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By R. D. Reynolds, Bryan Alvarez

What went flawed with WCW?

In 1997, international Championship Wrestling used to be on most sensible. It used to be the number-one seasoned wrestling corporation on the earth, and the highest-rated convey on cable tv. every one week, enthusiasts tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried domestic truckloads of WCW item. Sting, invoice Goldberg, and the recent global Order have been loved ones names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped at the WCW bandwagon. It appeared the corporate may perhaps do no wrong.

But through 2001, in spite of the fact that, every thing had bottomed out. the corporate — having misplaced a whopping ninety five% of its viewers — used to be bought for subsequent to not anything to Vince McMahon and global Wrestling leisure. WCW was once laid to rest.

How may the corporate lose its viewers so quick? Who used to be chargeable for exhibits so terrible that lovers fled in horror? What the hell occurred to reason the loss of life of 1 of the biggest wrestling businesses on the earth? The loss of life of worldwide Championship Wrestling is the 1st ebook to take readers via a close dissection of WCW’s downfall.

About the Author
R.D. Reynolds is the co-author of Wrestlecrap and the co-creator of WrestleCrap.com, one of many wrestling community’s favorite web content. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bryan Alvarez is the editor and writer of determine 4 Weekly. He lives in Woodinville, WA.

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