos maybe weren't the best. The main issue was that WCW never found the right character for him.
     
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    WCW On PPV Year in Review 1994

    From the Top!

    1994 was the year that WCW head Eric Bischoff layed out his first big plans in turning the promotion into a realistic contender in the war with Vince McMahon and the WWF. It was a very mixed year on PPV, with a very solid first half, but an awful second half. Any year with a show the standard of Spring Stampede [something of A Masterpiece] cannot be all bad. Of course the big signing of Hulk Hogan was huge for WCW, and business made a big leap as a result of his signing. Hogan's arrival had many negatives too. Too many of his WWF buddies arrived soon after. The best of the bunch were Macho Man, Sherri Martel, Mean Gene and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Most of the in-ring signings past their primes and to make matters worse were pushed ahead of WCW's bright future prospects. As much as things did change in 94, it also felt that things stood still.

    The Meat of It

    Superbrawl IV was saved by the duel cage match headliners. Both the six man match and the Ric Flair VS. Vader delivered the goods. The undercard was very patchy and felt like an edition of WCW Saturday Night. Mean Gene and Da Brain both made big impressions on their first nights.



    The first ever Spring Stampede was not only a stacked card with barely a bad match in sight, but it also attracted a very healthy 12'200 attandence in Chicago [even WWF were struggling to pull such a crowd at this point]. The Wild Chicago Street Fight, the U.S and International Title, and Ric Flair VS. Ricky Steamboat [probably the Dragon's last truly great match], were all very good.





    Slamboree 94 was a big improvement on the event twelve months prior, but was still hit and miss, with the legends concept over done. The Austin/Badd U.S. Title and Nasty Boys VS. Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan matches were the picks. Terry Funk dropping an elbow on a fan's hat was a blast too!:lmao



    Hulk Hogan's big WCW debut in the main even of Bash at the Beach against defending WCW Champion Ric Flair was a big let down in ring. Though it did produce a strong buy rate and live gate. The undercard wasn't up to much either. Special props go to Lord Steven Regal who carried Johnny B. Badd to a very smooth TV title opener. The Super heavy Weight match between The Guardian Angel [Ray Traylor] and Vader, and the tag title match were the other stand outs on the night.



    Fall Brawl was one of the lowlights of the year. The War Games headliner was forgettable with a cartoonish finish. The tag title match [featuring the naff Stars and Stripes duo], was rubbish, and the buriel of Steve Austin at the hands of the washed up Jim Duggan was a joke. Both Austin and Cactus Jack [who lost a loser leaves WCW match against Kevin Sullivan], were heading for the exit door. Easy E did not rate either. How wrong he was8D



    Halloween Havoc was a one match card. That match being the Hogan-Flair re-match title VS. Career inside a cage. The match itself was a big improvement from their BATB meeting. The rest of the card was mostly useless filler. Starrcade didn't improve things much and as I said in my review was probably the worse in the event's 11 year history.

    PPV's Ranked in Order
    1. Spring Stampede 9/10
    2. Slamboree 6.5/10
    3. Superbrawl IV 5/10
    4. Bash at the Beach 5/10
    5. Fall Brawl 4/10
    6. Starrcade 3/10
    7. Halloween Havoc 3/10

    Top Ten PPV matches of the year
    10. Sting VS. Avalanche [Starrcade]
    9. Stunning Steve Austin VS. The Great Muta [Spring Stampede]
    8. Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan VS. The Nasty Boys [Slamboree]
    7. Sting VS. Rick Rude [Spring Stampede]
    6. Stunning Steve Austin VS. Johnny B. Badd [Slamboree]
    5. Thunder Cage Match, Sting, Brian Pillman and Dustin Rhodes VS. Rick Rude, Steve Austin and Paul Orndorff
    4. Johnny B. Badd VS. Lord Steven Regal [Fall Brawl]
    3. The Nasty Boys VS. Maxx Payne and Cactus Jack [Spring Stampede]
    2. Thundercage match, Ric Flair VS. Vader
    1. Ric Flair VS. Ricky Steamboat



    Overall Year Rating - 4/10

    Coming up on WCW on PPV in the 90s...

    The Monday Night Wars offically get under way as I will be reviewing the very first edition of WCW Monday Nitro in fall!



    Plus I will review random episodes of other WCW TV from the year


    Plus WCW adds another two PPV's one which is basically them trying to one up the WWF's Royal Rumble


    A young rookie known as The Giant joins its ranks.


    Plus more madcap adventures from the likes of Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Vader, THE YETI!!!:fp:
     

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