Thought of the Day: History Is Written By The Winners

But in this case it was written before the war ended.As inspired by a recent comment, I got to thinking about how rarely WCW got stuff right.  Much like TNA, they would get momentum and then the wheels would fall off for one reason or another.  However unlike TNA, there was a time when WCW was dominating the WWF for over a year.  Here’s the thing though:

Other than late 96-early 98, there weren’t many times at all where WCW was clearly in the lead.  Actually, there’s an argument to be made that WCW was NEVER firmly in the lead aside from that year and a half or so.  Other than that it was either even or a lead that could have gone either way.  At the end of the day, it’s almost always been the WWF’s world, at least since Hogan won the title.

5 comments

  1. M.R. says:

    The funny part is how independant a guy like Austin was in creating his persona. It’s not as if WCW had to come up with this great gimmick, they basically just had to step back and give a guy an opportunity. Granted, it wouldn’t be nearly as hot as it was in WWE, but still fun.

  2. ted says:

    History in today society is written by everyone. With technology making knowledge available to everyone, future history will be seen from all sides. Amazing to think.

  3. MWeyer says:

    The company was in serious bad shape in ’91-92 after Flair left, it would have been history but Turner was such a mark for wrestling and remembered how WCW had helped build up TBS that he insisted it would always be around as long as he was. Which of course means that when Turner was forced out after the AOL-Time Warner merger went down, the company’s days were more numbered than ever.

    Heyo Reply:

    It was even reported as far as ’99 or 2000(you know, when the company was dying and everyone knew it) that Turner was offered $500 MILLION for the company, and he STILL shot it down, even after Bischoff hyped it up on TV.

    Awesome_MIz Reply:

    To your last point go read KB’s post ;):

    http://forums.wrestlezone.com/showthread.php?t=171517&highlight=wcw